At Inlet Beach you will experience old Florida vibes blending perfectly with modern amenities and wide-open beaches. It is a true beach lover's paradise. With the area's largest regional beach access, a beach chair, sunscreen, and a good book are all you need for the perfect recipe for relaxation. Old-meets-new here, as cozy cottages elicit an Old Florida feel, while modern condo accommodations, new restaurants and high-end shopping bring a new energy to this carefree beach neighborhood. You might spend the day browsing thru local boutiques and specialty shops at 30Avenue, an open-air lifestyle center with wide open green space for events, before settling down for a bite to eat. Grab a laid-back bite at the Donut Hole, an authentic Neapolitan pizza at amici 30A or meet friends at Shades Bar & Grill, an elevated sports bar that is a favorite local watering hole. Want fresh Gulf seafood, live music and an award-winning wine list? Look no further than Cuvee 30A, and if you are feeling nostalgic for Inlet Beach's original special occasion dining location, The Terrace Restaurant must be on your list. Recently added tasty options at The Shoppes at Inlet include the coffee and donut offerings of Cafe Aroma, and the fresh sushi and delicious ramen served at Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar. With so much to do, it is no wonder Inlet Beach is one of the fastest growing beach neighborhoods in South Walton. It is cool, casual and comfortable.
Most Fun Things to Do at Inlet Beach:
Charter a boat for Gulf Shore Fishing - Dead Fish Charters offers family oriented Gulf fishing charters, launching directly from Grayton Beach. Gone are the days of waking up early, driving to the boat, and riding for hours before you can fish. They will pick you up directly from South Walton's sugar-white sand beach and you can be fishing within 20 minutes on most days. Captain Larry is a life long native of the area and has been fishing here his entire life. Catch a pile of fish on a 3 or 4 hour trip. 30A Guide Service Fish is 30A's premier charter company, targeting trout and redfish in the bay. Locally owned and operated. Family friendly. All experiences welcome! 30A Inshore Charters specializes in light tackle inshore fishing along the Choctwhatchee Bay, Bay Fishing Charters, Sight Seeing / Dolphins Tours, Crabbing Charters, and Beach Fishing / Surf Casting Charters.
Try Stand-up Paddleboarding
- GulfWind Paddle & Surf or Jongle Beach Service
are beach rental shops specializing in bicycle, paddle board, kayak, beach chairs & umbrellas, and beach bonfires. They serve the Beaches of South Walton and offer free deliveries and setup. Stop by their store location 375 Mango Ln 7 days a week 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Yolo Board + Beach
is an award-winning sports and outdoors shop that has everything you need to start stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking on South Walton's waters - including equipment as well as lessons. YOLO Board + Beach also offers beach gear and accessories, specialty YOLO-brand coffee and cruiser bikes. Stop by this local shop to pick up just the right tips and accessories for an outdoor adventure in South Walton.
Hit The Trails! - Adventure lies around every corner in South Walton. While you could easily spend the entire day soaking up the Florida sunshine, shopping, dining or relaxing along the 26 miles of sugar-white sand and turquoise water, why not get out and explore even more? There are endless ways to be adventurous in South Walton. With four state parks and Point Washington State Forest, hit the trails and make your way through the scrub oaks and pines while catching a glimpse of the local birds and wildlife. Point Washington State Forest boasts 15,000 acres and more than 27 miles of distinct trails that meander through coastal scrub, wet prairie, swamplands and longleaf pine flatwoods. Visitors can explore three trail systems which are located a half mile south of Hwy 98 on 395, as well as a horse trail north of Hwy 98 on Bay Drive. If a truly unique South Walton experience is what you are looking for, check out the rare coastal dune lakes that line the coast. These incredibly diverse bodies of water are a combination of freshwater and saltwater, and are home to their own special ecosystems; with 15 dune lakes to explore. Everything about South Walton inspires you to be outdoors. Discover new sights, sounds and smells to challenge your senses. Pedego Electric Bikes and Eventure Tour Co provides professionally guided electric bike tours by locals, highlighting all the treasures of South Walton along beautiful 30A. They focus on the unique communities, environmental, cultural, dining and outdoor activities available in South Walton.
Zip down a Zipline!
- At Baytowne Adventure Zone
you can soar across the lagoon on the Baytowne Zipline. Test your balance and agility on the Sky Trail Ropes Course. Take the Tower Climb challenge and reach the top. Flip out on the Eurobungy set over the lagoon in the heart of the village. Test your skills at the Golf Challenge and win a "zip" or a "hole" lot more. More family fun can be found at Blast Arcade and Laser Maz
. BLAST is a super exciting, cool Arcade with a really neat Laser Maze. Located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf this is an affordable arcade and laser maze that's fun for the whole family. Spend a fun evening here with your family on your next vacation to South Walton!
Go for a Hole in One! - South Walton is well known for its 16 unique beach neighborhoods, sugar-white sands and turquoise waters, but for those who want to try for a hole in one, South Walton is also known for its collection of championship golf courses. With vistas that showcase the beach and Choctawhatchee Bay, golfers in South Walton are treated to a golfing experience like no other. From the first tee to the 18th, no matter your skill level, there is a course that suites your game, but still offers a formidable challenge. These courses are works of art carefully crafted by some of the biggest names in course design, from Love Golf Design and Robert Trent Jones Jr. to Tom Jackson and Rees Jones. The local golf courses are consistently featured and honored by publications such as Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Golfweek. Why not pack your clubs and reserve a tee time?