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What’s New in South Walton for Fall 2021


Walton County, FL – November 16, 2021 – Whether you’re looking for a new favorite restaurant, place to grab a drink or a new place to stay on your next visit, there’s something for everyone in South Walton. 

New Businesses:

30A Axe Throwing Company is a friendly atmosphere to enjoy a competitive match of axe throwing with your crew and to unwind with some great craft beers, natural wines, and small plates. We hope you come visit us and that you enjoy our space and much as we do.

  • Website: 30aaxe.com 
  • Address: 4552 US-98 Suites 7-8, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Phone: (850) 517-4520


30A Cork & Barrel is a high-end bottle shop featuring highly allocated and hard-to-find premium wines, bourbon, and spirits, as well as your everyday favorites. Creating connections while inspiring and nurturing unique experiences around premium spirits in Rosemary Beach, as 30A Cork & Barrel aspires to be distinguished by the allocated goods that we offer.

  • Website: 30Acorkandbarrel.com  
  • Address: 104 N. Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32459
  • Phone: (850) 399-4919

30A Blue Crawfish Company

Located within The Hub, 30A Blue Crawfish Company specializes Cajun and creole cuisine. You’ll find everything from boudin bombs and crawfish etouffee to red beans and rice with sausage and barbecue shrimp. 

40th Street Pizza is family owned and operated in Miramar Beach. The restaurant is a piece of our own personal family history. Expect great food and service to any and everyone who comes by!

  • Website:  40thstreetpizza.com/
  • Address: 11394 US-98 W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
  • Phone: (850) 424-6588

Beach Happy Café
Welcome to 30A’s first Beach Happy Café in WaterColor. Serving coffee, gelato, baked goods, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, beer, wine, retail products and more.

  • Website:  Beachhappycafe.com
  • Address:  4 Watercolor Blvd S, Unit 101-C, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Phone: (850) 339-4028


Drunken Goat Saloon is now open for business in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, the Drunken Goat Saloon features Southern cuisine and a country feel from the menu to the decor. Live music nightly and of course some late line dancing to come!


The Grove 30A 

The Grove 30A is an outdoor dining establishment located in Blue Mountain Beach, Florida. Serving brunch, small plates, specialty sandwiches, and elaborate charcuterie boards.

Enjoy 10 bar seats indoors and 120 open air seats on the terrace, at picnic tables and under the cabanas


The Green Stream
The newest Airstream in Seaside serves raw cold-pressed juice, real fruit smoothies, acai and pitaya bowls, wellness shots, avocado toast and more delicious options!


Holi Indian Kitchen
HOLI (A Flavor of Joy) is a unique combination of Indian Cuisine and Indian heritage. Holi showcases a variety of dishes from different regions of India and our menu contains both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. We not only use authentic Indian spices, but we also customize the spice level for our customer for greater experience. 


Hooked Sea to Table
Located within The Hub, Hooked Sea to Table is the sister restaurant of its neighbor, Macho Taco, and showcases the fresh seafood you crave while visiting the beach. You’ll find treats like the blue crab dip, peel and eat shrimp, crab cake sandwiches and lobster rolls.  

Nigel’s 30A
Frozen bananas and ice cream bars. Dipped, topped and delicious!

  • Website: nigels30a.com 
  • Address: 124 Quincy Circle, Seaside, Fla. 32459

North Beach Social
Located along the beach underneath Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria, North Beach Social showcases a laid-back vibe along the Choctawhatchee Bay. The menu features popular dishes from local chef Jim Shirley, such as his famous Grits a Ya Ya, and the Bay Bomber Burger, along with fresh poke bowls and oysters.


Parlor Doughnuts
Craft doughnuts and coffee shop with a delicious selection of small batch doughnuts, unique bakery items and vegan, gluten-free products.

  • Website: parlordoughnuts.com/ 
  • Address: 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
  • (850) 842-2422


Steve’s Market
This new convenience store located in Gulf Place is named for the owner’s yellow lab mix, Steve. He happily greets every shopper who drops by. The store offers food from Crust Artisanal Bakery, charcuterie boards from Let’s Say Graze, lots of grab-and-go options and much more. Reviewers say that it has everything you’ll need for the beach!

New Offers from Local Businesses 

Hibiscus Coffee and Guesthouse
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse now offers locals discount in our Hibiscus Cafe.Locals loyalty cards (purchase 10 drinks get 1 free)

  • Website: hibiscusflorida.com
  • Address: 85 Defuniak Street Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
  • Phone: (850) 231-1734

Ovide Brunch
The Hotel Effie Sandestin signature restaurant is launching a new brunch menu and experience. Featuring five new delicious items, new mimosa flights, live jazz trio (Jones and Company every Saturday!) and more. Ovide’s new brunch menu will now be served at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.


