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First Timer's Guide to WaterColor

If a resort experience featuring upscale accommodations, award-winning dining and access to all-natural wonder is your ideal getaway, look no further than WaterColor.



Visiting WaterColor for the first time? Here’s what you need to know:

WaterColor is home to one of South Walton’s most picturesque coastal dune lakes, Western Lake. These ecological gems can only be found in a handful of locations around the world and their calm waters are the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely ride atop a stand-up paddleboard or kayak.

Picturesquely situated on 499 acres, WaterColor offers boundless outdoor fun. Whether you explore Cerulean Park or Marina Park, rent bikes to explore Point Washington State Forest or nearby Grayton Beach State Park, connecting with nature is a must.

WaterColor’s natural setting also makes it the ideal venue for the annual Mountainfilm on Tour, a two-night outdoor film festival dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter. Each fall, WaterColor also hosts the Harvest Wine & Food Festival, where you can sample local culinary creations and more than 250 wines.

Accommodations in WaterColor are a treat to the eyes. The AAA Four-Diamond Hotel WaterColor Inn, designed by David Rockwell, was awarded “World’s Best” by Travel+Leisure and offers incredible views of the sugar-white sand and turquoise water South Walton is famous for. The architectural stylings and wide porches of the available homes in WaterSound make them perfect for large families and multi-generational family vacations.

The WaterColor Inn is also home to the award-winning FOOW restaurant. With panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, a meal on the outdoor patio at FOOW is unforgettable. A stop at the Wine Bar is must, especially after spending the day exploring the parks and shopping at the local shops and boutiques. Sip and savor award-winning wines (don’t miss the amazing daily Happy Hour) while sharing a gourmet cheese plate or a fire roasted brick oven pizza.

A visit to WaterColor offers a relaxing small town feel, with upscale amenities and a world-class beach, perfect for relaxing and connecting with loved ones.


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