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Gulf Place is one of South Walton’s most beloved places to eat, shop, play and stay. The outdoor lifestyle center is located between Blue Mountain Beach and Inlet beach at the intersection of CR 30A and CR 393, across the street from Ed Walline Beach Access. With on-street parking directly in front of retail stores, tree-lined streets, sidewalks and footpaths, an Artist Colony, crave-worthy dining options, as well as a 2-acre amphitheater for community events and weddings, you’ll find plenty of reasons to love Gulf Place.

Art. Dine. Shop. Services. 

Take a stroll through the eclectic Artist Colony and you will find experienced, friendly artists that are happy to help you find something unique and special. Eight local artists in one fabulous location offering jewelry, pottery, photography, watercolors, recycled art, tie-dye art, funky mermaid art, gourd and paper mache' sculptures, acrylics, painted windows, outdoor furniture and more! 

Every beach vacation should include a little shopping and dining – Gulf Place has both! Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner, tapas or dessert, the restaurants at Gulf Place will satisfy your cravings and fit within your price range. All the restaurants feature indoor and alfresco dining on patios with large umbrellas.  Settle into Mexican or American fare restaurants and bars. Enjoy coffee, ice cream, and candy shops. Visit the Deep South Market for an assortment of prepared food for take-away and convenient staple-food items to prepare meals in your unit.  

Walk the shops of Gulf Place to find the latest fashions and accessories from coastal casual to designer. Cosmetics, a day spa and hair salon. Bikes, surfboards and kayaks. Multiple locally-owned stores featuring anything you could ever need for your favorite fur-babies. Liquor & wine retail. As well as, real estate, design, construction, banking and learning services on-site for locals and visitors alike.


Gulf Place Town Center has all the elements that make a small town, downtown special. Stop by Gulf Place for the Third Thursday Walkabout from 5-7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Enjoy family friendly  seasonal concerts on the Gulley Amphitheater green performed by touring and local top artists under the stars. Bring your low beach chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in a fun atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner or purchase from on-site restaurants. Admission and parking are free.


Gulf Beach Vacation Rentals enables you stay in one of South Walton’s most beloved places to eat, shop, and play. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is located conveniently in Gulf Place for ease of checking in. Colorful condos from studio size to three-bedrooms are available. Choose from views of the courtyard, lagoon, pool, or the Gulf of Mexico. Simply park your car, unload, and relax in paradise with everything you need at your fingertips. Visit Wyndham at Gulf Place on the web to plan your next vacation.


Gulf Place is located on Scenic Highway 30A, at the intersection of CR 30A and CR 393. Featuring an Artist Colony, exclusive shops, dining, and lush green space. For a list of shops, restaurants, and services, visit https://www.gulfplacefl.com/. For the latest buzz, including specials and events, follow Gulf Place on Facebook and Instagram.


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Upcoming Events at Gulf Place Merchants
Thursday, October 15
5:00 pm Gulf Place Wine Walk
Thursday, November 19
5:00 pm Gulf Place Wine Walk
Thursday, December 17
5:00 pm Gulf Place Wine Walk

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