4 May 2023
When referencing the gorgeous beaches along the Emerald Coast, many people mention Destin or scenic 30A. However, between the two is the lesser known, yet equally stunning Miramar Beach. This scenic town is a hidden gem located near some of the area’s best restaurants, shops and entertainment.
Where exactly is it located?
Miramar Beach is a gorgeous beach town located just east of Destin and Sandestin. It is just west of Santa Rosa Beach. It boasts miles of the sugar white sand and stunning turquoise water for which the Emerald Coast is known. In addition to the beaches, most of the area’s attractions are along Highway 98 or Scenic Gulf Drive.
What does Miramar Beach have to offer?
Miramar Beach is home to a plethora of shopping destinations, restaurants, and entertainment options for the entire family.
Not surprisingly, most people who visit Miramar Beach want to see just that—the beach! You’ll find many public beach access points along Scenic Gulf Drive. This waterfront road parallels the beach and is lined with vacation rentals and restaurants. If you want a delicious meal with a view, check out The Whale’s Tail or Surf Hut.
Conveniently located on Highway 98, Seascape Town Centre is a newly developed lifestyle destination that features shopping, dining and entertainment. Start your day with homemade pastries, breakfast toasts and coffee at 2 Birds Coffee + Café. Then wander next door to LDV Surf & Skate where you’ll find everything you need for a beach day, including outdoor apparel, sunscreen, beach rentals and sunglasses.
Looking for entertainment? Listen to live tunes at Lucille’s Music Hall or enjoy family fun at Thrills Laser Tag & Arcade. There is also a large outdoor plaza overlooking the gorgeous lakes and golf course that hosts events throughout the year such as concerts, wine & beer festivals, auctions, cookouts and more.
The Market Shops offers a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options in Miramar Beach. Grab a quick, nutritious meal at Clean Juice, dress up for date night at Bijoux, or start your day with an indulgent breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company. We guarantee you won’t go hungry!
Need a new ensemble for your beach vacation? Sunset Shoes is the perfect place to buy a new pair of sandals. Pick up a couple of pair while you are at it.
For some indoor entertainment, visit Escapology. Team up with your friends or family for this high adrenaline escape game where players are locked inside a themed room and have 60 minutes to complete their mission. You’ll be immersed into a real-life adventure where you must find hidden clues, crack codes and solve puzzles to escape. It’s a great way to beat the heat or just take a break from the beach for a while. And it’s family friendly!
This outdoor mall is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Kate Spade New York, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Coach, Nike and more. Shoppers will find everything from women’s clothing and makeup to men’s shoes, golf attire, and sporting goods.
There are also several dining options including Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Panera Bread and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. And if the kids get antsy, let them burn off some energy at the outdoor children’s play area. This is fun for the entire family!
Where are the best places to stay?
Whether you’re looking for a high-rise condo or waterfront mansion, Miramar Beach is home to a variety of vacation rentals and My Vacation Haven has hundreds to choose from. Whether it’s a girls’ trip, family reunion, summer vacation, or special event, we have a haven to fit your needs. We provide additional ways to save (repeat guest and military/first responder discount) and have partnered with local vendors to offer additional discounts exclusive to our guests.
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