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The Amalfi Coast in Italy is known for its beautiful views and enticing vacation experiences, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and lulling guests to sleep each night with the sounds and smells of the sea. Like its namesake, Amalfi offers breathtaking views and memorable getaways for all who visit, providing constant reminder of why this gated resort property on Scenic Highway 98 is such a wonderful place to spend a beach vacation.

Snowbirds, fly south to this perfect location for the cold winter months; there’s nothing better for the soul than the warmth of the Florida sun and the endless views of the emerald greens waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Miramar Beach, Florida is an ideal beach vacation choice, given its central location among the Florida panhandle beach towns and its convenient proximity to first-class shopping, delicious dining, award-winning golf, and endless entertainment options.

Amenities abound at Amalfi, located in Miramar Beach, Florida, including two pools (one of which is seasonally heated), a clubhouse, fitness center, tennis courts, and a dedicated walkway to the beach, complete with view-inspired beach pavilion. The sugar-white sands of the Emerald Coast beckon, just urging you to dip your toes into the salty Gulf of Mexico, and many of the Amalfi properties offer this lush view from private balconies as well. If simplicity is in your planner for your Florida beach vacation, then Amalfi can offer just that. Take time to enjoy the beach state of mind that this area of Florida is so famous for with a long, leisurely stroll along the sand.

If sightseeing, adventuring, shopping or golf are more your speeds, Miramar Beach, Florida has plenty to offer. Scenic Hwy 98 offers easy access to other beach towns (like Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and the beach communities of Hwy 30A), and a bike path also awaits for adventure and family fun. Destin, Florida was originally just a small fishing village, but is now an award-winning destination location. From a large selection of golf courses to world-class shopping, Destin has something for everyone, including indoor and outdoor fun. One of the most notable landmarks in Destin is Crab Island, a sandbar along the East Pass of the Choctawatchee Bay where boats anchor for some fun in the sun. Swim over to one of the stationary restaurants or watch for dolphins in the translucent water. Or travel along Highway 30A for legendary eateries like the Donut Hole, Hogs Breath Saloon, The Backporch, and Fudpucker’s. Depending on the occasion (family outing, kid-friendly meals, special occasions, long-overdue date nights), there is a place for you.

Amalfi makes its home in Miramar Beach, Florida, nestled between the outer limits of Destin and the beginning of Highway 30A in South Walton. Miramar Beach and its very close neighbor Sandestin offer a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Miramar Beach, Florida is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, boasting activities for the entire family. Grand Boulevard, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, The Village of Baytowne Wharf and The Market Shops are filled with stylish stores, exquisite dining experiences and entertainment, truly something for everyone in your group!

There are also plenty of watersports in Miramar Beach and Sandestin to keep you entertained. Rent a pontoon boat for a casual family cruise, jump some waves on a jet ski, or glide over schools of fish when you go stand up paddle boarding out on the emerald waters. And let’s not forget the beach!

Just down Scenic Hwy 98 lies beautiful Scenic Highway 30A, which runs parallel for miles to the Gulf of Mexico, through some of the most beautiful and luxurious neighborhoods on the Emerald Coast. From the “Old Florida” feel of Dune Allen to the upscale establishments in Inlet Beach, you’ll find stunning beaches, local eateries and boutique shops. Events are constantly happening along 30A including live music, wine festivals, weekly farmers markets and more. Click here to learn more about things to do near your vacation rental in 30A and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Depending on the time of year you plan you beach vacation, there’s no shortage of entertainment and events offered along the Emerald Coast. At the farmers markets at Seaside, Grand Boulevard and Rosemary Beach you’ll find fresh produce, homemade hot sauces, cold pressed organic juices and more. Annual events include the Sandestin Wine Festival, 30A Songwriters Festival, ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival and 30A 10K. Check out all upcoming events here .

Traveling with family? The beach is obviously the main attraction when you visit the Gulf Coast, but there are numerous nearby adventures that the whole family is sure to love. Cruise the open seas on the Buccaneer Pirate Ship, swim with schools of fish while snorkeling in Destin or cast a line in the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. If you’re looking to escape the heat (or the rain) head indoors to see a movie or visit Fat Daddy’s Arcade. You’ll never hear “I’m bored” during this Florida beach vacation!

At the end of the day, what better way to unwind that returning to your perfect Florida condo on the beach at Amalfi, with breathtaking views of the Emerald Coast and numerous amenities to serve your every whim. With your family or just the two of you, the Amalfi community in Miramar Beach, Florida has it all!