Destination guide

Long Beach – a sunny, seaside Florida favorite

A long-time family favorite for spring breaks and summer holidays, Long Beach boasts gorgeous swaths of powdery white sand along the Florida Panhandle's Panama City Beach. From days spent splashing and sliding around water parks and snorkeling for sunken treasure, to dolphin-watching excursions and fishing trips out on the Gulf of Mexico, there's no shortage of amusement at this sunny, seaside destination. Long Beach vacation rentals put you right in the middle of the action, whether you prefer an easy walk right out to the ocean or a balcony view for taking in the sunset hues each evening.

Activities

Out on the open sea in Long Beach

Long Beach may be famous for its perfect powdery sand but the surrounding waters hold all sorts of treasures prime for exploring by boat and catamaran. Take a dolphin-watching excursion out on the open sea to search for the bottlenose variety that gather in large quantities here or grab your gear and join a fishing fleet to hunt for blue marlin, mackerel, trout and red snapper. Panama City Beach is known as the "Wreck Capital of the South" thanks to the abundance of historic ship wreck remains around there, and multiple tours are available that highlight the best spots to snorkel for treasure.

Weather

Warm summers on the sand in Long Beach

Summer is a fantastic time to book a Long Beach vacation rental just steps from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. The spring break college crowds taper off as the temperatures heat up in May and June, and the water stays nice and warm into early fall as well. The winter low season means that prices take a dip and beaches empty but, with average daytime temperatures cooling off into the 60s from December to February, you might have to trade a swim in the ocean for a dip in the hot tub. Luckily, walks on the soft white sand and golden sunsets are perfect here any time of year.

Natural features

Seeking coastal flora and fauna near Long Beach

The area around Long Beach is home to an abundance of marine life and coastal flora, and you can see some of it up close in spots like St. Andrews State Park which has been recognized for having one of the best beaches in the country. Clear, sunny days here are ideal for spreading out on the shore and watching the waves for leaping dolphins and diving sea birds. Or take the whole family out on the hiking trails in search of herons and ibis before a cooling dip in the swimming lagoon. Throughout the 1,260-acre preserve you'll see sea oats growing on sand dunes, forested areas and saltwater marshes.

Where to stay around Long Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,773 vacation rentals near Long Beach. From 1,588 Condos/Apartments to 31 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Long Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Long 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 Long Beach:

  • Rosemary Beach: 1,197 vacation rentals
  • Seagrove Beach: 2,249 vacation rentals
  • Seacrest Beach: 1,764 vacation rentals
  • Inlet Beach: 2,492 vacation rentals
  • WaterSound Beach: 3,924 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Long Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,588 Condos/Apartments in Long Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Long Beach include:

  • Houses: 31 rentals available
  • Villas: 20 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 115 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,678 vacation rentals with pool available in Long Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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