Destination guide

Paradise at Miramar Beach vacation home rentals

Stunning beach views come as standard in Miramar Beach vacation rentals. This long, narrow peninsula on Florida’s sun-drenched Gulf Coast is bordered on both sides by glistening white sands and sparkling azure waters. The resort’s colorful designer stores and friendly eateries are a perfect complement to its thrilling water sports and lively nightlife. From tranquil sunrise to spectacular sunset, Miramar Beach vacation rentals deliver all the local action to your doorstep and open up enticing possibilities for exploring the heritage landmarks and unspoiled natural habitats of South Walton County.

Things to do

Attractions near Miramar Beach vacation rentals

Military history fans won’t be able to resist the chance to visit Fort Pickens. This impressive pentagonal fort was built to strengthen the US Army’s presence on the Gulf Coast in the wake of the War of 1812. It was decommissioned in 1947, and is now protected for posterity on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours are offered throughout the year. The scenic 60-mile journey from downtown Miramar Beach vacation rentals offers the chance to enjoy the wild beauty of Santa Rosa Island or plan a detour to some of the other military installations that once defended this coastline from enemy invasion.


Activities near Miramar Beach vacation homes

The Gulf of Mexico is a haven for anglers, with local companies offering the opportunity to test your skills against red snapper and grouper in the offshore shallows or venture into deeper waters in search of tuna, blue marlin, and even dolphins. Chartering a boat with an expert captain who knows all the likely spots will produce the best results. Not only can you look forward to a tasty supper, but you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of the coastline. Why not pack up a picnic and make a day of it, winding up with a gentle stroll home along the scenic shore?


Local weather for your trip to Miramar Beach vacation homes

Florida’s Gulf Coast is famous for its year-round vacation-friendly weather. No matter what the season, you’ll be greeted by blue skies and balmy seas. Temperatures regularly hit the low 90s in summer, with the highest peaks typically recorded in July. July is also the rainiest month, when humid subtropical storms are not uncommon. Skip the summer crowds by booking Miramar Beach vacation rentals on the beach in spring or fall and benefit from lower rates and reliable weather, or soak up the winter sun from the soothing comfort of your own hot tub.

Natural features

Close encounters with the marine creatures of Miramar Beach

Visitors to Navarre Beach Marine Park, on the western tip of Santa Rosa Island, can learn about the local marine life before viewing it for themselves. The Science Center features hands-on activities and touch tanks, and the Sea Turtle Conservation Center offers the chance to make friends with resident loggerhead turtles. Scuba diving and snorkeling on the offshore artificial reefs provide clear views of the diverse marine creatures of Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. The marine park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Miramar Beach

Fly into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is 13.9 mi (22.4 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Miramar Beach vacation homes

Families with small children will find plenty of opportunity for fun and excitement in Miramar Beach. Vacation rentals are close to places like Henderson Beach State Park, a beach sanctuary with a boardwalk, nature trails, playgrounds, and a campground, and Gator Beach, a funky bar and grill with live alligators in exhibits and interactive experiences. Kids will also enjoy the Track, an amusement park with go-karts, mini golf, bumper cars, and boats.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach has great spots for a romantic retreat and days and nights of excitement. Vacation homes are available near places like Baytowne Wharf Boulevard, a seaside resort with shops and restaurants, and Grand Boulevard, a destination for unique shops, fine wine, and fishing piers. You'll also enjoy Hogtown Bayou, a waterfront community with boating opportunities and scenic views of the gulf.

Can I find a vacation rental around Miramar Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,513 vacation rentals near Miramar Beach. From 2,614 Houses to 6,917 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Miramar Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Miramar Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Miramar Beach:

  • Baytowne Wharf: 422 vacation rentals
  • Frangista Beach: 2,953 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Waters Village: 4,177 vacation rentals
  • Villa Lago: 272 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Pines: 1,591 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Miramar Beach?

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

  • Silver Sands Premium Outlets: 15,451 vacation rentals
  • The Golf Garden of Destin: 14,774 vacation rentals
  • Golf Course At Seascape Resort: 15,177 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Pine Golf Club: 15,680 vacation rentals
  • Raven Golf Club: 16,198 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Miramar Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Miramar Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,614 Houses in Miramar Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Miramar Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 6,917 rentals available
  • Cottages: 148 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 542 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Miramar Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9,311 vacation rentals with pool available in Miramar Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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