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Everything You Need to Know About Florida Beaches Near New Orleans
| Saturday, March 10, 2018


Best Florida Beaches Near New Orleans

With its vibrant live-music scene, around the clock nightlife, and rich history, New Orleans has grown to become one of the nation’s top bucket-list cities. Even though there’s so much to see and discover in this incredible city, the fast-paced lifestyle can become exhausting after a while. If you’re in need of a relaxing beach getaway from New Orleans, there’s no better place to go than the Emerald Coast of Florida. Located just over 4½ hours from “The Big Easy,” 30A boasts some of the most beautiful Florida beaches near New Orleans. Read on to discover our wonderful coastal destination and why it’s well worth the trip from New Orleans.

Looking for the best Florida beaches near New Orleans? Request your free copy of our Vacation Guide to discover our 14 unique beach communities and all of the exciting attractions and activities you can enjoy at each destination.

5 Florida Beaches Near New Orleans That You Need to Know About

1. Rosemary Beach

Located just east of Destin, Rosemary Beach is a quaint and relaxed community that keeps it casual. It is also full of quintessential charm that draws visitors back again and again — which is just one reason why this beach neighborhood was named by CNN as one of America’s most romantic small towns.

2. Santa Rosa Beach

Founded in 1910, Santa Rosa Beach is one of 30A’s most historic communities and one of the best Florida beaches near New Orleans. The lively neighborhood is perfectly complemented by white-sand beaches, turquoise water, and all-natural escapes like the Point Washington State Forest.

3. Watercolor

Boasting a wide variety of luxurious spas and unique shopping opportunities, this trendy beach community is the perfect spot to relax, rejuvenate, and experience the eclectic culture of 30A. Watercolor is also filled with a variety of beautiful vacation rentals that reflect the community’s stunning architecture.

4. Dune Allen

Dune Allen is a quiet beach community that transports its visitors to a tranquil paradise. You’ll find three coastal dune lakes, more than five miles of breathtaking trails, and other natural features unique to this area. It’s the ideal getaway for those looking for a place to reconnect with the beauty of nature.

5. Grayton Beach

This is South Walton’s original beach community! Grayton Beach is also known for its eclectic vibe, funky atmosphere, and laid-back lifestyle. After spending a full day on the beach, stroll into town to experience the wide variety of restaurants, shops, and bars, including the famous Red Bar in which several celebrities have gathered.

There are many more 30A communities to discover! Explore them all and find the place most ideal for your next beach getaway.

Your Ultimate Florida Beach Escape Awaits

Once you find the closest Florida beach to New Orleans, it’s time to start planning your getaway! Royal Destinations offers a wide array of luxury vacation rentals throughout many of 30A’s beaches. Whether you prefer a large family home or a Gulf-front condo with magnificent views, we are sure to have the perfect property for your stay.

Guests staying with Royal Destinations may also enjoy exclusive access to our world-class concierge team through Rent Gear Here. From bonfires and beach gear to baby supplies and excursions, they will ensure that you have everything that you want or need while on vacation. So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Emerald Coast!

 




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