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TABLE OF CONTENTS find your perfect beach ........................................ 02

beach neighborhood overview ............................... 02

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walton online ................................................... 04

south walton merchandise ................................. 06 south walton through the seasons ............. 07 signature events ......................................................... 08 our beach neighborhoods ................................... 1 0

miramar beach ................................................................ 1 0

seascape ............................................................................

sandestin .......................................................................... 1 2

dune allen ....................................................................... 1 3

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gulf place ........................................................................ 14

santa rosa beach .......................................................... 1 5

blue mountain ................................................................. 1 6

grayton beach ............................................................... 1 7

watercolor ..................................................................... 1 8

seaside ............................................................................... 1 9

seagrove ........................................................................... 20

watersound ..................................................................... 2 1

seacrest ............................................................................ 22

alys beach ........................................................................

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rosemary beach .............................................................

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inlet beach .......................................................................

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editorial features ...................................................... 26

ecosploring ..................................................................... 26

savor south walton ....................................................

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sports & recreation .....................................................

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romance ............................................................................

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south walton weddings ............................................

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traditions ........................................................................ 36

shopping ............................................................................ 38

arts & culture ............................................................... 40

artists of the year ...................................................... 42

galleries ...........................................................................

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meetings ............................................................................

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accommodations ........................................................... 48

beach homes & cottages ............................................

campgrounds & rv parks ........................................... 54

bed & breakfast inns ................................................... 54

condominiums , townhomes & villas ...................... 55

hotels ................................................................................ 60

resorts ..............................................................................

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rental agencies .............................................................

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advertisers ...................................................................... 66 beach safety information .................................... 73 beachgoer ’s guide ...................................................... 73 area map ............................................................................. 74


WHERE PERFECT MEMORIES ARE MADE There’s a reason many people refer to South Walton as a “getaway” instead of simply as a “vacation.” It’s because our sugar-white sand, turquoise water and welcoming beach neighborhoods offer a mental and physical escape from day-to-day life. A getaway at your perfect beach transports you to a more peaceful and relaxed state — and leaves you with lasting memories to treasure for years to come.

Become part of the tight-knit community that our 16 beach neighborhoods offer, and experience world-class shopping, delicious dining, local art, stunning natural landscapes, live music, family-friendly activities and so much more. In South Walton, you’ll experience popular spots to connect and engage — as well as peaceful retreats where you can reflect and relax.

No matter what your plans are, one of our beach neighborhoods is sure to be the perfect getaway. Not sure which area to choose? From the white-washed Mediterranean feel of Alys Beach to the laid-back style of Seacrest, each beach neighborhood offers a one-of-a-kind experience. As you explore the 26-mile stretch that makes up South Walton, you’ll notice the tranquil dune lakes, bold beach sunsets, brilliant turquoise water and awe-inspiring wildlife that make up the diverse South Walton landscape.

Welcome to South Walton. Your perfect beach is waiting.


A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE YOU’LL WANT TO SHARE

No matter where you are, South Walton is only a click, swipe or touch away. Stay in touch with South Walton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Check in to see the latest #SouthWalton and #SundaySunset shots and stay up to date on recent news from our beach neighborhoods. Make sure to leave a comment so we know you visited, and feel free to join in by posting your own photos and memories from your trip!

Stay even more connected by visiting our new, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly website. As you enjoy your South Walton getaway, use our website to find information on the latest local events, happenings and beach safety flags. Discover the restaurants, shops, parks, venues and beach accesses that give our individual neighborhoods character. On the go? Download our free “Visit South Walton Perfect Beach” mobile app.

Plan an entire day of fun in South Walton using the website, our app and our social media channels for inspiration — and be sure to share your experience along the way!


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TAKE HOME A PIECE OF SOUTH WALTON We know the feeling: once you’re in South Walton, you never want to leave. That’s all the more reason to take a little piece home when you go. Check out our online store,  Shop.VisitSouthWalton.com, or head to the South Walton Visitor

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original,

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collection of shirts, caps, towels and more. Commemorate your perfect vacation or spread the spirit of South Walton to others with a wonderful South Walton memento. 8 |

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SOUTH WALTON THROUGH THE SEASONS Spring: See South Walton come alive in the spring. The season kicks off with a handful of must-attend events as couples, friends and families make their way to our beach neighborhoods for some much-needed sunshine. If you’re looking to enjoy a beach picnic or a mid-day bike ride, spring is your perfect season.

Summer:

Our sugar-white sand is the best place to be during the summer.

Enjoy everything South Walton has to offer during this family-friendly travel season. Make a splash in rare dune lakes, turquoise Gulf water and swimming pools; relax and indulge at award-winning restaurants, shops and venues.

Fall:

Come to South Walton in the fall to enjoy a perfect escape as our beach

neighborhoods cool down and unwind after summer. Get outside and take on an ecosploring adventure or come together for one of our many fall events. No matter when you come during the fall season, we can guarantee one thing: the sunsets will be some of the best you’ll see all year.

Winter: Winter in South Walton is full of fun. See South Walton get dressed up for the holidays during November and December, and come visit in January and February for some of the year’s popular events and activities. If you’re looking for beyond-the-beach adventure, winter is one of the best times to experience South Walton dining, shopping, art and music.

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30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

ACCLAIMED EVENTS JUST FOR YOU January: 30A Songwriters Festival

– Listen to renowned songwriters as

they take the stage at this one-of-a-kind event. Enjoy live music at multiple venues DIGITAL GRAFFITI FESTIVAL

throughout South Walton during the three-day festival.

February: Wine, Women & Shoes South Walton

– This unique event

mixes entertainment, shopping and fine wine for good fun and a good cause. Get together with your friends to enjoy three days of activities — and pick up a perfect pair of shoes while you’re at it!

February / March: Seaside School Half Marathon & 5k

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This event-packed race weekend kicks off with the Taste of the Race event presented by Emeril Lagasse, live entertainment and an exciting race expo. On Sunday, join thousands of other runners for a race along Scenic Highway 30A. SEEING RED WINE FESTIVAL

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March: 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach

– Enjoy tastes from premier wine producers

and local culinary leaders at this event. Live music and a friendly croquet tournament round out this must-attend festival in beautiful Alys Beach.

April: Food Film Festival of South Walton

– Watch award-winning films and

documentaries, and then eat the delicious dishes featured in the movies during this inaugural event. Enjoy a kickoff party, artisan food market and special menus throughout the weekend.

April: Sandestin Wine Festival

– The Sandestin Wine Festival is a highly anticipated event

featuring local chefs and wine experts from around the world. Learn and explore the world of wine while enjoying live music and entertainment.

April: South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

– One of South Walton’s biggest

events, this lively springtime gathering brings out the connoisseur in all of us. There’s something for everyone, including diverse cuisine from celebrity chefs, live music and over 800 of the world’s top wines.

May: South Walton ArtWeek

– Formerly known as ArtsQuest, this expanded event

celebrates the creative spirit of our beach neighborhoods. Come witness the sights and sounds produced by local artists and musicians.

May: Digital Graffiti Festival

SOUTH WALTON BEACHES WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

– Watch the white stucco walls of Alys Beach come alive

during this can’t-miss event. Lighting and design experts will create stunning works of light and art that will dazzle and delight kids and adults alike. In its eighth year, this first-of-its-kind event showcases light and color in a truly spectacular way.

September: Bazaar South display

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October: South Walton Fashion Week

– See local, regional and international designers

display their best creations on the runway. Shop at South Walton’s hottest boutiques and luxury stores during this style-forward event.

November: Seeing Red Wine Festival – A South Walton tradition for more than 25 years, the Seeing Red Wine Festival allows you to taste wines from around the world and sample creative dishes from some of South Walton’s top chefs. This premium food and wine event features hundreds SOUTH WALTON FASHION WEEK

of different varietals and blends.

30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

30A WINE FESTIVAL AT ALYS BEACH

SANDESTIN WINE FESTIVAL

SOUTH WALTON ARTWEEK

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MIRAMAR BEACH

Sweeping panoramic views, world-class shopping and a welcoming atmosphere make Miramar Beach the perfect destination for families. Spend your days at Miramar Beach basking on the sugar-white sand and gazing out at turquoise water. Take a break and explore Silver Sands Premium Outlets to find something special for yourself or a friend, and embrace the easygoing vibe of Miramar Beach as you take a leisurely cruise down Scenic Gulf Drive. At the end of the day, soak up this beach neighborhood’s rich culture at one of many eclectic eateries.

“Strung along its coast are 16 eclectically stylish beach communities, each totally different in palette and architecture, and offering amazing rental vacation homes.” rsw living

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“After a dreary winter, it’s always rewarding to escape from the white stuff (snow) and head south for a different version of the white stuff (sand).” spafinder

SEASCAPE With eight lighted tennis courts, five swimming pools, gorgeous jogging and biking trails, and a championship golf course, Seascape is an active vacationer’s dream destination. Work up a sweat exploring one of this beach neighborhood’s many active opportunities; and then unwind as you enjoy stunning beach views and soft, sugar-white sand. Seascape’s collection of casual and elegant eateries welcomes on-the-go diners as well as upscale foodies. Luxury resort accommodations and charming beach cottages welcome all types of vacationers.

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SANDESTIN

“With local artisans and influencers…surrounded by golf built by names like Jones, Fazio and Norman, South Walton is making some noise in the world of travel and destinations.” matt ginella, golf channel

From sports to shopping to — of course — stunning shorelines, Sandestin offers it all. Whether you’re looking to plan a fun family vacation or a romantic getaway, you’ll find just what you’re after in this diverse, welcoming beach neighborhood. Sandestin hosts the vibrant Village of Baytowne Wharf, where casual eateries and kids’ activities are plentiful; it’s also the home of championship golf courses, luxurious spas and Seagar’s, a AAA Four Diamond-rated dining establishment. Book your stay in Sandestin, and look forward to enjoying a vacation full of variety.

