High Pointe Resort is located between Scenic 30A and the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton County, Florida. The resort is just two blocks from Rosemary Beach’s excellent restaurants and shops. The Scenic 30A Bike path runs along the front of the property and continues for 18 miles of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. A short walk to the west is the beautiful town of Alys Beach – an architectural wonder to behold. Just across Scenic 30A are more shops and restaurants at the Village of South Walton at Seacrest Beach.

 

 

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Stroll on over to Rosemary Beach! The town’s architecture is what first captures your attention, with its island-inspired homes and  buildings with colors of nature, Bermuda shutters, wide porches and arched doorways. Walls line both sides of the solid entryways, a feature right out of the Caribbean. Boardwalks in Rosemary Beach lead to large decks over the dunes and, of course, to the beach below. Rosemary Beach seem completely different, classical and inspiring. Established in 1995, Rosemary Beach has amazing places to shop and dine in the Town Center. It is named after the rosemary that grows on the sand dunes.

 

 

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Alys Beach is just to the west of High Pointe Resort and is the picture-perfect little town where you can reach every shop and restaurant by foot or bicycle. Alys Beach’s extraordinary architecture draws inspiration from Bermuda and the courtyard homes of Antigua. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to over 600 villas and courtyard homes, as well as numerous restaurants, parks, pools and shops. Alys Beach has many public events, including Digital Graffiti, the 30A Wine Festival, children’s plays by the Seaside Repertory Theater, and concerts on the lawn.

 

 

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Seaside is the postcard town a short drive west from High Pointe Resort and worth a visit! Seaside made a giant splash in the architectural world when it achieved “the most astonishing design achievement of its era”, according to Time magazine. The new movement in planning known as New Urbanism contains narrow streets, picket fences and homes tightly knit to encourage walking and a community feel. Seaside’s “walk-to-anywhere” design works to bring necessary shops and services to residents and guests, including a post office and a school. Seaside is home to a gourmet food market, multiple art galleries, and small boutiques all centered around a town square with an outdoor amphitheater.

 

Find out more about South Walton towns, events, and activities at SoWal.com.