May 20, 2022

WALTON COUNTY – Visit South Walton has announced the winners of the 2022 Perfect in South Walton Awards. The annual awards, now in its eighth

Annual, are nominated and voted for by visitors and residents alike, and recognize local restaurants, businesses and events in a variety of categories.

“The Perfect in South Walton Awards is a great opportunity for us to celebrate local businesses and help them feel a little love from locals and visitors alike, thanks to the people who work hard to create a special experience for them , left great memories,” says Visit Matt Algarin, communications director for South Walton. “It’s one of the ways we support these businesses and remind visitors of the many reasons they need to come back.”

You can see all the winners at and browse the Perfect in South Walton 2022 digital guide.

Here are this year’s Perfect in South Walton Award winners, listed by category:


Best Art Gallery/Studio:

Diamond: Saczynski Gallery

Platinum: The Blue Giraffe

Gold: Justin Gaffrey Studios

Best Clothing Boutique:

Diamond: Merchant

Platinum: Willow Boutique

Gold: indigo

Best event:

Diamond: 30A songwriter festival

Platinum: Sandestin Wine Festival

Gold: Digital Graffiti

Best golf course:

Diamond: Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

Platinum: Camp Creek Golf Club

Gold: Raven Golf Club

Best Jewelry Boutique:

Diamond: Life is beautiful

Platinum: jewelry from 30A

Gold: McCaskill & Company

Best Children’s Attraction:

Diamond: The Hub 30A

Platinum: Baytowne Wharf Village

Gold: Camp Watercolor

Best Park/Nature Area:

Diamond: Grayton Beach State Park

Platinum: Eden Gardens State Park

Gold: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Best Shopping District:

Diamond: Grand Boulevard in Sandestin

Platinum: Merchants by the Sea

Gold: Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Best tennis facility:

Diamond: WaterColor Tennis by MatchPoint Resorts

Platinum: Rosemary Beach Racquet Club

Gold: Sandestin Tennis Center


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: Hotel Effie

Best Rental Management Company:

Diamond: 360 Blue

Platinum: 30A Beach Girls

Gold: Cottage rental agency


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 Bars

Gold: The Bay

Best Coffee House:

Diamond: Amavida coffee roaster

Platinum: Bad Ass Coffee

Gold: 2 birds coffee + cafe

Best Craft Beer Picks:

Diamond: Grayton Beer Company

Platinum: The crafting bar

Gold: Growler Garage

Best Fine Dining:

Diamond: Cafe Thirty-A

Platinum: Vue at 30A

Gold: Restaurant Paradise

Best Happy Hour:

Diamond: Large southern cafe

Platinum: Hurricane Oyster Bar

Gold: Amici 30A Italian cuisine

Best Lunch:

Diamond: Restaurant Chanticleer

Platinum: Bud & Alleys

Gold: Cowgirl Kitchen

Best Sweet Treats:

Diamond: Blue Mountain Bakery

Platinum: Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

Gold: Pecan Jacks

Best Wine List:

Diamond: The wine bar/wine world

Platinum: Cuvee 30A

Gold: Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood


Best Beach Photographer:

Diamond: Chandler Williams/Modus Photography

Platinum: Ashley Nichole Photography

Gold: Jose David Cantu/JDC Photo

Best Beach Service Provider:

Diamond: La Dolce Vita

Platinum: Jake’s beach service

Gold: South Walton Beach Chair Guys

Best Fishing Charter:

Diamond: roll 30A

Platinum: Florida Boy Adventures

Gold: Santa Rosa Charters

Best Local Musician or Best Band:

Diamond: Forrest Williams Band

Platinum: Chris Alvarado

Gold: Luke Langford Band

Best Company for Outdoor Adventures:

Diamond: YOLO board

Platinum: MESSENGER Grayton

Gold: Adventure 30A

Best Spa:

Diamond: Calm Seaside Spa

Platinum: Spa Pearl

Gold: Spa Liliana


Best conference room:

Diamond: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Platinum: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Gold: Watercolor LakeHouse

Best Live Music Venue:

Diamond: The red bar

Platinum: The Hub 30A

Gold: AJ’s Grayton Beach

Best wedding location:

Diamond: The Chapel by the Sea

Platinum: Eden Gardens State Park

Gold: Vue at 30A

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