Best Neighborhoods in Seagrove Beach
While Seaside, Florida may have put Scenic 30A on the map, locals and visitors will agree, Seagrove Beach is the heart and soul of the Emerald Coast. Established in the 1940s, Seagrove Beach was one of the first beach communities on the Panhandle and boasts as the largest beach town on 30A. From laid-back cafes to luxurious boutiques, this vintage beach community has a little bit for everyone, including coastal dune lakes, a state park and 30A’s trademark sugar white sand beaches. Lush with groves of oak trees, magnolias, and pines, Seagrove Beach has deep roots that keep long time visitors and residents loyal year after year. With so many unique neighborhoods to choose from, GO TO THE BEACH highlights our 5 favorite Seagrove Beach communities below.
Old Seagrove Beach
Seagrove Beach would not have its name without the area known as “Old Seagrove.” Groves of towering oak, magnolia, pine and hickory trees are the trademark Old Seagove, lining the quaint, winding roads - creating tunnels of beautiful foliage in many areas, providing shade and privacy for residents and visitors alike. With convenient public beach accesses, great shopping and restaurants, as well as its western edge bordering Seaside - increasing property values and fun - Old Seagrove is a charming area that you won’t want to leave. For a perfect day, visit our favorite stop, Cowgirl Kitchen Market (Visit Cowgirl Kitchen Here) for lunch and then cross the street to spend the afternoon on the beach. Peppered with vintage beach bungalows and large beach homes perfect for the whole family, Old Seagrove is a unique blend of old and new and the tree canopy that envelops the area makes everyone feel right at home. Click here to learn more about Old Seagrove Beach Florida.
The Hammocks of Seagrove
Nestled between Old Seagrove and the community of Watercolor, Florida, The Hammocks of Seagrove is a quiet, secluded neighborhood that truly encompasses the coastal charm of Seagrove Beach. Approximately 50 wooded homesites are tucked away in this gated neighborhood located directly off Highway 395, which features two community pools and a wooded nature path that leads to Western Lake. With its upscale architecture, wooded canopy and close proximity to the beach, the Hammocks is great choice for those that want to be near the excitement of Seagrove Beach, but want a private neighborhood to return to at the end of the day. We recommend checking out the new Seagrove Village Market on your short stroll to the beach, you won’t regret it!
The Grove by the Sea
One of the most well-established and loved communities on 30A, The Grove by the Sea provides a perfect balance of natural beauty with a traditional neighborhood feel. Located just east of Old Seagrove, The Grove by the Sea is characterized by its lush vegetation, walking paths and cottages that pay homage to Old Florida. Amenities include two neighborhood pools, tennis courts, and a playground located just off the nature trail. Just a short walk from the crystal blue water and sugar sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, The Grove by the Sea has become a hotspot for vacationers who desire a relaxed beach vacation with easy access to the beach and all Seagrove Beach has to offer. To search vacation rentals in The Grove by the Sea click here.
If one continues further east on Hwy 30A, they will come upon the peaceful beach neighborhood of Cassine Gardens. Established in the mid 1990s, Cassine Gardens adjoins Point Washington State Forest and is full of natural wonders, such as its cypress nature preserve and extensive trails. The Cassine Garden trailhead is located within the neighborhood and offers a pleasant, easy hike through Point Washington State Forest highlighting the environmental diversity of the area (visit www.waltonoutdoors.com to learn more about the Cassine Gardens trail). A true family haven, this community offers picnics areas, pools, tennis courts, and a central park with a private lake. With the State Forest in its backyard and the beach just steps away, life in Cassine Gardens truly represents all that Scenic 30A has to offer.
NatureWalk at Seagrove
Adjacent to Point Washington State Forest, this 155 acre, master-planned community, NatureWalk at Seagrove is located just north of the Scenic 30A corridor on Hwy 395. Entering through a sculptural, wooden bridge, natural scenery abounds in NatureWalk with trails, boardwalks, preserves and water features all tucked within this quiet sanctuary. The community centers around The Gathering Place, a family friendly recreational facility that features upscale amenities including a zero-entry, resort-style pool, hot tub and children’s splashing pool. A large bar, barbeque grills and more ensures NatureWalk is a place you can relax and hang out for hours on end. If you do want to venture out, the beach is just a short bike ride away or during season, you can catch the community shuttle to make your life as simple as can be, it is the beach life after all. For more on NatureWalk at Seagrove click here.
With so many neighborhoods to choose from, Seagrove Beach really has something to offer everyone, whether you are looking for a vacation home or a place to settle down. To search Seagrove Beach Real Estate click here, as full-time residents and beachgoers, we are happy to share our expertise with you.