Said to be the highest point anywhere on the Gulf of Mexico (at a whopping elevation of 64 feet), “Blue Mountain Beach” is hardly a mountain… but at least they got the beach part right. As for the blue? Folks say it likely originated from the blue lupine flowers that still flourish between the homes here. At one time, they blanketed these Gulf-side hills.
Today, Blue Mountain Beach consists mostly of private residences, but like the lupines, there are also a few funky local businesses sprinkled in for good measure. Don’t miss a chance to marvel at Justin Gaffrey’s Art Gallery (look for the colorful paintings that are frequently on display on dusty road on the north side of 30A).
For The Health Of It is a favorite local health food store. Be sure to get one of South Walton’s best massages while you’re there (seriously). Right across 30A is an assortment of great local restaurants and pubs that cater to the other end of the dietary spectrum.
Looking for bike rentals or repairs? The team at Big Daddy’s is ever-helpful, and hey, you’re already atop the highest point in South Walton, so it’s all downhill from here….
More 30A Features:
Congratulations to the over 4,000 racers in this year's Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K! People from all over the country came to 30A... more
This week, 30A Radio’s DAWN PATROL chats with South Walton Fire Department's Fire Marshal Sammy Sanchez about what it's like to be a lifeguard... more
Halcyon Promise, the debut novel by independent author Kerry Brooks, is now available for sale. The first book in the "30A Promise" series is about... more
St. Joe Club & Resorts was a big winner in this year's Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. Two hotels in it's collection, WaterColor Inn... more