Where to stay in the Florida Panhandle
Here's a partial list of wheelchair-accessible accommodations available in the Beaches of South Walton area, compiled by freelance writers Barbara and Jim Twardowski.
Fifteen communities make up the 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida coast known as the Beaches of South Walton County. They are: Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys, Seacrest, WaterSound, Seagrove, Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton, Blue Mountain, Santa Rosa, Dune Allen, Sandestin, Miramar and Seascape.
“Accessible accommodations” means different things to different people. Individuals should contact the facility before booking to ensure that the room will meet their needs.
For more on accessible vacationing in Northwest Florida, see To Boldly Go: Stop, Shop and Beach Hop in the Florida Panhandle.
Bed & Breakfasts
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
85 DeFuniak Street, Grayton Beach
This old-fashioned getaway has one wheelchair-accessible room.
A Highlands House
4193 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
This charming B&B has two wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Pensione Inn at Rosemary Beach
78 Main Street, Rosemary Beach
Pensione Inn is listed on the drop-down menu under Vacation Rentals
This small inn has one wheelchair-accessible room with a roll-in shower.
One Seagrove Place
4100 E. Scenic Hwy. 30A, Seagrove Beach
This 23-story, waterfront building has two wheelchair-accessible units.
Santa Rosa Beach
Click on Vacation Rentals
This agency offers three wheelchair-accessible beachfront condos.
Rivard of South Walton
This agency has several wheelchair-accessible homes in various beach communities.
11396 U.S. Hwy 98, Destin
This new hotel has four wheelchair-accessible rooms, two of which have roll-in showers.
Marriott Courtyard Sandestin
100 Grand Boulevard, Destin
Located at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, this hotel has several wheelchair-accessible rooms with roll-in showers, as well as access to resort amenities including wheelchair-accessible tram service.
Marriott Residence Inn Sandestin
300 Grand Boulevard, Destin
Also located at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, this hotel has eight wheelchair-accessible rooms with roll-in showers, as well as access to resort amenities including wheelchair-accessible tram service.
Grayton Beach State Park
357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach
This park has two wheelchair-accessible cabins as well as a beach wheelchair that can be reserved.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
This park has two wheelchair-accessible cabins and a beach wheelchair that can be reserved.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Destin
This resort has nine accessible rooms with roll-in showers.