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Our hotel is currently operating in accordance with guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and State of Florida, which impacts our amenity offerings. Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 Update Page for information on our current status, cleanliness and sanitation standards.

Whether you’ve come to WaterSound Beach to shop and spa or explore an array of adventures on land and sea, WaterSound Inn offers effortless access to a diverse array of leisure pursuits.


WaterSound Inn guests may enjoy access to nearby Spa Pearl, located at The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach.   Invigorate all five senses with the healing powers of the sea and innovative treatments and therapies.


WaterSound Beach Store

Conveniently located next  to WaterSound Fitness in the GateHouse Building, the WaterSound Beach store carries exclusively branded WaterSound Beach-branded souvenirs.  In addition, the boutique offers a selection of lifestyle products by beloved Southern brands, jewelry by local designers, athletic apparel and vacation-essential products by quality retailers like Peter Millar®, Vineyard Vines® and Supergoop!®.  Shop in-store or online.  

The Hub 30A

From a spa and bike repair and an apothecary shop, to women and children’s clothing, gifts, accessories, sunglasses, fine art, cigar shop (owned by country star Luke Bryan) and more, The Hub 30A shops have everything you’re looking for when a little retail therapy is in order!

WaterColor Resort Shops & Boutiques

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift, a one-of-a-kind piece of art, or just to fill your cooler with delicious beach treats, you will find it all near WaterColor Inn & Resort.

Pier Park in Panama City Beach

This upscale outdoor shopping mall is one of the best in Panama City Beach, with shops that include Target, Forever 21, Dillards, JCPenneys and Marshalls. Dining and entertainment options include a Grand IMAX Theater, dinner, drinks, and entertainment at Dave & Busters and a great live music scene at Tootsies.

Hiking & Biking

Hiking and biking trails are located throughout Walton County, where you can explore nature on winding paths through state parks, forest and picturesque gardens. Enjoy discovering unspoiled natural vegetation, rare coastal dune lakes and some of the nation’s most endangered bird species by foot or bike.

Complimentary bike rentals are provided to all guests at WaterSound Inn.

Deer Lake Trail (WaterSound Beach)

Located on the north side of Scenic Highway 30A, Deer Lake Trail winds along a coastal lake, offering splendid views of summer wildflowers, plants and diverse species of birds and butterflies.

Cassine Trail (Seagrove Beach)

Head to Point Washington State Forest to enjoy a variety of terrain that showcases the diversity of Northwest Florida’s ecosystems. Take in the scenery at the turnaround point and make sure to check out the view of the headwaters of one of South Walton’s coastal dune lakes.

Kayaks & SUP Boards

Explore the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a stand up paddle board or kayak Camp Creek Lake, one of several coastal dune lakes in the 30A area that let guests experience the beauty of nature. The lake outfall connects waters with the gulf and is truly a remarkable and rare up close experience with the coastal ecosystem here in South Walton.

Rentals are available seasonally through the Watersound Beach Club.  WaterSound Inn guests have access to stand-up paddle boards and kayaks for one hour per day.

Boating & Fishing

If boating and fishing are your passion—South Walton offers some of the best! The beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the area's many freshwater and saltwater lakes, West Bay and St. Andrews Bay provide unmatched opportunities for fishing and water sports in Florida. Located 26 miles east of WaterSound Beach, Bay Point Marina in Panama City Beach offers fishing, boating, jet skiing, sailing, snorkeling and off-shore charter boats.  Guests of WaterSound Inn receive discounted pontoon boat rentals at Bay Point Marina.


South Walton is known for our stunning sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico – the perfect place to unwind and start your vacation. Beach access and services including beach bonfire and beach setups are available to guests of WaterSound Inn through the Watersound Beach Club.