Mexico Beach is pleased to announce that it has been named the Favorite Southern Beach Town by Garden & Gun Magazine. Mexico Beach resembles old Florida beaches with its tranquil waters and unobstructed beaches. It’s laid-back atmosphere and serene hideaway is part of what has made it an unforgettable destination for generations.
A March Madness bracket-style competition was held online beginning March 16 with Mexico Beach announced as the winner on April 6. 32 beach towns were matched against each other and Mexico Beach went head-to-head with Anna Maria, FL, Hilton Head Island, SC, Tybee Island, GA, St. Simons, GA, and faced Pawleys Island, SC in the championship round.
“This event has been exciting to watch, and we are appreciative of Garden & Gun for recognizing our little slice of beach in this year’s competition. We are also thankful to our devoted followers who helped us secure a place in the championship round,” shared Mexico Beach Community Development Council President, Kimberly Shoaf. “Mexico Beach has experienced its share of uphill battles in recent years, from Hurricane Michael in 2018 to the current COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges, however, have only strengthened the Mexico Beach community, as apparent in the outpouring support in the Favorite Southern Beach Town competition.”
Fans and followers of Mexico Beach shared and reposted the contest on their social media pages and encouraged friends and family to vote online. The encouragement paid off and this designation is a win for everyone who loves Mexico Beach.
“Those who are worried that our wonderful beach will become pushed into the mainstream, rest assured,” says Mayor Al Cathey. “We are comfortable in our own skin and there is no movement in our city to do anything different than stay who we are. We have always stayed quaint, charming, and friendly and that is what Mexico Beach is all about.”
About Mexico Beach, Florida Since 1946, the three miles that make up the city of Mexico Beach have been a tranquil and serene hideaway from the pressures of everyday life. With its proximity to Panama City Beach and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, Mexico Beach has big-city accessibility and a small-town feel, making it The Unforgettable Coast® for a reason.