Just west of Blue Mountain Beach, is 30-A’s western-most community, Dune Allen, a place where lake and beach unite in perfect harmony. For those who seek scenery, this cozy community simply cannot be beat. The raw, natural and serene ambiance of this locale draws photographers, birdwatchers, fishermen and nature lovers from around the world, all with unique coastal adventures in mind.
Coastal dune lakes are a geographical rarity – an ecosystem found only in a handful of places worldwide, including South Walton. Dune Allen alone is home to three of the area’s seventeen coastal dune lakes: Lake Allen, Stallworth Lake, and Oyster Lake. These waterways have the highest occurrences of rare wildlife species in the state, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. These enchanting lakes bring a heightened sense of pristine beauty and ecological balance to this stunning little beach community, making pinpointing your favorite place to take in a spectacular sunset nearly impossible.
When you’re ready to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, remember that Dune Allen also boasts an abundance of walking trails and plenty of beach access points. In addition to all this, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Although boats are not permitted at the park, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish and catfish.
Just to make for a well-rounded getaway, this coastal community also houses funky boutique shops, as well as some of 30-A’s most notable restaurants including casual, seafood-focused eateries to have you coming back again and again.
This beach neighborhood also has some absolutely fabulous beach cottages that make a great home base for any coastal retreat. 360 Blue currently offers two homes in Dune Allen, both less than one block to the exquisite sugar white sand beaches of the glittering gulf.