Gulfview Heights Santa Rosa Beach: Best Beaches in FL


Photo courtesy of Lisa Dworkin. All rights reserved.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Dworkin. All rights reserved.

Gulfview Heights Santa Rosa Beach Rating


Beach Personality: Quiet And Unspoiled


Gulfview Heights Santa Rosa Beach

It was incredibly foggy the day I went to Gulfview Heights, which couldn’t help but affect my experience. Nonetheless, Gulfview Heights Santa Rosa Beach has the soft, white, quartz sand found all along the Gulf Coast as well as the warm, clear, turquoise water. I was told by some of the beachgoers there that it is also one of the quieter South Walton County beaches because of its location in a primarily residential area and the fact that it isn’t right off of Highway 30A.

Beach Activities:

  • Lounging
  • Swimming
  • Walking on the beach
  • Surf fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boarding (SUP)

Beach Amenities:

  • Public bathrooms – Yes.
  • Showers – Yes.
  • Parking – Yes.
  • Food – No, but Goatfeathers Restaurant is within walking distance on the corner of Gulfview Heights St. and Hwy 30A.
  • 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, shaded pavilion, picnic tables.

Beach Rentals:

None at the beach.


Southern Beach Bicycle & Water Sport Rentals, LLC (850-267-1107) is located at Gulf Place Town Center. They rent bicycles, stand-up paddleboards, surfboards, and kayaks. Southern Beach also offers free delivery and pick up in the surrounding area bounded by Hwy 30A.


Sunny Days Bikes & Kayaks (850- 230-1974) is located at 5311 Hwy 30 A in Santa Rosa Beach. They rent bikes, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks.


Big Daddy’s Bike and Beach Sports (850-622-1165) is located at 2217 Hwy 30A in Blue Mountain. They rent bikes and kayaks.


Butterfly Bike and Kayak (850-231-2826) is in Seagrove Beach at 3657 E. Hwy 30A. You can rent bikes, kayaks, scooters, and golf carts here.


To reach the public beach access point at Gulfview Heights Santa Rosa Beach, take Highway 30A from the east or west to Gulfview Heights St. (Goatfeathers Restaurant is at the southwest corner of the intersection). Turn right on Gulfview Heights St. if you are coming from the west and left if you are coming from the east. Drive to the end of the street where you will find the beach’s parking lot.


To many joyful beach experiences!

— Lisa Dworkin


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