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Popular amenities for Mexico Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Mexico Beach's top sights

Mexico Beach Marina6 locals recommend
Toucan's of Mexico Beach12 locals recommend
Mango Marley's25 locals recommend
Killer Seafood31 locals recommend
Caribbean Coffee LLC12 locals recommend
Shell Shack13 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Mexico Beach

  • Total rentals

    350 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    170 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    70 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    330 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    4.6K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $80 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Mexico Beach

All About Mexico Beach

Perched on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Mexico Beach is a sunny destination beloved for its white sands, clear waters, and family-friendly spirit. Spend relaxing days stretching out on the sand, fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, and scoping out dive sites. When you turn your gaze to the horizon, you’ll likely see dolphins playing in the waves and pelicans swooping overhead. Make no mistake, people come here for the crystalline waters, surf, and scuba diving, but this down-to-earth community also has a lot of character. While here, don’t be surprised if you get invited to the annual Beach Gumbo Cook-Off. In 2018, Mexico Beach was one of the communities hit hard by Hurricane Mike, but with the help of friends and neighbors, they’ve managed to rebuild, in a true testament to the people who love this city.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mexico Beach

With quirky local festivals aplenty, there’s something fun going on whenever you decide to visit. August to September is prime time to sample Bay scallops (or try your hand at fishing for them, if you have a license). August is also when the beloved Kingfish Tournament takes place. February is the annual Gumbo Cook-Off. If you want to see baby turtles hatching and making their way to the sea, May through October is their nesting season (just be sure not to get too close). Weather-wise, the summer tends to be hot, humid, and rainy, while the winter can get quite cool. For optimal weather, spring and autumn are your best bets. August through September is peak hurricane season, so if you’re traveling during those months be sure to pay attention to the local forecast.

Top things to do in Mexico Beach

Scuba diving

Mexico Beach has put a lot of stock in regenerating its coral reefs and protecting its marine ecosystems. The Gulf of Mexico is now home to more than 125 artificial reefs, some of which have grown into dense coral forests. Diving around here is also like a treasure hunt: scope out the Artificial Reef Pyramids, a WWII oil tanker, and several wrecked boats.


The fishing around Mexico Beach is pretty great, especially during the summer months, when it’s possible to find Bay scallops, mackerel, red snapper, and grouper. Even novices can try their hand if you plan your trip in accordance with one of the license-free Fishing Days, which the city hosts throughout the year. Not a fan of fishing? You can still sample all the seafood you like, as local fishermen drag their hauls into local restaurants every day.

Wildlife spotting

Dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans, and bald eagles are all locals here, and depending on the time of year you come, you’ll have a pretty good chance of spotting them casually along the beach. Sea turtle nesting season happens every May through October, while bald eagles are best spotted in the winter. Regardless of season, there are few things more idyllic than watching the sun set over the water from your Mexico Beach rental, beverage in hand, as dolphins play in the waves in the distance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Mexico Beach?

    Mexico Beach has a subtropical climate, meaning it's typically warm year-round. Summers can reach highs of 90°F (32°C) while winter averages around 60°F (15°C). While it can rain any time of the year, the wettest months are usually from July to September.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Mexico Beach?

    Visitors to Mexico Beach frequently enjoy lounging on the white-sand beaches, swimming in the clear emerald-green waters, and exploring the diverse marine life through snorkeling and scuba diving. The area also hosts an abundance of fishing opportunities.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Mexico Beach?

    The most popular time to visit Mexico Beach is from March to May when the weather is warm and pleasant. The annual Mexico Beach Art & Wine Festival, usually held in October, is a popular local event that attracts many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Mexico Beach?

    Popular areas to stay in Mexico Beach include the beachfront neighborhoods, which provide easy access to the beach, and the downtown area, known for its close proximity to local shops and restaurants.

  • What are the best places to visit in Mexico Beach?

    Popular places to visit in Mexico Beach include the Mexico Beach Pier for fishing and sunset views, the Mexico Beach Canal Park for picnicking, and the Underwater Archaeological Preserve for diving enthusiasts.

  • What are some hiking trails in Mexico Beach?

    While Mexico Beach itself doesn't have many hiking trails, you can explore nearby areas like the T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, which has trails winding through diverse wildlife habitats.

  • What are some family activities to do in Mexico Beach?

    Families visiting Mexico Beach can explore the beach together, enjoy a picnic at Canal Park, take part in a dolphin-watching boat tour, or try out beginner-friendly watersports such as paddleboarding and snorkeling.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Mexico Beach?

    Day trips from Mexico Beach often include a visit to the nearby Crooked Island Beach for more solitude and wildlife viewing, or a trip to the historical town of Apalachicola, just an hour's drive away, known for its seafood and charming architecture.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Mexico Beach?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 90 vacation rentals in Mexico Beach featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Mexico Beach?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Mexico Beach. Choose from more than 70 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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