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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

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)
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 91°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 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)
Transport

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 around Santa Rosa Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17,042 holiday lettings near Santa Rosa Beach. From 5,562 Houses to 9,587 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Santa Rosa Beach area.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Rosa Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 5,562 Houses in Santa Rosa Beach. Our other popular types of Santa Rosa Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9,587 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 453 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 453 self catering accommodations

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 14,989 holiday homes with pool available in Santa Rosa Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.