Perfect for active family living and recreation, Santa Rosa Beach is sandwiched between the warm waters and sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico and the 129 square-mile, 27-mile long/4-mile wide Choctawhatchee Bay. There is plentiful pedestrian and boat access to the Gulf and Bay waters for all to enjoy. This is a fisherman’s a paradise; in fact, a “paradise” for all water sports. Over 15,000 acres of richly forested state parks and rare, spring-fed coastal lakes offer an additional abundance of outdoor recreation. Such protected landscapes also assure residents and visitors that the area will not be overdeveloped and apart from the Gulf Beaches, is perhaps the most attractive feature of Santa Rosa Beach. Link to map
This is a destination for those seeking the excitement of gulf-front resort living along the 30-A beaches with quiet residential retreats just steps away. There are plentiful gulf beach access and gulf front communities with fine amenities such as pool, tennis and golf. Imagine a golf cart or bike to do most everything. The beautiful bay front communities with bay front home sites and community bay access are mostly located within three miles of the Gulf beaches.
Explore the many state parks rich in forest, native plants and wildlife for camping, hiking and biking. There is every kind of watersport – canoeing, paddle board, boat and scuba-diving. Also dotting the landscape are tropically designed golf courses. Imagine biking along 30-A to explore all the beautiful beaches and resorts feeling the warm and refreshing Gulf breezes on your skin. The Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay provide great scenic beauty. www.waltonoutdoors.com
Every season features world class dining, entertainment, shopping and seasonal events such as the Singer’s and Song Writer’s Festival, seafood, wine and arts festivals. Add to that fishing competitions “rodeos” and other sporting events. http://sowal.com/events
Santa Rosa Beach visitors and residents are blessed to have Sacred Heart Hospital, a full service acute care general hospital. www.sacredheartemerald.org/
Our residents enjoy many volunteer opportunities for about every interest. www.justserve.org/
Our public schools are A rated with rarely more than 15 students per teacher and there are many choices of charter or private schools to meet the needs of our youngsters. www.walton.k12.fl.us/charter.