This community is no stranger to attention after gaining popularity for its role as the set during the filming of The Truman Show

Seaside Real Estate

Lively and colorful community with a peaceful oceanfront location
Seaside shines off the Emerald Coast as an authentic and quaint city by the beach. This community is no stranger to attention after gaining popularity for its role as the set during the filming of The Truman Show. This tiny town is a neighbor of Santa Rosa Beach in South Walton and is brimming with culture and style unlike any other. Building walls with murals are common and outdoor galleries line its green spaces. White picket fencing decoratively lines the revival of history and tradition in this area. Cottages and buildings have been revamped and preserved to retain the original feel of this close-knit community. 
Beautification efforts bring color and warmth to popular downtown events. Pavilions and towers guide the way to beachfront properties, revealing the iconic new urbanism of the community. Flower baskets atop lantern-style lights add a bright accent to this development, along with the starfish lighting strategically placed on the streets. 

What to Love

  • Unique culture 
  • Amazing views
  • Artsy vibe
  • Abundance of outdoor venues and celebrations year-round

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Sunrise Coffee Co is an excellent addition to any early morning stroll on the beach. It opens just before sunrise and provides specialty coffee, smoothies, and food cooked to order. Visit Blue Mountain Bakery and grab delicious quick eats and treats to enjoy on the beach or while cruising the streets. The breakfast, lunch, and dinners available are always prepared with the best whole food and organic ingredients. Blue Mountain Beach Creamery is an award-winning sweet shop with gluten and dairy-free options. This location is found nuzzled in Blue Mountain Beach. Their freshly-made waffle cones are large enough for multiple scoops of ice cream. Don’t forget the sprinkles!
Located in Gulf Place Town Center, Pizza by the Sea has been voted the best pizzeria on 30A. Mix pizza with pleasure after shopping at this center’s eclectic shops and boutiques. Cowgirl Kitchen is a great spot to rest and cool down with a draft beer or a refreshing cocktail, such as their famous Crimson Cowboy or a flirtatious Cowgirl. Relax under the umbrella-shaded tables in a comfortable outdoor setting and snack on a wrap, nachos, or pulled pork while people- watching. Blue Mabel is an authentic establishment where everything is made in-house from scratch. Chef David Cunningham, who has roots in New Orleans, brings BBQ and seafood together for keto-friendly menu options and other wood-fired delights. The building tells the story of Mabel Strickland, a famous cowgirl full of tenacity and grit. 
Another fun dining option is Red Fish Taco, where entertainment is baked into each visit. Walk- up service and a spacious dining area encourage socializing while enjoying tacos, salads, or spectacular daily specials. Happy hour performances by local bands and traveling musicians create a stunning environment for food and fun. The Perfect Pig Gourmet Market offers in-home experiences with an exquisite menu for up to ten guests. Enjoy breakfast, choice sandwiches, and other lunch items, as well as exceptional plates of pork, chicken, steak, or fish for dinner. 

Things to Do

Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar provides a green space for entertainment year-round. From Taco Tuesdays to performances and other celebrations, they sponsor many events ranging from casual seafood and drinks to live local events. Seaside Downtown hosts annual wine walks, a golf competition, and multiple Halloween events. 
Artists at Gulf Place hosts art classes and workshops seven days a week. Contributing to the community is always an option with the Treasure Beach Cleanup on the first Saturday of each month. Walking through town and admiring the art or spending some time soaking in the sun on the Santa Rosa shores, there’s never a dull moment in this sensational town. 


South Walton’s A+ schools house Seaside students. Walton County School District (SoWal) is one of the top districts in the state and highly encourages educational excellence. 
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