Santa Rosa Beach
Santa Rosa Beach was named one of the “10 Best Beach Destinations for 2011” by Yahoo! Travel, which praised its “lapping waves and cool sand” and the endless array of outdoor and indoor activities here.
Founded in 1910 as the center of a thriving turpentine industry, Santa Rosa Beach was the start of South Walton as we know it today. But this community of luxury beach houses, upscale dining, and the unique artist colony at Gulf Place is certainly not a relic of the past.