South Walton, Florida is clearly known for its stunningly beautiful beaches. The emerald water lapping against sugary white sand creates a perfect vision of paradise. But, let’s admit it: Some folks just don’t like all that sand. (Oh, the irony.) And sometimes parents need a more controlled environment for their young ones. Sometimes you simply crave a different view. Fortunately, South Walton is home to some of the Gulf Coast’s most spectacular swimming pools. Here are some of our favorites:
Please note that these are not public swimming pools. Unless otherwise noted, these pools are amenities for owners and registered guests at specific neighborhoods and resorts.
You may find yourself questioning if you are in another country while relaxing at Caliza Pool. This pool is known as one of Aly’s Beach most recognized amenities and it is easy to see why. Upon entering, you will be greeted by a furnished loggia on the right which will provide you the perfect shade or you can choose to take the stairs up to a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy one of the best views overlooking the Bermuda architecture inspired town.
The Caliza Pool is a 100-foot, zero entry saltwater oasis which is the centerpiece to three additional pools, each one having unique uses. A shallow pool for the entire family to enjoy with fountain spouts and draped awnings to provide a break fun the sunshine. A 75-foot lap pool which features a poolside iPod port for personal underwater music listening. This pool also provides shade with a wood trellis and an overarching bamboo hedge. Lastly, the spa whirlpool that is secluded from the crowds of the main pool will give you the perfect setting for some R&R. https://30a.com/locations/caliza/
The 45,000 square foot Beach Club pool at the WaterColor Inn & Resort is perfect for everyone in the family. There are a total of 7 pools at the WaterColor Inn & Resort, including 1 children pool, 1 family pool and a designated quiet pool. You can spend your day relaxing by the pool and the emerald coast since The Beach Club pool is only steps away from private access to the beach. Poolside dining is also available at the beach Club Grill or you can choose to enjoy refreshing drinks at the Rita Bar. https://30a.com/locations/watercolor-inn-resort/
The Seacrest 378,000 gallon pool is one of the largest private pools in Florida. Plan on enjoying this pool whenever you desire because it is open year round from 9 am-10pm for Seacrest residents and guests. This award winning lagoon style swimming pool features multiple levels, fountains waterfalls, and two bath houses. https://30a.com/seacrest-beach/
You are guaranteed a good view while staying at the Pointe. The 61,000+ gallon resort-style pool sits at the center of the resort, beckoning you to dip or hang poolside in a beach chair, cabana, hot tub or alongside the fire pit. if you are looking for a little more shade then visit the La Cava lounge. The lounge is a covered outdoor living room equipped with flat screen televisions so you can catch a game while taking a break from the pool.
Escape to the rooftop sanctuary as the sun starts to set with your favorite beverage. This sanctuary has been arguably called the best place to catch a sunset in South Walton. The rooftop provides ample area to relax with an outdoor sitting area, fire pit, and panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and Scenic Highway 30A.
This adult only pool at The Pearl in Rosemary Beach is guaranteed to provide you with the perfect relaxation and shade from the canopies lining the pool. Don’t worry if you work up your appetite up from a full day of lounging poolside because The Pearl outdoor pool offers food service along with complimentary snacks. Don’t forget to stay a while and enjoy the amazing views of the gulf Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge. https://30a.com/locations/the-pearl-on-rosemary-beach/
The WaterSound Beach Club has a state of the art 7,000 square foot free-form pool. This oasis also has a zero entry children’s play area in the pool which provides a win-win for the entire family. If you forget your towels, there are no worries because a poolside towel service is provided for members and guest. All you have to do is bring yourself and get ready to sit back and relax. You can end the day watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico while enjoying a beverage at the Sunset Bar. https://30a.com/watersound/
The pool at Cypress Dunes offers a perfect combination of luxury and breathtaking views. The pool has an infinity edge with permanent and unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico over the conservation area of Tops’l Hill Preserve and State Park. The 45,000 gallon, 70 foot Cypress Dunes pool can be used for pure relaxation or as a quick work out with an unmatched scenery. It also boasts a sun shelf and is custom-shaped with a rounded southern edge. There is an outdoor fireplace, hot tub, and second-story deck making it the perfect spot year round. http://www.cypressdunes.com
Sanctuary at Redfish provides a wide selection of prime amenities. The expansive pool deck features three swimming pools, two jacuzzis, and private pool cabanas. There is no better way to spend the day than relaxing by the pool in your private pool cabana hopping from pool to pool. There are two outside grills and a large fire pit which provides an outdoor dining experience to end a perfect day. Another unique amenity offered is a complimentary scenic boat ride that will take guests from the resort to the beach. http://www.sanctuaryredfish.com/resort/pools