COVID-19 Update, Travel Advisory

COVID-19 Update, Travel Advisory

Covid-19 Update:  The Turtle Beach Inn & Cottages are open and accepting reservations.  We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the beach.  If you would like to make a same-day reservation, please call our office to see if we are able to accommodate, as our reservation system will not allow same-day reservations due to the extra cleaning involved on same-day turns.  The beaches are all open, and most restaurants are now open at 100% capacity (also with outdoor seating and take-out available most of the time).  Masks are not required, just suggested in certain businesses in Gulf and Franklin counties.  Retail is also open at 100% capacity.

As we all continue to monitor the Covid-19 virus, we want to make sure our guests are aware of the extra measures we have implemented to help safeguard the health of our staff & those visiting us and to ensure social distancing recommendations are being met.

Check-In: Our cottage guests will self check-in with keys in their individual unit; main Inn guests will check in with a note on the front door of the lobby.

Breakfast: Our cottage units do not include breakfast for they have fully equipped kitchens. If guests at the main inn wish to have a continental or full, daily, plated breakfast they can do so in the lobby, on our porches or decks. There will be no self-serve buffet food items.

Housekeeping: Our cottage units do not receive daily housekeeping services. Main Inn guests can still receive a daily refresh of their rooms, if requested.


In addition to our routine cleaning, we have increased regular deep cleaning, disinfection and sanitizing practices of all common spaces within the buildings, including railings, door handles, light switches, etc. 

We will meet and exceed CDC guidelines for increased hand-washing and social distancing, and ask our staff and guests to do the same. 

We encourage all guests and employees to monitor themselves for signs of symptoms and stay (or return) home if you feel unwell. If you have recently traveled to areas experiencing widespread transmission of COVID 19, please plan to visit Turtle Beach Inn another time. 

As the situation evolves, we will continue to keep you informed.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at (850) 229-9366 or


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