Hidden Gems of Florida’s Emerald Coast
Laid back, friendly and home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Florida’s Emerald Coast runs along the Panhandle of northwest Florida from Pensacola to Panama City and all the communities in between.
While there are beautiful beaches throughout the world, few come even close to the beaches along Florida’s Emerald Coast.
For those who think a beach is a beach, it won’t matter if the sand is white, brown or even black or whether the sand is coarse and full of rocks or soft like velvet.
However, if you are selective in what you consider a beach – the one where you can walk barefoot in sand that’s so soft it cushions your feet; Sand so white it looks like snow and glistens in the sun, then the sands along Florida’s north west panhandle-The Emerald Coast–is paradise waiting for you. One of the most stunning aspects of the quartz sand other than its whiteness is the fact that it along with the sun causes the waters to be emerald in color, thus the name Emerald Coast.
The iconic sand dunes held together by the roots and stems of salt-tolerant vegetation, such as Sea Oats and Beach Morning Glory, separate the beach from the land.
If you can pull yourself away from paradise for a day or two, you will find there’s so much more beyond the dunes. The Emerald coast is inundated with Golf Clubs and Resorts. Sunny skies, coastal breezes, lush landscaped golf courses for all skill levels all year long, is another reason to call this place paradise.
Whether you come to experience the natural beauty of the coastal communities, snow-white beaches, light up the night dancing until dawn, enjoy the fresh world-famous seafood or hit the links, Paradise has never felt so good.