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DUNE ALLEN

“It is a perfect vacation destination for anyone looking to relax in nature’s splendor, to walk and bike to their destinations, or to get away from it all.”

Get away from it all in Dune Allen, a quiet retreat full of

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casual meal at Stinky’s Fish Camp or Elmo’s Grill,

breathtaking natural beauty. This beach neighborhood hosts five coastal dune lakes — extremely rare bodies of water found in only a handful of places across the world. Nature lovers flock to Dune Allen not only for its stunning bodies of water, but also to visit Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, which includes more than five miles of nature trails. After a day on the lake, in the woods or on the beach, Dune Allen visitors like to enjoy a two popular restaurants with a strong local following.

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GULF PLACE

“Gulf Place is known for its vibrant artist colony and manicured lawns and sidewalks, not to mention multiple beach walkways and lush plants and palm trees.” addison magazine

Upbeat and active yet laid-back and casual, Gulf Place is a beach neighborhood that has a bit of everything. Enjoy some quiet time on Gulf Place’s sugar-white shores and lush green spaces; then, head to Gulf Place Town Center. This community gathering area hosts many local hot spots and also recently welcomed a number of new shops and restaurants. Energize with a refreshing session in the swimming pool, a game of tennis or a jog on the Timpoochee Trail. Remember Gulf Place forever with a painting or sculpture from The Artists at Gulf Place; stop by this creative space to make a masterpiece all on your own.

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“Each town skirts the white sands that form rolling dunes and an immaculate Gulf shore set against translucent blue-green waters.” orlando magazine

SANTA ROSA BEACH As South Walton’s original beach neighborhood, Santa Rosa Beach holds a special place in many visitors’ memories. Although Santa Rosa Beach was first founded in 1910 to support the vibrant turpentine industry, this beach neighborhood is now known for its appeal as a perfect vacation spot — in fact, it was recently named as one of Travel + Leisure’s Top 5 Favorite Towns in America. Sugar-white sand and turquoise water draw in beach lovers from around the world; natural retreats like Point Washington State Forest attract those looking to explore South Walton’s untouched natural ecosystem. Modern dining and shopping options can be found right around the corner, while local history abounds at Eden Gardens State Park.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN

Dazzling natural scenery makes the perfect match for the easygoing beach lifestyle found in Blue Mountain, where locals can be found biking up this beach neighborhood’s gradual inclines against stunning ocean views. Blue Mountain is full of wildlife for visitors to enjoy, from its signature blue lupine flowers to its peaceful coastal dune lakes. Accommodations in Blue Mountain

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new homes; shopping and dining options are just as diverse. Local bakeries, juice bars and ice cream shops line this beach neighborhood’s quiet streets, and sugar-white sand welcomes beachgoers looking to relax and unwind.

“When you can chat with artists ... kayak on a secluded, calm lake... and sit down to a casual fine-dining experience... you’re in a very special place.” phil marty, chicago tribune

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“One of the best [parks] is the 1,100-acre Grayton Beach State Park, where I watched an osprey circle over Western Lake, then suddenly dive feet first, its eyes sighted along its talons, into the water.” william ecenbarger, philadelphia inquirer

GRAYTON BEACH Sink your toes into the soothing sand of Grayton Beach — then, slip your flip-flops back on and explore the unhurried, organic community that makes up this funky beach neighborhood. Narrow streets are lined with trees of all shapes and sizes; just off Logan Lane, Grayton Artist Collective members showcase original works made with everything from oil paint to recycled glass. In Grayton Beach, you’ll find a community that likes to get together for good times — like a barbecue in the backyard or a drink on the outdoor patio. Local staples like The Red Bar keep visitors coming back every year, and natural getaways like Western Lake and Grayton Beach State Park attract adventure seekers. And of course, Grayton Beach’s sugar-white sand and turquoise water welcome all.

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WATERCOLOR

“It’s like going to a resort but everyone knows you by name. They truly care.” collaborate meetings

See what fun awaits you in WaterColor, where a lively mix of shopping, dining and activities blends in seamlessly against beautiful natural surroundings. This beach neighborhood offers wide walkways for visitors to stroll or bike along on their way to the beach, the pool, the tennis club or the spa. Accommodations range from intimate private rental homes to the award-winning WaterColor Inn & Resort, and dining options abound in this upbeat beach community. Head to the town center to find something special at a boutique store or enjoy a cup of coffee in a cozy café. Explore WaterColor’s outdoors with a trip to Western Lake.

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SEASIDE

“If it strikes you as suspiciously quaint, that’s because — as part of a movement we now call New Urbanism — it was engineered to be that way.” msn

Embrace the goodness of everyday beach life in Seaside, a New Urbanist community full of charm and character. In this colorful beach

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masterpiece homes line narrow streets. Visitors and locals head to Seaside’s sugar-white sand by bike or by foot; mid-day, you’ll find beachgoers stopping at one of Seaside’s silver Airstream trailer food trucks for a hot dog, grilled cheese, barbecue sandwich or smoothie. An iconic whitewashed post office has stood in the town center for more than 30 years, serving as a neighborhood focal point; graceful oak trees and

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SEAGROVE

“This is beach country. Your drive now is often past dunes, sea grass and paper-white sand.” city & shore magazine

See old and new Gulf Coast style come together in Seagrove, a charming beach neighborhood with everything from classic beach cottages to modern homes. Lush oak trees, magnolias and pines have spread deep roots in Seagrove — and so have locals and long-time visitors who keep coming back to enjoy Seagrove’s fun selection of shopping and dining. From upscale restaurants to casual cafés, this beach neighborhood is laid-back yet luxurious. Its sugar-white sand has been a peaceful retreat for South Walton residents and guests for decades, and its famous Seagrove Village Market Café has been a favorite dining spot since the 1950s. Apart from its pristine beaches and vibrant community, Seagrove also boasts a rare coastal dune lake.

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“It’s a little piece of paradise here in the Florida panhandle.” wtxl tallahassee

WATERSOUND Dive into the turquoise water of WaterSound — whether you’re jumping in from the sugar-white sand of this beach neighborhood, or from the edge of one of its four swimming pools. From two golf courses to the great food and entertainment of the Hub at 30A, everything you need is within walking distance in this enclosed and private paradise. In fact, that’s just how WaterSound was designed — with winding paths, boardwalks and walkways for pedestrians to enjoy as they stroll through this beautiful community. Lush wetlands, two coastal dune lakes and the windswept dunes of Deer Lake State Park have been carefully preserved so that visitors can experience the pure natural beauty that makes up WaterSound.

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SEACREST

Cherished for its relaxed, carefree vibe, Seacrest is a place where you can feel perfectly proud to bask on the sand all day or take a nap in a beach cottage hammock. A quiet outing along Camp Creek Lake can help you reconnect with nature as you birdwatch or fish. Enjoy a day on the golf course to relax and rejuvenate your senses. Just steps away, you can join in a vibrant community at one of Seacrest’s restaurants or shops. Stop by Peddler’s Pavilion for a quick coffee or a sweet treat, and then head to one of this beach neighborhood’s boutique shops to pick out something special to remember your trip.

“Some [beach neighborhoods] dazzle with swank. Others reflect an earthy, laid-back vibe.” becca hensley, the toronto star

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“Here’s one for your must-do-once-in-yourlife list: the Digital Graffiti festival, where an entire coastal town is turned into a kaleidoscopic color explosion.” lexus drivers magazine

ALYS BEACH You’ll know exactly when you enter Alys Beach — from its signature palm trees to its iconic butteries to its stunning white stucco architecture, this beach neighborhood makes a strong and stylish statement. The upscale Caliza Restaurant and high-end Alys Shoppe show off Alys Beach’s luxurious side; at the same time, neighborhood spots like Charlie’s Donut Truck and the Nature Trail bring a sense of casual comfort that helps maintain this beach neighborhood’s vibe. Steps away, activities like biking, tennis and swimming can be found — and of course, the sugar-white sand and turquoise water of Alys Beach await your arrival.

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ROSEMARY BEACH

“Family-friendly by day, the area becomes a swank social affair at night.� southern living

Enter Rosemary Beach, and be greeted by a vibrant and welcoming community. Here, neighbors share small talk from their wide balconies and open patios; groups of young ones gather for a casual game of tag on the green lawns. Nearby restaurants have bustling outdoor tables and intimate interiors that encourage diners to linger over coffee or dessert; nearby, the highly acclaimed Pearl Hotel offers stunning sights and creative cocktails in a luxurious environment. Boutique shops and open-air booths stand alongside bubbling fountains and outstanding architecture, just steps away from the sugar-white sand and turquoise water of Rosemary Beach.

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INLET BEACH

“Fly under the radar at one of these understated gems – just don’t tell anyone where you are.”

