Gulf of Mexico

Technically speaking, the Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent. At its largest width, it is over 900 miles wide and is approximately 615,000 square miles in size. Because of it’s narrow connection to the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico experiences very small tidal ranges. The Gulf of Mexico offers unlimited boating, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and a plethora of other water related activities and experiences for the vacationer or the full time resident.

The Beach

Carillon Beach is all about the beach and beach living. Whether you want to engage in active water sports such as swimming, surfing, skim boarding, paddle boarding, and sailing, or just relax, read a book under your umbrella, or throw a fishing line into the surf, the beach is where it all happens. The community of Carillon Beach has over 3,900 linear feet of beach, so don’t forget to take a walk everyday – sunrise and sunset are great times to take a stroll, pick up a few shells, and head down to the historic pier at Camp Helen for photos opportunities.

Lake Carillon

Lake Carillon is a 13 acre heart-shaped lake, located in the eastern section of Carillon Beach. The lake is full of interesting coastal species – turtles bobbing their heads above the waterline for air, ducks swimming around in their family processions and parading on the lake’s shore, jumping mullet, wide mouth bass to be caught and released, and winter visitors of teal and other varieties of water fowl. You will see yoga students in yoga classes, balancing on paddle boards in the lake, as well as recreational paddle boarders and anglers in kayaks enjoying the fishing.

The Pier on Lake Carillon

The pier on Lake Carillon is located adjacent to Castaways Restaurant and south of the Carillon Beach Weddings and Events office. The pier is a great place to enjoy a meal on a nice sunny day, throw a line in the lake to see what you can catch, or just sit and watch the lake’s abundant wildlife. The pier is also one of a variety of excellent wedding venues available throughout Carillon Beach. Access the pier from Castaways or one of the sidewalks leading from Carillon Market Street to Lake Carillon.

Lake Powell

Coastal dune lakes are lakes that occur in coastal communities along the Gulf of Mexico. The lakes are rare ecosystems only found in the Florida Panhandle, Madagascar, Australia, and New Zealand. They are freshwater systems that intermittently exchange water with the Gulf of Mexico through a meandering outlet. The periodic opening and closing is what makes coastal dune lakes so unique. Lake Powell is the largest coastal dune lake in Florida, holds the coveted “Pristine Florida Waterway” designation, and is a special Carillon Beach amenity.

Bellview Park

Bellview Park is located at the west end of The Promenade and provides family activities with a children’s pool, playground, and playhouse. There is an oversized heated pool with pool house, pavilions, showers, and restrooms. Also at this location is a basketball court where you can shoot some “hoops” or play a full-on game of basketball. If you prefer to play tennis, there are two composite tennis courts at Bellview Park where you can meet family members or friends for “singles” or “doubles.” The “green” is a great place to throw the football or kick the soccer ball.

Bellview Park Pool

There are two pools at Bellview Park – a children’s pool and an oversized pool that is heated during the winter and spring break seasons. These pools have a large deck area with chaise lounges, tables and chairs with umbrellas. Also included in this area is a pool pavilion with showers and restrooms. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day!

Tennis Courts

Carillon Beach has two composite tennis courts located in the Bellview Park area of the community. Bring the whole family as there are lots of other activities at Bellview Park – basketball court, children’s playground and playhouse, green space, and swimming pools. While you play tennis, the rest of the family can do other activities.

Basketball Court

The former single basketball goal has recently been expanded into a full size basketball court with two goals and is ready for practice or play. Come over to Bellview park with family and friends and have a game of basketball before enjoying a nice swim in the pool which is heated during winter and spring break for your convenience and enjoyment.

Beach Club & Pool

The Beach Club and Pool provide a place for gathering, swimming, or simply contemplating the Gulf from the pavilion. The Beach Club Pavilion, designed by our community architect, Lloyd Vogt, of New Orleans, is one of many architecturally significant Carillon Beach landmarks. Lloyd had a special art of creating places with dignity and charm. This is one of those very structures as it dances with life, energy, and sophistication. The juxtaposition of grace and grandeur are a magic that Lloyd seemed to perfect with ease in his structures, whether complex or simple.

