Have you ever been to the town of Seaside? It’s located along the Florida Panhandle, near Santa Rosa Beach. I was clearing out photos on my phone to open up more iCloud storage (does anyone else have that issue?) and came across these pictures, taken this spring during our annual beach trip.
Seaside is a quaint, idyllic community that is very popular among tourists. For some reason, it is especially popular among Nashville residents–it seems like everyone we know has been. If you visit during peak vacation season, finding parking is a challenge. Someday it would be fun to stay in the town, which has a large square across the street from the beach and a number of restaurants and shops. Everything is within walking distance, and the streets are lined with beautiful shade trees. However, the cost of vacation homes in Seaside is out of our price range, so we stay in a more affordable area about 15 minutes away.
Some of the buildings look like they belong in a European village.
On the day we visited this spring, there was a baby shower happening in one of the side areas of the town square.
The town also has a quaint wedding chapel.
Many of the vacation homes have signs that share the owners’ names and where they live. If I owned a beach house, I’m not sure I would want to display that information for all to see, but I suppose it speaks to how tight-knit the community is.