As the name implies, Seagrove is a village beneath a canopy of live oaks and magnolias sitting atop a high line of dunes. This early Florida neighborhood inspired its more famous neighbor, Seaside, and the two communities are linked by a few common backstreets.
Just up the road from Seagrove are art galleries and antique stores. Eastern and Deer Lakes make wonderful spots for quiet reflection, or put in a canoe or kayak for a day of exploration around the Seagrove area.
Back in the 1940s and 1950s, families came to Seagrove Beach to rent modest one-story cottages with paddle fans instead of air conditioning and wide screened porches (perfect for sleeping). The same families returned to Seagrove year after year, and now second and third generations make the journey. Many of those quaint Seagrove cottages still exist, although they've been updated for today's travelers and are now thoroughly shaded by mature scrub trees and plants.