Alys Beach is becoming an icon on 30A.
There’s plenty to see and do within the shops and restaurants of Alys Beach — but the streets and buildings of this beach neighborhood are also quite the sight themselves. As you enjoy an Alys Beach, make sure to stop and admire some of the beautiful art and architecture around you. You can’t miss the entryway to Alys Beach. Giant pointed structures — known as butteries — define the borders of this beach neighborhood and introduce the area’s striking whitewashed stucco style. Paired with a line of perfectly manicured palm trees, this entryway leaves a lasting impression. A stroll down Somerset Street includes gorgeous views from the Somerset Bridge. This striking white stucco bridge elegantly arcs over Lake Marilyn. A delicate clock is carved into the bridge tower, keeping time for a beach neighborhood that seems to move at its own leisurely pace.
Alys Beach backs up to a 20-acre nature preserve, a often undiscovered part of Alys Beach along the community’s winding nature walk. The trail extends for just under a mile along rustic bridges and soft dirt pathways.