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Find a Surf Vacation in Florida Gulf Coast


Destin Paddle Board Vacation Rental

On Holiday Isle, this spacious beachfront Destin vacation rental is on an acre of Gulf with 100 ft. frontage to Gulf. Main level 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room plus separate TV room with sleeper, large kitchen. Master, Great room and Dining area face Gulf. Top floor: large open room with bunk beds, 3 futons and a bath. It's just a short walk to Louisiana Lagniappe, LaPaz, and other...

Holiday Isle - Right on it

Starting at $420 Per Night

Santa Rosa Beach,

Water Color Inn and Resort

Nestled between the piney forest and white sand beaches of Northwest Florida, the Water Color Inn and Resort is a classy, chic and beachy getaway ideal for families looking for fun in the sun. Indulge in world-class amenities from sparkling pools and nature-based water sports to championship golf and club-style tennis. Be sure to take advantage of our many complimentary amenities and...

Starting at $200 Per Night

St. Petersburg,

Florida "Oldscool" Camper Vans

VW Camper Vans While traveling in one of our restored VW bus, you will have the pleasure of stopping at any scenic spot along your journey.  Inside your groovy camper rental, you can cook fabulous meals on a two burner gas stove, dine at your own private table with the view of your choice.  Take a nap at any of Florida's great locations in one of two comfortable beds or just lay...

Indian Rocks Beach - 7 miles

Starting at $350 Per Night


Surfing Florida Gulf Coast Overview

Known for it's gorgeous white sand beaches and turquoise waters, the Florida Gulf Coast is an often overlooked surf destination as well.  While it's true that great surf is not consistent here, many spots in the panhandle like Pensacola and Destin have some form of rideable wave more often than not. When you factor in the Caribbean blue water and the fact that when a hurricane swell passes through you can get world-class waves, this isn't such a bad spot. Plenty of pro surfers have been raised in the Florida Gulf Coast. 

When it comes to places to stay, the Florida Gulf Coast may have more vacation condos, house rentals and beachfront hotels than anywhere else. It's easy to find the right place at the right price and the shoulder seasons in late spring and early fall offer really great deals, often half the cost of summer rentals.  When it comes to a family friendly surf vacation destination, Florida's Gulf Coast is hard to beat.

Here are some Florida surf resources to check out:

Pensacola Surf Report - brings you surf updates with photos and video multiple times each day from the Florida Panhandle region.

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