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Visit South Walton Announces Winners of 2019 Perfect in South Walton Awards



January 28, 2019


WALTON COUNTY, Fla.—January 28, 2019 —The 2019 Perfect in South Walton award winners were announced Thursday night during an awards reception at the Grayton Beer Company taproom. Presented by Visit South Walton, the Perfect in South Walton Awards are both nominated and voted on by the public. 2019 is the fifth year that the awards have taken place.

“The Perfect in South Walton Awards are not only a great way to honor the unique businesses, events, and activities we have in South Walton,” says Visit South Walton Director of Communications David Demarest, “it’s a way we keep our visitors talking about their favorite South Walton experiences throughout the shoulder seasons and to serve as a reminder to our visitors to make plans to return to South Walton.”

Here are this year’s Perfect in South Walton award winners listed by category:

Best Breakfast
The Donut Hole, Diamond
Great Southern Café, Platinum
Another Broken Egg Café, Gold

Best Lunch
Chanticleer Eatery, Diamond
Cowgirl Kitchen, Platinum
Pizza by the Sea, Gold

Best Casual Dining
The Red Bar, Diamond
The Bay, Platinum
Shade's Bar & Grill, Gold

Best Fine Dining
Café Thirty-A, Diamond
Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood, Platinum
Pescado, Gold

Best Wine List
The Wine Bar/Wine World, Diamond
Vin'tij Food & Wine, Platinum
45 Central, Gold

Best Craft Beer Selection
The Craft Bar, Diamond
Grayton Beer Brewpub, Platinum
Shade's Bar & Grill, Gold

Best Sweet Treats
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery, Diamond
La Crema Tapas & Chocolate, Platinum
Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream, Gold

Best Coffee House
Amavida Coffee & Tea, Diamond
Bad Ass Coffee, Platinum
Black Bear Bread Co., Gold

Best Local Musician or Band
Dread Clampitt, Diamond
Forrest Williams Band, Platinum
The Graytones, Gold

Best Live Music Venue
The Red Bar, Diamond
The Hub, Platinum
The Bay, Gold

Best Event
30A Songwriters Festival, Diamond
South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, Platinum
30A Half Marathon & 5K, Gold

Best Park or Nature Locale
Grayton Beach State Park, Diamond
Eden Gardens State Park, Platinum
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Gold

Best Outdoor Adventure
YOLO Board + Beach, Diamond
Adventure 30A, Platinum
Green Fin Paddle Co., Gold

Best Fishing Charter
Dead Fish Charters, Diamond
Santa Rosa Charters, Platinum
Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters, Gold

Best Tennis Facility
TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort, Diamond
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Platinum
WaterColor Tennis Center, Gold

Best Golf Course
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club, Diamond
Camp Creek Golf Club, Platinum
Baytowne Golf Club, Gold

Best Art or Design Gallery/Studio
Mary Hong Studio Gallery/The Shard Shop, Diamond
Justin Gaffrey Gallery, Platinum
Fusion Art Glass, Gold

Best Jewelry Boutique
La Vie Est Belle, Diamond
Fusion Art Glass, Platinum
McCaskill & Company, Gold

Best Clothing Boutique
Mercantile, Diamond
Barefoot Princess, Platinum
Indigo, Gold

Best Shopping Area
Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Diamond
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Platinum
Merchants of Seaside, Gold

Best Kids Shopping
Duckies Shop of Fun, Diamond
Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Platinum
Gigi's Fabulous Kids' Fashion & Toys, Gold

Best Kids Attraction
Baytowne Adventure Zone, Diamond
Flutterby Festival, Platinum
Fired Up! Seaside, Gold

Best Meeting Space
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Diamond
WaterColor Inn & Resort, Platinum
The Hub, Gold

Best Wedding Venue
The Chapel at Seaside, Diamond
Eden Gardens State Park, Platinum
The Pointe, Gold

Best Event Venue
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Diamond
The Pointe, Platinum
Grand Boulevard Town Center, Gold

Best Spa
Serenity by the sea, Diamond
Spa Sandestin, Platinum
Spa Pearl, Gold

Best Hotel/Resort
WaterColor Inn & Resort, Diamond
The Pearl, Platinum
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Gold

Best Rental Management Company
360 Blue, Diamond
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Platinum
Sunburst Beach Rentals, Gold

Best Bed and Breakfast
The Rosemary Beach Inn, Diamond
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, Platinum
Lisbeth’s Bed & Breakfast by the Sea, Gold

Best Beach Photographer
Modus Photography, Diamond
Shelly Swanger Photography, Platinum
Dawn Chapman Whitty Photography, Gold

Photos of the event can be found herehttps://platform.crowdriff.com/m/s-6LrMkNzYU8C7Ok_S