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“Best beach in North America”
Review of Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Not sure if it won again this year on Conde Nast, but IMHO this is the best beach! I am fortunate to live within a six hour drive. The truth is you have to go to the Carribean to find a better beach than Santa Rosa Beach. The local area is appealing and has bike paths running along 30A so you almost never have to drive a car even to go to the grocery store. Devoid of unattractive strip malls and tacky Tshirt shops, the local merchants offer unique if not somewhat pricey goods for sale. There is no shortage of great places to stay, whether you want a whole house with a pool, or a campground site, or a condo right on the beach. There's something for everyone

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Our family has stayed in Santa Rosa on several occasions.They have some cool little shops and good places to eat. It is quiet and somewhat secluded but is only 20-30 minutes from Destin or Panama City. You can drive to one of these places for all the "hoopla" and then go back to the peace and quiet in Santa Rosa. The beaches with all the white sand are simply beautiful! you won't be disappointed if you go!

Thank Kerri G
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Beautiful beach! Lots of neat things to do along the boardwalk also. Would of like to go back at night to the dueling piano bar.

Thank Amy D
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

July we rented a condo at Santa Rosa Beach. 4 bedroom and we had 2 kids under 7 and 5 adults. Although the condo rental was very expensive this is a great area to go. Beaches are great. The water is reasonably calm most of the time and is shallow water for quite a way so you don't have to worry about the kids quite as much. Lots of things to do in the area. Ate out 3 or 4 times and cooked in the others. Took the kids zip lining one evening and they enjoyed that. Overall a great place to take the family. We would go back

Thank GJTravel
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Less crowded than Panama City beaches. Nice bike/walk paths. This beach area has life guard on duty & has an overall nice feel to the area.

Thank AlabamaRTR
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