East Side Pool

The Eastside Pool, or Lake Carillon Pool, as it is now known, sits at the east end of the community, overlooking the waters of Lake Carillon, lakefront homes, the Meeting House, and Downtown Carillon Beach commercial area. This pool is restricted to adult use from 8:00-10:00 a.m. daily, but open to all ages for the remainder of the day. Like the Bellview Park Pool, this pool is heated, as needed, during winter months and spring break. This pool is adjacent to Walkover #7 to the beach.

Market Street Lakefront

There is a walking path on the north side of Lake Carillon from the Resort Pool to Castaways Restaurant. This paved walkway crosses in front of the Sunrise and Sunset Condominiums, the Carillon Beach Inn, and the Downtown townhouses and retail establishments. You can rent a paddle board at Walkin’ on Water Paddleboards store or enter Yoga Elements from this walkway to sign up for a yoga class. The Pier at Lake Carillon can also be entered from this pathway.

The Carillon Bell Tower

The Carillon Bell Tower, located at one of the highest points in the village, the Carillon Circle, has 35 bells. Historically, in medieval times, swinging bells were used as a way of notifying people of fires, storms, wars, and other events. The Carillon Bell Tower contributes to the community of Carillon Beach what carillons have given towns and villages for centuries. The tower provides both a visual and a cultural focus for the village.

Dune Walkover #1

Dune Walkover #1 is located at the foot of the highest dune in Carillon Beach and at the terminus of the southernmost point of Sandyshore Drive.

The community of Carillon Beach has seven amazing beach walkovers, each with significant architectural interest. These walkovers were designed by town architect Lloyd Vogt with the spirit of joy and celebration. As you walk to the top of each walkover, celebrate the joy of being at the beach!

Dune Walkover #2

Dune Walkover #2 is the closest walkover for those owners or guests living or visiting on Gulfcrest Lane and Seahill Avenue.

The community of Carillon Beach has seven amazing beach walkovers, each with significant architectural interest. These walkovers were designed by town architect Lloyd Vogt with the spirit of joy and celebration. As you walk to the top of each walkover, celebrate the joy of being at the beach!

Dune Walkover #3

Dune Walkover #3 is the main beach walkover at the southernmost terminus of Carillon Avenue. It is the only walkover with showers and restrooms.

The community of Carillon Beach has seven amazing beach walkovers, each with significant architectural interest. These walkovers were designed by town architect Lloyd Vogt with the spirit of joy and celebration. As you walk to the top of each walkover, celebrate the joy of being at the beach!

Dune Walkover #4

Dune Walkover #4 is the beach walkover at the southernmost terminus of Dunecrest Lane and has a lovely shady seating area.

The community of Carillon Beach has seven amazing beach walkovers, each with significant architectural interest. These walkovers were designed by town architect Lloyd Vogt with the spirit of joy and celebration. As you walk to the top of each walkover, celebrate the joy of being at the beach!

Dune Walkover #5

Dune Walkover #5 is the beach walkover located at the Beach Club swimming pool and there are showers and restrooms at this location.

The community of Carillon Beach has seven amazing beach walkovers, each with significant architectural interest. These walkovers were designed by town architect Lloyd Vogt with the spirit of joy and celebration. As you walk to the top of each walkover, celebrate the joy of being at the beach!

Dune Walkover #6

Dune Walkover #6 is the beach walkover closest to the Wellness Pavilion and the one with the least number of steps.

The community of Carillon Beach has seven amazing beach walkovers, each with significant architectural interest. These walkovers were designed by town architect Lloyd Vogt with the spirit of joy and celebration. As you walk to the top of each walkover, celebrate the joy of being at the beach!

Dune Walkover #7

Dune Walkover #7 is the beach walkover closest to the Lake Carillon Pool, the Carillon Beach Inn and Sunrise and Sunset Condos. It is the favorite for beach weddings.

The community of Carillon Beach has seven amazing beach walkovers, each with significant architectural interest. These walkovers were designed by town architect Lloyd Vogt with the spirit of joy and celebration. As you walk to the top of each walkover, celebrate the joy of being at the beach!

Dune Walkover #8

Dune Walkover #8 is the most eastern walkover in Carillon Beach and the closest one to the Children’s Pavilion and properties in that area.

The community of Carillon Beach has seven amazing beach walkovers, each with significant architectural interest. These walkovers were designed by town architect Lloyd Vogt with the spirit of joy and celebration. As you walk to the top of each walkover, celebrate the joy of being at the beach!

