Gulfview Heights Santa Rosa Beach: Best Beaches in Florida
Gulfview Heights Beach in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is one of the 8 public access beaches with lifeguards in South Walton County. It’s a best beach for couples, families, and retirees.
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.
- Walking on the beach
- Surf fishing
- Paddle boarding (SUP)
- 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.
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
Photos courtesy of Lisa Dworkin.