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Perfect in South Walton 2021 Winners Announced

Walton County, Fla.–January 25, 2021– Visit South Walton is pleased to announce the 2021 Perfect in South Walton Award winners. The annual awards, now in its seventh year, are nominated and voted on by visitors and residents alike and recognizes local restaurants, businesses and events in a variety of categories.

“The Perfect in South Walton awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate local businesses – to help them feel a little love from locals and visitors who have made great memories thanks to the people working hard to create a special experience for them,” says Visit South Walton Director of Marketing and Communications David Demarest. “It’s one of the ways we support those businesses and help remind visitors of the many reasons they have to come back again.”  

You can view all the winners at Perfectinsouthwalton.com and flip through the digital Perfect in South Walton 2021 Guide.

Here are this year’s Perfect in South Walton Award winners listed by Category:


Best Art Gallery/Studio:

Diamond: Justin Gaffrey Studio

Platinum: Blue Giraffe

Gold: Fusion Art Glass


Best Clothing Boutique:

Diamond: Mercantile

Platinum: Willow Boutique

Gold: Barefoot Princess


Best Event:

Diamond: 30A Songwriter’s Festival

Platinum: 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach

Gold: Shunk Gulley Oyster Festival


Best Golf Course:

Diamond: Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

Platinum: Camp Creek Golf Club

Gold: Raven Golf Club


Best Jewelry Boutique:

Diamond: La Vie Est Belle

Platinum: McCaskill & Company

Gold: Jewelry of 30A


Best Kids Attraction:

Diamond: The Hub 30A

Platinum: Baytowne Adventure Zone

Gold: Fonville Park


Best Park/Nature Locale:

Diamond: Grayton Beach State Park

Platinum: Eden Gardens State Park

Gold: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park


Best Shopping Area:

Diamond: Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

Platinum: Seaside

Gold: Silver Sands Premium Outlets


Best Tennis Facility:

Diamond: WaterColor Tennis by Matchpoint Resorts

Platinum: Sandestin Tennis Center

Gold: Rosemary Beach Racquet Club



Best Bed & Breakfast/Inn:

Diamond: Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

Platinum: Rosemary Beach Inn

Gold: Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin


Best Hotel/Resort:

Diamond: The Pearl Hotel

Platinum: WaterColor Inn & Resort

Gold: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort


Best Rental Management Company:

Diamond: 360 Blue

Platinum: 30A Escapes

Gold: Your Friend at the Beach




Best Breakfast:

Diamond: Donut Hole

Platinum: Black Bear Bread Co.

Gold: The Perfect Pig


Best Casual Dining:

Diamond: The Red Bar

Platinum: Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar

Gold: The Bay


Best Coffee House:

Diamond: Amavida

Platinum: Bad Ass Coffee

Gold: Sunrise Coffee Co.


Best Craft Beer Selection:

Diamond: Grayton Beer Company

Platinum: The Craft Bar

Gold: Idyll Hounds Brewing Company


Best Fine Dining:

Diamond: Café Thirty-A

Platinum: Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

Gold: Vue on 30A


Best Happy Hour:

Diamond: Bud and Alley’s

Platinum: Great Southern Café

Gold: Amici 30A Italian Kitchen


Best Lunch:

Diamond: Chanticleer Eatery

Platinum: George’s at Alys Beach

Gold: Cowgirl Kitchen


Best Sweet Treats:

Diamond: La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

Platinum: Blue Mountain Bakery

Gold: Blue Mountain Beach Creamery


Best Wine List:

Diamond: Wine World/The Wine Bar

Platinum: Wild Olives Wine Bar & Bistro

Gold: Grayton Corner Café & Wine Shop



Best Beach Photographer:

Diamond: Chandler Williams/Modus Photography

Platinum: Dawn Chapman Whitty Photography

Gold: Jessica Winkler Photography


Best Beach Service Provider:

Diamond: La Dolce Vita

Platinum: Jake’s Beach Service

Gold: Rent Gear Here


Best Fishing Charter:

Diamond: Reel 30A (tie)

Platinum: Dead Fish Charters (tie)

Gold: Florida Boy Adventures


Best Local Musician or Band:

Diamond: Forrest Williams Band

Platinum: The Pickled Pickers

Gold: Dread Clampitt


Best Outdoor Adventure Company:

Diamond: YOLO Board

Platinum: Baytowne Adventure Zone

Gold: Adventure 30A


 Best Spa:

Diamond: Serenity by the sea Spa

Platinum: WaterColor InnSpa

Gold: Spa Pearl



Best Conference Space:

Diamond: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Platinum: WaterColor Inn & Resort

Gold: The Pearl Hotel


Best Live Music Venue:

Diamond: The Red Bar

Platinum: The Hub 30A

Gold: AJ’s Grayton Beach


Best Wedding Venue:

Diamond: Alys Beach

Platinum: Eden Gardens State Park

Gold: Vue on 30A