Dune Allen Beach, nestled along the pristine shores of South Walton in Destin, Florida, is a tranquil coastal enclave known for its unspoiled beauty and laid-back charm. This hidden gem boasts sugar-white sands, dramatic dunes, and emerald-green waters that invite visitors to unwind and connect with nature. Dune Allen Beach offers a more secluded and less crowded alternative to some of the more bustling beaches in the area, making it a perfect retreat for those seeking tranquility.
The beach is also home to the picturesque Allen Lake, a coastal dune lake that adds a unique ecological element to the landscape. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to explore the nearby Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, which offers hiking trails through sand dunes and pine forests, as well as bird-watching and wildlife viewing. Whether you're interested in relaxation, outdoor adventures, or simply soaking up the sun in a serene setting, Dune Allen Beach provides an idyllic backdrop for a memorable Destin getaway. With coastal dune lakes along the north side of Scenic 30A (including Stallworth Lake and Oyster Lake, which is shaped like an oyster shell, but was also reportedly once teeming with fresh oysters) and glimpses of the glittering Gulf of Mexico to the south, the mostly residential community of Dune Allen has been a favorite vacation destination for generations. Looking for one of the best dining views along 30A? It’s hard to beat Santa Rosa Beach Club’s Vue on 30A restaurant (open to the public).