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These days, it's hard to find a place where you can truly get away from it all. Well, there is a place where things move at a slower pace, where there are no traffic lights, the sand on the beach is white as snow, and the gulf waters are warm and clean. That place is Mexico Beach on Northwest Florida's Gulf coast. Come visit!

  • Amenities:
  • Gift Shop, Parking, Restrooms
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Full day,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Welcome Centers,


Annual Photography Contest

March 31, 2017 - July 27, 2017
Share your images of your favorite beach with us! The annual Mexico Beach Photography Contest kicks off on April 1st and runs through July 28th. Download and print those pictures off your phone or camera and send them in for a chance to place in one of our many categories. Photographs must be taken within the City Limits of Mexico Beach, FL. Photos may be either Black & White or Color and can have been captured anytime. Photographs cannot be digitally enhanced. Submissions must be unframed prints and fall within the required categories. Submissions must be received at the Mexico Beach Visitor Information Center by 3:00pm on July 28t ...Read More>> . For more information, list of categories and rules visit the Mexico Beach website at Read Less


Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational

May 04, 2017 - May 13, 2017
More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast to participate in the 12th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out. Painters will set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of this last vestige of authentic "Old Florida" – the coastal stretch of scenic North Florida between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point.


Best Blast on the Beach- Independence Celebration

July 03, 2017
Come enjoy Mexico Beach’s Annual Best Blast on the Beach Fourth of July celebration! Kick off July 4th with the Sandy Shoes 5K! This annual event will take place at Under the Palms Park on 7th Street in Mexico Beach at 7:00am CT. This year’s event will be a timed event with chipped bibs for each participant. This very easy course will allow any stage of runner to enjoy. For more details and to register visit Afterward, bring your beach toys, cooler, towels and sunscreen and have a blast playing on the beach. Then sit back at dark, relax and enjoy the fireworks shot off the Mexico Beach City Pier at 8:30pm CT.

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We have visited this beautiful area several times and have recommended Mexico Beach to many friends. However, our trip in April was most unpleasant due to very poor accommodations. It might be of value for a small town, which utilizes tourism to boost its economy, to have the city government place higher expectations on private businesses before issuing or renewing business licenses. Unannounced, periodic inspections might also prove beneficial. Below is our review of the Buena Vista Motel.

REVIEW: NOT recommended (Buena Vista Motel). When one needs rest and recuperation due to health issues, a beach trip can aid the healing process. Therefore, accommodations become a very important asset for such a trip. This place was filthy, run down, ill-kept. After driving hours, arriving late and after office hours, the room key was not in the room as owner said it would be. Upon entering the room, it reeked a musty, stale, moldy smell (airing room out each day did not help). Tired as we were, we had to clean/disinfect: bathroom was nasty, toilet & shower dirty, shower curtain slimy, towels dingy & smelled stale. Bath light & exhaust vent were wired together, and vent was so caked with dirt/dust we had to take vent cover off to clean the fan interior to help cut down on the excruciating noise so we could use the light; the bathroom door would not close. The very small kitchenette sink was filthy, had clogged drain, and was certainly too small for shampooing hair when the shower’s hot water ran out; coffee pot was worse than nasty & required several scrubbing of hot soapy water & disinfectant. Blinds were missing slats so curtains had to be manually pulled for privacy. Curtains, as well as chair cushions were grimy and heavily soiled (all were removable but apparently hadn't been cleaned in years). Deck chairs were old, worn, ripped (glad we brought our own); no exterior lighting for safely walking deck or stairs at night. No covered deck area for sitting outside while it rained (second floor). Sliding glass door was insecure (finally found a stick to bar the door while we slept). Buena Vista Motel is a disgrace to Mexico Beach tourism and the website is terribly misleading. The only positive aspect of our trip was the beautiful beach--compliments of Mother Nature (certainly NOT the motel owner).

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