Bikeable Beach Neighborhoods, Part 3: Dune Allen, Sandestin, Seascape & Miramar Beach
In part 1 and part 2, we showed you how much fun it is to breathe in the beach air as you explore South Walton by bike. And even if you're not much for pedaling, South Walton was recently named the best city in the world for e-biking. Now that you've gotten warmed up, let's hit the road for our next adventure through Dune Allen, Sandestin, Seascape and Miramar Beach!
Kick things off in Dune Allen with a top-notch lunch at Stinky's Fish Camp. Stinky's offers fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood prepared simply in a casual atmosphere, but don't let that fool you – the food is executed at a very high level, and the flavors compete with any restaurant around.
After your meal, take a spin by Dune Allen's coastal dune lakes. These beautiful lakes are found in just a handful of places in the world, and in just this one beach neighborhood, you'll find three of them, plus over five miles of trails to explore in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.
Next, pedal on to Sandestin, where Baytowne Wharf awaits with shops, restaurants and outdoor spaces galore. Peruse boutique ladies' clothing, pick up some candy to munch on at The Candymaker or get physical on the ropes course and zip line at Baytowne Adventure Zone.
Once you've had your fill of shopping, food and fun, jump back in the saddle and roll on to Seascape. Hope you brought your trunks, because this beach neighborhood has five swimming pools for you to dive in and cool off.
Take a leisurely ride to Miramar Beach, where your first stop will be the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. With 110 stores literally ranging from A to Z, you could spend the rest of the week here. Just don't forget that whatever you buy needs to come back on the bike with you!
Before you turn around and head home, make a pit stop at Sushimoto, a family-owned sushi spot that fuses Chef Andy's Japanese heritage with his diverse childhood experiences in New York and Miami. Fuel up for the ride back with sushi blended with French and Latin American flavors.
Once you get home, get rested and ready to do it all again tomorrow.