Practice Social Distancing at the Beach This Summer ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

Social distancing is at the top of everyone’s minds right now, including ours! If you’re coming to the beach this summer, there are still plenty of ways you can practice social distancing that are easier than you think.  Here are some of our favorite ways to practice social distancing at the beach while enjoying all our beautiful Gulf Coast has to offer. We hope you enjoy your trip to the beach!

Destin Beach Bote Board

Pontoon Boat Rentals

Grab your friends or family and rent a pontoon boat this summer. You can keep the group small and set out on the wide open Gulf waters rather than pack onto the beaches. Whether you’re looking for a way to relax or heading out to fish in our Gulf waters, pontoon boat rentals are the way to go! Plus, they’re easy to drive, making them popular for first-time boat renters. Browse these Destin pontoon boat rentals through our Tripshock partners and save on your next boat rental in Destin!


Want to practice your swing this summer? The Gulf Coast is home to some incredible golf courses, from Panama City Beach all the way to Coastal Alabama. Check out The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre; known for its lush landscape, rolling terrain, and scenic views, this 18-hole championship golf course plays 6,823 yards from the back tees. It’s the perfect challenge for golfers of each level! In addition, Lost Key Golf & Beach Resort in Perdido Key is one of the most popular golf courses in the area. The 18-hole Arnold Palmer Championship golf course is truly one of a kind and attracts golf enthusiasts all year long.

Support Local Restaurants

In light of restaurant closures due to coronavirus, there has never been a better time to support local restaurants. Grab something to-go or get it delivered to take back to your Gulf Coast vacation rental to dine on your private balcony. If you’re craving crab cakes, check out our recent blog highlighting some of our favorite places to get crab cakes in Orange Beach, Destin, and other cities along the Gulf Coast.

Explore State Parks

Another way you can practice social distancing at the beach is by exploring state parks! There are some wonderful state parks across the Gulf Coast, including St. Andrew’s State Park in Panama City Beach and Gulf State Park, which stretches all the way from Orange Beach to Gulf Shores and Foley, Alabama. While there is an abundance of sand, surf, and sea at some state parks, you’ll also fund lush foliage, an abundance of native birds, and miles of safe trails to hike across. Some state parks even allow you to camp overnight; just bring your tent and necessities for an unforgettable stay at the beach!