Rosemary Beach’s unique architecture is what first captures your attention, with the West Indies inspired homes and businesses. By design, the town colors match those found throughout nature. Beautiful shades of orange, red, tan, green, and brown. Cobblestone paths and boardwalks in Rosemary Beach lead to large decks over the dunes, providing access to the spectacular private beach below. The classic Colonial-style architecture blends peaceful and perfectly with the emerald waters and bright white beaches of the Gulf.
Even though the area is just over 20 years old, the details in the architecture, and the presence of the natural landscape, make the village feel like it has existed for a couple hundred years. Main Street, and the town’s sprawling green spaces, feature some of the best restaurants, shops, and boutiques in the area. Rosemary Beach is an architectural gem with influences not only from the West Indies but also from New Orleans, Charleston, St. Augustine, and Havana. Hemingway would feel right at home here… although Grayton Beach might have ultimately been more this style!
The beautiful and luxurious homes are connected by a low key network of paths and boardwalks, which become even more charming at night when they are lit by gas lanterns and moonlight. Referred to as “The Long Green,” the grassy stretch right along Scenic 30A often hosts a variety of festivals, markets, concerts, and charity events. The popular “West Indies Market” in summer months features open-air booths filled with paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood carvings, and other handcrafted items. And when you are tired from all of that activity, just a few blocks away is the Pearl Hotel, considered one of the most unique and memorable places to stay in the area.
Named one of America’s most romantic towns by CNN, this New Urbanist community is nestled on just over 100 acres, and with almost 3,000 feet of pristine beach, Rosemary Beach is truly one of the most beautiful places in the entire state of Florida.