Welcome to Alys Beach
An awe-inspiring paradise with an exotic feel.
Reminiscent of ancient Mediterranean villages and nestled along the Gulf Coast of Walton County, Florida, Alys Beach is a community whose luminous ivory buildings glow under the ever-present sun and reflect the wild array of colors that dance along the horizon at dusk and dawn. Between Inlet Beach and Seacrest, this master-planned community radiates luxury, style, and an upscale elegance born of the thoughtfully designed walkways, retail and dining venues, and architecture.
Originally purchased by the Stephens family in the 1970s and named after Alys Robinson Stephens, the modern master-planned community visitors know today was designed by one of the preeminent leaders of New Urbanism—a design movement which aims to create livable, good-habit building, sustainable environments with walkable streets—the Duany Plater-Zyberk Company.
With its emphasis on clean lines, gorgeous geometric layouts, and harmony with nature, this Moorish-revival-inspired community is a work of art that paints a sublime skyline against the emerald and cyan backdrop of the Gulf Coast. Homes here are luxurious villas, meant to draw their residents into a world of exotic beauty and relaxation, with amenities fit for a king.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Hip and affluent, Alys Beach is the perfect place to step out of the normal world and into an alluring utopia. Here, you’ll be invited to slow down and relax, take the time to appreciate beauty, and spend time in a community-centered environment. The area also maintains a slightly urban feel thanks to the abundance of shops, restaurants, and plenty of activity. Perfect for families and individuals, retirees, or anyone just looking for a getaway, Alys Beach is unlike anywhere else you’ll encounter.
Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment
Refinement and opulence radiate from the shopping and dining options in Alys Beach, and in this town of affluence, you’ll find everything you need to sustain the perfect beach lifestyle. Head to Alys Shoppe
for the best in designer beachwear, jewelry, and logo-emblazoned items to remind you of your stay.
Experience one of the jewels of Alys Beach by dining outdoors at the al-fresco restaurant, Caliza. In addition to a thoughtfully curated menu that mixes bold flavors with the freshest locally-sourced ingredients, Caliza
also boasts a stunning, 100ft long, saltwater pool as its reflective and shimmering centerpiece. Guests are welcome to relax and cool down among the award-winning architecture, and the location also has a family pool area that’s shallow and perfect for children, as well as a lap pool that has in-water speakers.
Using locally-sourced, organic produce and fresh seafood, George’s at Alys Beach
invites diners to “behave” or “misbehave” by choosing from two playfully curated menus that feature either spa-inspired health foods or beach fare favorites like fried seafood baskets. At NEAT
, you can browse in “The Bottle” through their collection of carefully selected craft beers, artisan spirits, and fine wines, all with the help of the knowledgeable and friendly staff. For seasonal and specialty cocktails, The Tasting Room at NEAT is the perfect place to unwind with friends, share a charcuterie board, and sip on creative concoctions.
Things to Do
Alys Beach is brimming with opportunities to participate in convivial local festivals that provide fun for the whole family. Immerse yourself in art and architecture at the one-of-a-kind Digital Graffiti
, where the white stucco walls are brought to life with projected artworks and lights designed by artists around the world. The use of technology allows for an interactive experience, and the entire town glows with the dazzling displays of creativity.
Indulge in some exquisite barbecue, renowned bourbon, and craft beers at the Bourbon, Beers, and Butts
event that draws in foodies and drink connoisseurs every year. Wine enthusiast? Look no further than the 30A Wine Festival
, held every year among the beautiful streets of Alys Beach. This upscale, classy event offers samples from some of the best restaurants in the area, world-class wine tastings, live music, and a community-building ambiance that makes for lasting memories.
Alys Beach is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Van R. Butler Elementary, PK & K-4, well-rated public elementary school
- Emerald Coast Middle School, 6-8, well-rated public middle school