Perfect in South Walton Award Winners

Perfect takes on many shapes and sizes. From cocktails, events and locally owned boutiques to restaurants, small businesses and outdoor adventures, perfect is a feeling that resonates in your heart.

South Walton’s 16 unique beach neighborhoods, sugar white sands and turquoise waters certainly are picture perfect, but at the heart of our community are the people, places and activities that we celebrate.

The Perfect in South Walton Awards give locals and visitors a chance to shine a spotlight on their South Walton favorites. This year, a total of 18,417 votes were tallied, and the results are in! Congratulations to all of our 2018 Perfect in South Walton winners!

Best Breakfast
The Donut Hole, Diamond
Another Broken Egg Café, Platinum
The Perfect Pig, Gold

Best Lunch
The Great Southern Café, Diamond
Chanticleer Eatery, Platinum
Pizza by the Sea, Gold

Best Casual Dining
The Red Bar, Diamond
The Bay, Platinum
Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, Gold

Best Fine Dining
Café Thirty-A, Diamond
Vue on 30A, Platinum
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, Gold

Best Wine List
The Wine Bar/Wine World, Diamond
Cuvee 30A, Platinum
Vin’tij Wine Boutique & Bistro, Gold

Best Craft Beer Selection
The Craft Bar, Diamond
Grayton Beer Company, Platinum
Growler Garage, 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
Starbucks, Gold

Best Local Musician or Band
Dread Clampitt, Diamond
Forrest Williams Band, Platinum
Chris Alvarado, Gold

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

Best Event
30A Songwriters Festival, Diamond
South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, Platinum
Sandestin Wine Festival, 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
30A Airboat Adventures, Platinum
Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides, Gold

Best Fishing Charter
Dead Fish Charters, Diamond
Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing Charters, Platinum
30A Bowfishing Charters, Gold

Best Tennis Facility
Sandestin Tennis Club, Diamond
WaterColor Tennis Center, Platinum
TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Club, Gold

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

Best Art or Design Gallery/Studio
The Blue Giraffe, Diamond
Justin Gaffrey Gallery, Platinum
Mary Hong Studio Gallery, Gold

Best Jewelry Boutique
Fusion Art Glass, Diamond
McCaskill & Company, Platinum
Allison Craft Designs, Gold

Best Clothing Boutique
Mercantile, Diamond
The Barefoot Princess, Platinum
Willow Boutique, Gold

Best Shopping Area
Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Diamond
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Platinum
Central Square – Seaside, Gold

Best Kids Shopping
Duckies Shop of Fun, Diamond
Gigi’s Fabulous Kid’s Fashion & Toys, Platinum
Carter’s, Gold

Best Kids Attraction
Baytowne Adventure Zone, Diamond
Flutterby Festival, Platinum
The Hub, Gold

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

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

Best Event Venue
WaterColor Lake House, Diamond
The Hub, Platinum
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Gold

Best Spa
Serenity by the Sea Spa, Diamond
WaterColor InnSpa, Platinum
Spa Sandestin, Gold

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

Best Rental Management Company
Rivard of South Walton, Diamond
360 Blue Management Company, Platinum
Sterling Resorts, Gold

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

Best Beach Photographer
Modus Photography, Diamond
Moon Creek Studios, Platinum
Jacqueline Ward Images, Gold