Mexico Beach

Mexico Beach, Florida

Getting Here

Northwest Florida Beaches Airport: 51 miles Tallahassee, FL: 104 miles Birmingham, AL: 298 miles Atlanta, GA: 310 miles

Q: When you’re searching for a vacation rental home at the beach, what is the main thing you’re looking for?

A: The beach, of course! Located on the Gulf of Mexico in the panhandle’s Forgotten Coast region, you’ll find a five-mile stretch of pristine, sugar-white beaches in Mexico Beach, Florida.

Get ready to make some memories!

Leave your hectic life and your worries behind in this small town, which has no traffic lights and fewer cars. Our beaches are uncrowded, even in the summer. The family-friendly atmosphere has earned Mexico Beach the nickname, “Mayberry on the Water.”


Spend your day relaxing on the beach. Take a leisurely stroll and collect shells. Watch the shore birds without even leaving your beach chair. You might even see a pod of dolphins swimming offshore so hopefully you packed your binoculars. Stroll up the street to the family-run fish market, buy some locally caught snapper or grouper, and grill it up for dinner. Later, wander back to the beach to participate in the town’s favorite pastime – watching the sunset. Mexico Beach has some of the most beautiful sunsets on the Gulf so get your camera ready!

Things to Do

Go Fishing!

If you love to fish, you have found the right place! With canal access to the gulf, there are plenty of fish ready to take the bait.

Day Trips

Get out and explore the rest of what the Forgotten Coast has to offer. Mexico Beach is a short drive to Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Apalachicola, and St. George Island, just to name a few.

Places to Eat

Mexico Beach was hit by Hurricane Michael in October 2018, but the town is building back stronger and better than ever! More places to eat will continue to open. There are also plenty of dining options in nearby Port St. Joe.

Walking Distance from Sand by Me:

Mango Marley’s

Forgotten Coast Brewing Company

Caribbean Coffee

Mexico Beach Sweets

A Short Drive:

Killer Seafood

Shipwreck Raw Bar

Port St. Joe (15-minute drive):

The View at St Joe Bay

Pepper’s Mexican Cantina

Quatro Locos Tacos & Cantina

Joe Mama’s Pizza


The Brick Wall Sports Bar & Grille

KrazyFish Grille

Uptown Raw Bar & Grill

This Is Garden Food

The White Marlin

Keepers Bistro

Sparks Bar-B-que & Brew

Pomodoro’s Italian Grill & Bar

The Joe

For more information about Mexico Beach, Florida, please view their visitor’s page.