FLORIDA’S HIDDEN HAVEN Santa Rosa County, floridasplayground.com Santa Rosa County is billed as Florida’s Best Kept Secret. That’s because well, have you heard of the tranquil, pristine strands and emerald waters at Navarre Beach or the oldfashioned charms of historic Milton?
If you’re planning a destination wedding or seeking a scenic, personable honeymoon locale with a choice of outdoor adventures, set your sights on this rural sliver of Florida’s Northwest coast. As its slogan implies, Santa Rosa County really is a playground for romantics. Historic homes, the Blackwater River waterfront, antique shops and the Gothic St. Mary’s Church invite leisurely strolls hand in hand.
Navarre Beach is a spectacular, serene stretch of beachfront the ideal setting for your vows. Undeveloped sands and dunes stretch on for miles at the area’s Gulf Islands National Seashore, a protected coastal area. Wedding planners, florists, caterers and others will design the ceremony, reception and honeymoon right for the two of you.