You'll fall in love with the eco-friendly design and environmental stewardship in the master-planned community of WaterColor, Florida. There's a spa, shops and restaurants in WaterColor as well as 499 acres of open space reserved for preservation. This community is all about taking in and protecting its natural surroundings.
WaterColor is located in Seagrove Beach on Florida's Emerald Coast. You'll find that this serene and quiet destination offers a lot to do for family vacations including a number of off-beach attractions such as exploring forests in the surrounding area and shopping on Highway 30A.
Get in touch with nature with a visit to Point Washington State Forest. This 15,000-acre forest is home to more than 10 miles of trails for cyclists, hikers and those who want to enjoy nature's beauty. You'll find that the most popular trail leads you from Eastern Lake to Cassine Garden where you'll see an endangered red-cockaded woodpecker or gopher tortoise if you're lucky. The forest is mostly made of sand hills, basin swamps, wet flatwoods, wet prairie and cypress swamps. There are threatened and endangered species that call Point Washington home so you'll want to treat the area with care, but it's certainly a site to see on your vacation.
The kids will love Camp WaterColor in Santa Rosa Beach. They'll get to explore their creative side while meeting other children and having fun at this two-day adventure. The camp is open to young beach-goers between the ages of 3 and 12 and is conveniently located near the sand and surf. Other activities during Kids Camp include field games, splash contests in the pool, stepping stones, hula hoop contests, sandy candy and tie dyeing.
Things to Do in WaterColor
Eden State Gardens: This 19th century home once belonged to the Wesley Lumber Company's sawmill complex. The Antebellum residence features extensive gardens and canopied live oaks as well as azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and dogwood trees. You can take a house tour and learn more about the estate's history.
Grayton Beach State Recreation Area: This beach is one of the most beautiful in the U.S. and borders WaterColor. Western Lake serves as the connector between Grayton Beach and WaterColor and offers nature trails as well as an uncrowded environment perfect for exploration and accessibility. You'll love the 40-foot sand dunes on a self-guided hike through the recreation area.
Dining: If you want to grab a bite to eat, you'll find delicious options in WaterColor including Fish Out of Water, Pizza by the Sea and WaterColor's Gathering Spot. In Seagrove Beach you can stop by Angelina's Pizzeria and Pasta or Cafe Thirty-A. Santa Rosa Beach features many dining options including Chop Stix, El Mercadito, Enzo's Italian Restaurant and South of Philly.
Beaches of South Walton: There's much to do and see within the surrounding area and you should take the time to travel through the neighboring communities known as the Beaches of South Walton. These include Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Seaside and Seagrove. There are tall sand dunes, wildlife, emerald waters and pristine conditions.