Inlet Beach is the perfect place to spend a truly carefree

travel + leisure

surround Inlet Beach’s winding streets and welcoming

day — swimming, sunbathing, fishing and exploring as you please. This totally laid-back beach neighborhood past the eastern end of Scenic Highway 30A welcomes visitors with a wide-open beach access and breathtaking Gulf views. Sweeping sand dunes and untouched wildlife sidewalks. Cozy beach cottages mix with modern homes, a variety of restaurants and the upscale boutiques at retail destinations such as The Crossings and 30Avenue. In the evenings, join Inlet Beach residents and guests at low-key hangouts like Shades Bar & Grill. A short stay in Inlet Beach will make you feel right at home in no time. our beach neighborhoods | 27


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ecosploring

WILD WONDER South Walton’s scenic beauty shows in its sugar-white sand and turquoise water; but did you know that the area’s natural wonders extend even beyond its beaches? In South Walton, there’s no shortage of ecosploring opportunities among the forests, trails and lakes found in our 16 beach neighborhoods. South Walton is one of few places on Earth with coastal dune lakes, rare bodies of brackish water. Head to a peaceful dune lake to kayak, swim, fish or balance on a stand-up paddleboard. Take your adventure to the trails of one of South Walton’s many state parks, where bikers, joggers and hikers can uncover local history and vibrant wildlife.

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“I could be mountain biking on a trail for one minute and paddling on a dune lake five minutes later.” joe godbee, local water sports instructor


GULF PLACE

SANTA ROSA BEACH

GRAYTON BEACH

Parks and Recreation

— Uncover the rich forests, swamps,

easy, moderate and difficult routes. Whether it be a quick walk

lakes and wildlife that make up South Walton by exploring one

through the nature path in Grayton Beach State Park or a miles-long

of the area’s four state parks and state forest. Witness one of

adventure in Point Washington State Forest, a walk through our beach

the Earth’s rarest bodies of water at a dune lake in Topsail Hill

neighborhoods’ wooded areas will reveal a new, untouched side of

Preserve State Park, take a stroll through a cypress swamp in

South Walton.

Point Washington State Forest or bask beneath a 600-year-old oak tree at Eden Gardens State Park.

Back in the Saddle — Trot along through scenic South Walton by horseback on a guided tour. A leisurely horseback ride through Point

Stand-Up or Snorkel

— South Walton was one of the

nation’s first places to embrace the art and sport of stand-up

Washington State Forest offers a higher vantage point for taking in wildlife among the long-needle pines and scrub palmettos.

paddleboarding — and continues to be a hot spot for this popular ecosploring activity. Our beach neighborhoods also

Pedal Power

recently welcomed more than 50 artificial reef structures that are

is a perfectly acceptable mode of transportation along our beach

perfect for snorkeling. Dive in and see what marine life you spot in

neighborhood streets. Bring your own bike, or rent a cruiser at one of

these beautiful new habitats.

the area’s many bike rental shops and explore more than 200 miles of

— Any South Walton visitor will tell you that biking

bike trails while getting some exercise in too. Bike rental shops here

Take a Hike

— Hikers of all ages and ability levels can enjoy

have everything from tyke bikes to road racers.

exploring South Walton’s expansive trail system, which includes

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SEASIDE

GRAYTON BEACH

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A CULINARY CELEBRATION With the Gulf of Mexico being a highlight of our 16 beach neighborhoods, it’s no surprise that seafood is a South Walton specialty. Stop in almost any South Walton restaurant to find fresh fish, whether it be battered and fried in a delicious po’ boy, smoked and mixed into a refreshing dip or grilled to perfection and served whole. But foodies flock to South Walton for more than just fresh seafood — our dynamic restaurant scene includes flavors from around the world, with menus carefully crafted by top-rated chefs. Go to VisitSouthWalton.com to browse more than 200 local restaurants — you’ll find everything from authentic Asian eateries to lively Mexican hot spots. You can even craft a gourmet masterpiece on your own — our markets are full of fresh, local fare for you to savor.

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ROSEMARY BEACH

Bountiful Breakfasts

— Go ga-ga over the famous “Grits a Ya Ya” at Seaside’s Great

Southern Café. For a traditional breakfast, it doesn’t get much better than Another Broken Egg Café, with multiple convenient locations in South Walton. And if you like things fresh-baked in the morning, The Donut Hole is a diner with a bakery built right into it.

Grab ’n’ Go Lunches — Stop by Modica Market on your way to the beach for a different daily special. Enjoy the old-school grocer and a bit of Seaside history while you’re there. For hand-tossed pizzas and more, spin over to Angelina’s Pizzeria & Pasta in Seagrove. If you love the Red Bar, check out the fun, funky vibe of Louis Louis (brought to you by the same three brothers).

A for Ambience

— The white tablecloth simplicity of décor shines through at Borago, a

classic Italian trattoria in Grayton Beach. Housed in a cozy cottage between Gulf Place and Blue Mountain, Café Tango is a hidden gem with an impeccable menu and wine list. Tucked in a woodsy setting at the entrance to Tops’l Beach & Racquet Resort, Ocean Club offers fine dining and nightly entertainment.

“From a Gulf-view patio to a casual beach bar to Florida’s only four diamond-rated restaurant… each [restaurant] gives visitors a taste of local flair — with some surprises.” connect magazine

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GRAYTON BEACH

sports & recreation

READY, SET, GO There’s something about South Walton that sets people into motion. Whether it’s our picturesque beaches, shaded trails, peaceful dune lakes or new artificial reefs, South Walton encourages an active lifestyle. By land, enjoy an outdoor workout as you play tennis, golf or beach volleyball; by sea, choose from stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming and so much more. Go to VisitSouthWalton.com to view all of the sports and adventure our beach neighborhoods offer.

SANTA ROSA BEACH

“From the sandhill ecosystems to the adventurous Cyprus swamp crossings, it’s sure to be a journey that you won’t forget.” 32 | sports & recreation

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SEASCAPE

Tee it Up

SANDESTIN

— South Walton is known for its

sugar-white sand and turquoise water — and for its gorgeous greens. Enjoy a day of golf on one of our championship golf courses. Get a crew together to play at one of our beach neighborhoods’ welcoming courses, or schedule a private lesson with a local pro to sharpen your skills. As you tee it up, take a moment to admire the views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Game, Set, Match — Strike up a friendly game of tennis at one of the many courts found in South Walton.

SEAGROVE

Sandestin, Rosemary Beach, Seascape and WaterColor are just a few of the neighborhoods with excellent programs for players.

Roadrunners

— From formal races to everyday

runs, South Walton is a great place to lace up your sneakers and take a jog. The Timpoochee Trail extends for 18.6 miles and provides an awesome tour of our beach neighborhoods; escapes like Alys Beach’s Nature Trail offer short, secluded routes for you to enjoy. Sign up for one of South Walton’s many fun 5ks and 1-milers, or challenge yourself at the Seaside School Half Marathon or Sandestin Triathlon.

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SANTA ROSA BEACH

romance

BEACHSIDE BLISS The sugar-white sand of South Walton is best enjoyed in the presence of a loved one. Invite your special someone along for a getaway in one of our beach neighborhoods, and escape from it all in a romantic and fun environment. Take secluded walks on the beach, pack a picnic to enjoy in one of our peaceful parks or go on a scenic bike ride together. Keep the romance afloat on a chartered boat, a dinner cruise or a couples’ kayak ride on a coastal dune lake. At the end of the day, enjoy an elegant dinner alongside a beautiful beach sunset.

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“Easy-breezy South Walton aims to please — and makes it very easy to fall in love with its beaches, sunsets, coastal landscapes, eateries, shops and other attractions, any time of year.” kathy witt, bucket list adventure columnist


A Gentle Touch

— Experience the healing powers of therapeutic

touch with a couples’ massage at one of South Walton’s many spas. During your session, tension will unravel as your energy and well-being are restored — allowing both of you to embrace your getaway with even more enthusiasm. Opt for a treatment by the beach, and experience pure bliss as the sound of the ocean soothes your senses.

Sunset Sonata

— Sail away together on a kayak, canoe or pair

of stand-up paddleboards. Or board the romantic Solaris yacht for an evening of gourmet dining, delicious drinks and live entertainment on the Choctawhatchee Bay. When you’re swimming in, sailing on or simply staring out at the turquoise water of South Walton, the romance will surely start to sink in.

From the Beach to the Boardwalk

— Walk hand-in-hand

through some of South Walton’s most romantic scenes: our sugar-white beaches and nearly 70 enchanting boardwalks. Gaze out over the turquoise Gulf water, a serene dune lake or a quiet sand dune as you enjoy an intimate walk together in the most inspiring environment.

SANDESTIN

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south walton weddings

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South Walton is the perfect wedding spot — with breathtaking beaches, rare and beautiful dune lakes, sweeping natural landscapes, elegant restaurants and historic chapels, we have plenty of romantic backdrops for you to choose from. Sink your toes into our “wedding white” sand, and gaze at our turquoise water as you say “I do” to the person of your dreams, or exchange vows under a 600-year-old live oak tree in romantic Eden Gardens State Park. Check out VisitSouthWalton.com to learn more and discover the venue that best suits your big day.

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HAYLEY GOODE GREEN

HAYLEY GOODE GREEN

“With 16 eclectic beach communities, it’s easy to find a waterfront wedding spot on the Gulf of Mexico or Choctawhatchee Bay.” usa today

HAYLEY GOODE GREEN

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SANTA ROSA BEACH

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LIKE A KID AGAIN South Walton has something for everyone, no matter your age or interests. Find the perfect beach for your family at one of our neighborhood beaches, all of which offer everything from low-key beach lounging to high-energy activities. With so many different options available within walking distance, everyone can find something to enjoy while still spending quality time together. Go to VisitSouthWalton.com to see all of the ways your family can pedal, paddle and play. MIRAMAR BEACH

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“Somehow, though, the beach serves as an age equalizer. Diving into a breaker feels as exhilarating today as it did when I was 7. We’re never too old to play.” WATERCOLOR

suzy fleming leonard, florida today

Happy Trails — Embark on a journey together along the wide, flat and kid-friendly Timpoochee Trail. This paved path extends for more than 18 miles, following Scenic Highway 30A. Biking, jogging and walking are all common forms of transportation along this popular South Walton route.

