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Long stretches of powdery white shores, beckoning aquamarine waters, and aromas of salt and sand in the breeze greet you in Florida. Rosemary Beach and WaterColor Resort both provide the beauty of a Caribbean experience with the convenience of staying within the continental United States. Just as Caribbean destinations have beachside bars and gourmet bistros, so do our accommodations here. You’ll find expertly designed neighborhoods and stretches of road leading to uncrowded beaches. Rosemary Beach describes itself as “paradise found,” while WaterColor Resort spans nearly 500 acres of beachfront property along the scenic Gulf of Mexico.
Rosemary Beach has four pools, each with its own style. Coquina is a beach-side, negative-edge pool; Sky Pool is park-side; Cabana Pool sports a Mediterranean design (with a children's pool); Barbados Pool features a French West Indies style.
The WaterColor Inn & Resort restaurant was awarded Wine Spectator's"Best Award of Excellence" for five straight years; it also won the coveted Four Diamond rating by AAA. Start your day here with a gourmet breakfast while gazing at the Gulf.
Eden Gardens in Point Washington is a 163-acre state park on Tucker Bayou and the former home of lumber baron William Henry Wesley. Tour the 1895 mansion, stroll the garden trail or along the grassy lawns that stretch down to the bay.
Explore the Scenic Highway 30-A. Stretching 18.6 miles from Topsail State Park to Inlet Beach, this drive features everything from outdoor antique stores to art galleries and more.
Biking is the transportation mode of choice in both Rosemary Beach and WaterColor. Rent a bike at Big Daddy's Bikes and hit the trails. Try the 30A bike trail that winds through coastal dune lakes and villages, or one of the area's off-road biking trails.
Rated one of the world's Top 50 tennis destinations, Rosemary Beach is a great place to find a match. Featuring eight clay courts, instruction, a Pro Shop and an observation deck, Rosemary Beach is a tennis lover's paradise.
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Most everything you need is within walking distance and connected by a network of pedestrian footpaths, boardwalks and pathways that lead to the beaches, the town square, tennis courts, swimming pools and more. If you would like to explore outside of Rosemary Beach or WaterColor, it's wise to rent a car.
To stretch your legs, get outside. An intricate woodland trail system at WaterColor Resort provides dozens of options for biking, walking, or strolling through preserved forest and scenic dune lakes. Ask your concierge for maps and suggestions.
Although the community is brand new, it retains the feel of "old Florida," with a laid-back vibe, plenty of white beaches that are clean and uncrowded and very little commercialism as seen in other parts of the state.
Just 40 minutes from WaterColor and 30 minutes from Rosemary Beach lies Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. With an aluminum roof to reflect the sun's heat and other "green" design features, it's the country's first LEED-certified airport terminal.
To get an idea of a typical 30A experience, think of miles of white-sand beaches that are fanned by Gulf breezes and gently soaked by the Florida sunshine. Can it get any better? Of course, like most places in Florida, a sporadic storm will give the beaches a nice soaking, but then the skies quickly clear up and enjoyment of the tropical nirvana continues.