Drive along Scenic Highway 30-A, and you'll find incredible coastal cuisine, or stay close to home and enjoy a meal at the AAA Four-Diamond-rated WaterColor Inn flagship restaurant Fish Out of Water®. Offering outstanding Gulf views, the chef combines the freshest local fish and meats with an eclectic approach to traditional beach cuisine.
The WaterColor community is proud to be part of Florida's Emerald Coast, which offers 80 miles of pristine white-sand beaches stretching along the Gulf of Mexico. This sand is made up of pure Appalachian quartz and reflects the sunlight through the surf, giving the water the beautiful emerald-green color. Come visit and see why this area of Florida has earned the name Emerald Coast.
Boating & Fishing
If boating and fishing are your passion—this region offers some of the best! The beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the area's 17 freshwater and saltwater lakes, Choctawhatchee Bay, West Bay and St. Andrews Bay provide unmatched opportunities for fishing and water sports in Florida. Located 30 miles east of the WaterColor community, Bay Point Marina in Panama City Beach offers fishing, boating, jet skiing, swimming, sailing, snorkeling and off-shore charter boats. At WaterColor's Town Center, you can book a fishing trip through Old Florida Outfitters, an Orvis-endorsed retail shop and fishing guide service, which specializes in fly-fishing and light tackle.
WaterColor's Town Center offers a wide variety of locally-owned shops where you can purchase men's, women's and children's clothing, as well as accessories, art and gifts, reserve a fishing charter, or enjoy a glass of wine. WaterColor Crossings includes a variety of businesses including a Publix, a restaurant, a wine and spirit shop and more.
Looking for challenging and outstanding golf courses? Named "Course of the Millennium" by Travel + Leisure magazine, Camp Creek® Golf Club is a Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole, par-72 championship course measuring 7,159 yards and is sure to provide the challenge for which you're looking. Designed by Greg Norman, Shark's Tooth Golf Club was named one of "America's Best Residential Courses" as named by Golfweek. It stretches 7,209 yards from the back tees and features five fairways that border scenic Lake Powell. The OriginsSM Golf Club strives to make golf more fun and accessible to families, beginners and casual golfers, offering a six-hole regulation course that alternatively plays as a nine-hole executive course and a 10-hole par-three layout.
*St. Joe Club & Resorts is an exclusive membership club that provides access to a diverse offering of benefits and privileges at St. Joe owned and operated amenities and facilities. Amenities include The Beach Club at WaterSound; three 18-hole championship golf courses- Shark’s Tooth, Camp Creek and SouthWood; one six-hole executive golf course- Origins; two tennis facilities; and a fitness center. Numerous privileges including dining, recreational activities and social events are also offered. Access to amenities and privileges is based on Membership Level.
The InnSpa draws from the warmth of the WaterColor Inn & Resort's casual beach house feel, but boasts its own distinct personality. The spa offers a tranquil, intimate setting and highly effective treatments inspired by the surrounding elements of the sea — an understated kaleidoscope of coastal color, textures and intoxicating smells and rhythms of the Gulf.
Area State Parks
There are multiple state parks located within the area. Bordering WaterColor to the west is Grayton Beach State Park, known for its incomparable natural beauty. The Grayton Beach scenic nature trail circles sand dunes, skirts Western Lake and cuts through a scrub oak and magnolia hammock.
This well-appointed tennis facility features a stadium court surrounded by a grass-stepped terrace, native landscaping, five Har-Tru HydroCourts and a pro shop with tennis gear. Private lessons, group clinics and other activities are available throughout the year.
"WaterColor®", "A Southern Coastal Landscape®", "Fish Out of Water®" , "Camp Creek®" and the "Triple Bar" Design® are registered service marks of The St. Joe Company or its affiliates. "OriginsSM" is a service mark of The St. Joe Company or its affiliates.