Beyond the Beach

— Enjoy a change of scenery by exploring South Walton’s destinations

beyond the beach. Every beach neighborhood offers plenty of indoor activities and outdoor ecosploring opportunities. From zip lining and rock climbing to boutique shopping and pottery painting, South Walton’s many activities make it easy to find new and different kinds of fun each day.

Biodiversity — From endangered sea turtles to the iconic pines of Western Lake, South Walton is home to several diverse and rare species. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn more and appreciate the interesting creatures that make the South Walton ecosystem so precious.

Kids’ Camps

— Let your little ones make new friends while they enjoy a full-day, half-day or

multi-day kids’ camp. South Walton’s beach neighborhoods offer a variety of seasonal kids’ camps that let young vacationers explore, learn and have fun in the company of expert instructors. From arts and sciences to sports and adventure, our kids’ camps activities will surely make any kid smile.

ALYS BEACH

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SEASIDE

GRAYTON BEACH

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FASHION FORWARD SANDESTIN

Each one of South Walton’s 16 beach neighborhoods has its own style — and with more than 300 places to shop, you can too. From funky art galleries to upscale boutiques to an expansive outlet mall, South Walton has a variety of stores for you to explore. Discover a handmade glass-blown necklace, pick up an oil painting of our dune lakes or splurge on the perfect summer dress. From everyday accessories to one-of-a-kind items, South Walton stores have just what you need.

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Retail Destinations

— Head to some of South Walton’s shopping hot spots to

spend a day splurging on something special for yourself or a friend. Sandestin’s Grand Boulevard hosts a number of brand-name stores for you to explore; from kids’ apparel to home accessories, the options are endless. Head to Seaside’s green lawn, Seacrest’s Peddler’s Pavilion or Rosemary Beach’s town square to find locally made goods at cozy boutique shops. Stop by Inlet Beach’s 30Avenue and WaterColor’s town center to pick up a one-of-a-kind item at a specialty store.

Specialties & Curiosities

— Find art, antiques, collectibles and other charming

treasures at one of South Walton’s novelty shops. From the Shops of Grayton to the Artists of Gulf Place, South Walton’s creative community has established a number of storefronts dedicated to rare, special and locally-made items. Find a quirky treasure at Seagrove’s Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery, or stop by Seaside’s Shops of Ruskin for everything from art to apparel. A trip to one of South Walton’s specialty stores is the SEASIDE

best way to find the perfect vacation memento.

“16 distinct beach communities offer an appealing combination of small town charm and urban sophistication.” travel weekly

GULF PLACE

ROSEMARY BEACH

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arts & culture

THE PERFECT PALETTE South Walton has a national reputation for both scenic and artistic beauty — and we’re blessed to have both stunning natural landscapes and inspirational artists in our community to keep this reputation going strong. Artists flock to our beach neighborhoods to find the perfect backdrop for original paintings, drawings, music and sculpture; they’re also here for our supportive creative community and frequent art and music events. As a South Walton visitor, you’ll find that beauty is always around you — whether it’s natural or man-made. 42 | arts & culture


“Everywhere I look, I’m inspired. Inspired by the trees, bayous, lakes and — of course — the beach.” susan lucas, 2004 artist of the year

Dune Tunes

— Live music abounds in our beach neighborhoods almost every evening. Discover local bands playing at Shorty’s and

The Red Bar in Grayton Beach, or catch a dueling piano performance at Rum Runners in Sandestin’s Baytowne Wharf. Music takes the main stage in January, when South Walton’s 30A Songwriters Festival brings in local, regional and national talent for must-see concerts. Stop by establishments like Central Square Records to pick up a CD or classic vinyl record of your favorite artists.

Art & Soul — South Walton supports its artists in many ways. Homeowners and local vendors proudly display local art among their walls, and formal organizations like the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County support local artists through festivals, workshops and events. Consider the CAA’s Bayou Arts Center for the latest exhibit and see what classes are on the horizon.

Prime Time Players

— Go off-Broadway in South Walton by seeing a live performance at The Seaside Repertory Theatre (The REP).

This cozy theatre provides top-quality plays, musicals and more for South Walton residents and visitors. You’ll even spot The REP performers showcasing their talents at local cafés on occasion. Most shows are family-friendly, meaning that you can take your entire crew into the theatre for an evening of entertainment.

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artists of the year

AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS Since 2003, the South Walton Artist of the Year program has honored local artists who excel in their fields. Every fall, Artists of the Year are selected based on their artistic mediums and their expertise in the nature, heritage and beauty of South Walton.

In 2016, the following artists were recognized:

Melody Bogle (Artist of the Year) Gordie Hinds (Acrylic Painter of the Year) Sara Lierly (Mixed Media Creator of the Year)

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Melody Bogle

Oil and Pastel Paint on Canvas

2016

Juan Francisco Adaro

Mixed Medium Painting

2015

Mary Hong

Glass on Canvas

2014

Andy Saczynski

Recycled Materials on Canvas

2013

Allison Craft

Leather and Pearl Jewelry

2012

Allison Wickey

Acrylic Paint/Plaster on Canvas

2011

Michael Granberry

Photography

2010

Michael McCarty

Mixed Medium Paint on Canvas

2009

Donna Burgess

Watercolor

2008

Bill Stephenson

Recycled Wood

2007

Phil Kiser

Recycled Glass/Mosaics

2006

Justin Gaffrey

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

2005

Susan Lucas

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

2004

Dorothy Starbuck

Oil Paint on Canvas

2003

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galleries

FIND SOMETHING SPECIAL South Walton’s breathtaking beauty extends beyond its beaches — just step into one of the area’s art galleries to see for yourself. From traditional oil-on-canvas landscapes to modern sculptures made from recycled wood, the art created here is abundant, diverse and truly original. Stop by a South Walton gallery to browse handmade art, jewelry, sculptures and more. You might even find the perfect piece to take home.

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Sharon Long Watercolors (850) 240-3220 slongwatercolors.com

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Donna Burgess Gallery 2008 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(850) 837-1887 artzbydonnaburgess.com Fusion Art Glass - Sandestin (850) 654-7311 fusionartglass.com The Zoo Gallery - Sandestin (850) 837-9233 thezoogallery.com

Dwight Ward Pottery (850) 622-0400 artistsatgulfplace.com John Hollan Photography (850) 622-0400 johnhphotography.com Maxine Orange (850) 622-0400 maxineorange.com Sheila Smith Designs (615) 900-9289 sheilasmithdesigns.com Annette Taunton (850) 622-0400 annettetaunton.com David Hansel (850) 622-0400 davidjhansel.blogspot.com Gordie Hinds

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2016 ACRYLIC PAINTER OF THE YEAR

(850) 660-1586 facebook.com/gordiehindsart

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Aaron Sutton (850) 424-1207 aaronsutton.com

Bett Appel Beachfront Home & Gallery (850) 830-0256 artistsof30a.com/bett-appel Carol Frank (850) 622-1248 artistsof30a.com/carol-frank Cheryl Gray Watercolors (601) 441-9219 artistsof30a.com/cheryl-gray Clay Road Studio (850) 585-7689 clayroadstudio.com Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (850) 622-5970 culturalartsalliance.com Elmore’s Landing Fine Art 30A (850) 419-3963 fineart30a.com Joan Vienot Studio (850) 259-8394 joanvienot.com Kyle Paxton Studio (850) 624-8736 kylepaxton.com


L’Artiste Marti Schmidt Gallery (850) 974-8543 martischmidt.com

J. Lyons Studio + Gallery jlyonsart.com

The Shops of Ruskin facebook.com/theshopsofruskin

Mary Hong Studio

Liza Snyder (205) 567-1632 lizasnyderart.com

2014 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Art of Simple (850) 231-6748 theartofsimpleonline.com

Melissa Mercer Brown Studio (334) 332-6883 melissamercerbrown.com Sand Odyssey (850) 622-2741 sandodyssey.com Beach Sand Sculptures

(850) 231-1416 wiredglass.com Modus Photography 2014 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

(850) 543-5986 modusphotography.com The Shard Shop (850) 231-0544 shardshop.com

(303) 681-2631 beachsandsculptures.com

The Studio Gallery (850) 231-3331 studiogallery30a.com

Santa Rosa Pottery (850) 368-8610 santarosapottery.com

The Zoo Gallery – Grayton Beach (850) 231-0777 thezoogallery.com

2015 SCULPTOR OF THE YEAR

2004 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Teresa Cline Gallery (850) 213-3040 teresaclinegallery.com Woodie Long Art Gallery (850) 231-9961 woodielong.net

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Pieces of Paradise (850) 231-4002 facebook.com/piecesofparadiseSRB The Blue Giraffe (850) 231-5112 bluegiraffe30A.com

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Justin Gaffrey Studio & Gallery 2005 ARTIST OF THE YEAR (850) 267-2022 justinmadebyhand.com

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Adaro Art 2015 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(561) 985-5767 adaroart.com Allison Craft Designs 2012 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(850) 200-2847 allisoncraftdesigns.com Andy Saczynski’s Studio Gallery 2013 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(850) 502-0072 artbyandyski.com Ginger Leigh Designs – The Workshop (850) 231-5555 facebook.com/gingerleighdesigns

Didon Comer Studio (850) 231-4295 didoncomer.com Donnelle Clark Studio Gallery (850) 231-1256 artistsof30A.com/donnelle-clark Peggy Jones Paintings (850) 933-1333 peggyjonespaintings.com

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Susan Lucas (850) 267-3083 susanlucasart.com

