Welcome to Watercolor
Luxury meets classic coastal hospitality in Watercolor, FL
Watercolor is a Southern resort and residential community situated on 499 acres along Scenic Highway 30A. This thriving community truly embodies the beauty of the Florida Panhandle with a 1,500-ft stretch of beach, coastal forests, parks, lakes, and gardens, all within walking distance.
But that's not all Watercolor has to offer. A beautiful downtown area adds to the appeal of this picturesque community, and homes take on the natural colors of the surrounding landscapes. The architecture pays homage to classical coastal towns, with English, Spanish, Dutch, and French Colonial influences.
What to Love
- Live on the beachfront with access to Western Lake
- Family-oriented community with lots of green spaces
- Every area of the community has its own ponds, green spaces, and trails
Everything in Watercolor — homes, amenities, and surroundings — is designed with ultimate luxury and refined taste in mind. The beach club offers residents a chance to wine, dine, and relax. The community also has shopping and dining, swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, an amphitheater, and other amenities to ensure that your days here are perfect.
The beaches are close, making it easy to hit the sand daily. But if you decide to get off your beach towel, the downtown area is excellent for leisurely strolls. Residents relish barbecuing and entertaining or enjoying sunsets from their wraparound porches. Some spend the evenings hanging with friends and family at beach bonfires.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Fish Out of Water is a family-style restaurant in the Watercolor Inn. It's an excellent spot for a romantic dinner or family night out with views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The menu showcases the fresh seafood of the Gulf, including seared swordfish, succulent shrimp, and more. You can also order from an extensive cocktail menu.
The Wine Bar has got your back for the days you want to entertain at home and need a good bottle of wine. The establishment offers a great selection of wines, ensuring you find something perfect for your dinner party. There is also an attached wine bar and restaurant. Scratch Biscuit Kitchen serves delectable biscuits made from scratch in a family-friendly environment. You'll feel at home in this eatery with indoor and outdoor seating options.
Beach Happy Cafe is located in the heart of Watercolor Town Center and offers casual dining and retail concepts. It serves healthy wraps and sandwiches, plant-based options by NaturBaker, fresh pastries by Blue Mountain Bakery, premium 30A Wine, locally roasted 30A coffee by Amavida, a new line of gelato, and 30A craft beer.
Things to Do
Cerulean Park is a beautiful spot for biking, jogging, hiking, and hanging out with the family. Highlights of the park include tropical flowers, a fountain, and a monarch of butterflies. The Marina Park is located just north of here and offers a picture-perfect setting for outdoor movies, concerts, plays, and the annual 30A Mountain on Film Festival.
You'll also find The BoatHouse Paddle Club here. It sits on the banks of Western Lake and is the local home base for water adventures. You can rent canoes or kayaks for an exciting time on the water or sign up for an adventure tour. The Boathouse also offers lessons and paddle-based workouts.
Watercolor Inn boasts a rich history steeped in southern hospitality and kindness. It offers the laid-back comforts of a beach house with the refined high-end amenities of a luxury boutique. It's a great place to stay or relax, and the cuisine and views of the Gulf elevate your experience.
The inn offers a variety of family-friendly amenities, including Camp Watercolor and Watercolor Beach Club. You can order snacks and drinks at The Canteen Restaurant or ice-cream sandwiches and handheld bites at Deep South Freeze after a few hours in the water.
The South Walton County School District serves Watercolor:
- South Walton High School, 9-12
- Dune Lakes Elementary School, K-5