FLORIDA’S HIDDEN HAVEN Santa Rosa County, floridasplayground.com Santa Rosa County is billed as Florida’s Best Kept Secret. That’s because â 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.