Update on COVID-19

All of our properties are accepting reservations and in Florida, we are adhering to each County’s Short-Term VR Safety Plans. We encourage guests prior to booking to review these plans.

Florida Only: We know our existing guests traveling from Louisiana have questions. If your stay is between now and June 15th, please contact us about options. While we want you to come to our beach, we do need to be sure that if you do, you self-quarantine for a period of 14 days or the duration of your stay, whichever is shorter, pursuant to EO 20-82.

Everyone else, there is no need to contact us about your existing stay. We are experiencing an extremely high volume of calls, texts, and emails. If you have already submitted an inquiry, please do not submit another one.

At this time, no new reservations will be accepted in Florida from those hot spots determined by the counties for arrival between now and July 3rd.

Safety Plans:
Southern’s Clean Initiative: Learn more here about Southern’s cleaning protocol in response to COVID-19.


Beach Statuses:

  • Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan - Beaches are open with no limited hours
  • Perdido Key - Beaches are open 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
    • Pavillions and public restrooms will not be accessible.
    • The Gulf Islands National Seashore and Florida State Parks are closed to the public.
  • Pensacola Beach - Beaches are open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
    • The area underneath the Pensacola Beach Pier, pavilions, and public restrooms will not be accessible.
    • The Pensacola Beach Pier is open for fishing only from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Social distancing rules will apply.
    • The Gulf Islands National Seashore and Florida State Parks are closed to the public.
  • Navarre Beach - Beaches are open with no limited hours.
    • The Navarre Beach Fishing Pier is open from 5 AM - 11 PM daily.
  • Fort Walton Beach - Beaches are open with no limited hours.
    • The Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier is open from 5 AM - 9 PM each day.
  • Destin - City of Destin beaches are open from dawn to dusk each day.
  • South Walton/30A - Walton County beaches are open with no limited hours.
  • Panama City Beach - Beaches are open with no limited hours.
  • While using the beach, please continue to follow social distancing guidelines - staying in groups of 10 or less and maintaining a six-foot or more distance from other groups.

    Area Activities & Restaurants:

    • In both Florida and Alabama, retail stores and restaurants are allowed to be open at 50% capacity.
    • In Alabama, bars, and breweries are also allowed to be open at 50% capacity.

    Everywhere along the coast must follow social distancing guidelines. Please reference the business's hours of operation for specific details

    *Closure dates are subject to change as government agencies continue to meet.