As you would expect from the Emerald Coast, the beaches in Santa Rosa Beach are incredible. Pristine white sand and warm, inviting waters make Santa Rosa Beach and Blue Mountain Beach perfect for guests of all ages. Both of these beaches are said to be less crowded than other beaches in the area (like Destin), and visitors consider them to be peaceful, family-friendly spots.
Local vendors provide visitors with lots of ways to enjoy the sand and the waves. For example, YOLO Boards and Bikes lets you rent bicycles for a week, or paddle boarding equipment hourly, daily, or weekly. For the fisherman, Eagleray Charters offers bay and inshore charter fishing excursions. 30A Inshore Charters offers fishing excursions, crabbing charters, and dolphin tours. For family fun on the beach, schedule a lesson with Sand Odyssey and learn to build sand castles and sculptures like a pro. Sand castles aren't just for kids! If you do this early on in your trip, you can use your new skills on the beach for the rest of your vacation.
While the beach is certainly a main attraction of your Florida beach house vacation, be sure to take advantage of other activities that let you explore the region and enjoy the outdoors. One such activity is found at Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides, which offers guided horseback tours for individuals and groups. Before you set off on your steed, the staff will provide a short instruction period so you can learn the basics and familiarize yourself with your horse. This activity is even great for kids, as the guides are knowledgeable and patient with new and young riders.
Another area favorite site is Eden Gardens State Park. This 163-acre park and historic site centers on the Wesley house, a two-story historic mansion filled with antique French furniture. The park includes ornamental gardens, a butterfly garden, a koi pond, nature trails, picnic areas, and a fishing dock. Finally, don't forget about Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club. This Santa Rosa staple offers up a truly fun game of golf on a well-maintained course, and the friendly staff and ocean views don't hurt, either.
When you rent a beach house in one of the most beautiful places in the country, every step you take is augmented by a stunning scenic backdrop. Whether you enjoy your perfect day at the beach or on the fairway, a Santa Rosa Beach, Florida beach house puts you close to the action, while reserving a piece of serenity that will be heavenly to come home to.