A Brand New Dune Allen Beach Access Point is Open

Photo of the new Dune Allen Beach access point

An Open, Welcoming Space…

Stepping onto the Scenic Highway 30A coastline is like stepping into a beach lover’s dream. All along the coast, you’ll find powdery soft, snow-white sand to sink your toes into. Then there is the crystal clear, aquamarine water filled with frolicking dolphins and majestic sea turtles.

When the sun gets too warm, a gentle offshore breeze will cool you down and send the sea oats swaying. When you want to brush the sand off your flip-flops and go exploring, South Walton has an endless array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options that are a quick stroll or a bike ride away. And just when you think it can’t get any better, a show-stopping golden sunset makes the perfect ending to a beautiful beach day.

Simply put, the beaches of South Walton are perfection, and would be almost impossible to improve. But believe it or not, they have been! In December 2019, there is a new beach access point in Dune Allen Beach. Just across the street from Stinky’s Fish Camp, a 1.51-acre stretch of beachfront has been transformed into a convenient access point for beach goers.

A photo of some of the amenities at the new Dune Allen Beach access point

The brand new Dune Allen Regional Beach Access point features clean restrooms, new parking spots, and even a lifeguard station. With new landscaping, park benches, and a beachy teal paint job, the access point is like a welcoming oasis. So park your car or lock your bike here and head down the accessible boardwalk ramp, and sink down into the warm, soft sand of a quintessential South Walton beach. What was once an empty, neglected lot has been transformed into an open, welcoming space for die-hard Dune Allen Beach lovers like you!

Relax on Dune Allen Beach

Dune Allen Beach is located on the quieter, peaceful end of Scenic Highway 30A. Spend the day here in the sand and enjoy the gentle surf and uncrowded shore. Take a dip in the warm water. Build a sandcastle. Indulge in a beachfront siesta. Go on a paddleboarding or kayaking adventure. Be on the lookout for dolphins. Get lost in a novel. Soak up the sun. Chances are, you’ll happily spend the whole day here.

Hungry? Slip on your flip flops and stroll across the street to Stinky’s, a local favorite spot that thankfully does not live up to its name! Sit on the restaurant’s dock overlooking peaceful Allen Lake and indulge in a juicy burger, a fresh fish sandwich like no other, delicious oysters, and the best Bloody Mary you’ve ever had. Don’t forget to come back for their epic Taco Tuesdays!

Beach goers enjoying the new boardwalk at Dune Allen Beach

If you’re a nature lover or an outdoor enthusiast, Dune Allen Beach has amazing activities for you. Take a hike through the miles of scenic trails in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. The trails surround three miles of pristine, white-sand beaches that your whole family will enjoy. At Topsail Hill, you can also go fishing, try out a kayak, test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard, or go for a bike ride.

Book A Stay in Dune Allen Beach

Dune Allen Beach is a gorgeous waterfront village with an unprecedented Gulf of Mexico shoreline. Dune Allen is also home to three rare and unique coastal dune lakes: Allen Lake, Stallworth Lake, and Oyster Lake.

Places to stay in Dune Allen Beach

Renting a vacation home in Dune Allen Beach like Lily Pad, means you’ll have water views from every window. From your front porch, you can watch the gentle surf of the Gulf of Mexico. From your back deck, gaze upon the tranquil, navy blue waters of Allen Lake. Lily Pad even has a private dock on Allen Lake. Lily Pad is just across the street from the new Dune Allen Beach access.

Pier at Dune Allen Beach     An aerial view of Dune Allen

A luxurious vacation home like Beach Bliss has everything you’re looking for in a classic Dune Allen Beach rental and so much more! Beach Bliss has sleeping space for up to 15 people, sits on the Santa Rosa Beach Golf Course, has views of the Gulf of Mexico, and even a private swimming pool. This home is only a short stroll away from the new Dune Allen Beach access point, and as well to another Dune Allen beach access just across 30A!

Vacation rental homes

Dune Allen Beach is a favorite among South Walton visitors looking for a slower pace and the peaceful tranquility of an uncrowded family-style beach. Dune Allen Beach has it all, and now with this new beach access point, it’s even easier to enjoy all that this community has to offer.

Rental homes with community swimming pool   We have modern coastal homes with beautiful and comfortable interiors

From luxury beach vacation homes to charming, classic Florida beach cottages, our Dune Allen Beach rental homes are within walking or biking distance to everything your family needs for the perfect beach holiday. Now, our vacation rentals have even more access and parking at the new Dune Allen Beach Regional Beach Access.

Visit the New South Walton Beach Access Points

In addition to this new Dune Allen Beach Access point, there will be two more regional beach access points constructed and completed in 2020. One access point will be in Miramar Beach and the other will be in Seagrove Beach. This means that the total number of beach access points will increase from eight to eleven in just a few short months.

Adding convenient beach access points all along Scenic Highway 30A makes it even easier for South Walton visitors to get their flip flops in the sand! It’s lovely to see these plans come together in such a beautiful and accessible way.

Book your next trip to Dune Allen Beach today —
and check out the new beach access point for yourself!

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