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Perfect in South Walton 2022 Winners Announced

January 20, 2022– Visit South Walton is pleased to announce the 2022 Perfect in South Walton award winners. The annual awards, now in its eighth year, are nominated and voted upon 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 Communications Matt Algarin. “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 2022 Guide.

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




Best Art Gallery/Studio:

Diamond: Saczynski Gallery

Platinum: The Blue Giraffe

Gold: Justin Gaffrey Studio


Best Clothing Boutique:

Diamond: Mercantile

Platinum: Willow Boutique

Gold: Indigo


Best Event:

Diamond: 30A Songwriters Festival

Platinum: Sandestin Wine Festival

Gold: Digital Graffiti


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: Jewelry of 30A

Gold: McCaskill & Company


Best Kids Attraction:

Diamond: The Hub 30A

Platinum: Village of Baytowne Wharf

Gold: Camp WaterColor


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 Merchants

Gold: Silver Sands Premium Outlets


Best Tennis Facility:

Diamond: WaterColor Tennis by MatchPoint Resorts

Platinum: Rosemary Beach Racquet Club

Gold: Sandestin Tennis Center




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: Hotel Effie





Best Rental Management Company:

Diamond: 360 Blue

Platinum: 30A Beach Girls

Gold: Cottage Rental Agency




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 Coffee Roasters

Platinum: Bad Ass Coffee

Gold: 2 Birds Coffee + Café


Best Craft Beer Selection:

Diamond: Grayton Beer Company

Platinum: The Craft Bar

Gold: Growler Garage


Best Fine Dining:

Diamond: Café Thirty-A

Platinum: Vue on 30A

Gold: Restaurant Paradis


Best Happy Hour:

Diamond: Great Southern Café

Platinum: Hurricane Oyster Bar

Gold: Amici 30A Italian Kitchen


Best Lunch:

Diamond: Chanticleer Eatery

Platinum: Bud & Alley’s

Gold: Cowgirl Kitchen


Best Sweet Treats:

Diamond: Blue Mountain Bakery

Platinum: Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

Gold: Pecan Jack’s


Best Wine List:

Diamond: The Wine Bar/Wine World

Platinum: Cuvee 30A

Gold: Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood




Best Beach Photographer:

Diamond: Chandler Williams/Modus Photography

Platinum: Ashley Nichole Photography

Gold: Jose David Cantu/JDC Photo


Best Beach Service Provider:

Diamond: La Dolce Vita

Platinum: Jake’s Beach Service

Gold: South Walton Beach Chair Guys


Best Fishing Charter:

Diamond: Reel 30A

Platinum: Florida Boy Adventures

Gold: Santa Rosa Charters


Best Local Musician or Band:

Diamond: Forrest Williams Band

Platinum: Chris Alvarado

Gold: Luke Langford Band


Best Outdoor Adventure Company:

Diamond: YOLO Board

Platinum: Adventure 30A

Gold: BOTE Grayton


Best Spa:

Diamond: Serenity by the sea Spa

Platinum: Spa Pearl

Gold: Spa Lilliana




Best Conference Space:

Diamond: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Platinum: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Gold: WaterColor LakeHouse



Best Live Music Venue:

Diamond: The Red Bar

Platinum: The Hub 30A

Gold: AJ’s Grayton Beach


Best Wedding Venue:

Diamond: The Chapel at Seaside

Platinum: Eden Gardens State Park

Gold: Vue on 30A


About South Walton:

Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, South Walton is continually recognized as a premier beach vacation destination that boasts 26 miles of sugar-white sand, turquoise water and 16 unique beachside neighborhoods, each with its own personality and style. South Walton’s artful mix of shops and restaurants perfectly complement the area’s natural attractions and activities, from kayaking and golfing to tennis, swimming and bicycling. Find your perfect beach in South Walton. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com or follow Visit South Walton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.