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Albert F’s (850) 687-0520 albertfseaside.com Amoré by the Sea (850) 231-0337 An Apartment in Paris (850) 534-0038 anapartmentinparis.net Fusion Art Glass – Seaside (850) 231-5405 fusionartglass.com Newbill Collection By the Sea (850) 231-4500 seasidefl.com/shop-dine-locations/ newbill-collection-by-the-sea

Arriaga Originals (850) 231-0084 richardarriaga.com

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Hidden Lantern Gallery (850) 231-0091 thehiddenlantern.com Mary Zahner (850) 375-7018 artistsof30A.com/mary-zahner Sea Contemporary Art Space (850) 231-0081 seacontemporary.com Tommy Crow Studios (850) 231-1300 tommycrow.com

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V. Lala Galleries (850) 909-0101 vlalagalleries.com

Quincy Avenue Art & Things (850) 468-0003 Red Bird Gallery (850) 231-3404 redbirdgalleries.com Rolland’s Beauty Bar & Art Gallery (850) 231-6085 rollands.biz

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, A RETREAT FOR THOSE WHO DON T meetings

With modern facilities, world-class accommodations, inspiring scenery and endless opportunities for fun, South Walton is the ideal year-round destination for professional gatherings of all sizes. Hold your next meeting here, and impress attendees with sleek, stylish conference rooms and working areas. Then, let everyone enjoy themselves with a much-needed break on our sugar-white beaches. Opportunities for networking and engagement are everywhere in South Walton — whether it be on one of our world-class golf courses, inside an intimate restaurant or at a live performance. To find out more about holding your next meeting in South Walton, check out VisitSouthWalton.com/Meetings. Contact our South Walton sales team today at (800) 822-6877 or meetings@visitsouthwalton.com.

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4000 Sandestin Boulevard South, Sandestin (877) 705-6641 • hiltonsandestinbeach.com The Pearl Hotel 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach (850) 460-9040 • thepearlrb.com

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78 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach (888) 855-1551 • rosemarybeach.com Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Miramar Beach (800) 277-0803 • sandestin.com/meetings

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Seascape Golf, Beach and Tennis Resort 556 Seascape Drive, Miramar Beach (800) 874-9106 • seascape-resort.com

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME A stay in South Walton is truly special – not just because our 26 miles of beach offer endless experiences to enjoy, but because each moment here offers the opportunity to build lasting memories. With 16 beach neighborhoods and more than 11,000 accommodations — the vast majority of which are recognized as “dream vacation” properties — South Walton is a place full of relaxation, excitement and peace that you’ll remember for years to come. After you leave South Walton, you will have memories forever – whether they be of a breezy bike ride down the Timpoochee Trail, a sunny beachside picnic, a long walk on sugar-white sand, the savory bite of a fresh catch at a local restaurant or a hole-in-one golf outing. Memories created in South Walton don’t settle or fade. In fact, they’re the type that inspire and encourage in the most positive of ways. Looking back on a South Walton experience might bring you a sense of calm, inspire you to reconnect or encourage you to try something new and exciting.   And of course, a South Walton memory will likely make you want to pack your bags and visit our 16 beach neighborhoods again. You’ll always be able to find your perfect beach in South Walton, and  here you’re always home.

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> What was your favorite moment from your South Walton visit? Let us know on Facebook.com/VisitSouthWalton and Twitter.com/SouthWalton. Find us on Instagram @SouthWalton.

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A Summer Breeze (850) 830-8133 2384 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit A-201 asummerbreeze.com

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Affinity (850) 424-3000 32 Gulfside Way emeraldcoastescapes.com

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Blue Bayou (404) 713-8231 22 Black Coral Cove vrbo.com/482686

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Cape Monaco (850) 654-9966 1651 Scenic Gulf Drive vrbo.com/24559

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Hang Loose (205) 910-0287 9 Gulfside Way floridagulfcottages.com

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Jardin Calle (478) 953-2890 36 Topaz Cove vrbo.com/83138

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Maravilla Unit 1205 (314) 324-3040 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive toes-inthe-sand.com

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Martin’s Nest (770) 656-5478 62 Misty Cove homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290198

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Miramar Palms (901) 351-4680 53 Batchelor’s Button vrbo.com/77170

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Paradise Hotel (678) 557-9778 147 Gulfside Way vrbo.com/30642

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Polakoff Property (717) 227-5520 114 Mainsail Drive #25 rentonthegulfcoast.com

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Royal Seaesta #4 (314) 537-0642 1986 Scenic Gulf Drive vrbo.com/701520

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Sea Breeze (850) 637-8344 207 Sandy Cay Drive vrbo.com/606601

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Secret Paradise (440) 390-8847 21 Pearl Cove emeraldshoresbyowner.com/secret-paradise.html

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Simply Paradise (440) 390-8847 17 Topaz Cove destinsimplyparadise.com

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The Pelican’s Elbow (850) 305-2501 145 Marigot Bay Circle pelicanbayvacations.com

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Brannen Development Company 112 Penny Lane

(404) 355-9500

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Little Cottage (850) 267-8442 47-A Austinwood Lane vrbo.com/8292

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Palm Hopper (920) 475-4475 210 Old Beach Road g u lf p l ac e

Sandy Feet (615) 426-0148 69 Classic Court Lane vrbo.com/412279

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Beach Buddy (512) 923-5400 19 Buddy Street vrbo.com/242498

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Blue Parrot Cottage (817) 701-5225 15 Betty Street vrbo.com/39912

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BreakAway (314) 662-0863 11 Asher Way vrbo.com/502747

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Cobia Cottage (817) 707-3727 76 Snapper Street vrbo.com/100470

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Cool Beans (205) 910-0287 320 Hidden Lake Way floridagulfcottages.com

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Fancy Free (404) 932-5749 312 Hidden Lake Way

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Flamingo Cottage (832) 309-5866 182 Old Beach Road flamingocottage.com

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Good To Go (205) 910-0287 368 Hidden Lake Way floridagulfcottages.com

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Hinton Bishop Enterprises (850) 438-7691 5 Hinton Drive

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Sunsational (770) 540-5557 51 South Andalusia Avenue pearlywhiteproperties.com

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Sweet Dreams (256) 734-2977 8690 East County Highway 30A

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Van Gogh’s View (850) 622-5299 3730 West County Highway 30A weatherallfineart.com

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Vicki Street Properties (256) 603-0115 44 Vicki Street 44vickistreetbeach.com

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Blue Mountain Beach Fantasy (850) 267-2351 778 Blue Mountain Road bluemountainbeach.com

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Crosswinds Beach House (865) 414-9400 21 Cabana Trail crosswindsbeachhouse.com

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Cole Bin (850) 231-2886 182 Garfield Street

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Jake’s Place (615) 500-5923 374 DeFuniak Street vrbo.com/303415

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Moon Baby (850) 231-2886 42 Banfill Street

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R & R at the Beach (615) 403-3530 357 DeFuniak Street vrbo.com/449728

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The Smith House (850) 231-0321 267 DeFuniak Street vrbo.com/262496

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296 Pine Needle (404) 386-7433 296 Pine Needle Way

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Boathouse (770) 309-1329 746 Western Lake Drive vrbo.com/136571

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Watercolor Moments (678) 624-0700 113 Pond Cypress Way watercolormoments.com

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1760 The Exchange (770) 951-2155 28 Birmingham Street bestbeachhouse.com

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Almarito Gulf View (850) 231-4386 2971 East County Highway 30A vrbo.com/247383

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Annie’s Place (404) 402-1111 32 Forest Street vrbo.com/63886

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Blue Moon (850) 585-3179 65 Crystal Court vrbo.com/141817

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Brown Your Buns (678) 575-9781 56 Dune Ridge Road vrbo.com/173085

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Chez Mireille (850) 231-4386 2554 East County Highway 30A vrbo.com/253008

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Fish House (404) 252-1085 216 Williams Street

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Just in Thyme (770) 331-0868 39 Thyme Street vrbo.com/18176

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Making Memories (770) 748-8536 26 Cullman Avenue vrbo.com/139340

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Muriel’s Grove (256) 479-5585 482 North Andalusia Avenue straighttothebeach.com

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Peace of Mind (770) 330-7477 9 Seawinds Court vrbo.com/137793

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Pelican Watch (850) 622-9565 498 Eastern Lake Road vrbo.com/15869

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Seabiscuit 33 South Ryan Street

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(770) 978-4658 emeraldcoasttours.com/33southryanstreet

Triple Crown (770) 540-5557 4228 East County Highway 30A pearlywhiteproperties.com

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Tutti Frutti (850) 502-1907 19 Old Mill Road homeaway.com/3512266

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Answered Prayer Beach House (502) 807-9885 34 Lifeguard Loop East vrbo.com/35907

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Beach Baby (615) 480-5239 50 Gossamer Lane vrbo.com/730531

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Beach Bliss (317) 696-5 178 81 Seacrest Beach Boulevard East vrbo.com/54916

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California Dreamin’ (678) 456-3363 97 Cobia Run East vrbo.com/196643

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Cozy for Two (404) 702-7688 178 Blue Crab Loop West vrbo.com/64896

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Let It Shine Beach Cottage (678) 520-7493 117 Cottage Way vrbo.com/52349

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Looney Dunes (770) 887-2040 38 Seawalk Circle vrbo.com/25015

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Neptune’s Retreat (888) 865-9992 65 Sandy Shores Court neptunesretreat.com

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Parfait Lieu at Sunset Beach (404) 593-5941 10140 East County Highway 30A vrbo.com/94504

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Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming! (678) 961-8218 470 Beach Bike Way vrbo.com/152496

