USA Today Names Santa Rosa Beach One of Florida's Least-Known Beaches

September 10, 2013 by SoWal Staff

USA Today has published their list of Florida's ten least-known beaches. Many South Walton beach lovers will be happy to see Santa Rosa Beach on the list. And many who want to stay on the list will wish their was no such list. It's hard to find secluded beaches in Florida - we've been to many of these and would like to keep them quiet. Oh well, no such luck - they've been outed by USA Today.

From the website:

Few people will ever have a private island to call their own, but a visit to any of these best-kept-secret Florida strands can afford any of us the illusion, if briefly. For nature lovers, unspoiled sanctuaries like Blowing Rocks Preserve are pure heaven. For sand and surf aficionados, few shorelines surpass the blinding bliss of Santa Rosa Beach or St. Pete's Pass-A-Grille...

Santa Rosa Beach Is this the Bahamas? Nope. These turquoise swells come courtesy of Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, home of Santa Rosa Beach. With a shoreline this hypnotic, you probably won't stray, but just in case, you might want to check out Santa Rosa's upscale artists' enclave of Gulf Place...

For those who don't know, Santa Rosa Beach is the post office town for most of the South Walton towns south of the bay. So even though many towns now have their own small post office, many refer to Santa Rosa Beach from a map that includes Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest, WaterSound Beach, Seagrove Beach, Seaside, WaterColor, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulf Place, and Dune Allen Beach.


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