"'Redneck Riviera' No More, South Walton Now Draws Celebs" by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS via NYT http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/07/03/us/ap-us-travel-nashville-south.html
Inlet Beach boasts the largest public beach access point in South Walton, making it a destination for beach lovers. Sink your toes into this quiet beach neighborhood’s sugar-white sand, and then splash around in its turquoise water.
Enjoy a casual meal at The Terrace or Shades at the Loop, both of which are long-standing local favorites; or head to the Donut Hole’s new Inlet Beach location for family-friendly fare. As you stroll along the sidewalks of South Walton’s easternmost beach neighborhood, you’ll see wide-open backyards and plenty of untouched territory. Surrounded by 13 acres of protected dunes, Inlet Beach is the perfect slow-paced escape from busy everyday life.
“It’s one of the few places one can watch the sun move across the sky all day uninterrupted, rising in the east over the water and setting in the west, as though things here move to their own separate rhythm.” – Hayley Phillips, The Local Palate