Rosemary Beach

30A South Walton rosemary gulf lawn2 Rosemary Beach

Rosemary Beach, Florida

One of 30A’s planned New Urbanist communities, Rosemary Beach is an architectural treasure trove, boasting influences from the West Indies, New Orleans, Charleston and St. Augustine, among others.

The grand homes (many with adjoining carriage houses that are just as extraordinary) are interconnected by a discreet network of pedestrian paths and boardwalks, which become even more charming at night, basked in the soft flicker of gas-lit lanterns.

Like most Traditional Neighborhood Developments (TNDs), the best way to explore Rosemary Beach is on foot (or on a beach cruiser). Wood-plank pathways meander through the town’s striking architecture, often revealing hidden amenities such as playgrounds, bubbling fountains, tennis courts or one of the community’s several cosmopolitan swimming pools.

Rosemary Beach encompasses 107-acres, including 2,500 feet of glorious white sand beach.

Referred to as “The Long Green,” the pleasant grassy stretch right along Scenic Highway 30A is frequent host to a variety of outdoor festivals, markets, concerts and charity events. The popular “West Indies Market” in summer months features open-air booths filled with paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood carvings and other handcrafted items.

Encompassing the lush greens are The Merchants of Rosemary Beach, a wonderful collection of quaint shops, boutiques and restaurants. Grab a good read from Hidden Lantern Book Store and then rent a ride from Bamboo Bicycle Company. Soon enough, you’ll stumble upon that idyllic hidden park bench in the shade, where your afternoon will just kinda melt away.

Click here to visit the official Rosemary Beach website.

More 30A Features:

30A Goes Behind the Scenes at YOLO Board Photo Shoot

30A Goes Behind the Scenes at YOLO Board Photo Shoot

30A recently went behind the scenes for YOLO Board’s most ambitious photo shoot yet, shot over three intense days across Northwest Florida, including a... more

How to Spend Thanksgiving on 30A

How to Spend Thanksgiving on 30A

People visiting or living on 30A during Thanksgiving are lucky because so many local restaurants stay open, serving up special feasts to give everyone... more

30A 10K: Packet Pick-up Party Today

30A 10K: Packet Pick-up Party Today

Over 2,000 runners are expected for the festive 30A 10K and Fun Run held on Thanksgiving Day. The race, which starts and finishes at Rosemary... more

Seaside Hosts Holiday Parade, Celebration of Holiday Lights

Seaside Hosts Holiday Parade, Celebration of Holiday Lights

Seaside will ring in the season on Saturday with a parade down 30A, visit with Santa and celebratory illumination of the town's thousands of... more

Breakfast with Santa, Old Town Holiday Market at Rosemary Beach

Breakfast with Santa, Old Town Holiday Market at Rosemary Beach

Rosemary Beach will kick off the holiday season in grand style the weekend after Thanksgiving. On Friday evening, attend a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony at South... more

'Tis the Season at WaterColor's Old Florida Holiday and Winter Market

'Tis the Season at WaterColor's Old Florida Holiday and Winter Market

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, WaterColor Resort will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. The Old Florida Holiday and Winter Market is a full holiday extravaganza... more

Comment about Rosemary Beach:

Leave a Reply