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Reunion House (877) 868-4659 15 Sandy Shores Court reunionhouse.org

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Seashadows (850) 231-4252 8442 East County Highway 30A, #2 vrbo.com/237926

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Second Nook (404) 314-0446 9955 East County Highway 30A vrbo.com/664017

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War Seagull (770) 595-0808 19 North Briland Lane vrbo.com/125365

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Idle Time (214) 649-2069 163 Walton Magnolia Lane vrbo.com/24279

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Last Resort (850) 231-5919 214 East Park Place Avenue vrbo.com/7721

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Camping on the Gulf (850) 837-6334 10005 Emerald Coast Parkway West campgulf.com

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Destin RV Beach Resort (850) 837-3529 362 Miramar Beach Drive destinrvonline.com

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Geronimo RV Resort (850) 424-6801 75 Arnett Lane geronimorvresort.com

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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park (850) 267-8330 209 3 • • • • • 7525 West County Highway 30A floridastateparks.org/park/topsail-hill s a n ta r o s a b e a c h

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Hibiscus Coffee & Guest House (850) 231-2733 hibiscusflorida.com 85 DeFuniak Street

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Absolute Relaxation (678) 518-4302 2550 Scenic Gulf Drive destinfun.net

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Amalfi Coast Resort Condo (423) 842-9086 778 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 227 vrbo.com/48989

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Beach Retreat Unit 202 (678) 614-7467 2746 Scenic Gulf Drive destinpetcondos.com

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Beach Retreat Unit 411 (888) 909-8090 2746 Scenic Gulf Drive thedestinconnection.com

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Beachside 1 (770) 419-1745 4012 Beachside Drive vrbo.com/265512

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Best Destin Beach House Rental (850) 461-2568 675 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 104-C bestdestinbeachhouserental.com

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Bit of Heaven (334) 826-8172 1952 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 303 vacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/18751.html

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Brigid’s Place At Summerspell (850) 654-4901 2396 Scenic Gulf Drive vrbo.com/369723

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Ciboney Condominiums (404) 234-0850 2076 Scenic Gulf Drive vacationdestin.com

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CMG Ventures (317) 513-4853 326 North Driftwood Bay, #91B vrbo.com/588976

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Coastal Comeback (770) 876-1139 122 Seascape Boulevard #2005 homeaway.com/3888817

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Coconut Cove (850) 305-6176 19 Pearl Cove vrbo.com/23296

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Crystal Village 57007 (615) 969-8822 285 Payne Street vrbo.com/57007

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Crystal Village II (615) 969-8822 285 Payne Street vrbo.com/57007

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Crystal Village Unit 27B (850) 585-4519 285 Payne Street, #27-B vacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/13151.html

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Destin Beach Condos (404) 326-6722 114 Mainsail Drive, Unit 411 vrbo.com/24991

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Destin Connection (678) 614-7467 2746 Scenic Gulf Drive thedestinconnection.com

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Destin Dreamin (678) 787-4098 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 3105 vrbo.com/14521

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Dollarhide Condos at Seascape (888) 881-5718 11625 Emerald Coast Parkway West destin-florida-condo-rental.com

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Gulfview 208 (502) 266-5040 2830 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 208 vrbo.com/2339

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Gulfview 209 (256) 990-0027 2830 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 209 vrbo.com/21668

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Horne Property (770) 232-2980 60 Sandprints Drive, Unit D8

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Mainsail 125 (770) 536-4401 114 Mainsail Drive, Unit 125

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Mainsail 228 (504) 669-3437 114 Mainsail Drive, Unit 228 rentourdestincondo.com

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Mainsail Condominium (404) 386-8155 114 Mainsail Drive, Unit 231

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Majestic Sun 310A (504) 669-3437 1160 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 310A rentourdestincondo.com

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Majestic Sun 806B (314) 307-0621 1200 Scenic Gulf Drive destinbeachfrontcondo.com

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Maravilla 1405 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive

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(678) 614-7467 thedestinconnection.com

Maravilla 2403 (888) 909-8090 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive destinpetcondos.com

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Maravilla 2408 (210) 789-0740 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit #2408 vrbo.com/355152

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Maravilla 3305 (502) 425-5639 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive vrbo.com/40389

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Maravilla Unit 1406 (770) 965-6166 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive vrbo.com/29128

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Maravilla Unit 1413 (770) 704-0458 Scenic Gulf Drive, #1413 dvacationrentals.com

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Maravilla Unit 4106 (256) 990-0027 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive vrbo.com/300161

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Marlee Enterprises (502) 894-9311 100 Seascape Drive a1vacations.com/marlee/2

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Mediterranea Unit A402 (630) 369-6154 50 Surf Song Lane, A402 vrbo.com/25544

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Misty Cove Townhomes Unit 116 (952) 200-5410 25 Misty Cove #116 vacationrentals.com/listing/p7067824

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Precious Moments 1541 Scenic Gulf Drive

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Summerspell 201 the ULTIMATE (314) 368-0440 2391 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 201 vrbo.com/15362

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Summerspell Unit 202 (513) 379-7892 2396 Scenic Gulf Drive summerspell202.com

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Surfside Unit 803 (901) 606-9672 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive, #803 vrbo.com/67235

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Woodland Shores Townhomes (615) 831-0778 241 Ellis Road vrbo.com/57857

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Ariel Dunes / Christian Condos (850) 385-0917 122 Seascape Drive, Unit 502 christiancondos.net

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Ariel Dunes #1209 (404) 434-3419 112 Seascape Drive vrbo.com/100202

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Burrow Family Condo (615) 202-4263 75 Sea Oats Cove, Unit 55B homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p215338

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Destin Beach Front Condo (314) 307-0621 1160 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 806B destinbeachfrontcondo.com

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Naegele Property (678) 372-1902 122 Seascape Drive, Unit 1701 vrbo.com/355389

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Seascape #404 (770) 241-5038 825 Seascape Drive, #404

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Verden Haus (770) 795-0302 139 Sunset Bay vacationrentals.com/listing/p7000583

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You Are My Sunshine (334) 782-9390 4 3.5 • • 1541 Gulf Drive youaremysunshinedestin.com sandestin

421 Linkside Drive (770) 992-6892 421 Linkside Drive

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624 Bayou Drive - Sandestin (318) 820-9570 624 Bayou Drive

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Christan Condos / Lasata (850) 385-0917 9600 Grand Sandestin Boulevard, Unit 3107 christiancondos.net

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Hidden Dunes 177 (850) 508-8810 9815 Highway 98, Unit 177 vrbo.com/98503

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Condo (859) 621-3026 609 Bayou Village

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Tides at Tops’l 902 (800) 966-4222 550 Tops’l Beach Boulevard, Unit 902 902tides.com

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Palms of Dune Allen #205 (770) 393-0399 vrbo.com/60780 4961 West County Highway 30A

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San Remo 302 (423) 313-7656 4045 West County Highway 30A vrbo.com/255118

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Gulf Place Caribbean (404) 267-7272 144 Spires Lane

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Lookout at the Beach (850) 622-3867 144 Spires Lane, Unit 402 vrbo.com/6753

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Hidden Beach Villas 138 (770) 432-5993 3605 East County Highway 30A vrbo.com/255675

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Journey’s End (850) 585-5060 vrbo.com/7114

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Palm Paradise by Beach Escape (419) 562-6273 beachescape.net 18 Buddy Street

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San Remo Condominium (615) 426-7765 4045 West County Highway 30A, Unit 407 vrbo.com/43326

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Sanctuary by the Sea (404) 402-9084 vrbo.com/242065 1363 West County Highway 30A

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Adagio F101 (850) 228-2667 2421 West County Highway 30A, Unit F101 vrbo.com/325028

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Blue Lupine 222 (850) 278-8042 164 Blue Lupine Way, Unit 222 vrbo.com/94825

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Blue Mountain Beach Condo (504) 669-3437 164 Blue Lupine Way, Unit 323 bluemountainbeachcondo.com

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Blue Mountain Condominiums (773) 719-7676 164 Blue Lupine Way, Unit 211 vrbo.com/77559

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Kiflow Rentals (850) 496-6402 164 Blue Lupine Way, #223 beachfrontdestinrentals.com

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Rent Redfish (850) 320-7368 2046 West County Highway 30A, Unit M2-330 rentredfish.com

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Sanctuary by the Sea 1118 (678) 559-7468 1363 West County Highway 30A, #1118 vrbo.com/294640

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Sandcastles By The Sea (985) 845-8126 229 Blue Mountain Road, Unit 101

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Grayton Beach Villas 201 (334) 685-3301 63 Sandy Lane vrbo.com/232708

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Oasis West (706) 327-3719 87 Gulf Shore Drive vrbo.com/34156

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At the Beach (770) 361-0837 82 Sugar Sand Lane, Unit A2 vrbo.com/457361

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Beach and Cypress (314) 740-3983 32 Cypress Street, Unit 187 vrbo.com/30471

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Cassine Garden 190 (850) 892-5520 50 Cypress Street, Unit 190

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Cassine Station 404 (404) 872-2894 43 Cassine Way vrbo.com/101158

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Eastern Shores Condo on Seagrove Beach (770) 955-2004 595 Eastern Lake Road #109 vrbo.com/1113

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Happy Place (770) 861-5225 vrbo.com/246101 11 Beachside Drive, Unit 111

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One Seagrove Place (800) 368-9100 4100 East County Highway 30A oneseagroveplace.com

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Peace of Seagrove (706) 254-4807 36 North Myrtle Drive #104 vrbo.com/95653

