New Dune Allen Beach Access Update

New Dune Allen Beach Access
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Beach, beach, baby!

We have some exciting news to share with you. Dune Allen Beach has always been a popular destination along Scenic Highway 30A. It has incredible access to the coast, coastal dune lakes, the Topsail Hill State Preserve, and a variety of nearby restaurants and shops. However, this quaint little beach town is about to get even better! Hard to believe, we know, but it’s true.

Drum roll please…

Only one more month until we can say, “Hello,” to the new Dune Allen Beach access. That’s right, construction on the new regional beach access is almost complete. By the end of September, the Tourist Development Council hopes to open this access to the public. What does that mean for you? More ways to access the picture-perfect shoreline of South Walton, of course. And if that isn’t the greatest news you’ve heard all day, we don’t know what would be!

The new beach access at Dune Allen Beach is one of three similar beach-front projects intended to provide locals and visitors with increased access to the beach, as well as comfortable coastal amenities. Miramar Beach and Seagrove Beach are the other sites for the remaining two regional beach access points, which are still in the design phase. These three new regional accesses will be the first built in the county in over a decade.

Regional beach accesses differ from typical dune walkovers that are found throughout Gulf Coast neighborhoods. According to a Walton Sun article, “regional accesses feature parking lots, bathrooms, bath houses, and loading zones.” This means more amenities for beachgoers to enjoy! With these added luxuries, heading to the beach for the day will be easier than ever.

Be sure to be on the lookout as the end of September approaches, so you can be one of the first to use the new Dune Allen Beach access. Wishing you unlimited sunny days of relaxation on your favorite beach!