Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Santa Rosa Beach

The beaches and lake create a pretty picture of Santa Rosa Beach. Travellers appreciate the surfing in this relaxing city. Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Destin Commons are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Santa Rosa Beach a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 33°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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Santa Rosa Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17,323 holiday lettings around Santa Rosa Beach. From 9,665 flats & apartments to 5,709 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach-view property in Santa Rosa Beach?

Breathing in salty ocean air, soaking up the sun and losing all sense of time. Now that's the type of awesome vacay you deserve. Fortunately, there are 8,189 beachside holiday rentals to spirit yourself away to. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has a bunch of other options, including:

  • 6,956 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 6,284 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 6,226 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a condo in Santa Rosa Beach?

Sharing is good. But sharing bunks and bathrooms with strangers can be a bit much. Make the most of the time you have with your loved ones in a condo holiday rental. The extra space and convenience guarantees a comfortable stay. In this destination, HomeAway has 9,562 to choose from. Book right now and you could spend as little as £34 a night. If that doesn't match your family's style, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 5,623 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £82 per night.
  • Townhome: 1,003 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.
  • Cottage: 435 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.

Can I stay in Santa Rosa Beach in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tough finding the time to meet up with your relatives and friends. A group getaway is a wonderful opportunity to be reunited. If you were hoping to stay under the same roof, HomeAway has places for you. Condo holiday rentals are the leading option here for big groups of travellers. Our international database currently has 4,435 available. The holiday properties that can provide for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 10,814 rental accommodation suited to that size. Spend a night from just £56.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 7,031 rental accommodation suitable. The starting price is £88 a night.
  • Seeking out holiday rentals suitable for 10 guests? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 3,348 that will fit the bill. You can secure one for as little as £113 a night.

Your whole squad will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Santa Rosa Beach escape with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Santa Rosa Beach?

HomeAway is here to help you come together with your nearest and dearest. Providing a broad selection of value-for-money holiday rentals, it won't be difficult to find a special place that houses one and all. When it comes to seeking out an awesome deal, your first port of call should be Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico. Here, HomeAway has 613 holiday rentals at an average price of £116 per night. Sandestin is another place to consider. We have 2,022 and the average price is around £209 a night.

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