Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Santa Rosa Beach

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


Activities and attractions in Santa Rosa Beach

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

  • 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)

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 91°F.

Natural features

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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling 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 center. 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 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 16,874 house rentals near Santa Rosa Beach. From 5,367 Houses to 9,665 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're travelling 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 Santa Rosa Beach:

  • Seaside: 940 vacation rentals
  • Watercolor: 1,236 vacation rentals
  • Seagrove Beach: 2,307 vacation rentals
  • Blue Mountain Beach: 825 vacation rentals
  • Seacrest: 603 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Santa Rosa Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Santa Rosa Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Grayton Beach State Park: 6,902 home rentals
  • South Walton Visitor Center: 13,243 home rentals
  • Central Square: 15,697 home rentals
  • Point Washington State Forest: 16,128 home rentals
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve: 15,882 home 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Rosa Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 5,367 Houses in Santa Rosa Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Rosa Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9,665 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 449 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 449 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Rosa Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 14,759 vacation homes with pool available in Santa Rosa Beach.

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