Perfect in South Walton 2021 Winners

February 5, 2021 by SoWal Staff

Visit South Walton has announced the 2021 Perfect in South Walton Award winners. The annual popular vote awards recognize local restaurants, businesses and events in a variety of categories.

“The Perfect in South Walton awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate local businesses – to help them feel a little love from locals and visitors who have made great memories thanks to the people working hard to create a special experience for them,” says Visit South Walton Director of Marketing and Communications David Demarest. “It’s one of the ways we support those businesses and help remind visitors of the many reasons they have to come back again.”


Best Art Gallery/Studio:
Diamond: Justin Gaffrey Studio
Platinum: Blue Giraffe
Gold: Fusion Art Glass

Best Clothing Boutique:
Diamond: Mercantile
Platinum: Willow Boutique
Gold: Barefoot Princess

Best Event:
Diamond: 30A Songwriter’s Festival
Platinum: 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach
Gold: Shunk Gulley Oyster Festival

Best Golf Course:
Diamond: Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
Platinum: Camp Creek Golf Club
Gold: Raven Golf Club

Best Jewelry Boutique:
Diamond: La Vie Est Belle
Platinum: McCaskill & Company
Gold: Jewelry of 30A

Best Kids Attraction:
Diamond: The Hub 30A
Platinum: Baytowne Adventure Zone
Gold: Fonville Park

Best Park/Nature Locale:
Diamond: Grayton Beach State Park
Platinum: Eden Gardens State Park
Gold: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Best Shopping Area:
Diamond: Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
Platinum: Seaside
Gold: Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Best Tennis Facility:
Diamond: WaterColor Tennis by Matchpoint Resorts
Platinum: Sandestin Tennis Center
Gold: Rosemary Beach Racquet Club


Best Bed & Breakfast/Inn:
Diamond: Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
Platinum: Rosemary Beach Inn
Gold: Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin

Best Hotel/Resort:
Diamond: The Pearl Hotel
Platinum: WaterColor Inn & Resort
Gold: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Best Rental Management Company:
Diamond: 360 Blue
Platinum: 30A Escapes
Gold: Your Friend at the Beach


Best Breakfast:
Diamond: Donut Hole
Platinum: Black Bear Bread Co.
Gold: The Perfect Pig

Best Casual Dining:
Diamond: The Red Bar
Platinum: Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar
Gold: The Bay

Best Coffee House:
Diamond: Amavida
Platinum: Bad Ass Coffee
Gold: Sunrise Coffee Co.

Best Craft Beer Selection:
Diamond: Grayton Beer Company
Platinum: The Craft Bar
Gold: Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

Best Fine Dining:
Diamond: Café Thirty-A
Platinum: Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar
Gold: Vue on 30A

Best Happy Hour:
Diamond: Bud and Alley’s
Platinum: Great Southern Café
Gold: Amici 30A Italian Kitchen

Best Lunch:
Diamond: Chanticleer Eatery
Platinum: George’s at Alys Beach
Gold: Cowgirl Kitchen

Best Sweet Treats:
Diamond: La Crema Tapas & Chocolate
Platinum: Blue Mountain Bakery
Gold: Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

Best Wine List:
Diamond: Wine World/The Wine Bar
Platinum: Wild Olives Wine Bar & Bistro
Gold: Grayton Corner Café & Wine Shop


Best Beach Photographer:
Diamond: Chandler Williams/Modus Photography
Platinum: Dawn Chapman Whitty Photography
Gold: Jessica Winkler Photography

Best Beach Service Provider:
Diamond: La Dolce Vita
Platinum: Jake’s Beach Service
Gold: Rent Gear Here

Best Fishing Charter:
Diamond: Reel 30A (tie)
Platinum: Dead Fish Charters (tie)
Gold: Florida Boy Adventures

Best Local Musician or Band:
Diamond: Forrest Williams Band
Platinum: The Pickled Pickers
Gold: Dread Clampitt

Best Outdoor Adventure Company:
Diamond: YOLO Board
Platinum: Baytowne Adventure Zone
Gold: Adventure 30A

Best Spa:
Diamond: Serenity by the sea Spa
Platinum: WaterColor InnSpa
Gold: Spa Pearl


Best Conference Space:
Diamond: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Platinum: WaterColor Inn & Resort
Gold: The Pearl Hotel

Best Live Music Venue:
Diamond: The Red Bar
Platinum: The Hub 30A
Gold: AJ’s Grayton Beach

Best Wedding Venue:
Diamond: Alys Beach
Platinum: Eden Gardens State Park
Gold: Vue on 30A


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