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Escape to 30A Episode 4: Tour of INLET BEACH

by Ryan Taylor
Inlet Beach Tour

Explore Inlet Beach, Florida With Local 30A Guide Ryan!

This week on “Escape to 30A” we explore Inlet Beach, South Walton’s easternmost community.  Inlet Beach is ideally located next to Rosemary Beach and is one of the fasting growing areas in SoWal. It’s home to some of the best public beach access points, open air shopping opportunities, wonderful restaurants, live music venues, and a fabulous State Park.  The more you learn about Inlet Beach, Florida the clearer is becomes as to why it’s such a popular place to vacation and live full-time!

Inlet Beach is Home to One of South Walton’s Best Artificial Reefs

Inlet Beach Reef off of South Orange Street Regional Access

In 2017, the South Walton Artificial Reef Association installed “FISH REEF” just off the shores of Inlet Beach!  Specifically, you’ll find this large, Grouper fish shaped reef about 970 feet off of the South Orange Street Regional Access point.  Inlet Beach goers enjoy fishing, diving, and snorkeling around the reef as it’s loaded with marine life!

SWARA (South Walton Artificial Reef Association) is documenting the growth of the Inlet Beach reef (along with the others they’ve planted off the beaches of 30A) and is planning the launch of a future educational program.

Watch our video below to see a fly over of the Inlet Beach Grouper FISH REEF below…

Watch our video below for a tour of one of South Walton’s best beach access point, South Orange Street Regional Access…

Luxury, Style, and Great Food are Found 30Avenue in Inlet Beach

30Avenue in Inlet Beach is a great place to shop, eat, and listen to live music!

If you enjoy luxury boutique shopping and tasty restaurants, then 30Avenue is one place you need to check out!  Located right at the intersection of Highway 98 and scenic 30A in Inlet Beach, this open air boutique shopping & dining center exudes luxury and is sure to put you in the vacation mindset.  With many delicious dining options to choose from the only thing you’ll be hungry for is more days to spend in the area.  Some popular restaurants located at 30Avenue include amici 30A Italian Kitchen, amigois 30A Mexican Kitchen, 30A Burger, Cuvee 30A, and Barbacoa Mexican Grill.  30Avenue in Inlet Beach is also one of South Walton’s premier outdoor live music venues during the summer season.  The spacious greens are the perfect backdrop to enjoy cold beer, wine, and the best music artists on 30A!

Explore Camp Helen State Park on the east end of Inlet Beach

Entrance to Camp Helen State Park in Inlet Beach, Florida

South Walton State Parks are among the best in Florida.  Just down the street from 30Avenue in Inlet Beach, you’ll find Camp Helen State Park. This 180 acre State Park is located on the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell, which is the largest coastal dune lake in Florida.

The park’s history is fascinating and from 1945 until 1987, Camp Helen was a resort for the employees of an Alabama textile mill. While exploring the park you’ll notice that some of those buildings have been restored so that folks can walk through them.  In fact, the main lodge is now a popular wedding venue!

Watch our video below on the history of Camp Helen State Park…

Some Activities visitors partake in at Camp Helen State Park include but are not limited to; hiking, swimming, birding, and fishing.  If you’re looking to get out on the water, take advantage of their kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals.  You’ll find their rental program right at Camp Helen State Park on their Lake Powell shoreline.

Watch our video below to learn more about kayak Rentals at Camp Helen State Park…

Inlet Beach Vacation Rentals

For those looking to vacation on the east end of South Walton, make sure to browse our large selection of Inlet Beach rentals. We have beautiful Inlet Beach homes of all different sizes.  Odds are good, you’ll find the perfect rental
 for your specific group.  Please feel free to reach out to our Guests Services Team if you have any questions!

Also, make sure to check-out our first 3 episodes of “Escape To 30A” if you haven’t already…

Episode 1:  Rosemary Beach Deep Dive

Episode 2:  Grayton Beach Deep Dive

Episode 3: Gulf Place/Dune Allen Deep Dive

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