Santa Rosa Beach - Best Beach Destination for 2011
Posted by Karrie Rose on Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 6:15pm.
Here on Florida's Emerald Coast, we rarely need to be reminded of just how beautiful it is in this sun-drenched paradise. But we sometimes forget that we are so lucky to be living here, with fabulous year-round weather and pure white sand beaches stretching for miles beside the brilliant waters of Florida's Gulf Coast.
But every now and again, something reminds us of our great fortune. And the latest august body to heap praise upon our wonderful Emerald Coast idyll is none other than online giant Yahoo. The company's popular online guide for globetrotters and vacationers, Yahoo Travel has just announced its Ten Best Beach Destinations for 2011, and included in this exclusive list is Florida's very own Santa Rosa Beach.
One of only two mainland US beach destinations to make the list, Santa Rosa Beach was chosen for its "long stretch of untouched sand and calm seas offering a quiet escape". Whilst acknowledging the "lapping waves and cool sand", the summary on the Yahoo Travel website also adds "there is plenty to do inland, such as shopping, fine dining, and golfing, and exploring the town's many art galleries and nature trails".
Joining Santa Rosa Beach in the Ten Best Beach Destinations for 2011 are such exotic locations as Anse Lazio in the Seychelles, Sanur beach in Bali and Monterrico on Guatemala's Pacific Coast. And with five major airlines flying in to nearby Panama City's airport, Yahoo Travel goes on to say that "Santa Rosa Beach is now easily reached", as are other great Emerald Coast, Florida destinations as Miramar Beach and Destin.
By the Karrie Rose Writing Team