Going to the beach should be about finding peace and here, time does slow down. You won’t see anyone at Rosemary Beach wearing a watch because the bell tower in the town square rings on the hour and what more do you need? In the town square you will also find a post office, gallery, shops, and restaurants that complete the community package.
Gallivanting by foot or bike is the preferred transportation, especially because everything is within five minutes walking distance. Rosemary has all the amenities of home including yards for the children to play in and porches for your morning coffee.
It’s fun to explore the many boardwalks right outside your door; you can get lost to be found in this intimate paradise. Rosemary has employed the concept of New Urbanism in which the sense of community breaks down fears and encourages friendliness.
Rosemary Beach is a tranquil watercolor storybook town that was established in 1995. Rosemary isn’t crowded or pretentious; it has an ease and familiarity that all ages will appreciate. Rosemary’s sense of community makes the vacationer feel safe and comfortable; it is livable with a small town atmosphere. The architecture is soft, warm, and timeless; a perfect fit for the stunning coastal landscape.
Rosemary is a restaurateur’s paradise in which you can choose a different cuisine every night and the whole family will be happy.
The whole experience is so much like the Don McLean song, American Pie. There’s no doubt in my mind that if the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost were really to catch the last train for the coast, in order to stay true to that song, the train would head straight for Rosemary Beach.
Rosemary’s Good Eats
Cowgirl Kitchen: reminds me of Texas. It has a Southwestern-style casual feel and my favorite, gourmet pizzas.
Onano: named after the Italian town where the owner’s (Mark) grandmother was born, transports you to Tuscany through food.
The Summer Kitchen Café: a casual breakfast and lunch hangout with sandwiches, burgers, and American desserts.
Restaurant Paradis: a small inviting restaurant that serves fresh Gulf seafood along with steaks and fine wines.
Wild Olives: a market for quick bites and fantastic wine selections.
Courtyard Wine and Cheese: stop in the wine bar then enjoy some old world artisan cheese.
La Crema Tapas & Chocolate: a cozy courtyard invites you to enjoy a bit of Spain. I love that they even a child’s tapas menu.
Dog Man Du: my children’s favorite lunch time place to accompany a stroll to the beach. They would eat their Dog Man Du hot dogs in the little red Radio Flyer wagon that I pulled them in and be happy as clams.
Something sweet: Sugar Shak &, (the newly opened) Sugga Pies: both have an old-fashioned ambiance where the customers are always happy to find the open sign. These two are sweet places for the young and the young at heart.
Shopping in Rosemary
The Hidden Lantern Bookstore: This is not your average book store! Loaded with personality and thoughtfulness, The Hidden Lantern provides books and events that inspire a love for the written word.
My most favorite store in the world is Pish Posh Patchouli’s where you can design your signature scent at the custom scent bar; then select soaps, lotions, perfumes galore.
Fitz and Emme: the newest children’s boutique feels like you could be shopping in a quaint European shop.
Gigi’s Fabulous Kids’ Fashions & Toys: Offers the CUTEST European-style clothing and accessories for children. Gigi’s celebrates your child’s individual style.
Trading Company: You can’t leave without stopping by here! Get souviners that you will accually use!
Tracery: You can find everything you were looking for but haven’t found yet here in this interior design and furnishing shop.
Once you come to Rosemary, you will want to return year after year.