Florida Travel + Life Magazine's feature article this month picked Windmark Beach as one of Florida's "52 Great Weekend Getaways." Windmark BeachWalk Photo: Courtesy of St. Joe Company
#52 WindMark Beach -- Best for those who like being first.
"East of Panama City in North Florida, ecologically sound WindMark Beach (a part-residential, part-resort community) officially debuts this March. Pedal a beach cruiser through paths that skirt sand dunes landscaped with native plants and gardens. In the fall migrating monarchs en route to Mexico pause here. . . A second-story, open-air lounge at WindMark's School of Fish offers stunning vistas of Cape San Blas State Park and the town center. Downstairs, a raw bar will serve Apalachicola oysters." ~Larry Nighswander