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What's New in Walton County for Spring 2023

Walton County, Fla. – April 13, 2023 – Spring has sprung this year, and we are looking forward to the season with several new businesses, events and other happenings in Walton County. Whether you’re looking for a new restaurant, a new place to grab a drink with friends or a new place to stay during your next visit, there’s something for everyone in Walton County. 

Camp Creek Inn opening soon

Camp Creek Inn is slated adjacent to Watersound Club’s Camp Creek Golf Course and Health & Wellness amenities. The Camp Creek Inn is a 75-room, boutique three story hotel that will feature two dining venues (offering indoor and outdoor seating), as well as a golf outfitter shop. Also, Camp Creek Inn will have expansive wellness and fitness facilities. In addition to a health and wellness center, it will house a poolside dining venue, 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. 

  • Website: campcreekinn.com
  • Address: 684 Fazio Drive, Inlet Beach
  • Phone: (850) 231-5181

New Watersound Club amenities

Watersound Club is unveiling a major amenity expansion for its members in Spring 2023, with the opening of a 12,000 square foot Health & Wellness Center, complete with three group exercise rooms, a cardio and strength training area, men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas, a hot tub and 19-meter adults-only lap pool. In addition, there will be eight new tennis courts and eight new pickleball courts, a family-friendly pool with a water slide, lazy river and a poolside dining venue, grass fields for sports or recreation and a kids club. Facilities for basketball are available as well. These amenities will be available to guests of Watersound Inn and Camp Creek Inn, as well as members of Watersound Club.

  • Website: watersoundclub.com
  • Address: 684 Fazio Dr., Rosemary Beach
  • Phone: (850) 213-5181

Havana Beach Bar & Grill offers new Brunch and Dinner menus

Havana Beach Bar & Grill is presenting a new, Hemingway-themed menu for brunch and dinner, with inspiration taken from Hemingway's works to title the sections including: "The Sun Also Rises" for traditional breakfast foods, "A Moveable Feast" for sharable appetizers, "Green Hills" for the salads section, and "The Old Man & the Sea" for a selection of seafood dishes. The menu selections also reflect Hemingway's famous love of hunting, gathering and fishing, with a dash of international influence thanks to the author's time in Paris, Cuba and Florida. This new menu is indeed a new chapter for Havana Beach Bar & Grill, and we invite you to make each visit an incredible journey for your taste buds!

Sandestin turns 50

Celebrate Sandestin’s Golden Anniversary with us in 2023 and be among the first to experience fresh new experiences, special events, photo-ops delightful surprises, signature refreshments and commemorative merchandise. For more information, please visit www.sandestin.com.

  • Website: www.sandestin.com
  • Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W, Miramar Beach 
  • Phone number: (800) 622-1038

Home2 Suites by Hilton opening 

A new four-story Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel will open in Santa Rosa Beach, featuring 107 guest rooms, with amenities including a pool, fitness center and an outdoor lounge with a fire pit. The hotel's location is convenient to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the bike and pedestrian paths of the famed Scenic Hwy 30A. All Home2 Suites hotels provide guests with free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast.

  • Website: www.hilton.com
  • Address: 100 W Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (850) 641-0010

The WaterColor Inn room rennovations

WaterColor Inn’s 60 guest rooms will be getting a complete renovation, with work planned to begin in August of 2023 and finish in Spring 2024. The planned room renovation is being overseen by Blount Designs, the firm that recently designed the hotel’s Family Suites. Each room will receive new flooring, furnishings and décor, reflecting a modern coastal design while retaining WaterColor Inn’s classically casual elegance.

The Lodge 30A is now open

The Lodge 30A, located in Seagrove Beach, is 30A’s newest boutique hotel. It is adjacent to the Greenway Station development and abuts the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest, providing convenient access the state forest’s expansive network of hiking and biking trails as well as to Greenway Station’s collection of restaurants and shops. The picturesque three-story hotel offers amenities such as a fitness center and outdoor pool; design flourishes include the use of natural materials in a modern way, taking inspiration from the surrounding area. A stay at The Lodge 30A means enjoying some of the best experiences Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast has to offer, thanks to St. Joe Hospitality’s robust portfolio of amenities – including access to the private WaterSound Beach Club, watersport rentals, beach bonfires and access to two private golf courses.

  • Website: www.thelodge30a.com
  • Address: 4721 E County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 
  • Phone: (877) 345-1986

Edward's Sunday Brunch

Edward's now serves Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Notable dishes include the Crab Cake Benny featuring Edward's Crab Cake on a biscuit topped with hollandaise sauce and spring mix, as well as Sweet Potato Pancakes and Fresh-Baked Croissants. For a full menu list please visit edwards30a.com. 

Blue Mabel Restaurant and Bar 

Blue Mabel Restaurant and Bar is now offering a bottomless mimosa brunch five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are available on RESY and are highly recommended year-round.

  • Website: www.bluemabel.com
  • Address: 2260 W County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (850) 585-1129