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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Photo and Film Office

Located on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre, four season destination resort. 

Sandestin invites photo directors and film makers to enter a world with a famous sugar-white sand beach, 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations.

The resort boasts more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues. 

According to one photo director, "it is simply amazing how much Sandestin has to offer."  Click here for a resort map.

Why Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort?

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers in its 2,400 acres an unprecedented combination of photo and film sites in this gated destination:

  • 30 different residential communities and neighborhoods ranging from homes with white picket fences, North woods like cottages with tall pine trees to luxury beach front condos.
  • Sugar white sand beaches, a stunning location for photo shoots and scenes requiring a beach backdrop.
  • Clear, beautiful "Caribbean like" water
  • Quaint "downtown" pedestrian village areas including retail shops and restaurants.
  • Recreation areas including four golf courses, 15 tennis courts, a large 98-slip scenic marina and variety of beach and bay water sports
  • A temperate climate year round

Accommodations and Communities

Sandestin Golf and Beach resorts offers a variety of residences and lodging types. Styles include:

  • Homes with white picket fences
  • Italian and Mediterranean influenced communities
  • Intimate inns to luxury resort hotels
  • Multimillion dollar estates
  • Romantic southern style homes
  • North woods inspired cottages with tall pine trees
  • Beachside condominiums 

Residences for short or long-term rental are all fully furnished and can be available unfurnished if needed.  Many properties offer high-speed Internet access.

Attractions

  • The Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay
  • More than seven miles of sugar white sand beach
  • Clear, beautiful "Caribbean like" water  
  • Beach and bay water sports (parasailing, jet skis, surfing, scuba diving, etc.)
  • 19 Swimming Pools
  • The Village of Baytowne Wharf including restaurants, nightlife, and retail
  • The Market Shops at Sandestin
  • Raven Golf Club at Sandestin, The Links Golf Course, Burnt Pine Golf Club, and Baytowne Golf Club
  • Tennis Club with 15 Courts
  • Sandestin Day Spa and Salon
  • Sandestin Fitness Center
  • Baytowne Marina, a 113-slip scenic marina area
  • Bicycle Paths
  • Deep Sea Fishing and Fresh Water Fishing (72 stocked ponds)
  • Jolee Island Nature Park, Tree Houses and Playground
  • Year round festivals and events

Weather

The Sandestin area offers a lovely climate and temperatures year round.

Month

Avg. High

Avg. Low

Jan
61°
37°
Feb
65°
40°
Mar
71°
46°
Apr
78°
51°
May
84°
60°
Jun
90°
68°
Jul
91°
71°
Aug
91°
71°
Sep
88°
66°
Oct
80°
54°
Nov
72°
46°
Dec
64°
39°


Support

If added resources are required, there are many options in the Gulf Coast area. "Extras" and models of all ages are available. And, the Sandestin team has access to experienced make up artists, hair professionals and interior/set designers. Security can also be provided at an added fee.

Fees & Incentives

In addition to overnight accommodations, fees can vary, depending on the scope of the project, the resources involved and the extent to which the resort is identified in and acknowledged by the project. In some cases, fees may be waived or considered as part of a trade relationship. Through its ownership of a number of lodging properties, restaurants, retail and other facilities, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort can offer an attractive incentive package for photo shoots and to potential production companies and filmmakers.

Accessibility

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort are located on the Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast on the Beaches of South Walton. The resort is easily accessed from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS) and the new Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN). Sandestin is an easy drive from other major metropolitan areas including Atlanta, Birmingham, Mobile and New Orleans.

Contacts

For more information about photo shoots and filming, please contact:  
Dan Keyser, Executive Director of Resort Sales 850.267.6647, dankeyser@sandestin.com.  

Recent Projects

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  • Cartoon Network
  • 2009 Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader Calendar
  • "The Making of the S-Town Dancers Swimsuit Calendar"
  • Atlanta Thrashers Cheerleader Calendar
  • Tennessee Titans Cheerleader Calendar
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