Dune Allen Beach Vacation Rentals
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Scenic Highway 30A begins about two miles east of Sandestin off the Emerald Coast Parkway. The road jogs straight down towards the Gulf of Mexico where it then curves around Stallworth Lake and runs along the shore's edge all the way through South Walton to Rosemary Beach. The curve in the road marks the location of Dune Allen Beach, a small enclave of residential single family and multifamily vacation homes some of which have been around for decades. Originally, Dune Allen Beach was home to workers from all over who settled here in the late 1800s to work in the lumber plantations.
Dune Allen is sandwiched in between the gulf, Stallworth Lake and Oyster Lake. These coastal dune lakes are rare and precious because there are very few places in the world where they exist. Tides flow into these lakes from the Gulf periodically, creating an exotic environment for diverse flora and fauna. There are three public beach access points in Dune Allen Beach. There is a small one at the western most edge at Stallworth Lake and another towards the east near Vizcaya. The main beach access, complete with full bathroom facilities and a beach walkover is located near the center of the other two. Dune Allen also borders the expansive Topsail State Park. You can walk the beach here towards the west for miles in almost complete isolation due to the relatively remote location.
Yes, at Ocean Reef Resorts, we offer various Gulf and Lake-front vacation rental homes and condos amid this peaceful and rare coastal Dune Lake town. These beach rental homes feature expansive living space and cozy sleeping accommodations. Because the selection of homes can accommodate a range of six to eighteen guests, vacationers can easily find a rental that fits their vacation needs.
Yes, many beach rentals in Dune Allen Beach, Florida, include access to a pool. In some instances, properties do have both a community and a private pool. Pool availability ranges and is tied to specific individual properties.
Ocean Reef offers a collection of pet-friendly Dune Allen vacation rental homes. These include rare beach views and beachfront homes and condos. Explore our entire selection of pet-friendly rentals in South Walton.
Dune Allen Beach is on the western end of Scenic Highway 30A, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. This close-knit beachside community is bordered by Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and three of South Walton's rare coastal dune lakes–Allen, Stallworth, and Oyster. Coastal Dune Lakes are so rare, and there is only a handful around the world–make sure to visit these waterways during your stay. While Dune Allen Beach is known for being a bit quieter, it is still close to shopping, dining, and nightlife - all along 30A. Venture off 30A, about 20-30 minutes west to Destin, and explore even more with world-class shopping, fantastic shopping.
Some of the busiest times are during summer, spring break, and fall break, but you will still get a relaxed, small-town feel. Spring and fall generally feature milder temperatures and allow you more space on the beach and at attractions. Winter is our slow season, so expect to find value-priced rates for your stay.
Dune Allen Beach shares the same white sand beaches and emerald-hued waters as Destin and the rest of 30A, but the three rare coastal dune lakes make this town unique. These lakes boast stunning and beautiful habitats, perfect for fishing, kayaking, biking, paddleboarding, and hiking. For nature lovers, a visit to the nearby Topsail Preserve State Park is a must–experience all the beauty that the area has to offer. Some other exciting activities within walking distance or a short bike ride away is at Gulf Place. This quintessential outdoor beach retail square includes galleries, fashion boutiques, an outdoor amphitheater, and fantastic restaurants with Gulf views. Feel free to explore the full range of fun attractions in and around Dune Allen Beach.