Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Santa Rosa Beach

The beaches and lake create a pretty picture of Santa Rosa Beach. Travellers appreciate the surfing in this relaxing city. Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Destin Commons are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Santa Rosa Beach

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Santa Rosa Beach a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Gulf World Marine Park (21 mi / 33.7 km)
  • Burnt Pine Golf Club (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Camp Creek Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Windswept Dunes Golf Course (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • The Golf Garden of Destin (13 mi / 20.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Santa Rosa Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santa Rosa Beach

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Santa Rosa Beach. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Point Washington State Forest (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Blue Mountain Beach (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Grayton Beach State Park (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Eden Gardens State Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Santa Rosa Beach (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Seaside Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Santa Rosa Beach

The nearest airport is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), located 18 mi (28.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Santa Rosa Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 16,935 holiday rentals near Santa Rosa Beach. From 5,441 Houses to 9,622 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Santa Rosa Beach area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santa Rosa Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santa Rosa Beach:

  • Seagrove Beach: 2,315 holiday homes
  • Seacrest: 595 holiday homes
  • Dune Allen Beach: 1,388 holiday homes
  • Seaside: 936 holiday homes
  • Grayton Beach: 1,475 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Santa Rosa Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Santa Rosa Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Topsail Beach State Preserve: 15,942 holiday rentals
  • Grayton Beach State Park: 6,902 holiday rentals
  • Seaside Repertory Theatre: 15,736 holiday rentals
  • The Hub: 16,138 holiday rentals
  • First Note Music Hall: 16,441 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Santa Rosa Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 5,441 Houses in Santa Rosa Beach. Our other popular types of Santa Rosa Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9,622 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 460 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 460 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santa Rosa Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 14,871 holiday homes with pool available in Santa Rosa Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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