Rosemary Beach

IMG_6022 copy Hey friends!  Goodness I have so many posts I want to write, but frankly I just don’t have the time!  It took me weeks to get this post done, but it’s important for me to document this stuff so my kids can look back someday and if we are honest here, so I don’t forget either.  About a month ago we took a trip to Rosemary Beach, FL.  Rosemary Beach is a newish community on the panhandle of FL that was designed loosely on European architecture.  It is a small walkable town that has the quaintest shops, restaurants and homes.  The preferred way to get around for all ages is by bike and I have to tell you, seeing bikes sprawled all over the  place warmed my heart.  The community provides great activities for kids and we had plenty of things to do to keep ourselves busy.  If you are wondering, yes I could live here permanently.  So if you are looking for a great place to go in FL I can’t recommend this place enough!

Here are a couple of suggestions/tips if you ever plan on vacationing at Rosemary Beach.  Plan on on renting a bike.  Even us scaredy pants would bike here b/c of the great bike paths and it helps that everyone pretty much does it.  We couldn’t this time because, well we had a 2 month old but next time!  Try getting to the beach early to claim your spot.  We are early risers because of the kids so that wasn’t a problem, but once we were ready to leave the beach for nap time people were eyeing our spot to snatch it up.  Bring a picnic blanket!  We used it everyday not only at the beach, but for playing in the grass to watching the movies played outside.  Lastly, look at both Rosemary Beach and Seacrest Beach (a neighboring community only a block away similar to Rosemary Beach) website’s calendars for events and plan around them.  We literally could have something to do every night from movies under the stars, outdoor plays, face paintings, live music, it was pretty incredible what was offered.

Here’s some photos of our trip if you care to see:

IMG_6164 pure joy and my worlds DSC_0051 this was an amazing toy store where we frequented often DSC_0052 IMG_6109 out on a fancy tapa’s dinner at La Crema IMG_6023 my view all day everyday (solly wraps are a lightweight baby wrap, I highly recommend it!) IMG_6125 copy had to post this b/c it’s one of the only photos of all four of us IMG_6134 yes jonas, we are all pretty smitten by you IMG_6120 a toddler in a wetsuit, sorry but one of the cutest things ever! IMG_6143 on our boat cruise they would collect starfishes, etc.  this was so neat and Nola loved it! IMG_6145 our kids were allstars (no breakdowns or cry-fests) on a 3 hour boat cruise and here they are both sleeping.  cj and i enjoyed the last stretch with each other expecting nothing but the worse once we got to our car and our expectations were correct, haha!   Processed with VSCOcam with kk2 preset before we watched the little mermaid.  i should mention during our stay, nola got i think 6 different face paintings, it was beyond ridiculous. DSC_0053 As you can see it was a wonderful family trip and honestly we can’t wait until our next fun adventure!

4 thoughts on “Rosemary Beach

  1. Katie

    Where did you guys stay there? At the big hotel or did you rent a condo or house. And what boat cruise. None here in destin have shelling and I know the kids would love it

    1. missy Post author

      Katie this cruise was actually a dolphin and snorkel cruise out of panama city. I think your kiddos would love it b/c people kept on bringing more live ocean critters and put it in this plastic container, kind of like a show and tell thing where you could hold them. We should try and convince Todd and Michael to go in with all of us and get a house at Rosemary! We got a condo which worked good for our little family.

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