Located along Florida’s Emerald Coast, Blue Mountain Beach is an oft-overlooked vacation destination that offers a variety of activities for travelers seeking a laid-back and relaxing vacation. Don’t let the name fool you into expecting mountainous terrain; Blue Mountain Beach sits at just 64 feet of elevation. This quaint community is a slice of beachy paradise.
Paradise Properties offers vacation rentals in the beach communities of the Emerald Coast, including Blue Mountain Beach. To help travelers plan their vacations, we’re going to highlight some of the top things to do at Blue Mountain Beach.
Enjoy the Beach
With stunning white sand beaches and emerald-colored waters, Blue Mountain Beach is a picturesque setting to relax and soak up the sun. Visitors can swim, sunbathe, enjoy watersports, or take a leisurely walk along the shore. During the summer, there are lifeguards on duty, adding some extra peace of mind to this already wonderful beach.
Hiking and Biking
The Timpoochee Trail runs through Blue Mountain Beach, making it easy for visitors to explore the area on foot or by bike. This trail passes through three state parks, offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, and connects 30A’s beach communities. If you’d like to bike the Timpoochee Trail but don’t have a bike, you can rent one at Big Daddy’s Bike Shop in Blue Mountain Beach.
Visit Nearby State Parks
Blue Mountain Beach is surrounded by several state parks, including Grayton Beach State Park. Whether you choose to take the Timpoochee Trail to the park or drive, the park is just a short distance away. When you visit Grayton Beach State Park, you can expect an exciting day of hiking, fishing, paddling, picnicking, and more, all in a serene outdoor setting.
Admire Art at Justin Gaffrey Gallery
Locally raised and nationally known, Justin Gaffrey is an artist best known for his heavily textured painting style. From landscape portraits to whimsical sculptures, Gaffrey’s art is incredibly varied, and you can take a look at it yourself at Justin Gaffrey Gallery in Blue Mountain Beach. If you find a work that speaks to you, they are available for purchase, making a wonderful souvenir for your trip.
Check Out Local Shops & Restaurants
Blue Mountain Beach is home to a wide range of local shops and restaurants. Exploring these local businesses is one of the best ways to get a feel for this beach town. Some of our favorite shops and restaurants in Blue Mountain Beach include:
- For the Health of It: An organic grocery store that also has a smoothie bar and offers massages.
- Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery: A unique shop that offers a variety of handcrafted items, including jewelry, home decor, and clothing.
- Local Catch Bar & Grill: This seafood restaurant offers fresh catches from the Gulf of Mexico and a casual atmosphere with outdoor seating.
- Redfish Taco: A local Mexican restaurant best known for its delicious tacos, fresh salsa, and margaritas.
- Blue Mountain Beach Creamery: The go-to place for handmade ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet in Blue Mountain Beach.
Vacation Rentals in Blue Mountain Beach
Now that you know the best things to do in Blue Mountain Beach, it’s time to secure your accommodations from Paradise Properties. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront condo resort or a private vacation home, we have you covered. To stay at one of our Blue Mountain Beach vacation rentals, please book directly online or call one of our local reservationists at 850-588-7136. If you have any questions, you can instantly chat with us here.