Welcome to Watersound Beach
Immerse yourself in the unhurried and peaceful charisma of this small community.
A private and laid-back beachfront village, Watersound Beach rests between Rosemary Beach and Seaside and is a prime location from which to drink in the abundance of natural beauty offered by the Florida Panhandle.
Beach cottages painted in charming coastal neutrals speckle the dunescape here, and it’s easy to see the care that’s been taken with planning a community that embraces its natural environment. The curved wooden boardwalks are designed to work within the structure of the dunes, all while allowing residents and visitors to walk the landscape and relish in its splendor.
Gated communities provide direct access to the beach, and appealing bridges, walkways, and boardwalks connect the local neighborhoods, eliciting a strong community feel. The area is abundant with trails and recreational options, and its close vicinity to a wide variety of other beach communities means that you’ll never run out of things to do in Watersound.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Private and peaceful, Watersound invites residents and visitors to explore the coast at their leisure. The homes here are heavily influenced by maritime styles, and though the majority of residences are single-family houses perfect for unwinding by the beach, Watersound also has plenty of condos perfect for vacationing, too.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
The shops in Watersound are just as inviting as the village itself, and you won’t want to miss out on the specialty finds in the local boutiques. Browse elegant ocean artwork and fashionable jewelry at Mermaids of 30A
, or choose from the one-of-a-kind accessories and items at Queork
, an upscale niche boutique that specializes in hand-made cork items inspired by Portugal.
Stop in for a casual bite at Bruno’s Pizza
on 30A, where you can watch your pizza’s creation through the open-style kitchen and choose from any of the popular menu items like the Watersound Beach pizza, which comes with barbecue sauce and your choice of chicken, Boston butt, or premium beef brisket. Food lovers should check out The Hub on 30A
, a local gem that has several different eateries—ranging from burgers, tacos, seafood, pizza, and smoothies—to choose from depending on your mood. Looking to chill out with friends and grab a couple of drinks? Hang out at the bar at Duos
while sampling signature cocktails like the delicious 30A Roadside Raspberry.
Things to Do
When it comes to recreation, Watersound Beach is bursting with options. At the beach, you can take a stroll along the winding boardwalks, dive into the warm, emerald waters of the Gulf, or lay down under the shade of palmettos to read a good book or simply take in the seaside. Located next to Deer Lake State Park
, Watersound offers more than just beach recreation. The sprawling, 1,920-acre park named after the rare coastal dune lake within its borders has hiking trails, birding locations, picnic areas, fishing, and the chance to view some of the state's richest and most diverse wildlife among its eleven different habitats.
Luxury and serenity can be found at the illustrious WaterSound Beach Club
, the area’s premier location for poolside fun and elegant amenities. Featuring not one but two 7,000-square-foot, zero-entry pools, a spectacular deck for relaxation, a children’s arcade, dining, and beach access, this vibrant club is a one-stop-shop for all of your vacation needs.
Watersound Beach is home to several 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