Santa Rosa Beach
Stretching 26 miles along Florida's northwest coast, Santa Rosa Beach is the place to go for sugar white sand, emerald water, top-notch dining and local art galleries and boutiques. Plus, the food trucks in the neighboring town of Seaside make for a fun and easy meal option. Recent travelers recommend this beach town if you're seeking prime shorelines with a quieter vibe than Panama City Beach or Destin. Favorite spots include Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach State Park and Blue Mountain Beach, where vacationers can swim, sunbathe, explore sand dunes, bodysurf and more.