Welcome to Rosemary Beach
Where vibrant architecture meets upscale allure.
As the sky turns dreamy pink over the small and exclusive area of Rosemary Beach, residents of the town are treated to a spectacular sunset view that washes over the white beaches and drapes over the stunning colonial homes and cottages. Nestled between Seacrest and Inlet Beach in Walton County, Florida, Rosemary Beach is one of the most sought-after residential locations on the Florida Panhandle.
Originally a part of the older Inlet Beach neighborhood, Rosemary Beach was developed as a master-planned community in 1995 by town founder and President of the Leucadia Financial Corporation, Patrick D. Bienvenue. Rosemary Beach was thoughtfully designed to provide the best of residential life—from a cohesive architectural style to placing upscale dining and shopping options within walking distance of residential areas, the unincorporated town offers up a sense of timeless vitality that melds with the pristine beaches of the gulf.
Here, you’ll walk cobblestoned streets and admire the colonial architecture that evokes places like the Caribbean, the West Indies, and New Orleans’ French Quarter. The homes in Rosemary Beach are lavish, and their palatial beauty presides over the glistening emerald waters in a way that leaves visitors breathless.
What to Love
- The varied menu and lively atmosphere at Cowgirl Kitchen
- Charming Town Square with a fairytale village aesthetic
- Exclusive beach access for residents
People & Lifestyle
Replete with verdant green spaces that invite residents and visitors to sit back for a picnic or relax among the trees, Rosemary Beach is where natural beauty and intentional design truly shine. The local vibe is upscale but relaxed, trendy, and hip, with an overall warmth at the base of the town’s atmosphere. Lavish single-family homes are plentiful here, and with its abundant amenities and close access to restaurants, Rosemary Beach makes the perfect setting to raise a family.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Take the time to unwind and indulge in some retail therapy by stopping in at any one of the chic boutiques the area has to offer. At Gigi’s Fabulous Kids
(which also includes Gigi’s Stellar Tweens
), you can shop with the whole family for kids’ fashion in the store’s fun, friendly atmosphere. Get your caffeine fix while you shop by ordering to-go at Amavida Coffee and Tea
, where the organic, fair-trade beans will have you coming back to buy an entire bag of your favorite roast. Craving something sweet? Stop in at The Sugar Shak
for a little bit of everything: ice cream, old fashioned candy, shaved ice, and plenty more.
Experience some of the best coastal cuisines in the relaxed and welcoming environment of Restaurant Paradis
, a venue that has three separate dining areas—including a patio—and fine dining with a casual feel. For more upscale dining, taste the impressive menu at Pescado
, a restaurant with unbeatable rooftop views in addition to its courtyard and indoor dining options. Families are welcome at their popular Sunday brunch, which provides a blend of classics like chicken and waffles and refreshing cuisine like their duck confit hash.
Things to Do
Every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm, the streets of Rosemary Beach bloom with the quiet activity of the year-long farmers market
. A mecca of local vendors and exceptional goods, the farmers market has everything from microgreens, farm-fresh whole chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef, locally produced fruits and vegetables, cheeses, and even bath and body products.
Replenish your mind and body at Spa Pearl
, a hidden gem on the Gulf Coast that offers innovative treatments and a chance to be pampered while taking advantage of the warm ocean breezes. Wine connoisseur? In addition to the many restaurants that feature decadent wine, craft beers, and libation menus, the area also hosts the annual Rosemary Beach Uncorked Wine Festival
. Share drinks with friends while sampling some of the best food around, all while enjoying staggeringly beautiful views and live music.
Rosemary Beach is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Ohana Institute, 5-12, a highly rated private institute
- Seaside Neighborhood School, 5-8, a highly rated charter school
- Van R. Butler Elementary, PK & K-4, a well-rated public elementary school
- Emerald Coast Middle School, 6-8, a well-rated public middle school