"Great for Families"
We stayed in Beachside 1 with four adults and two children under the age of 2. It is a great family place with so much to do. My Dad enjoyed the bike and kayak rentals. The rest of the family enjoyed the beach for most of the days. We went in October, which is a goregeous time to go. On one of the nights, we have a bonfire set up by the resort. That is absolutely a must do! So much fun roasting marshmallows on the beach!
M.W., Florida 2014
Things to Do
Places for Teens to Hang Out
Check out these teen hangouts:
What's cool by the pool?
Show off your hot new suit and strut your stuff on The Beach House Pool Deck. This is the "see and be seen" place to be. Listen to live music in the afternoons and all weekend long. Cool off with tasty treats at the Pool Bar.
The best seat in the house
As dusk approaches grab your friends and head to Marina Bar & Grill for the best spot on the resort to watch the sunset. Not yet legal? No problem, ask for a virgin version of their many creative concoctions – yummy.
Find your journal and lose your parents for some time alone and retreat to a quiet swing overlooking the bay on Jolee Island. Up for company? Plan a picnic or cookout with friends on this beautiful, five acre nature park lush with Florida scrub and pine.
Located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Caffe Siena is the perfect place to enjoy fresh coffee, cappuccino and pastries. Plus, try the brand new donuts and specialty cake offerings!
Village of Baytowne Wharf
The Village of Baytowne Wharf features an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries and nightlife -- not to mention a jam-packed schedule of outdoor festivals and special events for the entire family. This spectacular setting, all within the gates of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, is the perfect spot to spend a great time any time of the day or evening.
The Emerald Coast is known to possess the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our powdery white sand stretches for seven miles and is a great place to spend the day soaking up the sun, building sand castles, or taking a refreshing dip in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Dunes Putting Course
Swing over to the Dunes Putting Course for a hole-in-one miniature golf experience. Test your skill against this adventurous par-51 course, with 18 lushly landscaped and contoured holes of fun. These challenging par 2, 3 and 4 holes measure 25 to 60 feet in length and incorporate sand traps, water hazards, fairway mounding, elevation changes and unexpected man-made "breaks."
Beachside Photography will waive its sitting fee for Sandestin guests, allowing guests the opportunity to have professional beach portraits taken during their stay. Images are created with coastal dunes and beautiful emerald waters as the backdrop. Contact certified professional photographer Norman Wolf at 850.499.4606 to schedule your appointment or for additional information.
While on vacation in South Walton, there’s no better activity to close out a fun day at Sandestin than a beach bonfire! The Sandestin activities team can arrange for your beach bonfire in advance, so call 850.267.6333 to reserve.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
A community inspired building program to envision, design and build a playground beyond your child's wildest dreams has been completed at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Adventure landing features swings that reach the clouds, winding paths and mazes that lead to unknown places, bridges and slides with water to splash in - all encompassed in one place your kids can't wait to visit.
Jolee Island Nature Park
Plan a picnic or cookout with family and friends on beautiful Jolee Island. This five-acre nature park is lush with Florida scrub and pine. Just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from the Baytowne Marina, enter by strolling along a wooden footbridge over a scenic salt marsh. A mile-long perimeter trail is dotted with weather-beaten, double-wide porch swings, where you can sit and watch the waters of Horseshoe Bayou lap up against the shore or catch an amazing sunset over Choctawhatchee Bay.
Kids enjoy the pirate ship-shaped playground and look-out tower overlooking Jolee Island's pines and magnolias, while parents stroll the perimeter and relax on an occasional porch swing.
Gordon Davidson Nature Trail
Check out the Gordon Davidson Nature Trail, the cool fort-style playground tucked away across from Jolee Island. Learn about plants and animals, then swing to the sky and take over the fort all nestled under a canopy of trees.
For kids ages 4-12
9 am - 2 pm, call for availability
$55/resort guest rate or $65/non-resort guest, per child, includes lunch
9am-2pm and 6pm-9pm
Children's Evening Out
Kids enjoy a night full of games, sports, arts & crafts, star gazing, night walks, pizza dinner movie.
For kids ages 4-12
6 - 9pm, call for availability
$45/resort guest rate or $55/non-resort guest, per child, includes dinner
20% discount for families with three or more children. Register for three days of Club KZ and receive the fourth day free.
What to bring
Swim suit, Sunscreen, Towel, Change of clothing, Appropriate Footwear, Sunglasses (if needed)