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22 Best and Fun Things To Do In Seaside, Florida

Home to oceanfront parks and walkable, bikeable streets, as well as plenty of shopping and dining options, Seaside is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to escape the daily grind.

The turquoise waters and gentle surf are ideal for fishing and swimming, while the soft sand beaches are perfect for frolicking along the shoreline or simply lounging around in the sun.

Browse through the charming shops lining the waterfront or the town center, or ride a bike along the beach road where you can fill your lungs with the salty sea breeze.

Seaside is also known for its iconic architecture consisting of quaint storybook houses with wide porches and white picket fences.

Some of these houses are available to rent as vacation homes, which we highly recommend if you plan on spending a few days here.

If you’re looking for more ideas on what to do in this quaint seaside town, you can find more of our suggestions below

The 22 Most Popular Things To Do In Seaside, Florida

22. Andalusia Beach Access

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

Location: 34 198 S Andalusia Ave Santa Rosa Beach FL

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21. Timpoochee Trail

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

20. San Juan Beach Access

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

Location: San Juan Ave Santa Rosa Beach FL

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19. Beachwood Villas Beach Access

4.5 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)


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Location: Santa Rosa Beach FL

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18. Ruskin Place Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)


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Location: 153S19250000020170 Santa Rosa Beach FL

17. Draper Lake

3.4 ★★★☆☆ (5 reviews)

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16. Eastern Lake

4.5 ★★★★★ (6 reviews)


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15. Blue Mountain Regional Beach Access

4.6 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

Location: Santa Rosa Beach FL

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14. Big Redfish Lake

4.3 ★★★★☆ (8 reviews)


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13. Grayton Beach Hike & Bike Trail

4.6 ★★★★★ (22 reviews)


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Location: E County Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach FL

Tel:  850 267 8300

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12. Deer Lake

4.6 ★★★★★ (27 reviews)

11. Seacrest Beach

4.3 ★★★★☆ (29 reviews)

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10. Coleman Beach Pavilion

4.3 ★★★★☆ (48 reviews)

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Location: E County Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach FL

9. Blue Mountain Beach

4.8 ★★★★★ (94 reviews)


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Our Top picks

8. Western Lake

4.8 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)


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7. Grayton Dunes Beach Access

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)


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Location: Santa Rosa Beach FL

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6. Watercolor Tennis

4.4 ★★★★☆ (5 reviews)


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Location: 976 Western Lake Dr Santa Rosa Beach FL

Tel:  850 400 3696

5. Cerulean Park

4.8 ★★★★★ (61 reviews)

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Location: 45 Watercolor Blvd W Santa Rosa Beach FL

4. The Chapel at Seaside

4.7 ★★★★★ (66 reviews)

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Location: 582 Forest Street Santa Rosa Beach FL

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3. Van Ness Butler Jr. Regional Beach Access

4.6 ★★★★★ (124 reviews)


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Location: 1931 E County Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach FL

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2. Santa Clara Regional Beach Access

4.7 ★★★★★ (253 reviews)

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Location: 3468 E County Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach FL

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1. Grayton Beach State Park

4.8 ★★★★★ (2,679 reviews)

Location: 357 Main Park Road Santa Rosa Beach FL

Tel:  850 267 8300

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Seaside, Florida! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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