Where to Stay on 30A: High Pointe Beach Resort
September 15, 2021
Located at the exclusive east end of Northwest Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A, High Pointe Beach Resort is a place where luxury, leisure, and legendary fun collide.
This private gated resort is home to five low-rise buildings spread out over a gorgeous 15-acre setting a mere stone’s throw away from the beach. In terms of technicals, the resort is home to over 100 upscale 2- and 3-bedroom condos. Each comes with partial or full views of the Gulf of Mexico or of the lush pool area that forms the fun-filled, splashy core of the resort. With private beach access via a boardwalk with both stairs and a ramp, you can’t beat High Pointe Beach Resort for convenience or access.
For an unforgettable Northwest Florida vacation, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place that combines so much in terms of both upscale amenities and access to adventure. From the luxe pool, to the legendary nearby beach communities of Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, to the famous beachside tiki bar known as Crabby Steve’s right on the resort premises, High Pointe is high on the list of visit-worthy 30A resorts.
So, if you’re looking for where to stay on 30A, look no further than High Pointe Beach Resort. Here are the can’t-miss aspects of any stay.
Games, Games, Games
For the kids (and the kids at heart), High Pointe Beach Resort is a game-lover’s fun-filled paradise. Not only is there a sandy, fenced-in playground with swings, slides, but there’s also a kid-size climbing wall for the (actual) kids, and a pair of shuffleboard courts for anyone looking for a little competition. As if that weren’t enough, High Pointe also serves up an Andy Roddick-level ace by offering lighted tennis courts so you can use them from morning till night. So, not only will you come away from your High Pointe vacation with some great memories and a nice tan, but maybe even some bragging rights when you slay the court in a game of doubles.
Take a Load Off
You are on vacation after all! What better way to live the resort life than to lean into the luxury? At High Pointe Beach Resort, you’ve got options. In the center of the resort is a large lagoon-style pool that boasts landscaped islands with waterfalls and palm trees, which will make you feel worlds away. When you’re done swimming, you can hang in the hot tub or lounge under the umbrellas.
Just down the boardwalk from High Pointe Beach Resort is the namesake star attraction. Yep, you guessed it—the beach, the famous sugar-white sands and crystal clear waters of Scenic 30A. It’s with zero exaggeration that we say this stretch of beach is easily one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. And with Scenic Stays, your High Pointe stay comes fully loaded with beach chair and umbrella setup, so you can soak it all up with incredible ease.
Coastal Cocktails at Crabby Steve’s
Here’s the thing about Crabby Steve’s: the only way to access this legendary beachside tiki bar is by staying at High Pointe Beach Resort. Stroll right out your condo front door for the lucky High Pointe few. Once you’re there, you’re in for a real treat. We’re talking delicious fresh catches and fish sandwiches, killer coastal cocktails and vacation libations, and hands down one of the best deckbar views along all of 30A.
Right outside the High Pointe Beach Resort grounds is the famous Northwest Florida adventure artery known as the Timpoochee Trail. This 18.5-mile bike path travels parallel to the ocean and spans the majority of 30A’s beach communities, weaving past dune lakes, state parks, and the many shops and restaurants sprinkled along Scenic Highway 30A. Traveling along the Timpoochee Trail is one of the most convenient (and intimate) ways to get around and experience the area. And thanks to the fact that your High Pointe unit with Scenic Stays comes with free bikes courtesy of La Dolce Vita, there’s no reason not to partake in some two-wheeled touring.
We recommend biking the short distance east to Rosemary Beach for some architectural exploration, then turning around and heading west. Stop by Alys Beach and walk through the white-villa-inspired community to discover hidden sculptures and natural alleys throughout, then keep heading west till you hit the community of Watersound which is home to The Big Chill, an outdoor center with shopping, dining, and live music.
Other Classic High Pointe Experiences
Of course, your stay at High Pointe doesn’t stop at High Pointe. It’s also the perfect launchpad for plenty of other Northwest Florida adventures. For an unforgettable fishing charter, 30-Angler is located less than two miles down the road and can take you to visit multiple different reefs located throughout the Gulf of Mexico. With nearby Grayton Beach State Park and Point Washington State Forest, there’s plenty of inland hiking and biking adventures. And of course, the unbeatable access to the ocean means plenty of swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and more.
No matter how you spend your time at High Pointe Beach Resort, you won’t regret it!
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