Rosemary Beach/WaterColor, Florida

Explore Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast along Scenic Highway 30A when you stay at one of Inspirato’s classic beach homes. In the charming WaterColor community, you’ll find Sunset Cottage—a colossal home with a heated private pool, gourmet kitchen, plus ample indoor and outdoor entertaining space. Nearby is the colorful cottage of Malachite, with an open-concept floor plan, newly renovated kitchen, and cozy, screened-in back porch. Mistflower is a bright, airy home featuring a detached carriage house with a king bed, en suite bathroom, and kitchenette––perfect for hosting guests.

A few miles east, in the colonial-inspired town of Rosemary Beach, sits the spacious Coastal Dune, just steps away from the beach for panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as proximity to the boardwalk and town center. And to the south, within the exclusive gated community of Watersound, Daylily offers five bedrooms and a separate carriage house.

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The Caribbean of the Continental U.S.

Long stretches of powdery white shores, beckoning aquamarine waters, and a soft sea breeze greet you here along the Florida Panhandle’s Scenic Highway 30A. Rosemary Beach and WaterColor Resort both provide the beauty of a Caribbean experience with the convenience of staying within the continental U.S. In this laid-back stretch of coastline, you’ll find beachside bars, gourmet bistros, and expertly designed neighborhoods along stretches of road leading to uncrowded beaches. Go for a laid-back bike ride with sweeping ocean views along the communities’ designated paths, or opt for a beautiful drive down the 30A corridor’s namesake highway.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airports
    Panama City Airport (ECP)
  • Average Temperature
    89°F in summer; 60°F in winter
  • Car recommended?
  • Average water temperature
  • Closest big city

Destination Highlights

  • Mansion in the Park

    Eden Gardens in Point Washington is a 163-acre state park, that was the former home of a lumber baron. Tour the 1895 mansion, stroll the garden trail, or walk along the grassy lawns that stretch down to the bay.

  • Driving the 30A

    Explore the Scenic Highway 30A, stretching 19 miles from Topsail State Park to Inlet Beach. Stop at outdoor antique stores, art galleries, and more as you cruise through idyllic beach towns.

  • Top-rated Tennis

    Ranked one of the world's Top 50 tennis destinations, Rosemary Beach is a great place for a match. With eight clay courts, lessons, and a pro shop, you’ll have everything you need to up your game.



  • Forecasting Your Rosemary Beach/WaterColor Vacation

    With soft Gulf of Mexico breezes and consistent sunshine, Rosemary Beach makes for a quintessential Florida getaway. March and April are the best times to visit the 30A corridor, when temperatures hover in the pleasant mid-70s. Sporadic summer storms do pop up from time to time, but they don’t tend to linger for long.


Map of Rosemary Beach/WaterColor

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