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Recent Mexico Beach reviews
"We had just experienced a great loss just a few days before we were scheduled to stay at the beach cottage. At 12 weeks pregnant I had a miscarriage. We used our time at the cottage as a healing time. It was very nice and relaxing. The owners were very easy to get in touch with and wanted to make sure that everything was perfect (they didn't know our situation). The cottage was clean, well taken care of, and close to the beach."Guest: James G. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014View listing
"High Cotton really is only steps away from the beach! I would say that the location is the best thing about this rental. There is also a cart to help you carry all your stuff to the beach. This was a huge help, especially when you have a 4 year old and a 9 month old (you have a lot of stuff!!) There is a toilet conveniently located on the ground floor, and a hose to rinse off when returning from the beach. The beds were all very comfortable, and linens provided clean and good quality. The house does have air conditioning, making for a nice comfortable temperature inside. We found the upstairs to be very clean, however I would have liked the main floor to be cleaner. It seemed like it needed a deeper clean (dusting, sweep under furniture, wipe cabinets etc). You notice these things more when you have a baby crawling around! The house is nicely decorated. We enjoyed looking at all the pictures and the original decorations around the house. The house has a fast internet connection and cable tv. The beach is a haven for shells, we saw dolphins swimming almost everyday, and there was a sea turtle nest on our section of beach, although we were not there long enough to see them hatch! The owners of this property were very helpful and always quick to reply to questions. I found using VRBO a very easy and convenient process."Guest: Georgina Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 2014View listing
"This condo was awesome for my wife and I and also our 14 year old son. The condo was very clean and comfortable, even the beds were in great condition and provided good rest. This isn't a touristy area and that's exactly what we were looking for. We practically had the beach to ourselves and it was a beautiful view of Cape San Blas. If you want to get away from it all and have a relaxing experience this is the place to go. We can't wait to go back next year!"Guest: Patrick J. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014View listing
Mexico Beach Travel Tips
Mexico Beach is a small coastal community located 20 miles east of Panama City Beach along the Florida Panhandle on the "Forgotten Coast." It's a serene destination on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and offers the small-town atmosphere you're looking for in a relaxing tropical getaway. Mexico Beach is considered a "secret" vacation spot among families and some have been coming here for generations.
Nature's beauty is preserved and the beaches are full of life in Mexico Beach. Visitors can head out for some shopping or dining and hike through parks and conservancies during their stay. If you want to see the dolphins play at sunset, Mexico Beach is the place to do it. The most favorite pasttime among visitors and locals is swimming in the clear waters.
Mexico Beach Attractions
Beaches: Some of the best beaches in the country are found in Mexico Beach. The sand is made up of nearly 12 different materials and contains quartz crystals. There are no rivers that flow through Mexico Beach so the sand is pure and white, and since it's reflective it doesn't get hot during the summer. Visitors to Mexico Beach get to enjoy 5 miles of the coastline with plenty of public beach access. If you're lucky, you may even get to see a sea turtle. Five endangered species venture onto the shore in Mexico Beach to create nests for their eggs.
Diving: There's easy access to several dive sites off of the coast of Mexico Beach that are perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling and spearfishing. Visitors will enjoy the beauty of the natural and artificial reefs as well as the shipwreck sites. The Empire Mica is a wreck site that will give divers a world-class experience in 105 feet of water. There's also the lumber ship Vamar, which lies 27 feet below the surface near the Bell Shoal area. It's accessible by scuba divers and snorkelers, and is even visible from the surface.
Things to Do in Mexico Beach
Dining: You'll find everything you could want to eat in Mexico Beach. From mom-and-pop eateries to restaurants featuring live entertainment, everyone in the family will find a new favorite food. You can grab fresh seafood from the Fish House Restaurant, Gourmet by the Bay, Killer Seafood or Regan's Pub and Oyster Bar. Or you can choose to relax at Caribbean Coffee, Graba Java Internet Cafe or Sharon's Cafe.
Shopping: If you're looking for a place to shop 'til you drop, head to stores along Highway 98. There's a wide variety of offerings such as gifts and souvenirs as well as other little stores tucked away in motels and restaurants. You can find gifts at Beachwalk Beachwear and Giftware, Frost Pottery Garden and Gift and The Grove.
Fishing: There are more than 125 artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, which make for one amazing fishing trip. Whether you want to hit the water along the coast or head out for some deep sea fishing, you're guaranteed to have a good time in Mexico Beach. There are three bays for launching and many of the charter boats in this coastal town offer inshore or offshore trips that include your gear and license. Some of the species found at Mexico Beach include king and Spanish mackerel, grouper, red and black snapper, mahi mahi, pompani, speckled trout and redfish.