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Seagrove Dunes #5 (615) 758-0897 49 Hinton Drive, Unit 5

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Serenity Now Condo (901) 372-0613 3799 County Highway 30A vrbo.com/93587

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Sun Burns Bungalow (615) 767-7370 3605 East County Highway 30A #110 vrbo.com/411733

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To the Beach (770) 361-0837 82 Sugar Sand Lane, Unit A1 vrbo.com/70881

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Zenful Villa (404) 234-5696 3654 East County Highway 30A, Unit 6B homeaway.com/904738

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High Pointe 215 (850) 278-6489 vrbo.com/247165 10254 East County Highway 30A, Unit 215

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High Pointe Resort 125 (850) 240-1633 10254 East County Highway 30A, Unit 125 vrbo.com/34911

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High Pointe Resort 133 (850) 622-2082 10254 East County Highway 30A, Unit 133 vrbo.com/106290

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High Pointe Resort Unit 15W (404) 847-9021 10254 East County Highway 30A, Unit 15W vrbo.com/90183

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Inn at Seacrest Beach #200 (561) 596-7655 9955 East County Highway 30A Reba’s Retreat (800) 383-1311 10343 East County Highway 30A homeaway.com/163383

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Sable Point West Unit 103 (502) 228-3617 80 Seacrest Boulevard West vrbo.com/48561

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Indescribable (770) 309-1329 100 South Bridge Lane vrbo.com/758506

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ShoreLine Nine #4 (770) 869-0870 228 Walton Magnolia Lane vrbo.com/13525

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Candlewood Suites (850) 337-3770 11396 US Highway 98 West candlewooddestin.com

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Embassy Suites Destin - Miramar Beach (850) 337-7000 570 Scenic Gulf Drive embassydestin.com

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Hampton Inn & Suites Destin - Sandestin Area (850) 837-7889 10861 US Highway 98 West sandestin.hampton.com

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Ramada Limited (850) 837-2378 39 Scenic Gulf Drive ramada.com

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Sleep Inn (850) 654-7022 10775 Emerald Coast Parkway West destinsleepinn.com

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Bay Club of Sandestin (850) 837-8866 bayclubofsandestin.com 120 Sandestin Boulevard North

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Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard (850) 337-1246 100 Grand Boulevard marriott.com/vpscy

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Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin (850) 650-7811 at Grand Boulevard marriott.com/vpsri

120 • • • • • 300 Grand Boulevard d u n e a l l e n

30A Suites (850) 499-5058 30asuites.com 6904 Highway 30A West

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WaterColor Inn & Resort (866) 426-2656 34 Goldenrod Circle watercolorresort.com

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The Pearl Hotel (888) 656-6463 thepearlrb.com 63 Main Street

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Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort (850) 269-1182 556 Seascape Drive seascape-resort.com

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Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa (850) 267-9500 hiltonsandestinbeach.com 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (866) 293-4832 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West sandestin.com/vsw

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TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort by ResortQuest (855) 835-0764 284 • • • • • 9011 Emerald Coast Parkway mytopslvacation.com wat e r c o l o r

St. Joe Club & Resorts (844) 666-8934 415 • • • • • 6652 East County Highway 30A stjoeclub.com Please see the hotels section of the guide for similar properties.

RENTAL AGENCIES

NEIGHBORHOODS:

30A Cottages & Concierge (850) 468-0006 5365 East County Highway 30A, Suite 101 30acottagesandconcierge.com

WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

30A Escapes (850) 333-3032 5399 East County Highway 30A, Suite 8 30aescapes.com

Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

30A Vacation Rentals (866) 212-7428 6652 East County Highway 30A 30avacationrentals.com

Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach

30A Vacay (850) 855-8838 5399 East County Highway 30A, Suite 8 30a-vacay.com

Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

360 Blue Properties (800) 554-9522 2048 West County Highway 30A, Suite 107 360blueproperties.com/rentals

Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Alys Beach Vacation Rentals (850) 213-5555 60 McGee Drive alysbeach.com

Alys Beach

Beach Breeze Vacation Rentals (850) 420-5695 115 Alamo Street beachbreezevacationrentals.com

Miramar Beach

Beach Condos in Destin (888) 251-5214 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive beachcondosindestin.com

Miramar Beach

Beach Reunion (850) 650-4544 136 South Holiday Road, Suite B beachreunion.com

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RENTAL AGENCIES

NEIGHBORHOODS:

Beaches of South Walton Vacations (850) 622-3304 P.O. Box 1074 beachesofsouthwaltonvacations.com

Seagrove, Seacrest

Beachview Vacation Rentals (877) 736-8350 495 Grand Boulevard beachviewvacationrentals.com

Miramar Beach, Seacrest

Best Beach Getaways (888) 567-5150 4935 East County Highway 30A scenicpropertiesfl.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Gulf Place, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest

Blue Sun Properties (888) 447-7804 11525 Hutchison Boulevard, Suite 102 bluesunproperties.com

Miramar Beach, Blue Mountain

Carter Beach Vacation Rentals (850) 269-1275 1594 Scenic Gulf Drive destin-vacation-rental.com

Miramar Beach

Classic Builders Vacation Rentals (850) 832-8583 69 Hewett Point Road classicbuildersonline.com

Rosemary Beach

Coastline Condos (423) 899-3003 9119 Windstone Drive

Miramar Beach

Compass Resorts (850) 269-1005 13330 Highway 98 West compass-resorts.com

Miramar Beach

Cottage Rental Agency - Seaside, FL (866) 966-2565 2311 East County Highway 30A cottagerentalagency.com

WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove

Counts Oakes Resort Properties (850) 837-4700 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive surfsideresort.com

Miramar Beach, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Dale E. Peterson Vacations (850) 654-4747 321 Harbor Boulevard destinresorts.com

Miramar Beach

Destin Beach Realty (888) 650-8098 12889 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 101-A destinbeachrealty.com

Miramar Beach

Destin Days Vacation Rentals (850) 650-0809 36164 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 102 destindays.com

Seascape, Santa Rosa Beach

Destin FL Rentals (888) 359-3030 2746 Scenic Gulf Drive #402 destinflrentals.com

Miramar Beach

Destin Getaways Vacation Rentals (866) 356-5946 4495 Legendary Drive destingetaways.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain

Dog Friendly Beach Rentals (423) 727-9045 County Highway 30A dogfriendlybeachrentals.com

Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach

Dolphin Developers (850) 622-0388 5008 Highway 98, Suite 2B dolphindevelopers.com

Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Seagrove, Inlet Beach

Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals (888) 267-2121 5200 West County Highway 30A beautifulbeach.com

Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest

Edgewater Beach Condominium (850) 837-1550 291 Scenic Gulf Drive edgewaterbeach.com

Miramar Beach

Emerald Waters Realty (800) 226-3974 8281 East County Highway 30A emeraldwaters.com

Seagrove, Seacrest, Inlet Beach

Florida Gulf Cottages (205) 824-5711 205 Bonita Drive floridagulfcottages.com

Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach

Gable Rental Properties (678) 640-4512 300 South Spooky Lane 3Dseahaunts.com

Santa Rosa Beach

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NEIGHBORHOODS:

Garrett Realty Services (800) 537-5387 3723 East County Highway 30A garrettrealty.com

Gulf Place, Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Gibson Beach Rentals (850) 837-1653 1 Beachside Two Drive gibsonbeachrentals.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin

Go to the Beach Real Estate & Beach Rentals (850) 231-3344 3567 East County Highway 30A gotothebeach.net

Seagrove

Grayton Coast Rentals (850) 231-2888 133 DeFuniak Street graytoncoastrentals.com

Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest

Gulf Blue Vacations (800) 242-3224 5597 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Suite 201-A gulfbluevacations.com

Seaside

Harmony Beach Vacations (850) 650-0551 2800 Scenic Gulf Drive harmonybeachvacations.com

Miramar Beach, Seagrove

Have Travel Memories (877) 428-3041 88 Dominica Court havetravelmemories.com

Miramar Beach

Heavenly Sunshine Management (516) 379-4238 334 Cassine Garden Circle

Seagrove

Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort (800) 225-7652 9815 US Highway 98 West hiddendunesresort.com

Miramar Beach

Holiday Properties (800) 791-3707 32 East County Highway 30A, Suite F itrip.net/holidayproperties

Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Homeowner’s Collection - Seaside, FL (855) 411-1557 124 Quincy Circle homeownerscollection.com

Seaside

Invited Home West Florida (855) 978-7627 43 Cassine Way, Suite 104 invitedhome.com

Blue Mountain, WaterColor, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

KA Property Services, Inc. (850) 837-6539 179 Cove Drive

Sandestin

Kim Lang Vacation Rentals (850) 226-8339 255 SE Miracle Strip Parkway, Suite B3 vacationrentalsonthegulfcoast.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape

Lamorna Enterprise (574) 848-0233 10140 East County Highway 30A a101sunsetbeach.com

Seacrest

Mara Lee Vacation Rentals (913) 338-2372 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive maraleerentals.com

Miramar Beach

My Vacation Haven (800) 553-0188 600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 202 myvacationhaven.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties (850) 837-1071 12815 Highway 98 West southwaltonvacation.com

Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Seagrove

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Ocean Reef Resorts (800) 782-8736 10221 Emerald Coast Parkway oceanreefresorts.com/south-walton-rentals Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach Keep browsing accommodations in other sections of this guide or go to VisitSouthWalton.com for the most up-to-date options.

