Destination guide

A wild and rustic beach on Florida's Gulf Coast

Nestled into the Gulf Coast, Keaton Beach occupies one of Florida's most wild and undeveloped coastlines. Though the often-busy public beach features a picnic area, boat ramp, and fishing pier, some visitors note that it's a bit more rustic and unkempt than the Sunshine State's other beaches. The main draw is its year-round fishing, but the family-friendly vibe and warm and welcoming community keeps visitors coming back, year after year. Though many residents live in the area full-time, travelers will feel right at home in their Keaton Beach vacation rental.

Things to do

Boat rentals and beach days under the Florida sun

Keaton Beach is an attractive option when traveling with little ones, thanks to its public beach, local pier, and children's play area at Hodges Park. Boat charters and watersport rentals abound, and a variety of companies offer half and full-day trips out into the Gulf, with or without a captain. Fishing tours and excursions are also offered, and travelers visiting in July and August can have their hand at scalloping, a local highlight. The real way to experience this destination, however, is with a charming Keaton Beach vacation rental, tucked among the seagrass and palm trees.


Family-friendly fun and a bustling public beach

The main draw of Keaton Beach is the beach, so be sure to pack a towel and some SPF! The area is particularly famous for a stellar fishing season that lasts all year, catering to both seasoned pros and those just getting their sea legs. The family-friendly beach is well-appointed for day visitors, and packed full of them during peak season (June-August). Camping is also an option for those looking to spend a night away from their Keaton Beach vacation rental. An RV campground is directly adjacent for anyone interested in sleeping beneath the stars and next to crashing waves.


Seaside swimming, scallops, and sunshine

Every day is a beach day on Florida's Gulf Coast, and this is especially true thanks to Keaton Beach's yearlong fishing season. Scalloping, in particular, is the local highlight, with a season that lasts July through September. Expect summer days to be hot, humid, and tropical. Hurricane season comes on strong from late August through November, just before temps drop into the 50s and 60s for the winter months. It's a short spell before spring brings the mercury back up, and with it, visitors eager to dip their toes into the sea.

Natural features

Like it rough and wild? Check out this rustic coastline

Keaton Beach's beauty remains largely untouched and undeveloped, thanks to a rough, undeveloped coastline. Rest assured, this is all part of its charm. Heavy storms have changed the face of Keaton Beach over the years, and it continues to change from season to season as the town rebuilds. The waters are calm and shallow, which means warmer water temps throughout the year - perfect for eager anglers looking to catch some sea trout or spend their days scalloping in the sands.

Where to stay around Keaton Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 19 vacation rentals near Keaton Beach. From 10 Houses to 6 Hotels, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Keaton Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Keaton Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Keaton Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Steinhatchee: 142 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Coast: 91,667 vacation rentals
  • Central West Florida: 2,006 vacation rentals
  • Steinhatchee Landing Resort: 25 vacation rentals
  • Perry: 97 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Keaton Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Keaton Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Keaton Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sea Hag Marina: 154 rentals
  • Steinhatchee Falls: 147 rentals
  • Steinhatchee Public Boat Ramp: 150 rentals
  • Hagen Cove: 140 rentals
  • Forest Capital Museum State Park: 19 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Keaton Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.