Located on the eastern end of South Walton next to Seacrest Beach, Alys Beach is a meticulously planned, chic 30A community. It is home to delicious restaurants, shops, splash pads, parks, hiking trails and one famous donuts truck. The entrance to Alys Beach is unlike any other SoWal community.
A pair of white butteries headline the entrance to Alys Beach as they line each side of scenic 30A. These structures pay homage to the traditional structures in Bermuda that house perishable items to protect them from the warm Caribbean sun before refrigeration was available. Combining Bermudian tradition with the history of Florida, renowned artist Concetta Rothwell Morales created exquisite mosaic tiles for each structure that portray different eras of Floridian history. They are open to the public and offer folks a chance to celebrate the history of South Walton in an entirely new way. The butteries are also a popular place to take pictures for Instagram.
At first glimpse upon entering Alys Beach, it may be hard to believe you’re in the continental United States and not on an island in the Caribbean sea. As you make your way inside this one-of-a-kind South Walton beach community, the awe of its beauty will continue to impress and inspire. World-class landscaping consisting of pristine Bermuda grass, large hedges, and tall palm trees line both sides of 30A throughout the entire length of Alys Beach.
Some say that the sky looks bluer, and the Emerald Coast appears to pop just a little more in Alys Beach. This is likely because the colors of nature are amplified by the beautiful all-white architecture throughout the community. Walking along the lushly landscaped walkways, the air of Caribbean inspiration is never far from sight as one takes in the unique layout of this master-planned 30A community.
The striking Bermudian inspiration doesn’t stop with the “butteries.” No two homes in Alys Beach are alike, despite all sharing the same color and Caribbean influence that shines in their brilliant-white stucco homes. Standard features shared throughout the various home styles within the community are open-air courtyards with water features, outdoor galleries, terraces, and beautiful gardens. Interiors feature waterfront aesthetics, open concept designs, and neutral beachy tones.
The beautiful design features of the homes in Alys Beach speak to an entirely new brand of luxury that is carried throughout the entire community. Within this 30A oasis is an amphitheater with splash-pad, 21-acre nature preserve, parks, and the world-renowned Caliza, offering artfully designed swimming pools, alfresco dining, and outdoor spaces for gathering. There are other fine and casual dining options throughout the community where one can order anything from Gulf-to-table cuisine (George's) to international delicacies.
When one isn’t at the beach appreciating the white sand and soothing Gulf of Mexico waves, there is never a shortage of activities to keep one busy during their stay in Alys Beach. Shoppers can delight in the local store options, including a stop into Alys Shoppe, where they'll find something for everyone to enjoy with everything from beach fashion to designer goods. Art is the cornerstone of Alys Beach, and art lovers can take in as many pieces as they would at an art gallery by merely going for a walk throughout the community to see the various sculptures, murals, and water features created by artists from around the world.
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