Destination guide

Experience Mexico Beach from vacation home rentals

Mexico Beach is home to beautiful white-sand beaches against the clean, clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is not only a nature lover’s paradise, due to the numerous birds, turtles, dolphins, and other wildlife, but it also has an eclectic mix of locally owned shops and boutiques for the enjoyment of arts and culture enthusiasts. Vacation rentals put you right in the center of the action in this vibrant beach town.

History

Florida heritage in Mexico Beach

Mexico Beach is located near some of the most interesting heritage sites in the state, offering delight for history buffs. Many vacation homes are just a short distance from Apalachicola, a quaint fishing village with restored antebellum homes in the historic district that give you a glimpse into the past, and Marianna, the site of a Civil War battle that’s filled with restored antebellum homes and is also home to Florida Caverns State Park. Wakulla Springs is an interesting mix of human and natural history, due to its submerged freshwater cave system and state park that was once home to Ice Age creatures. The Vamar Shipwreck Site is an underwater archaeological site of a sunken Royal Navy ship.

Things to do

Sun and fun surrounds Mexico Beach vacation homes

Mexico Beach is a beautiful area with plenty of fun activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Mexico Beach itself is a pristine shoreline with crystal-clear waters and soft sand for sunbathing and swimming, and the Mexico Beach City Pier offers fishing and sunset views over the ocean. Crooked Island Beach is a secluded area that is ideal for families, due to its laid-back atmosphere and calm surf, and Mexico Beach Sunset Park is a community space that’s designed for recreation for families, such as fishing and picnics.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Mexico Beach

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Mexico Beach a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fox Run Country Club (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • St Joseph Bay Golf Club (14.9 mi / 24 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Mexico Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Mexico Beach

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Mexico Beach. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mexico Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Windmark Beach (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • St. Joseph Peninsula State Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Shell Island (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Mexico Beach

The nearest airport is in Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), located 37 mi (59.5 km) from the city center.

Getting around

Transportation in Mexico Beach

Mexico Beach has many public transportation options for getting to and from vacation homes. Local airports provide service to the area from nearby destinations, and trains run through the region. Taxis, rideshare, limousines, and rental cars are also available for transportation throughout the city. The city is very walkable as well, so you can bike or walk to nearby destinations from your summer rental.

Food and drink

Eclectic dining in Mexico Beach

Restaurants in Mexico Beach satisfy any palate, ranging from international cuisine to fresh-caught seafood straight from the gulf. Regardless of whether you want Chinese takeout or seafood delicacies, there’s a restaurant to suit your taste near your summer rental. Many offer oceanside dining with stunning views of the waters and landscape, giving your Mexico Beach dining experience a romance all its own.

Essential info

Key information for stays in Mexico Beach vacation rentals

Mexico Beach is a popular destination for beachgoers and has a population of 1,341 people. The residents in the area are a little older, at an average of 57.9, but the area is a little higher for non-violent crimes like burglary and theft. Mexico Beach is serviced by the Mexico Beach Police Department and emergency services, which can be reached by dialing 9-1-1. Though the beaches are generally calm and safe, Mexico Beach is susceptible to the rough tidal conditions and tropical storms that occasionally affect Florida, so it’s important to check conditions before heading to the beach from your summer rental.

Where to stay around Mexico Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 217 vacation rentals near Mexico Beach. From 108 Houses to 68 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mexico Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

  • Oceanside VIllage: 25 vacation rentals
  • Mexico Beach Business Center: 40 vacation rentals
  • Waterside Village: 21 vacation rentals
  • Paradise Cove: 17 vacation rentals
  • Grand Isle: 41 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 Mexico Beach?

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

  • Mexico Beach: 693 vacation rentals
  • Indian Pass Beach: 761 vacation rentals
  • St. Joseph Peninsula State Park: 887 vacation rentals
  • Cape San Blas Lighthouse: 887 vacation rentals
  • Panama City Mall: 7,378 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mexico 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 Mexico Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 108 Houses in Mexico Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mexico Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 68 rentals available
  • Cottages: 31 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 31 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 134 vacation rentals with pool available in Mexico Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.