Santa Rosa Beach was the beginning of the South Walton area as we know it today. However, since then it has developed into a thriving area of shopping, dining, artistry, and entertainment.
Featuring fine dining in restaurants such as La Playa, Fire, or The Vue; Santa Rosa Beach provides a wonderful atmosphere for evening parties, conversation, and entertainment. With shops and boutiques throughout the area, the daytime can be spent leisurely on the beach, sunbathing or enjoying the water, or shopping, having lunch, and exploring the community. The collection of Artists at Gulf Place provide a bit of culture, while local bands play in various venues in the evening and at occasionally organized concerts.