Rosemary Beach, Florida 30A Community Spotlight
In Rosemary Beach, maybe it’s the wide-open porches wrapped around every home. Maybe it’s the “French Quarter” feel of Town Center’s shops and restaurants. Maybe it’s the boardwalk promenades and secret pathways that wind between the carriage houses and cottages.
Whatever it is, a visit to Rosemary Beach is a trip inside a close-knit, social community with days spent on the beach or at one of four swimming pools, evenings relaxing on the porch, time spent browsing through boutiques and galleries, and dining al fresco. It’s the perfect place to both relax and reconnect.
Rosemary Beach ARCHITECTURE
The essence of Rosemary Beach comes from the careful arrangement of its public spaces and private homes. Neighborhoods are interconnected by a network of pedestrian lanes, footpaths, boardwalks. Secret pathways lead to the town square, tennis courts, swimming pools and the beach.
The town plan is an intricate patchwork of different house types and custom homes built to suit a range of individual tastes. Every home in Rosemary Beach is architecturally unique and is custom-designed and built to reflect each owner’s tastes, needs, and lifestyle. Yet, every house is an inextricable part of the fabric of the town, reinforcing its coastal character. The shapes and silhouettes at Rosemary Beach call to mind St. Augustine, the West Indies, New Orleans and Charleston.
SHOPPING & DINING
Rosemary Beach is lined with fantastic dining and shopping experiences. Barrett Square is a quaint Town Center with enough activity to pack your stay with many memories, featuring Summer Kitchen/Blue by Night restaurant, the Sugar Shack Ice Cream Parlor, Wild Olives Market, and the Bamboo Bicycle Shop offering daily and weekly bike rentals.
If you love to shop, be sure to visit Gigi’s and Flavours of France. Or, don’t miss the Solace Day Spa for that relaxing treatment you’ve been waiting for! Just down the street is Shades, a new sports bar where you can catch all your favorite sporting events. Pet owners will want to check out one of Rosemary’s newest boutiques, Huck & Harlowe Outfitters located off South Barrett Squared.
Rosemary Beach AMENITIES
Rosemary Beach offers four spectacular pools including the heated, enclosed Sky Pool! Guests may keep fit at the Rosemary Beach Fitness Center or enjoy a game of tennis at the Rosemary Beach Racquet Club, which includes eight clay courts and professional tennis instruction.
Common “green” areas are located throughout Rosemary Beach and provide places for reading, games, picnics and barefoot strolls, as well as outdoor events.
The fitness trail and walking tour is a 2.3 mile trail that utilizes sand paths and boardwalks to wind through the town’s native landscape, parks, and public spaces. It incorporates four fitness stations that include exercise apparatuses for stretching and strength training.
In the Northwest corner of town at West Kingston Road is an elaborate butterfly garden. This garden was conceived as a display garden that would emphasize the significance of the native landscape.
In keeping with the town’s commitment to protect the environment by not building beyond the coastal construction control line, or buffer zone, landward of the beach, nine dune walkovers have been built providing residents and guests beach access. The walkovers protect the fragile dune system and prevent erosion and washout during storms, and are unobtrusive, simple, and functional.
If you decide to venture outside of Rosemary Beach, you can find Deep Sea and Bay Fishing in Destin or Panama City Beach. Just a five minute drive away is a Tom-Fazio designed masterpiece golf course called Camp Creek.