Blue Mountain Family Retreat

Kurt
Blue Mountain Family Retreat

Beaches

The Blue Mountain Beach access is the closest to the house at 1.2 miles to drive, and about 3/4 mile to walk if you are up for it. We love this access beach because it is kind of hidden and often less busy then some of the other beaches. There is usually a spot to park if you drive, and there are restrooms available.
Blue Mountain Regional Beach Access
The Blue Mountain Beach access is the closest to the house at 1.2 miles to drive, and about 3/4 mile to walk if you are up for it. We love this access beach because it is kind of hidden and often less busy then some of the other beaches. There is usually a spot to park if you drive, and there are restrooms available.
Just a little West and 1.8 miles away is Ed Walline beach access. ADA accessible, and has two picnic shelters, parking, restrooms, and beach wheelchairs and lifeguards during peak season. Ed Walline is unique among beach accesses with a two-story viewing platform overlooking the beach and gulf - a great place to spot surfers and dolphins.
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Ed Walline Public Beach Access
4447 County Rd 30A
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Just a little West and 1.8 miles away is Ed Walline beach access. ADA accessible, and has two picnic shelters, parking, restrooms, and beach wheelchairs and lifeguards during peak season. Ed Walline is unique among beach accesses with a two-story viewing platform overlooking the beach and gulf - a great place to spot surfers and dolphins.
Just 1.4 miles West on Hwy 30A is Gulfview Heights beach access. There are 22 parking spaces as well as public restrooms, regional lifeguards, and a picnic pavilion. A great place for an afternoon or evening picnic!
Gulfview Heights Beach Access
186 Gulfview Heights Street
Just 1.4 miles West on Hwy 30A is Gulfview Heights beach access. There are 22 parking spaces as well as public restrooms, regional lifeguards, and a picnic pavilion. A great place for an afternoon or evening picnic!
This recommendation is different then the other beaches on the list. It is about 4 miles from the house, but It is not just a beach but an entire state park that is truly unique. A great option if you enjoy exploring. Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing, and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. The nearly 2,000-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe, stand-up paddle board or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods.
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Grayton Beach State Park
357 Main Park Road
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This recommendation is different then the other beaches on the list. It is about 4 miles from the house, but It is not just a beach but an entire state park that is truly unique. A great option if you enjoy exploring. Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing, and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. The nearly 2,000-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe, stand-up paddle board or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods.

Food scene

Blue Mountain Bakery is our son's favorite stop! We can't visit without bringing home a box of pastries. My wife and I love the cinnamon rolls, but they also have some savory options.
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Blue Mountain Bakery
2217 W County Hwy 30A
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Blue Mountain Bakery is our son's favorite stop! We can't visit without bringing home a box of pastries. My wife and I love the cinnamon rolls, but they also have some savory options.
My wife and I love the weekend brunch at Blue Mabel. The menu is a little sophisticated for our kids' taste but they can still find something they will enjoy.
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Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions
2260 W County Hwy 30A
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My wife and I love the weekend brunch at Blue Mabel. The menu is a little sophisticated for our kids' taste but they can still find something they will enjoy.
We can't leave the Creamery off the list, just up the road from the Blue Mountain Beach access. They have a wide selection of ice cream and fro-yo and we absolutely love stopping after a trip to the beach.
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Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
2129 South Co Highway 83
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We can't leave the Creamery off the list, just up the road from the Blue Mountain Beach access. They have a wide selection of ice cream and fro-yo and we absolutely love stopping after a trip to the beach.
A tasty taco restaurant made for the beach! Casual, fun atmosphere with counter service for indoor or outdoor seating or Take Out for beach or home.
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Red Fish Taco
2052 West County Highway 30A
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A tasty taco restaurant made for the beach! Casual, fun atmosphere with counter service for indoor or outdoor seating or Take Out for beach or home.
Redd the singing bartender belts from her repertoire of over 400 songs. Casual, Southern dishes and funky atmosphere
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Redds Fueling Station
2320 West County Highway 30A
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Redd the singing bartender belts from her repertoire of over 400 songs. Casual, Southern dishes and funky atmosphere
An authentic Irish pub with a fun, family-friendly environment and outdoor seating. Located in Blue Mountain Beach.
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Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
2298 West County Highway 30A
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An authentic Irish pub with a fun, family-friendly environment and outdoor seating. Located in Blue Mountain Beach.
A little bit of a drive from the home but unique venue. The family-friendly restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, inventive bar-crafted cocktails and 2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine selection. Table and bar seating is available inside and outside on the deck overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay. The Bay is a 2016 Perfect In South Walton award winner in multiple categories including menu variety, executive chef, seafood, and a signature cocktail. Stop by for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch!
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The Bay
U.S. 331
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A little bit of a drive from the home but unique venue. The family-friendly restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, inventive bar-crafted cocktails and 2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine selection. Table and bar seating is available inside and outside on the deck overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay. The Bay is a 2016 Perfect In South Walton award winner in multiple categories including menu variety, executive chef, seafood, and a signature cocktail. Stop by for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch!
Basmati's specializes in fresh sushi and seafood. The restaurant overlooks Draper Lake and has been featured in Southern Living and The New York Times. Diners can enjoy their meal on the candle-lit screen porch.
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Basmati's Asian Cuisine
3295 West County Highway 30A
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Basmati's specializes in fresh sushi and seafood. The restaurant overlooks Draper Lake and has been featured in Southern Living and The New York Times. Diners can enjoy their meal on the candle-lit screen porch.

Shopping

Celebrating 15 years as the Emerald Coast’s best outdoor shopping center, Destin Commons boasts 95+ stores and restaurants, including Florida’s first Southern Living Store. Serving as the area’s favorite gathering place, our award-winning line up of stores and restaurants includes national & locally-owned favorites, AMC Movie Theater and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, an underwater-themed bowling alley. Enjoy our newly renovated play area*, mural art walk & seasonal events for nonstop fun year-round. There truly is something for everyone!
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Destin Commons
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Celebrating 15 years as the Emerald Coast’s best outdoor shopping center, Destin Commons boasts 95+ stores and restaurants, including Florida’s first Southern Living Store. Serving as the area’s favorite gathering place, our award-winning line up of stores and restaurants includes national & locally-owned favorites, AMC Movie Theater and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, an underwater-themed bowling alley. Enjoy our newly renovated play area*, mural art walk & seasonal events for nonstop fun year-round. There truly is something for everyone!
Silver Sands Premium Outlets is located in Miramar Beach along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. The center is home to 110 designer and name brand outlet stores offering savings of up to 65% off everyday. Shopper's can find extraordinary deals at Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Banana Republic, Disney Store Outlet, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, kate spade new york, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks OFF 5TH, Tory Burch, Under Armour, Vans, Vera Bradley and more.
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Silver Sands Premium Outlets
10562 Emerald Coast Parkway West
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Silver Sands Premium Outlets is located in Miramar Beach along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. The center is home to 110 designer and name brand outlet stores offering savings of up to 65% off everyday. Shopper's can find extraordinary deals at Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Banana Republic, Disney Store Outlet, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, kate spade new york, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks OFF 5TH, Tory Burch, Under Armour, Vans, Vera Bradley and more.

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Golf Carts and Bikes are a great way to get around

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