Destination guide

Relax and recharge at Rosemary Beach

Situated in Florida's laid-back South Walton, towards the eastern edge of a sweeping stretch of coastline, the resort community of Rosemary Beach offers a winning combination of unspoiled natural splendor and gentle sophistication. The jaw-dropping beach is the star attraction, with its soft white sand, vivid blue waters, and swaying palm trees. This is overlooked by a chic little town packed with elegant boutiques, cozy cafes, and irresistible eateries with outdoor terraces. Rosemary Beach vacation rentals range from cute condos to sprawling family houses, so you're sure to find one that's just right for you.

Things to do

Thrill-packed days around Rosemary Beach

You'll find a wealth of fun-filled attractions within easy reach of your Rosemary Beach vacation rental. A 20-minute drive will bring you to Gulf World, a mesmerizing marine park where you can marvel at sleek sharks, stately turtles, comical sea lions, and many other ocean dwellers. For a once-in-a-lifetime treat, you can even swim with playful bottlenose dolphins. Nearby Hidden Lagoon boasts the region's longest go-kart track, as well as exquisitely landscaped 18-hole mini golf courses. If you need a little break from the sun, Pier Park is a colossal shopping and entertainment complex, complete with bustling bars and sprawling department stores.

Activities

Aquatic adventures and retail therapy

Many come to Rosemary Beach simply to lounge around in the sun, but there's plenty to keep you occupied should you crave a more active getaway. It's a blast to explore the glistening waters by kayak or paddle board, or to don a snorkel and get up close and personal with colorful tropical fish. Naturally, the region is a haven for anglers, whether you're on the hunt for a prize-worthy catch or simply want to source your own mouth-wateringly fresh seafood feast. If you'd rather stay firmly on dry land, head into town and browse the beguiling selection of trinket-filled gift shops, cutting-edge galleries, and fabulous fashion stores.

Weather

A sun-kissed getaway at any time of year

Rosemary Beach's subtropical climate lures visitors throughout the year. If you're looking to escape chillier climes in winter, you can expect dry and sunny weather, although it may be a little too fresh to lounge around on the beach or run into the sea. Rosemary Beach vacation rentals are in high demand during the summer, but humidity can make things a little uncomfortable, while rain and thunder storms are relatively common. Spring and fall offer a winning combination of slightly milder temperatures and slightly fewer out-of-towners competing for a spot on the beach.

Natural features

Commune with nature on Rosemary Beach

Rosemary Beach lies amidst an expanse of jaw-dropping natural spectacle. It's just one of many pristine beaches on the South Walton coast, so you'll never run out of coastline to explore. If you're visiting between May and October, you stand a great chance of spotting sea turtles emerging from the ocean to lay their eggs on the powder-soft sand. Jump in a boat and head out across the waves to marvel at the local marine life, which includes playful dolphins, otherworldly rays, and sleek sharks. Or head a little inland to explore South Walton's serene state parks and rare coastal dune lakes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Rosemary Beach

The nearest airport is in Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), located 14.2 mi (22.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is 27.8 mi (44.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Rosemary Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,195 vacation rentals near Rosemary Beach. From 666 house rentals to 395 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rosemary Beach are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rosemary Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rosemary Beach:

  • Seaside: 940 vacation rentals
  • Seagrove Beach: 2,307 vacation rentals
  • Watercolor: 1,236 vacation rentals
  • Seacrest: 603 vacation rentals
  • West Panama City Beach: 2,858 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Rosemary Beach?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rosemary Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pier Park: 12,369 vacation rentals
  • Grayton Beach State Park: 6,905 vacation rentals
  • St. Andrews State Park: 7,993 vacation rentals
  • Frank Brown Park: 12,438 vacation rentals
  • Camp Helen State Park: 13,737 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rosemary Beach listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rosemary Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 666 Houses in Rosemary Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rosemary Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 395 rentals available
  • Cottages: 72 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 72 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rosemary Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,108 vacation rentals with pool available in Rosemary Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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