The Story

The idea behind Seaside came from 1946, when the grandfather of future founder Robert S. Davis bought 80 acres of land along the shore of Northwest Florida as a summer retreat for his family. In 1979 Davis inherited the parcel from his grandfather, and aimed to transform it into an old-fashioned beach town, with traditional wood-framed cottages of the Florida Panhandle.

Three decades ago the town of Seaside was established. And that is part of the magic of Seaside. It is a town. A Florida beach town. It is charming, graceful, eclectic, authentic, romantic. But Seaside isn’t just a resort town. It’s a place where family and friends can connect with one another and with the beauty that abounds in this special corner of the world.

Seaside is not a cookie cutter beach resort. There are pools and tennis courts and other beach resort amenities, but Seaside is much more. It is a unique experience that not only changes the way a vacation is experienced, it changes the way a life is experienced. Seaside is a simple and beautiful way of life.

The Town of Seaside, Florida, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, is a favorite vacation spot for tens of thousands of visitors who flock to the area known as Beaches of South Walton each year. The charming beach town is widely known for its developers’ new urban architectural concept and its role as the location for “The Truman Show” movie.

Why You'll Love Seaside

Pools, Tennis Courts, Fitness Facilities
3 pools, 6 tennis courts, fitness center, croquet, shuffleboard, horseshoes, volleyball,  playground and other beach resort amenities.
Picturesque Town So Well Planned
It’s a picturesque town so well-planned and photogenic it may seem fake. Perfect for “The Truman Show” film.
Private Vacation Homes for Rent
Ranging from one-bedroom condos to six-bedroom homes, beachfront honeymoon cottages to cottages with a gulf view.
Best Restaurants, Bars and Shops
From Airstreams to Fine Dining with views of the Gulf, to markets and art galleries. Plenty of places to sit outside and enjoy your food.