Where Nature Beckons and Generations Gather.

Welcome to WaterColor

A coveted private neighborhood with luxury homes and amenities in an active community

Scenic 30A is home to WaterColor, a breathtaking coastal staycation full of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. From kayaking and stand up paddle boarding on Western Lake to biking or hiking through Grayton Beach State Park or Point Washington State Forest, you will be able to take advantage of all that South Walton has to offer. Architecturally designed for large families, the wide front porches and Florida- style homes in the WaterColor Inn & Resort evoke the beauty and splendor of Scenic 30A. Plus, with options like FOOW (Fish out of Water) restaurant and The Gathering Spot offering gorgeous panoramic views from rooms overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, there’s no better spot for multi-generational gatherings surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

WaterColor is a coveted private oceanfront community in the Florida Panhandle near Western Lake that offers its residents an exclusive and luxurious lifestyle. Nestled in the picturesque beaches of South Walton County, WaterColor features exquisite architecture, pristine natural surroundings, and many stunning amenities. Residents love the area's unparalleled beauty, charming character, and tranquil atmosphere. What makes it unique is its harmonious blend of contemporary and traditional homes, which perfectly complement the natural environment.

WaterColor is a master-planned community designed with the principles of new urbanism in mind, which offers residents an exceptional lifestyle characterized by outdoor spaces, easy access to amenities, and a sense of community. WaterColor is one of the most upscale private communities in the area, with incredible amenities. The community features the beautiful Cerulean Park, private beach access, a trail system, community bikes, family activity nights, three pools and a lazy river, a playground, multiple restaurants, basketball and tennis courts, and more. The prestigious, private WaterColor Beach Club is a newly designed, resort-style oasis that promises magnificent water views and tons of fun. Open to residents and WaterColor Inn guests, the club offers beautiful rooms, fine dining, poolside amenities, and more.

What to Love

  • Bike and golf cart-friendly neighborhood
  • Private living with luxury homes and tranquil amenities
  • Close community atmosphere with social events
  • Perfect for a full-time home or vacation property

Local Lifestyle

Nestled in Santa Rosa Beach is the luxurious WaterColor neighborhood offering privacy and convenient beach living. It boasts stunning homes with access to amenities like parks, pools, and renowned dining spots. Residents can relax and enjoy beautiful views and fun activities.

WaterColor's prime location on 30A earned it a reputation as a picturesque spot for full-time residency and second homes. The 500-acre exclusive neighborhood provides the serenity of small-town living in a lively beach community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

FOOW—Fish Out of Water is an upscale dining option in WaterColor with a fun atmosphere and bars with ocean views. The restaurant focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create coastal dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Wine Bar at WaterColor is a sophisticated informal dining experience with a spacious patio and an award-winning wine list. The Candy Bar is a colorful and eclectic specialty shop with unique candies and ice cream flavors.

Gather Kitchen + Bar in the WaterColor Inn is a poolside restaurant and an intimate dining room. The restaurant serves international dishes, ocean-centric cuisine, and a full dinner menu. Beach Happy Café is a bright and cheery establishment that serves hot and cold coffee, ice cream, smoothies, cocktails, and delicious wraps and sandwiches. Pizza by the Sea is a charming pizzeria with fun décor that serves specialty pizzas with gluten-free options.

Things to Do

The Mountainfilm on Tour is an annual outdoor festival at the WaterColor Marina Park Amphitheater showcasing global short films featured in Telluride. The educational event is under the stars and features a speaker to guide residents through the presentations and provide film insights. Set in Cerulean Park and the community town center, Old Florida Holiday & Winter Festival is a significant event to ring in the holiday season. The event has horse carriages, tree lighting, live music, pictures with Santa, and artisan vendors.

The 30A Songwriters Festival is a nationally recognized event with more than 200 performances and 30 venues in South Walton County. Locals can volunteer at one of the events or enjoy performances at large outdoor theaters or small cafes. Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K is a yearly event to support the oldest charter school in the state. 30A Wine Festival is an exciting event to support local charities. The festival features a series of events focused on wine, like a gospel brunch, rose & croquet, and tastings.


The children of WaterColor are educated by the Walton County School District. Some of the district's schools include:

Overview for Watercolor, FL

332 people live in Watercolor, where the median age is 54 and the average individual income is $84,553. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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54 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Watercolor, FL

Watercolor has 217 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Watercolor do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 332 people call Watercolor home. The population density is 4,592.448 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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