Let me just start by saying that I LOVE THE BEACH! There is nothing like the sound of the ocean. It is so calming to me and I could listen to it all day long and never get tired of it! I love sitting on the beach watching the waves and reading a good book. There is nothing more relaxing!
One of my favorite beach destinations is Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Santa Rosa Beach was named one of the “10 Best Beach Destinations for 2011” by Yahoo Travel.
It is a lot less crowded than Destin, Florida but close enough to drive there for shopping or dinner. Santa Rosa Beach is located between Seaside and Destin. The beaches are beautiful and there are plenty of choices for accommodations.
We stayed at Gulf Place Caribbean and loved it!
It was across the street from the beach and there was beach access directly in front of our condominium. We stayed in a two bedroom unit that had 2 bathrooms. There was a king size bed in the master bedroom. Two twin beds in the second bedroom plus hall bunk beds that were perfect for the kids in the hallway.
Gulf Place Caribbean is a mid-rise condominium complex that has one and two bedroom units. Each unit features, kitchen, living area, hall bunk beds and a washer/dryer. It is located next to the Gulf Place Town Center with access to Gulf Place Community amenities.
At Gulf Place Town Center you will find all kinds of neighborhood shops, Boutique’s, dining, recreation and more. Be sure visit Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor for some ice cream!
A few of our favorite places to eat are Stinky’s Fish Camp, the Donut Hole Cafe & Bakery, Angelina’s Pizzeria & Pasta and The Red Bar.
Are you a beach lover? Where is your favorite beach to go on vacation?