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WALTON COUNTY, Fla.—January 24, 2020— The 2020 Perfect in South Walton Award winners were announced last night during a ceremony hosted by Visit South Walton at the Grayton Beer Company Taproom. The Perfect in South Walton Awards, now in its sixth year, are both nominated and voted on by the public, visitors and residents alike and recognize local restaurants, businesses and events in a variety of categories. 

“The best part about the Perfect in South Walton Awards is that it creates another moment for our visitors and locals to remember the people and experiences that make South Walton special,” says Visit South Walton Director of Marketing and Communications David Demarest. “When they spend time thinking about their favorite memories, it won’t be long before they’re back to visit and support local business.”

Here are this year’s Perfect in South Walton award winners listed by category:

Best Breakfast

Diamond: The Donut Hole

Platinum: Black Bear Bread Co.

Gold: Another Broken Egg Cafe

Best Lunch

Diamond: Chanticleer Eatery

Platinum: Cowgirl Kitchen Restaurant & Bar

Gold: George’s at Alys Beach

Best Casual Dining

Diamond: The Bay

Platinum: Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar

Gold: Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill

Best Fine Dining

Diamond: Café Thirty-A

Platinum: Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

Gold: Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood

Best Wine List

Diamond: The Wine Bar

Platinum: Vin’tij Food & Wine

Gold: Wine World

Best Craft Beer Selection

Diamond: The Craft Bar

Platinum: Grayton Beer Brewpub

Gold: Growler Garage

Best Sweet Treats

Diamond: Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

Platinum: La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

Gold: Sweet Henrietta’s Treats and Coffee

Best Coffee House

Diamond: Amavida Coffee Roasters Coffee Shop

Platinum: Bad Ass Coffee

Gold: Sunrise Coffee Company

Best Local Musician or Band

Diamond: Forrest Williams Band

Platinum: Dread Clampitt

Gold: Luke Langford Band

Best Live Music Venue

Diamond: The Bay

Platinum: The Hub 30A

Gold: AJ’s Grayton Beach

Best Event

Diamond: 30A Songwriters Festival

Platinum: South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Gold: Mountainfilm on Tour at WaterColor Inn & Resort

Best Park or Nature Locale

Diamond: Grayton Beach State Park

Platinum: Eden Gardens State Park

Gold: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Best Outdoor Adventure

Diamond: YOLO Board

Platinum: Adventure 30A

Gold: Baytowne Adventure Zone

Best Fishing Charter

Diamond: Dead Fish Charters

Platinum: Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters

Gold: Florida Boy Adventures

Best Tennis Facility

Diamond: TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort

Platinum: Rosemary Beach Racquet Club

Gold: WaterColor Tennis by MatchPoint Resorts

Best Golf Course

Diamond: Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

Platinum: Camp Creek Golf Club

Gold: Burnt Pine Golf Club

Best Art or Design Gallery/Studio

Diamond: Fusion Art Glass and Fine Jewelry

Platinum: Justin Gaffrey Galley

Gold: The Blue Giraffe

Best Jewelry Boutique

Diamond: La Vie Est Belle and McCaskill & Company

Gold: Shimmering Seas Jewelry & Gifts

Best Clothing Boutique

Diamond: Mercantile

Platinum: Willow Boutique

Gold: Indigo

Best Shopping Area

Diamond: Grand Boulevard

Platinum: Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Gold: The Merchants of Seaside

Best Kids Attraction

Diamond: Baytowne Adventure Zone

Platinum: Thrills Laser Tag and Arcade

Gold: Rock Paper Scissors 30A

Best Conference Space

Diamond: WaterColor Inn & Resort

Platinum: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Gold: TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort

Best Wedding Venue

Diamond: The Chapel at Seaside

Platinum: WaterColor Inn & Resort

Gold: The Pointe

Best Event Venue

Diamond: WaterColor Inn & Resort

Platinum: Gulf Place

Gold: The Pointe

Best Spa

Diamond:  Serenity by the Sea Spa at Hilton Sandestin Beach

Platinum: WaterColor InnSpa

Gold: Spa Pearl

Best Hotel/Resort

Diamond: The Pearl Hotel

Platinum: WaterColor Inn & Resort

Gold: TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort 

Best Rental Management Company

Diamond:  360 Blue

Platinum: ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Gold: Southern Vacation Rentals

Best Bed and Breakfast

Diamond: Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

Platinum: The Rosemary Beach Inn

Gold: The Seagrove Guest House

Best Beach Photographer

Diamond: Moon Creek Studios

Platinum: Jessica Winkler Photography

Gold: Dawn Whitty Photography

Best Beach Services Provider

Diamond: La Dolce Vita

Platinum: Jake’s Beach Service

Gold: Rent Gear Here



About South Walton:

Located along a 26-mile stretch of white sandy beaches in Northwest Florida, South Walton encompasses 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own visual style, amenities and charm. South Walton is home to four state parks, one state forest, and more than 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, South Walton was named one of the “Secret Florida Beaches” by Travel + Leisure, but is easily accessible as a drive to destination or by flying to nearby airports Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) or the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the place to recharge and build lasting memories. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com or follow Visit South Walton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.