Shunk Gulley
Don't miss Gamedays at Shunk Gulley's NEW Gulley Bar! Watch your favorite teams and enjoy sound on for feature games every weekend this Fall in our NEW Gulley Bar upstairs at Shunk Gulley! Come early and get your seat.


New Lodging and Renovations

The Lodge 30A
The Lodge 30A is a boutique hotel being built on Scenic Hwy 30A in Seagrove Beach. Plans call for a picturesque three-story hotel with amenities such as a fitness center and outdoor pool. Architecture plans and interior design concepts employ the use of natural materials in a modern way, taking inspiration South Walton’s beautiful natural scenery. The Lodge 30A abuts the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest, providing a convenient trailhead to access the state forest’s expansive network of hiking and biking trails. The boutique hotel will be part of the new Greenway Station, which will create an ideal space for shopping, gathering and dining in Seagrove Beach.


WaterColor Inn
WaterColor Inn is receiving a major renovation to bring more family-friendly amenities to the award-winning hotel, adding 7 new suites (five 2-bedroom suites and two 1-bedroom suites with bunk bed areas), with each suites also including private patios. Additionally, a new zero-entry family pool with a kids’ area will be added, along with an expanded outdoor lounge area and a new indoor/outdoor bar. Renovations will be completed in the spring of 2022.


The Pearl Hotel
The Pearl Hotel’s 55 guest rooms are getting a full refresh, starting in November of 2021 and finishing in Spring 2022. The work will be carried out floor-by-floor to limit any inconvenience, and in most cases guests will not notice the activity taking place. This exciting room refresh is being overseen by Duncan & Miller Design of Dallas, Texas, the firm that created the original design of The Pearl Hotel, and more recently, the Havana Beach Lounge, part of the Pearl’s signature restaurant, Havana Beach Bar & Grill.

Upon entering the newly refreshed rooms, guests will notice an updated color palette of orange, blues, and emerald, bringing the area’s coastal vibe into the hotel. New flooring and area rugs pair with new custom window treatments to bring an elegant livability to each room. A beautiful marble topped café table and custom chairs have been added to each room, providing the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or dinner from room service, or catch up on a bit of work. Individual Wi-Fi access points are being added to each room, along with state of the art in-room Video and Audio options.

  • Website: thepearlrb.com 
  • Address: 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, FL
  • Phone: (877) 935-6114


Camp Creek Inn
In 2022, St. Joe Hospitality is slated to open a 75-room, three story boutique inn located near Watersound Club’s Camp Creek Golf Course. As part of an expansion of Watersound Club amenities, The Camp Creek Inn will have the most expansive wellness and fitness facilities in the surrounding 30A area. In addition to a health and wellness center, it will be the home to two dining venues, pickle ball courts and tennis courts, a resort-style pool complex with a separate adult pool, multi-sport fields and a golf teaching academy.

Guests will have access to all Watersound Club amenities during their stay, including Watersound Beach Club, Shark’s Tooth Golf Course and Camp Creek Golf course. Whether for golf, relaxation, or a private club experience, The Camp Creek Inn offers the perfect fit nestled within the 30A community and surrounding state forests.


Things to Do

Watersound Monarch Art Trail
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County started the Flutterby Arts Festival Weekend by officially opening the Watersound Monarch Art Trail on Nov. 12, 2021. The mile long trail features eight curated sculptures and one bench from local and national artists celebrating the Monarch butterfly that migrates through the area every fall. The trail starts at the Southeast section of the intersection of Hwy 98 and S. Watersound Parkway.


Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition 2021-2022
The theme of the 2021-2022 exhibition is “Caring About Tomorrow: Exploring Environmental Independence Through Art.” The exhibition opened on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4 and will close on Sept. 5, 2022.

The 2021-2022 show will be the third installment for the sculpture trail throughout Rosemary Beach. The purpose of the exhibition is to enhance the quality and excellence of Rosemary Beach through complementing its architectural heritage and natural beauty with outdoor sculptures; and to contribute to the cultural arts environment in our county and surrounding areas. Find maps and descriptions more info about the exhibit online.


Seaside Self-Guided Walking Tour
Learn about the history, people and architecture of Seaside with a free self-guided walking tour from Otocast. Hear interviews from architects and locals involved with creating beautiful homes and other points of interest.