Welcome to Rosemary Beach
Experience "Little England" in Florida's Rosemary Beach
Rosemary Beach is a 107-acre beachfront community located along Scenic Highway 30A. It consists of several neighborhoods connected through biking and walking paths. It's a truly special place for anyone who wants to get away from it all and live in a thoughtful community with gorgeous surroundings.
Upscale homes in Rosemary Beach are built to take advantage of the sea breezes and beautiful views. The architecture pays homage to the Old World, with influences from the West Indies, New Orleans, Charleston (South Carolina), and St. Augustine (Florida). The unique mixture of man-made amenities and natural surroundings creates an atmosphere brimming with charm.
What to Love
- Warm and inviting use of nature, colors, and community
- The community is designed to be walkable, with all paths leading to the beach
- Friendly atmosphere with kids playing on the greens
Thanks to its charming, small-town feel, living in Rosemary Beach feels like you're somewhere in the Caribbean or a European town. Life is always easygoing, and the residents are friendly and close-knit. You can spend the afternoon browsing the stores in the market, bike to an ice cream shop, or go swimming, paddleboarding, or surfing in the Gulf of Mexico. The evenings are spent relaxing on wide-open porches that wrap around almost every home or enjoying a beach bonfire with loved ones.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Rosemary Beach offers a vast array of culinary options. Overlooking the Gulf, Pescado Seafood Grill and Rooftop Bar offers a casual dining experience with amazing ocean views. The menu includes a raw bar, fresh seafood, small plates, and shareables. Guests also enjoy punchy cocktails and an extensive wine list. La Crema Tapas & Chocolate is a chic restaurant on Main Street that offers a tapas-style menu with fresh seafood and other small bites. You can enjoy various paellas, shrimp, scallops, or fresh crab over drinks with family or friends while taking in the relaxed vibes of the community.
The Summer Kitchen Cafe
’s extensive menu features sumptuous Southern dishes and all-time American favorites that are a hit with locals and visitors alike. Restaurant Paradis
offers a fancy touch with beach vibes. The breezy seafood and steak eatery offers a relaxed patio dining experience. You'll be in your own little paradise while enjoying delicious food served with modern, stylish service and presentation.
Things to Do
Rosemary Beach offers private beach access to 3,000 feet of beachfront on the Emerald Coast. There are nine access points, two of which provide wheelchair-accessible ramps. The sand is incredibly soft and clear, leading into the emerald-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Walk along the shoreline, swim, or relax in a beach chair.
Spend Sunday mornings strolling through the 30A Farmers’ Market at Rosemary Beach. Many local vendors offer fresh produce, unique souvenirs, handmade goodies, and more. The market is held every Sunday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at 28 N Barrett Square. SoWal House regularly co-hosts events to spotlight local artists, breweries, distilleries, jewelry designers, and fashion designers.
The Pearl and luxury Gulf Front rentals are perfect for romantic getaways or family events. The Pearl is located just a few blocks from the beach and offers top-notch service while exuding luxury. Coastal decor, luxe furnishings, beach pastels, and neutral palettes are characteristic of luxury Gulf Front Rentals.
You'll have your pick of events to attend throughout the year, starting with the 30A Singer-Songwriter Festival in January. The festival features over 200 artists, 225 performances, and 30 venues throughout South Walton. Enjoy the best of food and wine while listening to live music at the Rosemary Beach Uncorked in November.
The South Walton County School District serves Rosemary Beach. Some of the top-performing schools include:
- South Walton High School, 9-12
- Ohana Institute, 2-12