Some people come to the beach for the hustle and bustle — the camaraderie of a busy beach, the bright lights of fireworks, the packed sidewalks at favorite shopping centers and outlets. Others, however, retreat to the beach as a way to quieten the noise — candlelit dinners in out-of-the-way restaurants, early-morning or late-night strolls along the surf, bicycle rides to favorite cozy nooks.
Luckily, the Emerald Coast has something for everyone. Today, though, we’re talking location, location, location — specifically, locations that afford homeowners an escape from beach traffic where you can savor peaceful moments.
Maybe you’ve lived gulf-front and you’re ready for the quieter side and the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. Perhaps you’re thinking about building but haven’t found the perfect spot with the serenity and privacy you’re looking for. You may even be looking to make your first purchase. The homes and land featured here check all of those boxes — and more.
Connected with Nature
Must-see: 442 Nicole Forest Drive | The Estuary
Perfectly situated between 1,082 feet of Choctawhatchee Bay waterfront and the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest, enjoy luxe coastal living and the opportunity for iconic anonymity yet remain close to all the Beaches of South Walton and 30A provides.
A Waterfront Lifestyle
Must-see: Lot 9 Joy Lane | Santa Rosa Beach
This beautiful homesite with sweeping water views of more than 180º on the Choctawhatchee Bay is awaiting owners with a dream of living a waterfront lifestyle. Construction on navigable waterways is always scrutinized, and that step is already complete with county-approved building permits. It is located at the end of a non-through street.
Modern Luxury Defined
Must-see: 1201 Baycrest Cove | Kelly Plantation
Progressively designed, and meticulously placed upon one of the single most premier parcels in Destin, Florida, this estate exemplifies waterfront luxury to the modern consumer.
Room to Roam
Must-see: Lagrange Cove Circle | Freeport
Located on beautiful Lagrange Bayou just north of the 331 bridge, Lots 4, 5 and 6 are each available for purchase. Combined, it offers 1.711 acres in a gated subdivision with westerly sunset views.
A Retreat Within
Must-see: 244 West Bermuda Drive | The Retreat
The rarest of offerings in the private enclave of The Retreat, this iconic property resides upon the most desirable location within the iconic 30A community. This two-story home delights the senses with dramatic views of the dunes, outfall of Draper Lake and the Gulf of Mexico.
A Private Oasis on 30A
Must-see: 111 Little Redfish Lane | Santa Rosa Beach (Call for details)
Enter the gated community of Redfish Lane and be transported into a private oasis on 30A. The tree-lined street leading to this magnificent property feels like a different world.
Interested in discovering how you can preserve your privacy in a tourist destination? Contact your Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty agent today.