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WaterColor Inn

WaterColor Inn is nestled on nearly 500 acres of sugar-white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. The inn's unique surroundings include 1,400 linear feet of beachfront and pine forests alongside Western Lake, the state’s second-largest naturally occurring rare coastal dune lake.

Perhaps inspired by its natural surroundings, WaterColor Inn has garnered the coveted Forbes Four-Star Rating and AAA Four-Diamond Rating for exceptional service and attention to detail. The family friendly resort is the perfect place to spend your vacation, whether you're looking for a bit of relaxation or a taste of adventure. 


WaterColor Inn captures the essence of a tranquil getaway with intimate spaces for a romantic getaway, as well as plenty of room for a large family gathering. With a classic coastal design, the intimate 60-room inn offers a relaxed beach house ambiance with all of the perks and amenities of a well-appointed boutique hotel. Accommodations with Gulf views, dune views, and spacious suites are available.   

Details like the Adirondack chairs overlooking the Gulf of Mexico on your private balcony or the pebbled footpaths meandering through tranquil lakeside parks and gardens make for special moments. Wrap yourself in Egyptian cotton sheets, or a plush robe and enjoy your vacation by the sea. 

Dining and Drinks

Room service is available, as well as two excellent on-site dining options, The Gathering Spot, and the award winning FOOW - Fish Out of Water

FOOW embodies the spirit of the WaterColor community: coastal, fun, and unpretentious, with impeccable service and cuisine in an approachable, coastal setting overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The menu features locally-sourced Southern cuisine.


The open-air design features floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor balcony made for people watching and sunset cocktails. The menu, drinks, and interior design, coupled with a streamlined open-air kitchen, create a lively and engaging ambience- perfect for lunch with the kiddos, happy hour with friends, or a romantic date night. 

Happy hour at FOOW happens daily from 3-7 pm. FOOWBar Bites feature small plates like Duck Fat Fries and Low Country Crab Dip. Signature cocktails like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof marry Cat Head Honeysuckle Vodka with Lemon, Jalapeño and Mint, perfect for sipping out on the balcony. 

For Asian-inspired cuisine, The Gathering Spot is a great option for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy innovative sushi rolls, sandwiches and salads while relaxing in a laid-back beach house setting. 


After a day of surf and sun, a visit to the WaterColor Inn Spa is the perfect escape for relaxation and replenishment. The spa features an array of body treatments for guys and gals. Refining facials and masks restore skin to a youthful glow. And the full collection of massage therapies restores circulation, eases muscle tension and enhances well being.

A full line of manicures, pedicures and wax treatments add the perfect finishing touch. The friendly staff can customize treatments to your individual needs – whether your priority is to reduce stress, boost your focus, or improve your appearance. With views of the pristine sand dunes, the spa draws on the beauty and tranquility of its surroundings to create a holistic experience for body, mind and soul.


Guests of Watercolor Inn enjoy access to St. Joe Club & Resorts private amenities, which currently include 3 Golf Courses (Camp Creek, Shark's Tooth, & Origins Golf Clubs) and WaterSound Beach Club. Active guests also enjoy access to the WaterColor Workout Facility. Bike, kayak and canoe rentals are complimentary as well. Discounted stand-up paddle board rentals and preferred pricing on beach bonfire services offer more ways to have fun in the sun. 


WaterColor Inn is located on the Gulf of Mexico along Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton. Follow the conversation on The WaterColor Inn Facebook page, or book direct online at www.watercolorresort.com.  Sign up for the newsletter for advance notice of special offers. 

Website: www.watercolorresort.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WaterColorInn/
Twitter: @watercolorinn
Instagram: @watercolorinn

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