Old Florida Beach

Old Florida Beach is a premier gated Gulf-front community located near Blue Mountain Beach, off of Scenic Highway 30A, about 12 miles east of Destin, & 24 miles west of Panama City Beach. The community, with 67 home sites, was one of the first to be developed by the St. Joe Company, a preeminent developer of strategically planned communities in northwest Florida. With its high elevations, seclusion & relative scarcity of homesites, homes in Old Florida Beach are among the most eagerly sought.
Homes sit adjacent to Draper Lake and the Gulf of Mexico. Those situated on the Gulf side are directly beachfront with panoramic ocean views. A few of the lots to the east, are directly overlooking Draper Lake with their own private docks and boat launch. No matter where your home rental is in Old Florida Beach, you’re never more than a couple minute walk to one of the three beach walkovers, or community dock on Lake Draper.

Old Florida Beach is really in a great location, close to everything, yet private. If you haven’t had any luck fishing, just stroll over to Goatfeathers Seafood Market and pick up your fresh catch there. The Gulf Place Town Center is minutes to the west and a popular spot for local entertainment, dining or shopping.

Amenities of Old Florida Beach include the beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, a community pool, a beautiful wooden dock leading to Draper Lake, paved bike trails, fishing, kayaking, shopping, and even a lifeguard station. For serious bikers and hikers, Point Washington State Park Longleaf Pine Trail is just minutes away. With a little bit of everything available just around the corner, Old Florida Beach is the perfect community to settle in—welcome home. Check out the Old Florida Beach homes for rent.


Blue Mountain Beach Florida is the highest elevation found along Florida’s Gulf Coast,which means it also has the best views. So why the unusual name? Well, early sailors (tell the kids it was pirates) christened it Blue Mountain after seeing its high sand dunes covered in the rare blooms of the Blue Lupine lower (which are blue). Now you can enjoy the breathtaking sunset views in Blue Mountain Beach Fl from one of the many Blue Mountain Beach vacation homes or condominiums perched along the coast.

A small community with a neighborly feel, Blue Mountain Beach Fl has a popular ice cream shop, natural foods store, bike rentals, a bakery and delicious restaurants within walking distance. The community also features two rare coastal dune lakes and connects to nature trails in the Point Washington State Forest and the bike path along Scenic 30-A.

The vibe in Blue Mountain Beach in Florida is laid-back, relaxed and friendly. It is a quiet community that is located close to Grayton Beach, Seaside and Dune Allen Beach. Families often walk up from the beach to grab an ice cream cone or fresh fruit smoothie and the restaurants here serve some of the finest fried shrimp on Scenic 30-A.

If you are looking for a beach escape that is not crowded, but close to everything — then check out our other 30A rentals that are the perfect beach escape.

Old Florida Beach for rent:

Old Florida Beach Amenities:

• Public beach access
• Lake access
• Minutes from Gulf Place
• Community pool
• Golfing nearby
• Shopping nearby
• Walking paths
9001 U.S. Hwy 98 W, Destin, FL 32550