In spite of its name, you won't find any mountains here. At Blue Mountain Beach, you will discover a pristine shoreline with sugar-white sand and glistening water. Like all of towns along 30A, this one has a unique atmosphere and community. Explore local boutiques, browse a famous art gallery, relax on the beach, and more. Everywhere you look along scenic 30A, you can find charming waterfront communities, top-rated restaurants, rich fishing spots, and exciting nightlife hotspots. Blue Mountain Beach is a laid back somewhat Bohemian residential enclave in the heart of the beautiful world of Scenic 30A. One interesting distinction of Blue Mountain Beach is that it has the highest elevation along the entire Gulf Coast.
Relax on the Beach
Tucked away between Grayton Beach and Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain is a hidden gem in 30A. The name likely originated from when early Spanish explorers initially sailed by the coast. They noticed tall, blue hills along the beach, which were actually dunes covered in stunning blue lupine flowers, which are indigenous to this area. Today, it has grown into a thriving coastal environment for locals and tourists. It is possible to avoid some of the hustle and bustle of other tourist spots when you visit Blue Mountain Beach. If you're looking for quiet relaxation in a scenic environment, this serene Atlantic Ocean is the place for you.
Explore the Timpoochee Trail
Blue Mountain Beach is located at the five-mile marker along the Timpoochee Trail. This casual 19 mile pathway runs along scenic 30A, so you can explore the area on a leisurely stroll, jog, or bike ride on the wide paved bike trail. It's a great place to get some fresh air and enjoy the sights and sounds of 30A, including a stunning view of Big Redfish Lake nearby. If you didn't bring a bike, you might rent one at Big Daddy's Bikes and Beach Shop next to the health food store. The trail passes by thousands of acres of natural forests, sugary sand dunes, beautiful beaches, and many other coastal treasure. A charming covered bike bridge near one of the lakes marks the western entrance to Blue Mountain Beach. Besides getting great exercise and experiencing the gorgeous scenery, many bikers like to stop at picturesque coastal villages along the way to grab a bite, have a drink, or go window shopping.
Browse Artwork at Justin Gaffrey Art Gallery
Did you know that Blue Mountain Beach is home to a famous art gallery? Justin Gaffrey Art Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer. Justin is a self-taught artist specializing in paintings and sculptures. Previously a restaurant owner, he discovered a passion for the visual arts and pursued it. While viewing his pieces, you may find similarities with the styles of Van Gogh, who was a major inspiration for Justin Gaffrey. If you enjoy his work, you can purchase a piece or even commission him for custom artwork! He creates vibrant, unique, almost three-dimensional artwork using heavy acrylic oils that rise between one to five inches above the pallet's surface and features the area's sensational scenery.