A few weeks ago I was in Rosemary Beach. One of the things I love to do when I am in a new location is to meander around the streets early in the morning. While meandering I love to capture the quiet streets with my film camera. I love to see scenes that are without hustle and bustle. Capturing those scenes gives a wonderful feel for a place. I love Rosemary Beach. We stayed at The Pearl Hotel, a quaint upscale hotel in the middle of Rosemary Beach. The hotel is framed by a peaked clock tower, pointed turrets, sun-splashed balconies, and black-and-white striped awnings. Bringing timeless opulence and sophistication to a West Indies-style community of cobblestone streets.
In the summer the 30A area is bustling with families and people on vacation. It’s somewhat otherworldly. Kids ride their bikes through the community without worry while their parents share a cocktail at the local restaurant. Early in the morning, there is a little buzz about, people on the beach before it gets hot. Folks are out on the hotel balconies with their coffee, looking out over the community. And as the day goes on droves of people will come to visit Rosemary Beach. The 30A highway will be filled with bikers and pedestrians on both sidewalks lining the idyllic byway. While driving down 30A you pass beach community after beach community. Rosemary has our hearts for sure.
Popping down the highway to Alys beach it is much the same vibe with its West Indies feel. Clean lines and arches adorn the homes, with small pops of color here and there. Walking through Alys Beach is a different feel from Rosemary because Rosemary is somewhat open to the public, Alys is completely secluded and peaceful. A different vibe, but is equally as gorgeous. If you are planning a trip to the Florida panhandle, stopping in at Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach should be on your to-do list.
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