Beaches of South Walton Invites Visitors to “BE” Pampered

By Coastal Living
July 02, 2010

Along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, there is a 26-mile stretch of beach known for relaxation, scenic beauty, natural attractions and culinary treasures.  Recently recognized as one of the top 12 travel destinations for 2010 by Frommer’s travel guide, Beaches of South Walton invites visitors to “BE” pampered.

Whether getting away with friends, a significant other or the entire family, the destination offers something for everyone. The area is known for its world-class accommodations, award-winning dining, shopping and outdoor pursuits. A ride along Scenic 30A, whether by car or bike, reveals charming beachside towns, each with a personality of its own. Communities such as Seaside, Grayton Beach, WaterColor and Rosemary Beach invite visitors to explore the diverse array of boutique shops, galleries and restaurants on foot.  Along Scenic Gulf Drive and in and around Sandestin, the casual beach vibe is complemented with activities, shopping, dining and nightlife.

Tasting and enjoying the cuisine of a place is an intrinsic part of the travel experience. For those looking for a new culinary experience while visiting the area may wish to try one of the many new restaurants that now call Beaches of South Walton home.

The iconic "Red Bar" in Grayton Beach has a new brother, Louis Louis, which has brought the Red Bar’s eclectic, edgy style to Santa Rosa Beach.

La Crema, recently opened in Rosemary Beach, offering fresh, organic, tasty and inexpensive tapas and chocolate delights. Simply indulgent.

Chef Philip McDonald at Table Five creates is pampering guests with his culinary delights in one of the most relaxed of settings - the home or condo.  Chef McDonald offers a refreshing alternative to a night out with the creative excellence one finds a four star restaurant.

With the opening of the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and direct air service from many cities via Southwest Airlines and Delta, Beaches of South Walton now has enhanced access for travelers coming to the region.  For more information or to book your next trip, visit or call 1-800-822-6877.