The Best American Beach Resorts 

By David Jefferys - 2014-06-04T16:28:32Z

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Watercolor Inn & Resort

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Ranking: 92.4

This much-loved Panhandle favorite is set amidst tall sand dunes near the restaurants and shops of Seaside’s planned community. Third- and fourth-floor rooms have prime Gulf views, while bungalows have outdoor showers and small courtyards. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and electric boating on the Western Lake, as well as biking through woodland forests when not lazing on the broad swath of sand on your doorstep.

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