Sunset across from CampgroundMore Pensacola Beach beautySept 2010 Destin HarborAwesome WaterSunset over ApalachicolaSouth Walton Visitors BureauSouth Walton Visitors BureauSouth Walton Visitors Bureau

Families will love:

  • Sleepy beachside communities
  • Miles of paved bike trails
  • Family events offered throughout the year

Growing up along the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, I didn't have reason to visit the Panhandle of Florida. A beach is a beach is a beach, right? Was I ever wrong. After one visit, I was hooked on the Panhandle. I still rave about the sand so soft and fine it literally squeaks when you walk on it. The calm waters that sparkle emerald green don't experience too-big waves ... more
Growing up along the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, I didn't have reason to visit the Panhandle of Florida. A beach is a beach is a beach, right? Was I ever wrong. After one visit, I was hooked on the Panhandle. I still rave about the sand so soft and fine it literally squeaks when you walk on it. The calm waters that sparkle emerald green don't experience too-big waves so my little ones could always safely play in the surf. Some areas, like Panama City, offer high-rise hotels and lots of crowds, while others like Rosemary Beach offer quiet getaways with focus on family time. If you really want to experience a taste of old Florida, take the drive out to Apalachicola, where small-town fishing and southern charm are found among the Tupelo trees. No matter the turn on the Panhandle, there is always something to uncover, typically the beauty that is the northwest coast of Florida.

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