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NEIGHBORHOODS:

Paradise Properties Vacation Rentals and Sales (850) 588-7136 paradiserentalsfl.com 323 Gulf View Drive

Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Pebble Creek Properties (870) 931-8434 126 Seaward Drive islandtimeatsunrise.com

Santa Rosa Beach

Platinum Vacations of Destin (850) 837-0711 9735 Emerald Coast Parkway vacationsbyplatinum.com

Sandestin

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals (888) 909-6807 11125 US Highway 98 West mysowalvacation.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Rivard of South Walton (850) 231-4446 15 Pine Street rivardnet.com

Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest, Inlet Beach

Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company (866) 348-8952 P.O. Box 611040 rosemarybeach.com

Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Royal Beach Rentals (850) 534-0841 5417 East County Highway 30A royalbeachrentals.com

Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach

Russell Vacation Rentals (888) 318-0022 215 Grand Boulevard, Suite 101 russellvacationrentals.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Gulf Place, Seagrove

Sand Dollar 6 (850) 368-6700 2075 Scenic Gulf Drive 1800destinbeaches.com

Miramar Beach

Sandcastle Escapes (850) 267-6940 24604 US Highway 331 South sandcastleescapes.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Dune Allen, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Sanders Beach Rentals (866) 460-3195 4559 Woodwind Drive sandersbeachrentals.com

Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Sandflea Rentals (850) 835-4316 164 East Bayou Forrest Drive

Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest

Seacove Vacation Rentals (850) 837-7810 1630 Scenic Gulf Drive destinseacove.net

Miramar Beach

Seagrove on the Beach Property Rentals (850) 231-4205 5311 East County Highway 30A, Suite 4 seagrovebeach.com

Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Inlet Beach

Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals (855) 550-8005 4507 Furling Lane #209 shoredreams.net

Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Seagrove, Seacrest

Skis and Seas Vacation Rentals (850) 399-0316 5002 Sandestin Boulevard South #6725 mydestinbeachcondo.com

Seascape, Sandestin

South Walton Realty (850) 267-6010 122-2 Bishop Tolbert Road swaltonrealty.com

Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Seagrove

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RENTAL AGENCIES

NEIGHBORHOODS:

Southern Vacation Rentals (888) 965-0944 southernresorts.com 2010 Highway 98, Suite 105

Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Sterling Resorts (877) 661-0836 140 Monaco Street sterlingresorts.com

Miramar Beach

Sunburst Beach Vacations (850) 231-6954 59 Canal Street sunburstbeachvacations.com

Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

WaterColor Vacation Rentals (888) 775-2545 205 Spartina Circle watercolorvacationhomes.com

WaterColor

WaterSound Vacation Rentals (800) 413-2363 6652 East County Highway 30A watersoundvacationrentals.com

WaterSound

Whitesand Vacation Rentals (317) 774-8400 Surfside Resort whitesandvacationrentals.com

Miramar Beach

Willa Merriott Realty (850) 837-0002 12273 US Highway 98 West #113 willamerriott.com

Miramar Beach

Your Friend at the Beach (850) 586-2978 115 Sunset Cove yourfriendatthebeach.com

Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain

For up-to-date listings and accommodations, go to VisitSouthWalton.com.

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Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals

Edgewater Beach Condominium

South Walton’s finest family beach vacation homes.

The perfect luxury Gulf-front vacation spot.

BeautifulBeach.com

EdgewaterBeach.com

5200 West Scenic Highway 30A

291 Scenic Gulf Drive

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

(888) 267-2121

(800) 822-4929

Sterling Resorts Discover your 30A Vacation Story on our website!

Embassy Suites Miramar Beach All-suite hotel across the street from the beach.

SterlingResorts.com

EmbassyDestin.com

140 Monaco Street

570 Scenic Gulf Drive

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

(877) 661-0836

(800) 701-0767


Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort The #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast invites guests to enjoy 2,400 acres & more than 1,250 deluxe accommodations. Featuring miles of beach & bay front, championship golf courses, world-class tennis, retail shopping in the Village and much more.

Sandestin.com/VSW 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach, FL 32550 (866) 293-4832

Cottage Rental Agency - Seaside, Florida With 30 years of experience and the largest selection of private vacation homes in renowned Seaside, Florida, Cottage Rental Agency helps more than 100,000 guests each year find the perfect vacation rental in the classic beach town.

CottageRentalAgency.com 2311 East County Highway 30A Seaside, FL 32459 (877) 496-2024


BeachCrest by Garrett Realty Services, Inc. You’ll feel on top of the world in this mid-rise condominium that hugs the Seagrove shoreline. Enjoy your stay with Gulf-front

3768 East County Highway 30A Seagrove Beach, FL 32459

private balcony views and where complimentary beach service awaits you.

(800) 537-5387 GarrettRealty.com/Condos/Seagrove-Beach/BeachCrest

Go to VisitSouthWalton.com for current listings and accommodations.


Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort hotel in South Walton. The newly renovated hotel boasts 602 spacious accommodations, award-winning meeting space, world-class Serenity by the sea Spa and fitness center, six onsite dining venues – including AAA

HiltonSandestinBeach.com

Four-Diamond awarded Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood –

4000 Sandestin Boulevard

abundant recreation options, championship golf courses and more.

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Book today at HiltonSandestinBeach.com.

(800) 559-1805


Southern Vacation Rentals Your sweet Southern experience begins with Southern Vacation Rentals. Stay with us in beautiful beach homes, condos and cottages in the beach communities of South Walton including Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach,

SouthernResorts.com

Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach and

2421 West County Highway 30A

Inlet Beach. Visit SouthernResorts.com to reserve online while

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

exploring local favorites for dining, activities, seasonal events and

(888) 965-0944

Southern Perks discounted attractions.


St. Joe Club & Resorts St. Joe Club & Resorts offers a diverse portfolio including South Walton’s only two Forbes 4-Star Rated and AAA 4-Diamond Rated boutique hotels - WaterColor Inn & Resort and The Pearl Hotel; as well as 300 upscale vacation rentals that range in size from one to six bedrooms. All guests and vacation rental

StJoeClub.com

homeowners have access to a multitude of activities and

6652 East County Highway 30A

private benefits at various St. Joe-owned and operated

WaterSound, FL 32413

facilities throughout the region including beach clubs, golf

(844) 666-8934

courses and more.


Garrett Realty Services, Inc. Located between the trendy beach communities of Seaside and Rosemary Beach, our vacation properties include cozy cottages, Gulf-front homes or amenity-laden condominiums. Here, you can soak in Seagrove’s Old Florida setting. You can build a sandcastle,

GarrettRealty.com

bike or hike at a nearby lake or state park, enjoy lunch at a quaint

3723 East County Highway 30A

sidewalk bistro or spend the afternoon exploring 30A’s many

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

open-air markets and eclectic galleries. So, contact us today to

(800) 537-5387

indulge in our vacation paradise. RENT & RELAX!


BEACH SAFETY

BEWARE OF RIP CURRENTS

Before you head to the beach, be sure to check the beach flag conditions at VisitSouthWalton.com or on the Visit South Walton app. Lifeguards are on duty at nine public beach access points including Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Ed Walline, Gulf View Heights, Blue Mountain, Van Ness Butler Jr., Santa Clara and Inlet Beach.

KNOW THE RULES OF THE BEACH South Walton’s beaches are beautiful, scenic and refreshing — and to keep them that way, we must respect our fellow visitors and the natural environment by following beach ordinances and state statutes. For a complete guide on South Walton’s beach rules, Leave No Trace policy and beach safety guidance, go to VisitSouthWalton.com.

BEACH RULES

HELP PROTECT NESTING SEA TURTLES From May through October, our beaches are precious nesting grounds for sea turtles. Here’s how to help protect these species: • Prevent all lights from illuminating the beach.

• Keep the beach clean.

• Look but don’t touch. Disturbing is a federal

• Contact Florida Marine Patrol at (888) 404-3922

and state violation.

if you see a baby sea turtle.

• Don’t leave holes in the sand. VIOLATIONS OF THE BEACH RULES MAY RESULT IN CIVIL FINES AND/OR OTHER PENALTIES * PERMITS FOR RESIDENT VEHICLES AND DOGS MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE CLERK OF COURTS, (850) 267-3066. PERMITS FOR BONFIRES MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SOUTH WALTON FIRE DISTRICT, (850) 267-1298.

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AT YOUR SERVICE Whether you need driving directions or restaurant recommendations, the helpful team at the South Walton Visitor Center is at your service. Our Visitor Center doors are open seven days a week, so stop in to let us help you plan your trip, find a place to stay or select a memento to remember your vacation. Our friendly Visitor Center staff and volunteers love sharing their local knowledge — and a little Southern hospitality — when it comes to our 16 beach neighborhoods. Located at the intersection of US Highways 98 and 331 in Santa Rosa Beach, the Visitor Center is open during the day. To learn more about South Walton’s 16 picture-perfect beach neighborhoods, or to start planning your trip, visit our website at VisitSouthWalton.com or speak with us at (800) 822-6877. No matter where you’re located, South Walton is never too far away. Surrounded by three airports within driving distance, our beach neighborhoods welcome visitors from near and far.

AIRPORTS Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport - ECP (850) 763-6751 • www.iflybeaches.com Air Service: Delta, Silver Airways, United Airlines, Southern Airways Express and Southwest Airlines Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport - VPS (850) 651-7160 • www.flyvps.com Air Service: American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, United Airlines and Southern Airways Express Pensacola International Airport - PNS (850) 436-5000 • www.flypensacola.com Air Service: American Airlines, Delta, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, US Airways and United Airlines

VISITSOUTHWALTON.COM • 25777 US Highway 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 • (800) 822-6877

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25777 US HIGHWAY 331 SOUTH, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLORIDA 32459 (800) 822-6877 • VISITSOUTHWALTON.COM

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