Make your next escape to the year-round sun and warmth with a visit to Florida. Many visitors plan plenty of beach time, hiking, biking, and other time in the sun. Eden Gardens State Park is a beautiful, relaxing spot in Santa Rosa Beach! The park is located at 181 Eden Gardens Road in Santa Rosa Beach. The park is open 8 a.m. – sundown, 365 days a year. The contact phone number is 850-267-8320. Entry is $4/vehicle of up to eight passengers and $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, and any passengers more than eight/vehicle. There is an honor box where you drop the correct change. The first floor of this historic home as well as picnic facilities are handicap accessible.
Eden Gardens State Park sits on 163 acres of land that was once part of the historic Wesley homestead. One of the focal points of the property is the beautifully restored 1897 two-story mansion. Guided tours of the home are offered hourly 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday-Monday to groups of 10 or less. The tour is $4/adult and $2/child under 12. The house is closed Tuesday and Wednesday and on certain holidays.
Another main attraction at the Eden State Park is the camellias and azaleas, along with other plants, offer plenty of color October-May, with peak blooms in March. Wander the heritage rose garden, butterfly garden, or hidden garden, or sit by the reflection pond of lilies and koi fish.
The ornamental gardens and surrounding area are the perfect backdrop for your next event. Gather friends and family for a reunion and book a screened-in pavilion with a kitchen and restrooms or celebrate your wedding. The special wedding tree is the perfect spot for the ceremony, and the nearby pavilions are a great place for a reception.
Start at the trailhead at the north end of the pavilion picnic area, and head out on the mile of hiking trails surrounding the property. You’ll have access to the natural areas west of the ornamental gardens. Take a short break and have a picnic under a Virginia live oak or at one of the many picnic tables around the property. There are picnic pavilions for larger groups, which include a grill.
The property is located on Tucker Bayou off the southeast section of Choctawhatchee Bay. Secure a saltwater fishing permit and cast a line off of the dock or seawall. Launch a canoe or kayak from the day-use area launch and paddle around Tucker Bayou, where you can connect to the Intracoastal Waterway and Choctawhatchee Bay.
Beautiful Eden State Park Along 30A
You came to Historic 30A along Florida’s Emerald Coast to experience a fun, relaxing getaway with loved ones. While you’re planning all your outdoor fun, to make your vacation the best it can be, make sure you book a stay in a vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Properties. We have units as small as one bedroom all the way up to six bedrooms for a large group reunion at the beach! Enjoy private outdoor spaces like a balcony, deck, or other outdoor space, as well as any neighborhood amenities. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Units have fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and in-unit laundry. For a luxury stay, choose a premium unit for upgrades like wood floors, flat-screen TVs, an elevator, and more to make the stay one you’ll never forget.
Call us today to start planning a fun-filled visit to Route 30A and the Emerald Coast!