Local Attractions of Watercolor
Things to Do and See & Places to Eat
WaterColor Florida is a beach town with refined tastes. Lush landscaping and elaborate pocket parks blend seamlessly with Northwest Florida’s natural scrub oak and palmetto. WaterColor borders the Gulf of Mexico and Western Lake, South Walton’s largest coastal dune lake. When designing the community of WaterColor, care was taken to preserve the health and natural beauty of Western Lake.
Instead of immediately bordering the lake, lake-front homes in WaterColor view this rare natural wonder through groves of tall pine and scrub oak groves. Gravel nature trails twist and wind through these woods providing a way for neighbors to connect for a morning walk or bike ride. Elaborate foot bridges crisscross Western Lake and lead to simple docks and peaceful structures that are the perfect spot for a midday picnic or a moment of quiet reflection.
A large butterfly garden on the North side of Scenic 30-A leads to an outdoor amphitheater and boathouse. It is at the boathouse that you can discover the sensation of walking on water by trying out a stand-up paddle-board or rent a canoe or kayak and paddle over towards the shores of Grayton Beach State Park. On the South side of Scenic 30-A is the WaterColor Beach Club and the luxurious WaterColor Inn, home of the James Beard award-winning restaurant, Fish Out of Water. Community access to the Gulf of Mexico is through a beach boardwalk adjacent to the Beach Club.
WaterColor Florida is a wonderful beach escape for nature lovers, romantics, and large families.