We're located off the beaten path but occasionally the media finds us and reports about our friendly beach community. We've assembled recent news stories below:
March 1, 2013
New Mexico Beach Fishing Video
The Mexico Beach CDC (Community Development Council) has launched a new 4:37 video, “The Local Lifestyle: Discover an Unforgettable Fishing Vacation.” Click to view on our About Mexico Beach page.”
June 14, 2011
Mexico Beach selected by Yahoo Travel as a "GREAT AMERICAN BEACH TOWN"
Cathey Parker Hobbs, a Board Member for the Mexico Beach Community Development Council reported, “we learned about this Yahoo.com article and the calls really started coming in from everywhere. Last week over half of our inquiries were from that story.” On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Yahoo Travel published a selection of 11 Great American Beach Towns in a story that read, “Enough with your fancy remote beaches. The Maldives? St. Tropez? With the economy what it is, we'll be lucky to get to the next state on a $73 tank of gas. We want close. We want old- fashioned. We want a town where we can park the car, drag a beach chair and a book to the sand, and then shuffle down the boardwalk in our flip-flops for fried clams and an icy-cold can of beer: a place with fireworks, friendly locals, and sticky scoop shops. So we dug up 11 great American seaside escapes, from classic fun-in-the-sun California to New England colonial charm. Because when it comes to precious summer weekends in the sun, there's no place like home. Read the full article here.
The article’s author, Sarah Tuff, said of Mexico Beach, “Never heard of Mexico Beach? Exactly. South of Destin, on the Florida Panhandle, the 1,200 residents have avoided high-rises, strip malls, and theme parks like the plague, keeping their low-slung town to themselves. The "government" is a five-person council that's put the kibosh on anything taller than 48 feet, and the focus is on small-town fun, with gumbo cook-offs, kingfish tournaments, and fireworks fundraisers.” Council Member Hobbs agreed adding, “This is a place where I was raised, my children were raised and now my grandchildren. It’s a wonderful place with beautiful beaches. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” Mexico Beach was the only Florida beach selected among others including Santa Cruz, CA, Coral Bay, Virgin Islands, Newport, Rhode Island and Folly Beach, SC.
June 16, 2011
Mexico Beach ranked #7 by readers of Gulfscapes Magazine in 2011 Best Gulf Coast Towns Contest
On Thursday, June 16, Gulfscapes, the premier Gulf Coast lifestyle magazine, announced the winners in its 2011 Voters' Choice Best Gulf Coast Town Contest. Mexico Beach was ranked #7 by readers. Pensacola was ranked #1 in the list of ten where four Florida beaches made the ranking including Destin and Naples. Community Development Council Board Member, Sandie Yarbrough, said, “12 years ago, my husband and I first saw Mexico Beach and we knew this was a place that we wanted to call home.”