Rosemary Beach access is limited to residents and guests. However, Camp Helen State Park is minutes from Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach Regional Access, located at 438 South Orange Street, Inlet Beach, FL 32461, is even closer, a mere mile away.


Peaceful, old Florida vibes on a white sand beach with wide-open spaces and amenities.

Popular but not overcrowded, you won’t have to fight for a place to plant your beach umbrella on this family-friendly South Walton jewel. Here, beachgoers relax by the waves, toddlers wade by the sandbars, and ospreys silently glide overhead. 

See, feel

The largest county access, Inlet Beach welcomes you with abundant, free parking and tidy restrooms set against rolling dunes. A stroll down one of the boardwalks reveals the beach, beckoning with an immaculate sugar-sand shoreline and calm, warm, emerald-tinted Gulf waters.

The sounds are of the waves and shorebirds calling, and the sights are likewise peaceful, with couples exploring by the Gulf, families relaxing under tents, and swimmers taking a dip. The bottom of the beach slopes gently into shallow water, making for an inviting entry.

While the surf is usually minimal, tides, winds and offshore systems can occasionally cause rough conditions.
To see it for yourself, check out this video- but it’s even better in person.

On or near the beach

Bask in the sun; play in the surf; or go exploring: a half-mile stroll along the shore to the east will bring you to Camp Helen State Park and Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in North America.

Part of the South Walton Artificial Reef Association program, Inlet Beach promises an artificial reef 970 feet offshore, a focal point for snorkeling and SCUBA. Vibrant with dolphins, sea turtles and candy-colored fish, it’s easy to find. Use the Orange Street Regional Beach access, walk about 50 paces to the west, and you`ll find two large Yellow Pole Markers that point to where Cobia Reef is located. 

Enjoy a picnic by the shore or head into town to discover eclectic eateries serving up varied cuisine.


Inlet Beach offers ADA parking and restrooms, and Tower 11 at Inlet Beach, Access 2B, is wheelchair accessible.


Amenities at Inlet Beach include restrooms, showers, water fountains, benches, and bike racks. You can order beach chair and umbrella deliveries from numerous vendors, here; just fill out the online form.


Lifeguards protect Inlet Beach seasonally, from March 1 through Oct. 31, as well as limited roving coverage year-round. Here’s an interactive map of lifeguard towers.


Parking is free and abundant. Inlet Regional Beach Access East offers 10-12 parking spaces (118 W Park Place Ave.); Inlet Regional Beach Access Central offers 50 spaces (139 S Orange St.); and Inlet Regional Beach Access West offers 50 spaces (435 W Park Place Ave.).

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