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Recreation at WaterColor Inn & Resort


Santa Rosa Beach Attractions & Watersports

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With nearly five hundred beachfront acres framed by the Gulf of Mexico, a coastal dune lake, a longleaf pine forest and a private white-sand beach, WaterColor Inn is the perfect gateway to exhilarating adventures. Rediscover what family time truly means as you explore our timeless vacation resort just steps from the warm, gentle surf. Spend glorious, sun-splashed days paddleboarding, kayaking, boating or fishing. As the sun sets, gather the family for a beach bonfire and s’mores roast or an outdoor movie.

Whether you seek to speed your pulse or slow your heart rate to the unhurried rhythms of the Gulf Coast, each experience offers you the chance to enjoy the best of our pristine natural surroundings.

Camp WaterColor (CWC)

Camp WaterColor

Located at 205 Spartina Circle, Camp WaterColor is the newest resort amenity available to WaterColor guests and homeowners featuring:

  • Main Butterfly Pool with Monarch Slide 
  • Caterpillar Pool (Zero-Entry, Children's Area with Skipper Slide) 
  • Lazy Lizard Pool (Zero-Entry, Lazy River) 
  • Lifeguard on Duty
  • Basketball Court 
  • Playground

Also, enjoy dining at The Canteen Restaurant & Bar, open daily from 11 AM - 7:30 PM*, serving food and drinks.

*seasonal hours apply

Biking & Hiking

Whether you have plans for a day of hiking or biking, the WaterColor Bike Barn staff will be happy to help out with maps and excursion information on the extensive woodland trail system, where you can explore miles of scenic nature trails on winding paths through preserved state park forests, picturesque gardens and around rare coastal dune lakes.

Adjacent to the WaterColor BoatHouse, the Bike Barn is located at 533 Western Lake Drive; and provides bicycles of all sizes and bike trailers (two-kid capacity).  Call 850-534-5959 for more information.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

The BoatHouse Paddle Club at the WaterColor BoatHouse offers guests the opportunity to experience what many consider the world's fastest growing watersport - stand up paddleboarding. Stand up paddleboarding is an easy-to-learn, adaptable activity well-suited for families and perfect for exploring Western Lake, one of South Walton's rare coastal dune lakes.  The low impact activity is suitable for anyone from children to seniors and offers the chance to explore the natural beauty of WaterColor from a unique vantage point.

Rentals, lessons and merchandise sales are all offered seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (seasonally).

Visit BoatHouse Paddle Club or call (850) 419-6188 for additional information.


Discover some of the most complex waterways and ecosystems in the world with several species of game fish, birds and reptiles. Pair its meandering creeks, underground springs and rare coastal dune lakes with the renowned saltwater offerings of the Gulf, and it provides anglers with a unique combination of fishing opportunities. 

Located in the heart of WaterColor’s Town Center, Old Florida Outfitters is home to the finest outdoor apparel and specializes in conventional, as well as fly-fishing and light tackle with a network of premiere guides. Whether you are a veteran fly-fisherman hunting Tarpon on the fly or a novice who is looking for a patient introduction to the sport, our partner, Old Florida Outfitters, will accommodate you. Their goal is to deliver an enjoyable, relaxing, productive day on the water.  For more informaiton, call 850-534-4343 or visit their website


Whether you're an amateur or consider yourself a pro, you'll find a course to test any skill level.  Take in a relaxing round or challenge your friends to a little healthy competition among the beautiful surroundings on these two private courses, accessible to guests of WaterColor Inn:

  • Shark's Tooth Golf Club (designed by Greg Norman); located on the shores of Lake Powell, Florida's largest coastal dune lake, and offers a majestic wooded backdrop within acres of preserved wetlands. For tee times, call (850) 249-3041.

2020 Daily Green Fees for Camp Creek and Shark's Tooth for WaterColor Inn guests are:

Mar. 1 - Oct. 31 (peak season) $185 + tax
Nov. 1 - Feb. 29 (non-peak season)  $150 + tax
Easter, Apr. 10 - 17 $250 + tax
Memorial Day, May 22 - 26  $250 + tax
July 4th, Jun. 26 - Jul. 10 $250 + tax
Thanksgiving, Nov. 21 - 29 $250 + tax

Also available is the public golf course, Origins Golf Club (designed by Davis Love III); a six-hole regulation course that alternatively plays as a ten-hole par 3 layout through the use of alternate tee boxes and auxiliary greens. Origins also offers  FootGolf- a combination of golf and soccer.  For tee times, call (850) 213-5090.

Daily Green Fees for Origins Golf Club:

Walking Rate $30 per adult
Push/Pull Cart Rate $35 per adult
Golf Cart Rate $40 per adult; replay rate half price
Junior Rate $10 per ages 15 and younger; adult supervision required

FootGolf is available daily from 1- 6 p.m. and is open to ages 7 and older- $10 per person | $3 per ball rental; children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For futher information, call (850) 213-5090.


With sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there's not a better place to unwind and start your vacation.  Several beach services are available to guests of WaterColor Inn, including access to WaterColor Beach Club, beach bonfires and beach setups.  


Perfect your tennis game on a stadium court surrounded by a grass-stepped terrace for the gallery, and five Har-Tru HydroCourts at WaterColor Tennis Center, owned by the WaterColor Community Association and managed by MatchPoint Resorts; court fees do apply to guests staying at Watercolor Inn.  For more information, call 850-400-3696.

At MatchPoint Resorts, our passion is tennis, the game of love! MPR retreats are perfect for tennis lovers of all skill levels who want to improve their game while enjoying a getaway in the white sand and sunshine of Santa Rosa Beach, FL with their team, club or group. On-site pros Brett Femrite and Malcolm Ridenour have a combined 40+ years of tennis coaching experience. Visit MatchPoint Resorts online to learn more!

Canoes & Kayaks

Explore the natural wildlife that inhabits our area with a canoe or kayak tour on Western Lake, one of several coastal dune lakes in this area, that let guests experience the beauty of nature.

Canoes and kayaks are available seasonally from the WaterColor BoatHouse, directly on the banks of Western Lake. Guests staying at WaterColor Inn have access to use of these rentals for one hour each day; based on availability. Kayaking adventure tours around Western Lake are also available.  Call 850-419-6188 for more information.