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WaterColor Inn

WaterColor Inn is a boutique hotel nestled on nearly 500 acres of sugar-white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. 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.

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 Gathering Spot is an inviting South Walton gem for gathering with friends in a laid-back lounge setting. Open to the public; reservations are not accepted. Free valet parking for all guests. Visit to see menus and more.


As a member of the St. Joe Hospitality collection, WaterColor Inn offers guests access to a host of amenities, including a top-notch coastal fitness center, private golf and beach club access, complimentary bicycle use, kayak, canoe, pontoon boat and YOLO Board rentals, catered beach bonfires and much more.

Weddings and Meetings

Meetings, weddings and special events feel a little more inspiring at WaterColor Inn with their casually sophisticated venues, captivating waterfront setting and spectacular Gulf of Mexico views. Whether you’re hosting clients, celebrating with friends and family in a tent with sweeping views of Western Lake, or hosting a golf tournament or fishing charter, your WaterColor gathering will be an occasion your guests will never forget. To learn more about hosting your event at WaterColor Inn & Resort, call (850) 231-7773.


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 Sign up for the newsletter for advance notice of special offers. 


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