A popular neighborhood for dining, shopping, and strolling on soft, white sand, Seacrest attracts vacationers of all ages seeking rest and relaxation on the Gulf of Mexico coast. So pack your bags for a fun-filled trip to sunny Seacrest in one of our vacation rentals. Be sure to grab your tanning lotion and plan for plenty of sunshine, tropical temperatures, and laid-back living on the Florida Panhandle.
Where is Seacrest Beach, FL?
Belonging to the Beaches of South Walton strip on Florida's Gulf Coast, Seacrest is bordered by Miramar Beach to the west
and bustling Panama City Beach to the east
. Located in the northwest end of the state in the Florida Panhandle, our Seacrest vacation rentals are also only about 80 miles east of Pensacola.
Things to Do in Seacrest, FL
While beachgoers and sun-worshipping vacationers will certainly find their fill of gorgeous sugar-sand coastline, Seacrest offers more than just beautiful beaches and tropical weather.
Rent beach cruiser bicycles from Peddlers 30A, so named for its location along scenic Highway 30-A. Together with your family, cruise around quaint seaside neighborhoods amidst towering palm trees, inland lakes, and waterways. Stop for a snack at Peddlers Pavilion, and afterward, explore eclectic eateries and clothing boutiques.
If you golf, make sure to bring your clubs for a tee time at Camp Creek Golf Club, which features a beautiful course that consistently ranks near the top of all courses in the United States. It's even a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for the variety of rare waterfowl that nest on-site!
Watersports enthusiasts and sportsmen are well-suited with plenty of options in the local surf. Hop aboard a local fishing charter to reel in yellowfin tuna, redfish, marlin, and other large species in the open gulf waters, or rent sea kayaks at Yellowfin Ocean Sports in nearby Santa Rosa Beach
then paddle out on Eastern Lake or into the gulf with your friends.
For nature appreciators, the area offers plenty of opportunities to commune with the great outdoors. Take a hike through coastal pine and cypress forest in Deer Lake State Park or at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Be sure to bring your binoculars to spot nesting egrets, herons, raccoons, muskrats, alligators, and many more coastal salt marsh animals!
Day Trips from Seacrest, FL
Many attractions are within an easy drive of Seacrest. Sure to be a hit with children, the Seacrest Wolf Preserve is a worthwhile 43-mile drive away. Tour natural habitats that are home to gray, Arctic, and British Columbia wolves! Though probably best saved for a long weekend, a canoe trip down the Blackwater River, the country’s last pristine sand river, is 97 miles northwest of Seacrest. A scenic drive east or west along the Gulf Coast on Highway 98 is another great option and will take you through other great beach neighborhoods like Destin
, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, and Pensacola Beach
What are you waiting for? Book one of our Seacrest, FL vacation rentals and start planning your incredible Gulf Coast getaway!
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