Blue Mountain Beach

30A South Walton blue mountain lupine 580x480 300x248 Blue Mountain Beach

Blue Lupines likely gave Blue Mountain Beach its name.

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:

SATURDAY: 8th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament in Rosemary Beach

SATURDAY: 8th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament in Rosemary Beach

The 8th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament will get rolling on Saturday, April 19th on the eastern and western greens in Rosemary Beach. Registration will be at the... more

WEDNESDAY: John Lacarbiere III to Perform at 'Say the Word'

WEDNESDAY: John Lacarbiere III to Perform at 'Say the Word'

Say the Word is hosting a special performance by nationally renowned spoken word artist John Lacarbiere III. Lacarbiere will be performing on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00... more

Special Easter Cruise Aboard The SOLARIS This Sunday

Special Easter Cruise Aboard The SOLARIS This Sunday

Follow the bunny tracks down to Baytowne Marina and hop aboard the SOLARIS on Sunday, April 20th from 1 – 3 p.m. for a relaxing lunch cruise. “Easter weekend is all... more

Vue on 30a to Host Special Easter Brunch

Vue on 30a to Host Special Easter Brunch

Vue on 30a will host a special Easter brunch on Sunday, April 20th.The buffet will feature an array of hot and cold selections, including a raw... more

Family Easter Festivities at WaterColor Lakehouse This Sunday

Family Easter Festivities at WaterColor Lakehouse This Sunday

WaterColor Inn Resort will host a traditional Easter Brunch at The Lakehouse overlooking the pool and Western Lake on Sunday, April 20th, from 9:00 am -... more

No thumbnail available

Photos from the First "30A Sand Rover Rally"

Fantastic turnout this weekend for the inaugural 30A Sand Rover Rally! Here are just a few of the fan photos that have come in so far...... more

Comment about Blue Mountain Beach:

Leave a Reply

*

Text formatting is available via select HTML. <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>