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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!

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

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Annual Photography Contest

Now - July 29, 2016
The Mexico Beach CDC, Inc. will sponsor the Annual Mexico Beach Photography Contest. Submissions can be sent to the CDC, April 1st through July 30th. Criteria: 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 3:00 PM CT on July 30th. For more information, list of categories and rules visit the Mexico Beach website at www.mexicobeach.com
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Best Blast on the Beach- Independence Celebration

July 03, 2016
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. Preregistration is now open. Register by June 27th to receive a race day t-shirt. For more details and to register visit www.mexicobeach.com Afterward, bring your beach toys, cooler, towels and sunscreen and have a blast playing on the beach. Then sit back at dark, re ...Read More>> ax and enjoy the fireworks shot off the Mexico Beach City Pier at 8:30pm CT. Read Less
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Mexico Beach Offshore Classic

July 28, 2016 - July 29, 2016
The 12th Annual Mexico Beach Offshore Classic is set for July 29-30! This two-day tournament has over $9,200 in cash prizes that will be given out. Three fishing categories give anglers the best opportunity to catch the big one in King Mackerel, Dolphin and Wahoo. Captain’s party will kickoff this event on Friday, July 28th at 5:30pm at the El Governor Motel. Fishing starts bright and early on Saturday, July 29th, and Sunday July 30th. Weigh-in for both days will take place at the Mexico Beach Marina between 4:00pm and 5:30pm. The last day will also include awards ceremony. With plenty at steak and optional jackpots it will be a fishin ...Read More>> weekend in Mexico Beach. Read Less
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MBARA Kingfish Tournament

August 26, 2016
Come participate or cheer on the participants at the 20th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament which is a charitable event to build artificial reefs. Kicking off the event is the Captain’s Party on Friday, August 26th, 5pm-9pm CT, at Beacon Hill Park. Fishing in the tournament is Saturday, August 27th, 5am-5pm CT and the weigh-in from 1pm-5pm CT at the Mexico Beach Marina. Prizes for the recreational division: King Mackerel: 1st: $3,000 2nd: $2,000 3rd: $1,000 Wahoo: 1st: $1,000 Spanish: 1st: $500 Prize for Professional/Masters Division: King Mackerel: 50% of the Masters Professional Division entry fees up to a maximum of $3,0 ...Read More>> 0 for the heaviest King Mackerel Registration is $175 per boat with as many people on your boat as you would like. Read Less
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September Music in the Park

September 01, 2016 - September 29, 2016
Every Thursday at Sunset Park (located next to the El Governor Motel) there will be talented performers playing for your enjoyment. Singing songs that we all know and love and letting us in on some of their own original creations. The event kicks off at 6pm and lasts until 8pm. Parking is available at the El Governor or across Hwy 98. So, come early, grab your spot, bring your chairs and coolers, and relax as you enjoy the rhythms of the music!
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Beach Blast Triathlon/Duathlon

September 10, 2016
We are triathletes, volunteers, runners, couch potatoes, and other kinds of people. We love our bikes as much as you do and swimming challenges as much as it challenges you (probably a lot more). We love the sport. Starting it's 12th year at Veteran's Memorial Park in St. Joe Beach, athletes from all will run, bike, and swim in this USA Triathlon sanctioned event. With a well marked courses that follows the Gulf of Mexico, volunteers will be along the roads handing out water and cheering each athlete on. For more information or to register please visit www.mexicobeach.com BEACH BLAST consists of 4 races; pick your passion and dist ...Read More>> nce: Sprint Triathlon 0.35 mile swim - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run Sprint Duathlon 1.2 mile run - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run Olympic Triathlon 0.7 mile swim - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run Olympic Duathlon 3.1 mile run - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run Read Less
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Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival

October 20, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Celebrating our 8th anniversary in 2016, Florida’s Gulf Coast will play host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. Festival performances will consist of 30+ musicians who collectively have written hundreds of hit songs from Faith Hill and George Strait to Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks. Many songwriters from past events will be returning for another great weekend of music and storytelling, in addition, guests can count on several new faces at this years “Blast.” All of the artists really enjoy playing at the nearly dozen venues over the long weekend, from VIP sponsor artist welcome reception o ...Read More>> the beach Thursday night to the grand finale on Sunday afternoon at the world Famous Indian Pass Raw Bar. It is a weekend not to be missed. This annual event continues to deliver on the promise of an incredible time for anyone who appreciates great music. If you spend one weekend a year in the area, the annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival is one you'll want to attend. Read Less
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Mexico Beach Turkey Trot

November 24, 2016
Start Thanksgiving Day off by running your way to the dinner table! The annual Mexico Beach Turkey Trot is a great way to start your day. This run on Thanksgiving Day gives families and friends a great chance to get out and be active prior to the traditional Thanksgiving feast. All ages welcomed and all entries receive a t-shirt. Signup now and enjoy spending Thanksgiving in Mexico Beach.
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Mexico Beach Christmas Celebration of Lights

December 04, 2016
Here Comes Santa... The Mexico Beach Christmas Celebration of Lights will be held at Sunset Park starting at 5pm with our annual Golf Cart Parade. Come celebrate with Christmas carols by candlelight, the tree lighting ceremony, complementary refreshments and much more. Santa will arrive once the tree has been lit by fire truck and will speak to each boy and girl. So, come celebrate Christmas Beach style with the citizen of Mexico Beach.
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New Year's Eve Celebrate Twice

December 31, 2016 - January 01, 2017
Let's Celebrate Twice! No need to wait another 12 months to celebrate the next new year. Ring in the New Year twice. Start in the Eastern Time Zone in Port St. Joe and St. Joe Beach, then travel west just five minutes to Mexico Beach and celebrate all over again an hour later in the Central Time Zone. The trolley service will be carrying passengers to local hot spots and everywhere in between. The trolley rides are FREE to all riders but we do ask for tips for the drivers. ( After 10pm all riders must be 21 or older to ride). For further details, please contact the Mexico Beach Community Development Council at 888-723-2546
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Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook Off

February 18, 2017
Chefs compete to see who prepares the best gumbo and Brunswick stew on the beach! This fun filled day offers the best and tastiest gumbo and stew on the beach! With many striving to become the "Gumbo King" but only one will win. Everyone has a blast at this event! Live music, free beads, beer, wine and hot dogs for those that want something else to dine on, this is one event you won't want to miss.
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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.
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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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