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WaterSound Inn Updates

To Our WaterSound Inn Guests

We’re Looking Forward to Welcoming You Back! Taking care of one another – that has long been the WaterSound way. And like the rest of the country, we are getting used to a new normal of living – and traveling. As we reopen our doors, our promise to you remains the same: a hospitable, comfortable, beautiful and relaxing stay for you and your loved ones. 

We are currently accepting reservations and are extending refundable rates for new bookings based on the hotel’s standard cancellation policy, which is two weeks prior to arrival. If you are within two weeks of arrival, cancellation will be determined on a case-by case basis. Given the fluidity of the situation, we will continue to adapt our procedures as needed. Please refer back to this page frequently for the most up-to-date information. 

We stand ready to serve you during these unprecedented times in the best way we know how: with the same hospitality excellence you have grown accustomed to. The safety and well-being of our guests and of our team members remains our top priority.

We continue to uphold the highest sanitation and guest-servicing standards for our property. In accordance with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order signed on May 3, 2021, face masks are now optional for our guests and associates. Additionally, we have adjusted our hotel operations in accordance with guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and State of Florida, including but not limited to:

  • Enhanced property-wide sanitation procedures and frequency
  • Limited housekeeping services will be provided based on length of stay:  
    • Stays 1-3 nights: No daily service will be offered
    • Stays 4-7 nights: Mid-stay service will be scheduled
    • Stays 7+ nights: 2-3 service days will be scheduled 
  • Property-wide access to hand sanitizer
  • Physical-distancing procedures in all communal spaces, including beach access
  • Touchless entry to hotel and hotel facilities, when possible
  • Restricted seating in pool areas and at hotel restaurants
  • Making mask and gloves available to guests, upon request
  • Thermal temperature controls for all of our team members and guests, as needed
  • Extensive Covid-19 training for all team members

Please note that at this time, Walton County beaches are open for the enjoyment of all. For more information regarding travel to Walton County, please visit


Our beaches are open with the following restrictions until further notice, as voted upon by the Walton County Board of Commissioners and in line with the CDC’s recommendations.

•    Beach access is available to guests through the community and complimentary beach chairs will be available to our guests at the community beach access during this time.
•    Pool/Beach towels will be provided in the guest room upon arrival and additional towels can be obtained from the front desk. 
•    The Dunesider Pool is available for guest use and is a heated pool.
•    Food and beverage will not be available during this time.


The following amenities are currently available for WaterSound® Inn guests:

  • Watersound Beach Club is open daily from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (hours are subject to change and weather permitting) 
    • 30°86° & Sunset Bar open daily from 11 a.m. -9 p.m. (food available until 8 p.m.)
    • Beach Break Grill open daily 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. with daily happy hour 4-6 p.m. and live music Wednesday-Saturday from 5-7 p.m.
    • Pool Deck beverage service is currently unavailable.
    • Beach Services/Beach Chairs are available daily from 9 a.m.- Sunset; Beach Bar is open daily from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Kid's Room is open daily 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    • Mercantile retail is open daily from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Dunesider Community Pool is open (and heated) and adhering to social distancing guidelines with limited pool deck seating; open daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  
  • Origins Golf Club is open for public, from 7:30 AM - Sunset, Monday- Sunday (The course is closed on Wednesdays for course maintenance). Footgolf is available after 1 p.m. Tee times are recommended by calling 850-213-5090.
  • Private golf courses, Camp Creek* and Shark’s Tooth, are available to WSI hotel guests during limited hours; tee times are required in advance and are based on availability by calling Camp Creek 850-231-7601 or Shark's Tooth 850-249-3041.  *Camp Creek is available to resort guests on a limited basis due to their current expansion; please contact the WSI Front Desk to check current availability.
  • Complimentary bicycles are available for guest use and should be returned by dusk. Bicycles will be sanitized after each use.
  • Complimentary kayak and canoe rentals are available through the WaterColor® BoatHouse from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for one hour.  Reservations required by texting 850-419-6188.  
  • Limited access to Watersound® Beach Fitness Center:
    • Open daily to all vaccinated hotel guests from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
    • Attendant will be cleaning and sanitizing in between appointments 
    • There is a limit of 6 people at a time working out; must be at least 16 years of age to use the fitness equipment
    • Guests should bring their personal water and towels
    • A waiver releasing the Homeowner's Association (HOA) of liability will be required
    • The showers, saunas and lockers are not in operation at this time
    • Antibacterial wipes are provided for self-cleaning; please clean all equipment used as a courtesy for next guest.
  • The Dunsider Grill & Market is currently closed for the season.



For the most updated COVID-19 information, including travel advisories and suggested precautions, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).