Pristine beaches highlight Florida panhandle

NW Florida features some of the whitest sand and clearest green ocean water in America. Retirees have increasingly discovered this unspoiled retirement destination. Traditionally, this area has been popular with retirees from Deep South states (Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia), as well as the Midwestern states.

Panama City, Pensacola Beach, Fort Walton Beach and Destin have been the vacation and spring break choice of millions of Americans for decades. There are 40 miles of pristine beaches from Perdido Key to Santa Rosa Island and over half is federal or state park land.

The interior of the Florida Panhandle is full of canoeing, camping, hiking and kayaking opportunities. This part of Florida is nothing like its “Gold Coast” counterparts of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Rural, friendly small towns dot the Panhandle. The Panhandle’s decades-old nickname of “Redneck Riviera” is vanishing quickly, as developers are putting up expensive retirement and second home residences.

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