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8 Jul 2024
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One of the best things about a vacation in Rosemary Beach is its proximity to all the best parts of 30A. From the most gorgeous beaches and delicious restaurants to impeccable shopping, you’ll find it all minutes away from your 30A vacation rental.

The 30A region is known for its southern tradition and style, making antique shopping a popular activity for vacationers. Whether you’re looking for vintage items, mid-century finds, or a unique piece to commemorate your trip, you can unearth hidden treasures here if you know where to look. Discover why antique shopping is one of the best things to do in Rosemary Beach with this month’s collection of 10 must-visit stores!

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1. De’France

With two locations, De’France showcases more than 200 booths from vendors who refurbish and repurpose antique furniture, creating stunning pieces that range from tables and chairs to dressers and beds. Their primary location has more than 13,000 square feet to explore, so you’re guaranteed to stumble upon some incredible treasures.

Address: 230 Eglin Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Hours: Mon.- Sat. 9 AM – 6 PM | Sun. 10 AM – 5 PM 

2. Smith’s Antique Mall

As the largest antique mall in the area, Smith’s in Miramar Beach has been in business for more than 30 years and has a huge selection of everything from glassware and silver to vintage t-shirts and records. It’s the perfect spot to explore on a rainy day or if you’re hunting for a piece of nostalgia. Search gorgeous curios, handmade pottery, wrought iron furniture, and more when you visit.

Address: 12500 Emerald Coast Pkwy W Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Hours: Mon. and Tues. 9 AM – 6 PM | Wed. – Sat. 10 AM – 6 PM | Sun. 11 AM – 5 PM. Winter Hours may differ.

3. Bob House

Antiques and collectibles are on full display at Bob House in Panama City Beach. Here, you can shop industrial pieces like old lockers, perfect for organizing a tool shed or art room, instruments, vintage signage, outdoor furniture, antique luggage, and even old-school toys. Browse the vendors' booths and see what keepsakes you can discover.  

Address: 8108 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL, United States, Florida
Hours: Every day 10 AM – 6 PM

4. Kitchen Garden Books

One of the most unique stops along your 30A antique trail has to be Kitchen Garden Books. When it comes to things to do in Rosemary Beach, a book lover or cooking enthusiast can get lost in here for hours. Discover antique recipes, horticultural books, best sellers, and even cookbooks from around the world! They even have magnets and cooking-themed calendars perfect for your kitchen décor. Pick up a memoir from your favorite chef, or find a new favorite dish when you visit.

Address: 24357 US Highway 331 S, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, United States, Florida
Hours: Tues. – Thurs. 10 AM – 1:30 PM | Fri. 10 AM – 2:30 PM | Sat. 10 AM – 1:30 PM | Closed Sunday and Monday

5. Antiques on Holiday

The holy grail of antique stores near Rosemary Beach is Antiques on Holiday. Featuring imported goods directly from Europe, you’re guaranteed to find quality pieces to complete any room. Stunning light fixtures and chandeliers are displayed proudly throughout the showroom, as well as restored mantles, fine art, and solid wood furniture. Additionally, vintage birdcages and stone sculptures are dotted throughout the store alongside China sets, uranium glass, jewelry, and even beach-themed items. You never know what you’ll find!

Address: 105 N Holiday Rd, Miramar Beach, FL, United States, Florida
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 AM – 5 PM | Closed Sunday

6. The Treasure Box by C&M

Get your cottage-core or farmhouse fix at The Treasure Box as you shop for coastal-themed goods, hand-made items, and reclaimed wonders. New items arrive daily, so there’s always something to discover in this 30A gem.

Address: 1711 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Hours: Mon. Sat. – 10 AM – 5 PM | Sun. 12 PM – 5 PM

7. Turtle Girls Market

Turtle Girls offers shoppers 8,000 square feet and more than 40 vendors to explore, making it a must-visit antiques market near Rosemary Beach. The clean and well-organized vintage shop makes it easy to roam as you hunt for jewelry, local art, home décor, and upcycled goods. They’re open every day, so no matter when you need a break from the sun and sand, you can pay them a visit!

Address: 7930 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Hours: Mon. Sat. – 10 AM – 6 PM | Sun. 11 AM – 5 PM

8. Flutterby Antiques, Uniques and Gifts

One part vintage shop, one part local artisan market, Flutterby Antiques, Uniques and Gifts is your go-to for locally made goods as well as curated finds. Shop hand-poured soy candles, handcrafted jewelry, and art from local makers. The store also features a variety of pottery, furniture, dish sets, outdoor pieces, and items that will help tie any room together. Whether you’re furnishing a rental property, looking for a piece to take home, or searching for that special “know it when you see it” item, Flutterby promises a delightful experience that will leave you with a smile.

Address: 209 Main St. Destin, FL. 32541
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 AM – 5 PM | Closed Sunday

9. The Zoo Gallery

In business for more than 40 years, The Zoo Gallery is the “oldest mom & pop” business in the 30A region. Founders Chris and Roxie Wilson are dedicated to keeping the area weird by showcasing an eclectic collection of art, limited edition prints, handmade furniture, branded clothing lines and hats, recycled goods, and uncommon cards and books. If you’re looking for a truly individualized experience, getting lost in the kaleidoscope of the Zoo is one of the best things to do in Rosemary Beach.

Address: 89 Hotz Ave. Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Hours: Every day 10 AM – 9 PM

10. Porters Corner Antiques

After visiting the DeFuniak Springs Farmers Market, keep the area exploration going with a trip to Porters Corner Antiques. From vintage roll-top desks and quality-condition wicker furniture to butter churns, old crocks, collectibles, and cast iron kitchenware, the items at Porters’ are as varied as the vendors and suppliers who furnish the store with their goods. You can even pick up some local honey when you stop by! Ask about what’s new and let the shop’s helpful staff give you a tour of all the best pieces.

Address: 87 US Hwy 331 North DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
Hours: Wed. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM | Sat. 10 AM – 3 PM | Closed Sunday - Tuesday

Book Your Rosemary Beach Vacation Today

We all know the real star of a 30A vacation is the beach. And with turquoise water and powder-soft sand, it makes perfect sense! In addition to all the fun in the sun, finding other top things to do in Rosemary Beach can help you explore beyond the shore in ways you may not have in past trips. As you visit these and other shops in the area, we hope you find the perfect souvenir to remember your time.

When it comes to finding the perfect home base for all your adventures, 30A Luxury Vacations has the largest number of Rosemary Beach vacation rentals as well as properties in some of the area’s most popular communities. Plus, when you book directly with us, you not only have access to our expert staff and concierge services, but you’ll also enjoy the lowest rates on these properties. Browse our available vacation rentals and book your beach getaway directly with us, today!