Blue Mountain Beach Florida – Santa Rosa Beach: Best Beaches in FL
Blue Mountain Beach is the smallest of South Walton County’s eight public access beaches with lifeguards. It’s a best beach for couples, families, and retirees.
Blue Mountain Beach Florida Rating
Beach Personality: Residential
Blue Mountain Beach Florida
Blue Mountain Beach Florida got its name from the native blue lupine flowers that grow nearby and the fact that the sand dunes there are among the highest along the Gulf. Otherwise, it’s a typical Gulf front beach with sparkling white sand and clean blue-green water. The beach is especially popular for surf fishing.
Although Blue Mountain Beach Florida is located in what’s primarily a quiet, residential section of Santa Rosa Beach, there are a few small strip malls with food and shops nearby. One is at the intersection of Hwy 30A and Blue Mountain Rd. The other is at the intersection of Hwy 30A and Hwy 83.
- Walking on the beach
- Surf fishing
- Paddle boarding (SUP)
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes.
- Food – No.
- Lifeguard – Yes, seasonally from the first Saturday in March until the last Sunday in September.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – Yes, with significant limitations. See Walton County Clerk of the Courts.
Additional amenities – drinking water fountain.
None at the beach.
Big Daddy’s Bike and Beach Sports (850-622-1165) is located at 2217 Hwy 30A in Blue Mountain about half a mile from Blue Mountain Beach. They rent bikes and kayaks.
To reach the public beach access point at Blue Mountain Beach Florida, take Highway 30A from the east or west to County Highway 83. If you are coming from the east, turn left onto Hwy 83 and if you are coming from the west, turn right. Continue to the end of the road where you will find the beach parking lot.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin
Photos courtesy of Lisa Dworkin. More photos available on Flickr.