Getting Around

This information should help you navigate the shops, beach access, and attractions during your visit to our home in Santa Rosa Beach

Beach Access

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There are several public beach accesses available along Highway 30-A.  However, parking must be considered so here are our favorite accesses to use:

San Juan Avenue - This beach access has stairs but no ramp down to the beach.  There is a shower but no bathroom and only a few parking spaces.  However, it is the closest access if you are riding bikes because from NatureWalk you can take the Lilly Lane Beach Trail which connects to San Juan Avenue and is a straight shot to the beach.

Santa Clara Regional - This is the largest beach access. Here you will find a ramp to the beach, restrooms, multiple showers and parking on both sides of Highway 30-A.  Parking can still be tough during peak season but this is your best chance if you can arrive before 10am.

Watercolor (Van Ness Butler Jr Regional) - This is a further drive but has a sizeable parking lot across 30-A along with showers and restrooms and a ramp to the beach. It is also convenient if you want to walk to shops and restaurants in Watercolor.

Other accesses are available along 30-A but with little or usually no parking.  None of the Seaside beach accesses are public but in the off-season the main access (Coleman Pavilion) may be open.  Otherwise you can only use it if you rent beach chairs from Cabana Man.

Publix

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A Publix grocery store is conveniently located right outside of NatureWalk.  You can easily take the golf cart there as well, and look for the Watercolor Crossings Trail sign as you near the neighborhood exit for a shortcut!

Grocery Delivery is now available from Publix via Instacart.  This is a great option as it can get quite crowded on weekends when many vacationers are checking-in!  Use the home address for delivery:

689 Flatwoods Forest Loop

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Seaside

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Seaside, FL is the original planned beach community on Scenic Highway 30-A and a truly idyllic spot for experiencing the food and culture of this amazing area.  We highly recommend visiting on Saturday mornings for the Farmers Market where you can find produce, baked goods, homemade pickles and all kinds of wonderful things!

The food trucks are a permanent staple and all are delicious!  Bud and Alley's and Great Southern Cafe are longtime favorites for a nice dinner and both have great bar areas for hanging out.  Plenty of other shops and restaurants are available and a wonderful amphitheater for letting the kids play or catching one of the many musical events!

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Watercolor

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The Watercolor neighborhood is located behind Seaside and the back entrance is across the street from Publix.  It is a great place to take a bike ride so look for the Watercolor Boathouse and walk/bike across the bridge for a nice view!

The shops at Watercolor are also great and look for a couple of our favorite breakfast and lunch spots, Fish Out of Water or Scratch Biscuit Kitchen

Just be careful where you park!  Watercolor loves to hand out parking tickets!