We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 78 N Barrett Sq, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461-5039
Phone Number:
+1 866-655-2912
08:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

Rosemary Beach is a neo-traditional town located on northwest Florida's...

Rosemary Beach is a neo-traditional town located on northwest Florida's gulf coast, between Panama City and Destin, at the eastern end of Scenic Route 30A. Easily accessible by air or by car, the town is a 30-minute drive from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and a one-hour drive from the Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Airport. The Rosemary Beach Land Company and President Patrick Bienvenue had a vision they wanted to share with the world. In 1995, that vision became a reality and Rosemary Beach was born. Rosemary Beach Land Company’s development plan is founded in the principles of New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Development. Inspired by other classic beach towns, the 107-acre, gulf-front town of Rosemary Beach was designed to bring back the notions of community, neighborhood and convenience. In other words, this slice of heaven on earth offers residents the opportunity to live and work in paradise. In their search for paradise, people often travel to the far corners of the earth, only to come up empty-handed. In reality, paradise is a lot closer than most people think. Long stretches of pristine beaches made up of the brightest of white sands. Refreshing breezes blowing off the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The peace and tranquility of gently lapping surf, singing gulls and sandpipers. These are things that have been quietly awaiting discovery in a section of Florida's panhandle. These are the ingredients that make up the town Rosemary Beach--paradise found.Residents of Rosemary Beach are lucky to not only live and work here, but also to have the opportunity to play here. When work is finished and the rest of the errands can wait, Rosemary Beach is the perfect location for a vacation. Mild year-round temperatures, yet still a change of season; spectacular beaches free from crowds; the natural beauty of a beach-side destination located on a designated scenic road; aesthetically-pleasing architecture and award-winning, expertly-designed layout; convenient and quaint town center, amenities such as tennis courts, pools, dune walkovers to the beach and lots of green areas in which to relax; these are the qualities of the new paradise of Rosemary Beach.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 358 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 268
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
  • 10
  • 9
Wish We Could Have Stayed Longer

In fairness, I only got to see this beach from a gated entry that was strangely locked for apparent private entry? I’m guessing for the vacation rentals in the nearby village... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Worth, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

358 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 355: English reviews
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In fairness, I only got to see this beach from a gated entry that was strangely locked for apparent private entry? I’m guessing for the vacation rentals in the nearby village? Other than that, I can say that I didn’t know anything like this existed in Florida. It looked more like the Caribbean than Florida for sure. The water had... More 

Thank Len_in_Texas80
Roswell, Georgia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rosemary is a unique upscale family beach place. Although it is a planned beach town, it is different from Seaside. More European style, it feells like a lttle town that everyone in Altlanta wants to have a beach house at - yet it maintains its slow upscale relaxing vacation pace. Expensive, but everything on 30-A is.

Thank WonderingCynic7
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Rosemary Beach. The beaches are amazing, the restaurants are great and the rental properties are always top notch. Previously we stayed in Sandestin which we also love but at our children's request, we have spent the past 4 years going to Rosemary Beach. It is exceptionally safe and our teenagers love having freedom to go to the beach... More 

1 Thank Tammy T
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only beach we ever come to for vacation. Great beaches, great lodging, and the BEST food around!

Thank shelb1119
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
266 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A complete village. Ocean is pristine blue. You literally never have to leave once you are here. All the restaurants and things to do right here! Love it!

Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

wonderful beach community- white sand, little chilly for spring break; the Pearl Hotel is a great place to stay if you don't rent a home

Thank bethann r
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Best place on 30a! We love it there! Perfect for families as kids can come and go, ride bikes, etc. Great for older kids!

Thank emlaine76
Monrovia, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A very beautiful location with a small town feel but big town eats and shopping! You can rent a house or stay at one of the lovely hotels and never get in your car the whole vacation! very relaxing!

Thank TraceyBD
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Amazing beach and charming town with lots to offer for lodging, dining and shopping. Pool access for Inn guests and community greens for gathering or games.

Thank John M
Mentor, Ohio
Level Contributor
227 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Lovely, charming area on 30A. Quite a private community without public beach access, but still a great visit. Wonderful restaurants and architecture. You can bike through it and take a nice break at one of the sidewalk cafes. Take time to wander the streets and enjoy the surroundings.

Thank HootieToo

Travellers who viewed Rosemary Beach also viewed

Rosemary Beach, Florida Panhandle
Inlet Beach, Florida Panhandle
Panama City Beach, Florida Panhandle
Rosemary Beach, Florida Panhandle

Been to Rosemary Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rosemary Beach and other visitors
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Rosemary Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?