Beach lovers, take note: Mexico Beach promises five miles of some of the loveliest beaches on the planet. The town offers numerous, easy-to-spot beach walkovers along Highway 98 as well as beach parks that include aptly-named Sunset Park, located at 1813 US-98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456.


Old Florida, flip-flops and shorts personality.

If you’re yearning for high heels, high rises and highbrow, Mexico Beach is bound to disappoint. But beachgoers in search of a laid-back, spectacular beach with amenities can’t do any better than this hidden gem. Here, you’ll see sunworshippers sprawled under candy-colored umbrellas; kids wading in the tranquil waters; and fishermen casting into the surf.

See, feel

Sited adjacent to El Governor Beachfront Resort, Sunset Park welcomes visitors with free parking, newly-constructed restrooms and showers, and ADA ramps. But the beach here is the shining star of the show, laden with rare, sugar-like sand that has only one ingredient: evenly sized quartz crystals. Pure white, it’s easy on the eyes and cool on the toes, and so clean it squeaks when you drag your feet across it—a fun game for little and big kids alike. The beach has a gently sloping bottom and the emerald-hued water is shallow, making the park a favorite with families.

The offshore reefs tend to make the water placid, but winds, tides and offshore systems can occasionally cause rough conditions.

On or near the beach

Work on the perfect tan, swim, and let the salt air work its magic. Or up the action with fishing, kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. Top Notch Beach Rentals has all the gear you need. Or search for the perfect souvenir on shelling expedition along the shoreline, often yielding finds like tulips, keyhole sand dollars and conchs.

Fuel the fun with a picnic under a shaded pavilion with a view of the beach, or head half a mile down the shore to Killer Seafood, a local hotspot that serves up delectable grilled shrimp, flounder and fish tacos in seafood-shack digs.


Sunset Park’s accessible amenities include ADA parking; a wheelchair accessible ramp to the restrooms, picnic area and beach; outdoor showers and an ADA restroom.


Amenities at Sunset Park include beach access, parking, a picnic area, restrooms and outdoor showers. Top Notch Beach Rentals rents everything you need for fun in the sun—literally everything-- including surf-fishing poles, pop-up beach playpens, large coolers with wheels, as well as more standard fare like beach umbrellas and chairs, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, and beach bikes.


There are no lifeguards; swim at your own risk.


Sunset Park offers free, limited parking, including ADA parking.

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