Blue Mountain Beach
Sugar-white sand turquoise water perfectly complement the blue lupine flowers. Natural beauty and relaxation go hand-in-hand in Blue Mountain Beach. This beach neighborhood draws its name from the blue lupine flowers that sway in the coastal breeze and the fact that the area is home to South Walton’s highest elevation (a mountainous 65 feet)! Hop on a bike at Big Daddy’s Bike Shop and make your way to the art gallery of South Walton’s 2005 Artist of the Year, Justin Gaffrey. Even before you enter, you’ll catch glimpses of his unique style on full display.
The South Walton sun can be warm, so be sure to cool down at Blue Mountain Creamery where handmade ice cream is a local favorite. Live music, a great happy hour and fresh Gulf seafood will greet you at Red Fish Taco, a casual restaurant across Hwy 30A in Redfish Village. From the authentic street tacos and pork carnitas to the grilled avocado and blackened shrimp tacos, your taste buds will come alive.
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While South Walton might be best known for fresh Gulf seafood, the team at Blue Mabel is knocking the barbecue game out of the park. This smokehouse has a diverse menu showcasing everything from wood-grilled jumbo prawns and smoked brisket dumplings to drunken barbecue lamb chops and the famous 24-hour smoked brisket sandwich. Cool down with one of their signature Negronis or a Blue Mountain Manhattan.
Next door, Blue Mountain’s Johnny McTighe’s offers up a friendly Irish pub experience where you can expect to find classics like fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and plenty of fun in the game room.