One of the Gulf Coast’s most luxurious resorts, WaterColor is a wonderland of activities for families, including expansive nature preserves, bike trails, lakes perfect for paddle boarding, shopping, fitness facilities, a spa, parks, award-winning dining and nearby award-winning golf courses. (And, of course, the Gulf of Mexico’s sugar-white beaches.)
Hailed as Northwest Florida’s Only Forbes Four Star Rated and AAA Four Diamond Beachfront Hotel, the resort’s WaterColor Inn was also recently honored with a “Top Resorts in Florida” award by Condé Nast Traveler.
WaterColor’s Beach Club, currently under a highly anticipated expansion by the WaterColor Community Association until summer 2019, offers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. After completion of the expansion, it will also offer multiple dining options, as well as gorgeous Gulf-front swimming decks. It will be a great spot for WaterColor guests to grab lunch, toast sunsets or just enjoy sharing the day with friends. Next door, FOOW restaurant is now open for lunch, dinner and happy hour after thorough renovations and menu updates in June 2018. An iteration of the previous Fish Out of Water, FOOW is the area’s only large family-style restaurants and bars overlooking the Gulf in a casual and approachable setting.
There’s also an expansive and perfectly-manicured butterfly garden in the middle of WaterColor, known as Cerulean Park. Town planners also designed gorgeous bridges, boardwalks and an extensive nature trail along the shores of Western Lake.
Just a short stroll or bike ride to the west, and you’ll cross 30A‘s stunning Western Lake into Grayton Beach State Park. Or, take a few steps to the east, and you’ll enter Seaside – sometimes jokingly and affectionately referred to by residents as WaterColor’s “Historic District.”