Welcome to Dune Allen Beach
An eco-tourism paradise with unparalleled natural splendor.
Immerse yourself in the picturesque serenity of Dune Allen Beach, a small village located between Miramar and Blue Mountain Beach in Florida. Here, the emerald and turquoise waters of the Gulf meld into the shores, and state parks offer fully encapsulating beauty.
Stately new-build beach houses mix with long-standing cottages in this staggeringly scenic open stretch of paradise. Known for its rich natural settings, Dune Allen Beach is located next to five coastal dune lakes—Allen, Stallworth, Morris, Oyster, and Campbell—and has some of Walton County’s finest stretches of untouched, sugar-white beaches.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Dune Allen is perfectly suited for nature lovers. Though there’s nearby access to several premium shopping outlets and the town offers incredible dining options, the majority of Dune Allen’s appeal comes from the abundant opportunities for nature exploration and outdoor recreation. The vibe here is laid-back and active, so take the time to enjoy the panoramic magnificence and dive right into the best of Dune Allen.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Though Dune Allen has several local, unique stores, its most impressive allure comes from its incredible dining scene, which provides some of the best fare in Walton County. At Stinky’s Fish Camp
—one of the most beloved restaurants on 30A—check out their famous oyster log, which features 36 always fresh oysters. Stinky’s is known for its Gulf-to-table dining, with expertly crafted seafood dishes that range from crawfish pies, firecracker shrimp, and sumptuous platter options for those who want to taste a little bit of everything.
Another local favorite, the clean white lines of Shunk Gulley’s
venue evokes a timeless beach vibe that lures in seafood enthusiasts to savor the fresh fare. The restaurant also regularly hosts live music, and its lively ambiance will have you staying long after your meal is finished.
Craving a true beachfront dining experience? Look no further than Vue on 30A
, whose award-winning panoramic Gulf views are unbeatable. Choose from a diverse menu that offers everything from beer-battered fish and chips to exquisite filet mignon, and enjoy your time marveling at the dramatic splendor of the emerald waters.
Things to Do
Explore the sublime scenery at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
, where the quartz dunes that gave the park its name emerge from the ground to crest along the coast like the caps of great waves or giant sails stretching out and out. With three miles of beaches, an impressive array of coastal ecosystems, trails, opportunities for boating, biking, fishing, hiking, and more, Topsail is a paradise for those whose joy is found in nature.
Dune Allen is also a participant in several of Walton County’s impressive festivals, all of which seek to foster community and bring those from all walks of life to slow down and enjoy the moment. The 30A Songwriter Festival
features over 175 artists who perform in venues all along the coast, including several stunning venues at Dune Allen. A similarly spread out event, Art Month South Walton
, showcases the local arts scene through a variety of events held at different locations. From literary works to performance art to visual displays, this event held in May is the perfect way to experience culture at its finest.
Dune Allen is home to some excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Emerald Coast Middle School, 6-8, well-rated public middle school
- Van R. Butler Elementary, PK & K-4, well-rated public elementary school