Inlet Beach Community Overview

Laid-Back Old Florida Beach Vibe

Heading to the easternmost end of 30A allows visitors to travel back in time to a day when Florida’s natural environment remained untouched. Inlet Beach sets itself apart from other areas of South Walton because of its emphasis on preserving the natural splendor of Florida while creating a vacation experience unlike any other. Deemed the oasis of “Old Florida,” Inlet Beach marries the organic beauty of white sand beaches and coastal dunes with eco-friendly modern amenities and sustainable architecture.

Inlet Beach Cobia Reef Hunt

Cobia Reef was installed in 2017 as part of the South Walton Artificial Reef Association program.  This particular artificial reef is about 970 off the shore of Inlet Beach, Florida.  If you use the Orange Street Regional Beach access and walk about 50 paces to the west you'll find two large Yellow Pole Markers that point to where Cobia Reef is located.  It's a great spot to snorkel and fish just off of Inlet Beach!

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Inlet Beach Florida Area Guide
Natural beauty of Inlet Beach Florida
Inlet Beach Florida Vacation Guide

Inlet Beach earned its name after Phillips Inlet on Lake Powell, a rare coastal dune located in the 13-acres of protected land surrounding this beach town. Lake Powell is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend their vacation fishing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddling, or simply relaxing amidst the dunes and bird watching. Bordering Lake Powell and the Gulf of Mexico is Camp Helen State Park. This esteemed Florida landmark has been given the National Recreation & Parks Association’s Gold Medal Award. Rich in history and outside activities, Camp Helen is an excellent spot to learn about geology at any age, with prehistoric middens and mounds in the area indicating humans inhabited the area over 4,000 years ago. 

Lake Powell and Camp Helen State Park Inlet Beach aerial view
Camp Helen State Park Historic Lodge

Step into the modern world of Inlet Beach without sacrificing the peacefulness of nature as you make your way down the palm tree-lined streets of 30 Avenue. Boutique shops filled with designer fashion, home goods, jewelry, and other treasures adorn the storefronts of the shopping plaza. In between shopping, stop by one of the many great dining options (Cuvee 30A, amigos 30A Mexican Kitchen, Freshii) offering fares from all over the world, as well as a few decadent dessert options to satisfy your sweet tooth. Keep your energy high for more fun throughout the day with a coffee from a local shop or take relaxation to the next level by stopping into one of the spas or beauty lounges to pamper yourself. 

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Shops and Restaurants at 30Avenue Inlet Beach
Inlet Beach 30Avenue aerial view

Paradise is never out of sight during your trip to Inlet Beach. The secluded, immaculate beaches let you imagine what Florida was like so many years ago while being next door to Rosemary Beach. Direct access to the sugary sand beaches throughout the community invites vacationers to slip off their sandals to feel the warm Gulf of Mexico waters on their toes at any time during their stay. The sustainable architecture enables the natural colors of nature to pop, from the shimmering emerald waters to the Blue Lupine flowers blooming all around. Luxury amenities enhance each Inlet Beach rental. During their stay, vacationers can do anything from cook meals for their loved ones on state-of-the-art appliances indoors or outdoors, catch the news on TV, or slip into the tub for a relaxing bubble bath after a long day. 

Inlet Beach vacation rentals
Gulf Front Inlet Beach Rentals

Whatever your vacation style is, 30A Escapes has the perfect vacation rental to fit your needs, from cozy to cottages to large homes with private pools. Beach lovers and nature enthusiasts alike receive personalized service from our Inlet Beach Vacation Concierge to enhance every minute of their trip. Come see “Old Florida” in a new way with 30A Escapes!

Inlet Beach, Florida Public Access Points

The best Walton County public beach access points are found in Inlet Beach.  There are 5 public Gulf Of Mexico access points and 1 Lake Powell public access in Inlet Beach.  The largest public beach access is found at the end of South Orange Street.  Specifically, Inlet Beach Regional Access - 2a, 2b, 2c offers ample parking, clean restrooms, season lifeguards, beach flag conditions and is ADA Accessible.  It's also one of the most popular spots in South Walton to host a beach bonfire party.  Below are the Inlet Beach public access points from east to west...

Lupine - 1 Inlet Beach

Lupine - 1 is the easternmost South Walton public beach access point.  It's located at the south end of Walton Magnolia Lane in Inlet Beach and features a long boardwalk.  As you walk down Lupine -1 towards the Gulf Of Mexico you'll be blown away by white sand dunes, Lake Powell, birds and Camp Helen State Park.  Make sure to bring your camera to capture it all!

Inlet Beach Regional Access (2a, 2b, 2c)

This is one of the best of the 9 South Walton Regional Beach access points.  It offers a handicap accessible ramp to the beach, parking, nice restrooms, lifeguards (during busy season), outdoor shower, great views and more.  There are actually 2 other beach walkovers that surround the main South Orange Street Regional Access.

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Explore 30A on Complimentary Bikes!

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