Welcome to Miramar Beach
A diverse community with a heart for entertainment.
Rental villas, luxury condos, and beach houses sparkle along the coastline of this beautiful little beach town just 20 minutes east of Destin, Florida. Replete with amenities and vacation hot spots, Miramar Beach is constantly bustling with activity that makes the area feel alive with dazzling vitality.
A small, census-designated place in the southwestern corner of Walton County, Florida, Miramar Beach came to life through the development of Destin and the Sandestin resort area. As tourism boomed in the area, what became Miramar Beach began building high-rise condominiums, single-family homes, and other beach residences of its own. Once home to only wide expanses of pristine white beaches, Miramar Beach evolved into a vacation destination in its own right.
What to Love
- Nearly 100 stores and eateries to experience at Silver Sands Premium Outlet
- Plenty of recreation and access to the Gulf’s incredible beaches
- Thriving nightlife and dining scenes
People & Lifestyle
Smaller than Destin, Miramar Beach still radiates the urban liveliness that blends perfectly with the colorful beach lifestyle. Fun-filled with plenty to do, Miramar is an ideal place to visit and vacation for those looking for excitement with a little bit of peace blended in. The full-time population leans towards retirees, and with Miramar Beach’s plentiful housing options and warm Gulf breezes, it’s no surprise that folks of all ages would want to flock to this paradise on the Florida Panhandle.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Miramar is undoubtedly one of the hottest spots for retail and dining in Walton County and along the Panhandle. Find deals on name brands and high-end designers at Silver Sands Premium Outlet
, an outlet mall that’s so large, you’ll want to take more than one day for browsing.
For a stunning outdoor shopping experience, visit the mix-use lifestyle center, Grand Boulevard
. Here, exclusive boutiques are mixed with favorite designer names, and in addition to the shopping options, Grand Boulevard is also home to three luxury hotels and a wide array of world-class eateries. Browse favorites like Anthropologie
and Pottery Barn
all in the same area as one-of-a-kind shops like Hemline
, a boutique women’s fashion and accessory store.
Craving some excellence in dining? Miramar Beach has you covered. At the colorful, family-friendly Pompeo Joe’s
, the only thing better than the direct beach access and ocean views is the specialty Gulf seafood. A staple in Miramar Beach since 1968, Capt. Dave’s on the Gulf
pays tribute to traditional waterfront dining and features American seafood offerings that you won’t want to miss out on. With indoor and outdoor seating available in its “beach backyard,” Surf Hut
is another must-try for fresh Gulf seafood and a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Things to Do
Tucked along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the energetic atmosphere of The Village of Baytowne Wharf
entices visitors to come and revel in the family fun, dining
, and shopping
to be found along the charming boardwalk.
Test your mettle at Baytowne Adventure Zone
by sailing along the zipline, let the kids explore the nautical-themed children’s playground and ride the carousel, or let loose with the whole family in Blast Arcade and Laser Maze
. At night, the colorful shops and venues twinkle with cheerful lights that guide you as you wander through this treasure trove of activity to explore its nightlife activity
At the beach itself, take advantage of recreational options like parasailing, zooming around on jet-skis, surfing, swimming, and fun in the sand. Public beach access
is plentiful here, and visitors adore spending their time luxuriating in the radiant sunlight on the perfect crystalline shores.
Miramar Beach is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Gateway Academy, PK & K-8, highly rated private school
- Walton Academy, 6-8, well-rated public middle school
- Van R. Butler Elementary, PK & K-4, well-rated public elementary school