Lived in Gulf Breeze for two years before building a house in Destin for another two year stay. Doing business in Multiple marine
trades for each of those years from NOLA to Tallahassee, then as vacation
home owner in Navarre Beach until economic crash.
West of Mobile Bay is muddy water
due to currents carrying river effluent towards TX. Put in at P-cola or even Orange Beach and don't venture east beyond Panama
City. Carrabelle if you must, then Rent a car to retrieve your trailer. There's too much beautiful water
and barrier islands still in civilized territory with little boat traffic unless you hang around Crab Island in Destin. Anchor
in secured protected coves or stay at 1st class marinas
in every major city, your choice. Lots of places near the water to re supply. Overall you can plan on cruising the panhandle as an inexpensive part of the coastal US with a high quality of life if you can find your groove.