Welcome to Seagrove Beach
A family-friendly ambiance nestled among the resplendent groves.
One of the oldest, original beach towns in the area, Seagrove Beach’s defining swaths of thick verdant groves, scrub oaks, and magnolia trees that adorn the mounded dunes make this 2-mile stretch of land unmistakably unique. This pristine blend of historic and modern rests along the sugar-white beaches of the Florida Panhandle between Watersound and Seaside in Walton County.
The dream project of C.H. McGee, who purchased the land in 1949, Seagrove Beach’s selling point has always been its tree-lined bluffs, laid-back atmosphere, and its dedication to providing a safe and family-friendly spot to vacation. Though Seagrove is recognized as a separate neighborhood, the area is officially considered to be part of Santa Rosa, Florida. Since its early inception, Seagrove has since blossomed into a bustling community that’s full of charm and local allure.
Housing here is a mixture of decades-old, upscale cottages that offer beachfront views or are shaded by the area’s magnificent trees, luxurious new-builds and single-family homes, and even upscale condos that provide the perfect beach vacation opportunity.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
With its close vicinity to state parks and its central location between other prominent beach spots, Seagrove offers residents and visitors a perfect blend: a small, charming community with ample to do set close enough to bigger areas to provide a bevy of entertainment options. Here, people revel in an unhurried appreciation of the nature around them and invite the opportunity to explore.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
One of the staples for shopping in Seagrove Beach is the Seagrove Plaza
, a shopping complex collection of boutiques and local businesses that are sure to impress. Browse at Liz Fashions
to find niche clothing, swimwear, and accessories to suit your style, or peruse the plentiful choices at the 30A Store of Seagrove
to check out the best of cozy beachwear, home goods, and even cruiser bikes.
Take your pick of gourmet specialty items at the Modica Market, a local, family-run grocery store that will lure you in with the products and have you coming back for the hospitality. Indulge in some of the best burgers and fried seafood in the area at the long-established Seagrove Village Market Café
, or try the upscale fare at Café 30A
, where the Tandoori Salmon is out of this world.
Things to Do
Seagrove offers more public beach access points than any other community along 30A, and its pristine white beaches with dazzling views out to the emerald waters of the Gulf offer visitors and residents the chance to dive into the perfect beach life—whether that’s soaking up the sun, swimming with family, beach volleyball, or any of the other classic beach activities.
Make the short—less than ten minutes—drive to Eden’s Garden State Park
to become enchanted by the 163 acres of lush beauty, in addition to the historic Westley Homestead, which stands proud and palatial among moss-draped oaks and enviable gardens. Here, you can step back in time and learn about the extraordinary antique collection located inside by taking a tour of the manor, or simply hike among the trails and relax in the area’s serene beauty.
Seagrove Beach is home to many 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