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What's New in Walton County Roundup Fall 2023

Fall is here and we are getting ready for 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 Now Open
The St. Joe Company opened a 75-room, three-story boutique inn located near Watersound Club's Camp Creek Golf Course in Summer 2023. The inn features two dining venues, an outfitter shop, wellness and fitness facilities, pickleball courts, tennis courts, a resort-style pool complex, multisport fields and a golf teaching academy. Guests enjoy a “Member for the Stay” experience, which allows 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 Dr., Watersound
  • Phone: (877) 648-4144
The Lodge 30A Now Open
The Lodge 30A, located in Seagrove Beach, is 30A’s newest boutique hotel. The Lodge 30A is adjacent to the Greenway Station development and beside 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. During your stay, enjoy amenities such as a fitness center and outdoor pool. Guests will also have access to the private Watersound Beach Club, water sport rentals, beach bonfires and access to two private golf courses.
  • Website: thelodge30a.com
  • Address: 4721 E. County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (850) 608-3500
Home2 Suites by Hilton Now Open 
Now open in Santa Rosa Beach is a four-story hotel featuring 107 guest rooms with amenities including a pool, fitness center and an outdoor lounge with a fire pit. The location is convenient to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the bike and pedestrian paths of the famed 30A area. All Home2 Suites hotels provide guests with free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. The hotel is managed by The St. Joe Company.
  • Website: hilton.com
  • Address: 100 W. Hewett Rd., Santa Rosa Beach 
  • Phone: (850) 641-0010
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa $35 Million Hotel Renovations
In 2022, Hilton Sandestin Beach announced plans to begin a $35 Million renovation to the property, including updates to the guest rooms, restaurants, public spaces and pools. This March, the team completed the first phase of renovations and are excited to embark on phase two of the renovations in Fall 2023. Phase two begins with transforming the remaining 285 guest suites before revamping Sandcastles Restaurant and Lounge. Also, the onsite spa, Serenity by the Sea Spa, along with the 40,000 sq. ft. of indoor meeting space will be elevated during this time of transformation.
SunBright Inn Tours Available Soon
Tours of the new Victorian-style SunBright Inn will be scheduled individually through Sunbright Inn Facebook page or by emailing Victorian@SunbrightInn.com. Tours are offered free of charge to those who sign up. 
Gator Roll Now Available at 2A's Mossy Head Diner
Come to 2A's Mossy Head Diner, Mossy Head's newest eating establishment and enjoy a unique Florida experience. Chow down on smoked Florida alligator tail meat shredded atop a Cajun cream cheese and Conecuh sausage mixture on a brioche roll. 
Palm Folly Brewery 
The Folly Club at the Palm Folly Brewery is an upscale taproom inspired by the beauty of the Emerald Coast’s sugar sand beaches and clear blue-green waters. It's located in the heart of Santa Rosa Beach just north of beautiful 30A. Bring your family and friends for a tasting of our sparkling seltzers by a fire pit or out on the lawn with a picnic box from our grab and go fridge.
  • Website: palmfolly.com
  • Address: 2602 U.S. Hwy. 98, Santa Rosa Beach  
  • Phone: (850) 420-9741
V Pho
V Pho introduces the vibrant world of Vietnamese cuisine and boba tea. At V Pho, we bring the authentic flavors of Vietnam to DeFuniak Springs.
  • Website: facebook.com/V-Pho
  • Address: 30 S. 8th St., DeFuniak Springs 
  • Phone: (850) 892-2005
Landshark Bar & Grill Now Open
Enjoy a burger and drink at Landshark Bar & Grill now open in Baytowne Wharf.
Alys Shoppe is Moving Online Temporarily
Alys Shoppe recently closed its temporary location and moved to an online location until reopening its permanent location in 2024.
  • Website: alysbeach.com
  • Address: 9581 Hwy. 30A E., Alys Beach
  • Phone: (850) 213-5500
Causeway Coffee Now Open
Enjoy a coffee and a pastry at the new Causeway Coffee in Miramar Beach.
Graze Craze Now Open 
Graze Craze offers a unique and affordable option for people looking to host a party, cater a work event, set up a romantic lunch for two, or simply treat themselves. Our assortments are completely customizable, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Website: grazecraze.com
  • Address: 605 N. County Hwy. 393, Suite 15A, Santa Rosa Beach  
  • Phone: (850) 278-6007
Props Craft Brewery Opens Taproom in Hammock Bay
Props Craft Brewery was founded by two USAF Special Operations pilots with a passion for brewing beer (and drinking it). With the help of friends, their families and the community, they have grown from a small brewpub and into a regional brewery known throughout the panhandle.
Real and Raw 30A Now Open
Real and Raw 30A is now open and makes raw, fresh, cold-pressed juice, super food smoothies, wellness shots, elixirs, hydrating tonics and organic healthy food.
  • Website: realandraw30a.com
  • Address: 29 Village Blvd., Unit B101, Santa Rosa Beach 
  • Phone: (214) 957-3458
The Salty Butcher Now Open on 30A
Founded by a chef, Stephen Bucalo and a sommelier, Aubrey Craig, the salty butcher is an independent boutique butcher shop and wine bar. Focused on bringing quality meats, cheeses, wines and specialty products from Walton County and around the world to our local 30A community.
  • Website: thesaltybutcher30a.com
  • Address: 4749 E. Co. Hwy. 30A, Unit 101, Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (448) 333-1050
T's Catch Seafood Market Now Open in Freeport 
Destin native Trent Wallace opened a fresh seafood market in Freeport. This market serves local seafood, steamed fresh shrimp, steaks and grab-n-go items. 
  • Website: tscatch.com
  • Address: 16469 Hwy. 331 S., Suite 104, Freeport
  • Phone: (850) 880-2175
Mimmo's Opens New Location
Owner Mimmo La Innusa’s menu is filled with dishes that have been passed down through generations in his Sicilian family. Known for fabulous Italian food, impeccable service and family hospitality, Mimmo’s has become a favorite on the Emerald Coast. Mimmo’s is proud to now have two locations, one in Destin and a new sister restaurant on Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
  • Website: mimmos.com
  • Address: 2700 W. Co. Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 
  • Phone: (850) 660-6970
Los Rancheros Opens New Location in Freeport
Enjoy local Mexican food at the new Los Rancheros location in Freeport. 
3Sons Bar-B-Q Now Open 
Enjoy smoked meats at the new 3Sons Bar-B-Q on 30A.  
  • Website: 3sonsbarbq.com
  • Address: 6931 W. Co. Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (850) 278-6082
Chef's 30A Deli Now Open 
Visit Chef's 30A Deli to enjoy breakfast, fresh fruit juices, awesome lunch, poke bowls, Wagyu burgers, dinner and fresh local seafood.
Idyll Hound Proper Now Open
At Idyll Hound Proper, we pay homage to the notable reputation and distinctive tastes of Idyll Hounds Brewing Company with a proper twist. Our welcoming space was designed with community, great food, and Idyll Hound taps in mind. We embrace a flavor-forward approach to beer drinking that's infused with a big dose of social merriment and a local-first mentality. We believe that beer is best enjoyed in good company and in a proper vibe that celebrates our community.
  • Website: idyllhoundproper.com
  • Address: 12805 U.S. Hwy. 98, E101, Inlet Beach
  • Phone: (850) 909-9041