Inlet Beach

Inlet Beach is the last town on the eastern end of 30A. It has the largest regional beach access with three boardwalks and has a near-shore snorkeling reef located about 300 yards from the shore. The reef is shaped like a cobia when viewed from above. Inlet Beach real estate has an Old Florida feel with cozy cottages, grand Gulf-front estates, and modern accommodations. There are numerous places to eat including Shades Bar & Grill (the local watering hole), The Donut Hole, Amici 30A kitchen, and Cuvee 30A. Inlet Beach is also the start of the Timpoochee trail – the 18.5-mile bike trail across 30A. 

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Inlet Beach Real Estate Statistics

Average Home Price $4.5M
Lowest Listing Price $2.2M
Highest Listing Price $11M
Total Property Listings 52
Avg. Days On Market 67
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.2K

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Inlet Beach real estate is highly sought after thanks to its prime location amid stunning natural beauty on the Gulf of Mexico. Many people seek out Inlet Beach homes for sale as second homes, vacation rentals, and primary residences.

You’ll find a great mix of housing styles here, from luxurious Gulf-front homes to sleek condominiums and old Florida style beach cottages. Many homes have views of the ocean, or they are tucked away on quiet streets just a short walk to the beach.

Luxury homes for sale in Inlet Beach are nothing short of spectacular with sweeping views of the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, spacious suites and living areas, and everything you need for the ultimate comfort and convenience. High-end features could include:

  • Saltwater swimming pools
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Direct beach access
  • Covered porches
  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Chef’s kitchens
  • Wet bars
  • Elevators
  • Carriage Houses
  • Multi-car garages

Single-family homes in Inlet Beach make for excellent year-round residences or vacation home investments. Many Inlet Beach properties have rental income projections of $300,000 or more. Many people who own 30A real estate in Inlet Beach use their home as a beach escape a few times a year and rent it out during the interim. 

Condominiums for sale in Inlet Beach tend to be generously appointed with airy living areas and multiple bedrooms. Most have balconies, modern appliances, and access to attractive amenities such as rooftop pools and fitness centers.

Inlet Beach has a few gated communities for those who want Emerald Coast real estate with extra privacy and security. Paradise by the Sea features luxury waterfront estates on a private stretch of beach. The Mala Beach Development has just seven homes overlooking the water.

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About Inlet Beach, FL

Inlet Beach is located on the far eastern end of Highway 30A, a scenic route that runs along the Emerald Coast on the Florida Panhandle. This is the beginning of the 30A area, which is renowned for its beautiful beach towns on the Gulf of Mexico.

The area has a lengthy history that spans thousands of years. Archaeological evidence shows that the area was inhabited as far back as 500 BC. Over the centuries, many native communities have lived here. The area began to be developed as a beach resort in the 1920s.

After World War II, the U.S. government invited veterans to join a land lottery for parcels of land in the Inlet Beach area. Many jumped at the chance, earning the area the moniker ‘Soldier’s Beach’. However, the true name of Inlet Beach was already in place and refers to Phillips Inlet off of Lake Powell to the east of the town.

Residents who own Inlet Beach real estate have easy access to other coastal towns in 30A and other northwest Florida communities via Highway 30 and the US-98. Panama City is a 40-minute drive to the east, Seagrove Beach is 20 minutes away and Destin is about an hour’s drive to the west.

What to do in Inlet Beach, FL

Inlet Beach’s biggest draw is its beautiful white sand beach that spills into the cerulean waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There are five public beach access points at Inlet Beach, all with amenities like lifeguard posts, water condition flags, and restrooms.

Popular beach activities include swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing. Nature lovers can bring binoculars to spot migratory seabirds. Stroll along the beach at dusk to catch incredible sunsets and join in beach bonfire parties. 

Camp Helen State Park is just to the east of the community and is home to Lake Powell, an impressive coastal dune lake. Here freshwater pools mix with the saltwater of the Gulf. The park also has prehistoric middens, a historic lodge, picnic sites, and hiking trails.

Cyclists can hop on the Timpoochee Trail, which starts at Inlet Beach. The trail runs for 18.5 miles parallel to Highway 30A and passes beautiful sand dunes, state parks, and stopping spots where you can soak up vistas of the beaches and ocean.

Another reason people invest in Emerald Coast real estate in Inlet Beach is because the town has such a vibrant dining scene. You can enjoy fresh seafood at Cuvee 30A, ramen noodles at Shaka Sushi & Noodle Bar, and grab cold beers and bar bites at Shades Bar & Grill. 

Schools in Inlet Beach, FL

Families who own Inlet Beach real estate can opt to send their children to a number of schools in the area. The Walton County School District oversees public schools such as the Bay School and Seaside Collegiate School. Private schools include the prestigious Ohana Institute. 

Are you interested in learning more about buying or selling a home in 30A? Contact us online or call 850-543-8128 to speak to one of our Emerald Coast real estate experts today!

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