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Gulf Place serves as the gateway to the quiet end of Scenic 30A - the perfect introduction to all things SoWal. Visitors and locals love Gulf Place for local art, down to earth shopkeepers, a bustling dining scene, and community events. The town center sits across Scenic 30A from Ed Waline Beach Access, one of the most popular beaches in SoWal. 

It is the complete vacation spot with rental condos, swimming, tennis, dining, shopping and the beauty of the clear, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Artists at Gulf Place

Gulf Place is perhaps best known for the Artists at Gulf Place, tiny houses filled with big creativity. Buy your pot from Dwight, a local beloved potter with a great sense of humor. Find t shirts, jewelry, crafts, wall art and more as you peruse the co-op and support living artists.


Whether you are staying at Gulf Place or just hanging out, there are plenty of options to satisfy your cravings any time of day. Start your morning with coffee and a cinnamon roll at Sunrise Coffee Co. Get your taco and margarita fix at La Playa, where you can dine outside in the salty breeze. Restock your liquor cabinet at Shunk Gulley and grab a pie from Pizza by the Sea to enjoy with a cold one. Praise the Lard at The Perfect Pig with unique takes on savory pork dishes. 


Walk the shops of Gulf Place and find the latest fashions for women and men, swimwear, casual beachwear, and bath and body products. Jewel Toffier Clothing is an upscale women’s boutique with classic investment pieces for the luxe wardrobe. Garments from the local brand are designed in house and made in the USA.

Affinity Boutique’s variety of women’s clothing, accessories, home décor, local jewelry and art have a quintessential beachy vibe. Soho has two locations at Gulf Place, Soho Beach and Soho Style. Soho Beach caters to contemporary women’s fashions (think juniors and misses), while Soho Style has a more sophisticated appeal.


Just steps from the bustling Ed Waline Beach Access is YOLO Board + Bike. Rent a board to take out into the Gulf, or a bike to cruise along the Scenic Highway at this one stop shop for adventure. If you’re more in need of a spa day than an adventure, head over to Jade Nails for a mani and pedi, or Ocean Elements Day Spa for a massage.

Gulf Place hosts some fun community events throughout the year. From Songwriters Festival and outdoor concerts to Third Thursday Wine Walkabouts, Gulf Place always has something going on in their grassy amphitheater. Stay tuned to the SoWal.com events calendar for upcoming events.

Gulf Place is located on the quiet end of Scenic Highway 30A, at the intersection of CR 30A and CR 393, across the street from Ed Walline Beach Access. Visit www.gulfplacefl.com to see all the restaurants, artists and merchants. Stay up to date with the latest on Facebook.

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Upcoming Events
Thursday, December 19, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Gulf Place Wine Walkabout

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