Shopping South Walton: Souvenir Hot Spots
Shopping South Walton means having access to dozens of stores located throughout the area’s 16 beach communities. These stores range from large to small and offer an eclectic mix of everyday wear to that perfect gift. To get you ready for a full day of shopping South Walton, here are our picks for the best places to find souvenirs.
Shopping South Walton: Where to Find Cool Souvenirs
Get Local Goodies at 30A Farmers Market
The 30A Farmers Market has two locations, one in Rosemary Beach, the other in Sandestin. Local vendors, including farmers, artisans and bakers, gather in one spot to sell fresh produce, baked goods, and handmade and specialty items. Visitors will also find fresh flowers and plants, perfect for taking home and planting in a garden or keeping indoors. Other souvenir ideas include salsas and sauces, sweet treats, and home décor. The 30A Farmers Market also ranks as a top spot to meet locals and fill up on food samples.
Visit the Village of Baytowne Wharf
Head over to Miramar Beach and find the Village of Baytowne Wharf located in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This massive multipurpose complex features several dining and nightlife spots, but guests will enjoy the shops just as much. More than a dozen shops welcome guests to take a peek at what’s inside. Visitors will find a candy store, high-end fashion, outdoor apparel and equipment, and jewelry. Kids will love picking outfits from Coconut Kidz, while young girls can find something special for their American Girl doll at Dolls & Friends. For traditional destination souvenirs, stop by Paradise Found, home to gifts and novelty T-shirts.
Explore Alvin’s Island
While in Miramar, stop by Alvin’s Island, a popular tropical department chain. Alvin’s has locations all along the coast, and each store varies in size and products. Popular items include destination souvenirs, toys, beach and everyday apparel, jewelry, collectibles and more. Visitors will find everything from coffee cups and picture frames to plaques and windchimes. Depending on the size of the store, it’s easy to spend at least an hour looking for the perfect souvenir.
Kick Back at Kathleen’s Kottage
Another top place for shopping South Walton is Kathleen’s Kottage located in Santa Rosa Beach. Packed full of unique items, including art, furniture, lamps, jewelry and more, Kathleen’s welcomes guests browse dozens of tables and shelves. Inside, visitors will see shell displays, rows of pillows and other home items, and nautical creations for beach lovers. The staff at Kathleen’s will even build furniture on site to customer specifications.
Gear Up at Golden Seashell
In sunny Seagrove Beach, stop by Golden Seashell Beach Store. This popular chain also has locations throughout the 30A area, all stocking a variety of beach items and souvenirs. Shoppers will find official 30A gear, clothing for all ages, swimsuits and beach essentials, such as sunblock, floats, and flipflops. Golden Seashell Seagrove also sells handcrafted ice pops and shirts designed by an on-site professional airbrusher. Other items include destination souvenirs, knickknacks, art and more. See all South Walton area locations.
Tour Uptown Grayton
In pedestrian-friendly Uptown Grayton in Grayton Beach, visitors will walk under the arch to explore small boutiques and shops. Start the day with breakfast, then visit nearly a dozen places for that special souvenir. Men will want to check out the selection of upscale casual fashion at Azure, while women may find the perfect vintage-inspired dress at Uptown Girls. For locally made items, stop by Ginger Leigh Designs, or pick up something for the home at Summer House Lifestyle. Those looking for basic beach-day necessities also have plenty of options at Islanders Coastal Outfitter.
See Seaside Kids
This Santa Rosa Beach store specializes in children’s clothes and apparel with a focus on comfort and style. Kids of all ages will enjoy selecting outfits, T-shirts, hoodies, shorts, dresses and more. The Seaside kids’ line offers fun bright colors and logo items as well as fun toys. Seaside Kids is the perfect spot to find that special gift for the little ones.