Tucked between Camp Creek Lake, Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach is a colorful and thriving beach community called Seacrest. Close to everything, and yet somehow quite relaxed, Seacrest is an ideal place to reconnect with friends and family. Bikes and flip-flops are the transportation of choice here, except for the occasional golf cart loaded up with kids, coolers, umbrellas and sand buckets.
The “town center” of Seacrest is arguably The Village of South Walton Beach, featuring several cute shops and restaurants, as well as a convenience store.
The bubbling fountains out front are a persistent hit with bare-footed kids and weary parents seeking a momentary diversion.
Known as Peddlers Pavilion, this is a fun spot where kids can splash around, vacationers can rent bikes, and all can enjoy a unique selection of food and shopping experiences – including Peddlers Pub, 30A Bagels & Coffee, The Sweet Peddler candy and ice cream, and more.
30A’s Emerald Coast In addition to the Seacrest’s gorgeous beaches, there’s also a 12,000 square foot swimming pool hidden in the expansive Seacrest neighborhood. One would think that it’s difficult to “hide” a 12,000 square foot pool, and yet, Seacrest somehow pulled it off. If you can find it (and if you’re a property homeowner or rental guest), it’s certainly worth checking out.
For bonus points, try to find South Walton’s ‘hidden’ beach bar, Crabby Steve’s. Even many locals aren’t aware that it exists, and yet it’s an amazing sand-side place to soak in some hot sun, delicious food and cold libations.
Note: This one’s not accessible from the street, so you’ll need to get some sand between your toes to find this local hot spot!
More 30A Features:
30A recently went behind the scenes for YOLO Board’s most ambitious photo shoot yet, shot over three intense days across Northwest Florida, including a... more
Seaside will ring in the season on Saturday with a parade down 30A, visit with Santa and celebratory illumination of the town's thousands of... more
Rosemary Beach will kick off the holiday season in grand style the weekend after Thanksgiving. On Friday evening, attend a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony at South... more
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, WaterColor Resort will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. The Old Florida Holiday and Winter Market is a full holiday extravaganza... more