VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Other areas nearby to Mexico Beach:

Recent Mexico Beach reviews

  • Beautiful and Relaxing Place to Get Away

    "My family and I enjoyed our stay at Summerhouse over a long weekend. We found it just as described and pictured. It is a beautifully appointed condo in a great location across the highway from the beautiful white sands of Mexico Beach. The property is well maintained, and the pool, hot tub, and sauna are perfect after a long day at the beach. Mexico Beach is a wonderfully relaxed, relatively unknown beach town that took me back to the "Old Florida" I loved as a child. Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, and Apalachicola are a short drive away and make perfect day trips with history, snorkeling and diving, unbelievable beaches, shopping, hiking...and seafood that will make you want to become a permanent resident! Bill and Pam made the rental easy, and we look forward to staying with them in the future. I recommend this property without reservation."
    Guest: Eric and Jennifer Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
    View listing
  • Relaxation at its best!

    "I consider myself a well traveled aficionado. I have seen all off America, as well as trips to Germany, Thailand, and the Caribbean and I was very pleased with my stay. The town home was just as described. Mexico Beach is in and of itself a throwback to days past. Truly Florida's forgotten coast. You will not find any high rises, or global conglomerates here, which is wonderful, and a breath of fresh air! Three pristine miles of beach homes and quaint mom & pop shops/restaurants. Most of whom only accept cash. So take note. I highly recommend a visit to Apalachicola and St. George's Island if time permits. Toucan's and Killer Seafood is only a short walk from the place. Will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Christina G. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 16, 2014
    View listing
  • Perfect place to celebrate!

    "My friends and I spent a week here celebrating my 50th birthday. There were four couples and while two couples did share a room, everyone had a comfy bed and plenty of room when eating or watching the sunset from the deck. The house does require some updates but it was clean and had everything we needed, especially the most breathtaking views and wonderful decks to enjoy it. We chose to "meal share" which meant everyone took a night to cook for the others and found the kitchen to be well equipped. The weather was perfect! We were out on the beach and in the water every day and really enjoyed having the beach all to ourselves. We saw so much wildlife - in the water and out - we saw dolphins, butterfly rays, crabs and even bald eagles. This area is truly the forgotten coast. A wonderful house on a rural, quiet, beautiful beach. We can't wait to go back to celebrate the next one turning 50 or even just because."
    Guest: tosley Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 22, 2014
    View listing
  • Fabulous Vacation

    "As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The floor plan is perfect for any arrangement with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and living area/kitchen in the middle. The unit is always stocked with most everything we need for the week. It's like escaping to a home away from home! Also, the boat slip and cleaning station provide such a convenience for fishing everyday. We will continue to make this at least an annual retreat if not more often."
    Guest: Going Coastal Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
    View 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.

Sponsored Advertisement