Blue Mountain Beach
Blue Mountain Beach is another unincorporated coastal community located along Florida’s Panhandle. It is one of the larger beach towns in South Walton County and it shares most of its land with neighboring Santa Rosa Beach. Like most unincorporated towns, its streets run to and fro in a haphazard fashion; however, most of them lead to the beach with its soft white sands and magnificent views of the Gulf. It is considered to be one of the best beaches of South Walton County, and with the number of visitors that arrive each year, that seems to be true!
Blue Skies & Blue Water
The community also has three different inlet lakes which include Big Redfish Lake, Little Redfish Lake and Draper Lake. Each one offers all the usual lake activities like canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. While visiting Draper Lake, don’t forget to visit the observation tower for amazing views of the white sand beach and oak canopy foliage towards the north. Of course, many visitors can find gear in town (or in the surrounding towns) and cast a line to catch some bream, bass, or catfish. The lakes are not difficult to find. However, public accessibility is often limited to unmarked trails and undeveloped access points.
Where to Eat at Blue Mountain Beach?
Like many other seaside towns in Florida’s panhandle, Blue Mountain Beach primarily centers its economy on the tourism industry as vacation beach rentals are the norm. So oftentimes many residents will flock to other communities for a slice of nightlife and entertainment. However, Blue Mountain Beach, Florida does have a few shops and restaurants that deserve a visit. A couple of those restaurants include the Local Catch Bar & Grill and Cafe Tango. The Local Catch offers an intimate seafood dining experience while Cafe Tango presents a romantic setting inside a converted vine-covered bungalow. Goatfeathers Seafood Restaurant has been in town since 1988 and for more than three decades the kitchen has prepared family style seafood in a laid-back, nautical themed establishment. Blue Mabel goes in the opposite direction with its locally sourced smokehouse meats such as lamb chops, ribeye and brisket sandwiches. After dinner, make a stop at the Blue Mountain Beach Creamery for a homemade ice cream at this family run sweet shop in business for more than twenty years.
Surrounded by Water
Needless to say, Blue Mountain Beach, Florida is almost completely surrounded by water, from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay as well as flanked by the aforementioned lakes. Whatever outdoor adventure you choose to partake in, let the folks at Paradise Properties handle all of the accommodations.