Seaside’s one of more unusual towns you’ll run across, and a lot of its “uniqueness” comes from the fact it was planned down to a ‘T’.
If you haven’t visited, it’s only about 25 miles west of Panama City Beach on County Road 30 A and, of course, it’s right on the sea (or the Gulf, depending on your preference). It’s a community of cool homes, great restaurants, unusual stores and boutiques (including a fantastic book and music shop), and plenty of outdoor activities.
It’s popular all the time, but during the holidays as the north gets colder but the sun is still shining all along the Florida coast, there’ll be even more folks here to experience one of the most picturesque places in the state.
Better yet – make it a stop on a tour of Highway 98. With Panama City Beach to the east, you can roll through Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa, Destin, and Fort Walton – one of the nicest stretches of coastal communities…. anywhere!
If You Go