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First Timer's Guide to Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach is one of South Walton’s most diverse beach neighborhoods, with watersports, lots of shopping opportunities, unique dining options and plenty of fun on and off the beach.


Visiting Miramar Beach for the first time? Here’s what you need to know.

In addition to its miles of sugar-white sand, which are perfect for a day of lounging, Miramar Beach is one of the few places in South Walton where you can rent jet skis or a boat and go parasailing, so if you like to add horsepower to your fun, this beach neighborhood is a perfect choice.

If retail therapy is just what the doctor ordered, you’re in luck. Miramar Beach is home to Silver Sands Premium Outlets, which boasts around 100 stores with name brands like Nike, Tory Burch, Banana Republic and Kate Spade, as well as restaurants and a playground for the kids.

Nearby Grand Boulevard is an upscale outdoor lifestyle center, showcasing high-end brands like Anthropologie, Chubbies, Lululemon, Lilly Pulitzer and Williams Sonoma, so you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for the special people in your life. Boulevard 10, South Walton’s only movie theater, is also located in Grand Boulevard and allows theater goers the opportunity to dine while watching movies, thanks to their Ovation Dining Club.

Staying active in Miramar Beach is a breeze, too. Grab a bike and cruise along Scenic Gulf Drive, the area’s first beach cruising spot with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Fans of tennis can stay at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort, an award-winning tennis facility with six championship clay courts and USPTA pros.

For foodies, the dining options in Miramar Beach are just as diverse as the neighborhood itself. From super casual burger and pizza spots to beachfront dining at restaurants like Surf Hut and wine-centric getaways like Vin’tij Food & Wine, no matter what type of cuisine you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it here.

After one visit, you’ll soon discover that there’s good reason why Miramar Beach is a favorite stop for locals and return visitors, year after year.

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