On the western end of 30A is the beach town of Rosemary Beach – and what a town it is! Rosemary was developed in 1995, but was created to have a feeling of the past, basically through its architecture and thoughtful town planning. The town’s 650 homes are reminiscent of homes in New Orleans, Charleston and the West Indies.
Rosemary is a residential community as well as a vacation destination for those who might be more apt to rent a residence for a week or two. Vacationers are able to enjoy all the ammenities in this upscale community which include free court time at the tennis club, and free access to the fitness center. A lot of people take advantage of the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City which is only a 20 minute drive from here.
Rosemary Beach was actually named for the wild rosemary that that grows in the area. The town has lots of green spaces which give it a park-like feeling and Rosemary’s downtown is within walking distance of the residences. Most people choose to walk or ride bikes to visit the shops and restaurants.
The beach is accessable by way of boardwalks that cross protected sand dunes with natural vegetation. It is not unusual to spot dolphins playing in the water and many folks love to launch kayaks , YOLO boards and surfboards in the shallows.
There are nine restaurants in Rosemary. An excellent place to enjoy fresh Gulf seafood is Restaurant Paradis. Cowgirl Kitchen offers a more casual atmosphere and menu. A lot of diners choose to enjoy their dessert at La Creme Tapas & Chocolate.
There are 18 shops in Rosemary Beach you will want to explore. I love bath products, so Patchouli‘s is the shop for me! Pick up a little gift or two for the folks back home at Rosemary Beach Trading Co. Rent a bike at Bamboo Bicycle Company.
I can’t wait for next summer when Coastal Living Magazine will build its 15th aniversary show home here at Rosemary. Can’t wait to see it!
Please be sure to add Rosemary Beach to your “bucket list” – you’ll want to stay. And, when you do, call us here at LP30A. We love to make new friends!