Meeting House

The purpose of the Meeting House is to serve as a beacon of Community for Carillon Beach for many years to come. Two principals guided the design of the Meeting House by architect Lloyd Vogt: 1) A space that was more vertical than horizontal to render spiritual emotion and 2) the inside and outside were experienced as a unity so as not to compete with nature. The building materials would all be natural and the building would be built in the Classical Greek “Golden Rectangle” proportions. The building has a bell tower, the archetypical symbol of community.

The Resort Pool

The Resort Pool is a spectacularly over-sized pool, on Lake Carillon and adjacent to the Events Green. The Sunrise and Sunset Condominiums and Carillon Beach Inn enjoy exclusive use of this pool. Private memberships are also available to homeowners. The large deck area is accented with palm trees and cobalt blue tiles and planters. The Resort Pool area also has two hot tubs under covered, open-air structures and overlooking Lake Carillon. Enjoy a dip in the pool and then relax in the hot tub while you enjoy magnificent sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

Health and Wellness Pavillion

One of the four cornerstones of the Carillon Beach Institute, this pavilion is located between Lake Carillon and the Gulf of Mexico. The Greek inscription “Time stand still by the sea” embellishes the classic Greek architecture of this monument and encourages everyone to take good care of their minds, bodies, and spirits.

The Fountain at Carillon

To quote our town planner, architect Lloyd Vogt, “As social beings, our internal compasses seek the centers of human communities. Historically, these centers were most often manifest in social, communal spaces utilizing the magic of a fountain as a centering device. The element of water has always played an important role in human settlements. Its importance as an element essential to life is obvious, but history demonstrates the human search to go beyond its utilitarian aspect and celebrate its emotional gifts. Guided by the wisdom of thousands of years of history, the use of a fountain as the psychological center of Carillon was a logical choice.” If you watch people as they sit around the fountain area, you will see the joy that this precious element of life imparts.

Children's Pavillion

One of the four cornerstones of the Carillon Beach Institute, this pavilion is located on the east side of Carillon Beach. The pavilion is a whimsical monument with a boy and a girl reaching up to touch a bird in flight, reminding us of the importance of letting our children be children. Personalized monument bricks can be purchased in celebration of life.

Environmental Pavillion

One of the four Cornerstones of the Carillon Beach Institute, this pavilion is located adjacent to the Sunrise Condominium and the Resort Pool. Being good stewards of the land and taking care of our earth are paramount. This pavilion is a quiet place to sit, relax, and reflect. This pavilion combines sensitive architecture and lush greenery.

Village Green

The Village Green is one of the green spaces designed for the community members to play, listen to concerts, or just enjoy a game of croquet or bocce ball. The Village Green is located between the Meeting House and the building housing Carillon Realty, Inc., the 100 Carillon Market Street condominiums, and Baliage Salon and Spa. The Village Green, during the summer season, is the location of Monday night “Groovin’ on the Green” concerts. There are also “movie nights” for the children during the summer and the Village Green is the termination point of the annual 4th of July parade with watermelon, beverages, and games for the kids. The Village Green is also a popular location where destination wedding receptions can be held.

The Promenade

Nestled in the heart of Carillon Beach is a quiet, canopied promenade that invites owners and visitors to stroll hand in hand and enjoy the peaceful solitude of a hidden retreat. Starting at the Meeting House, the Promenade quietly stretches through the community and opens to the Bellview Park pool. Oak trees create a complete canopy over the paver walkway while multiple- varieties of camellia bushes line the sides of the walkway. An round-about in the pathway celebrates with urns of happy-faced flowers.

Real Estate Office

Carillon Realty, Inc., is a licensed real estate brokerage company, located in the village to handle sales of cottages, homes, condominiums and homesites. The real estate office is a boutique realty office, specializing in luxury second homes sales located in Gulf Front communities but is absolutely available to sell other properties as well. Carillon Realty agents focus their attention on Carillon Beach, it’s homeowners and clients, but also sell “The Beaches of 30-A” and surrounding areas including Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Watersound and Watercolor Beaches. The agents in the realty office are both “locals” and are a wealth of knowledge concerning the Emerald Coast. Let them help you find your perfect beach home, rental property, or primary residence. Their motto is “we don’t sell property, we adopt families.” Whether you are a Buyer or a Seller, our agents are here to meet your real estate needs. Office number is: 850-234-5600, Ext. 1

Yoga Elements

Offerings range from classes that focus on a slower pace with longer-held poses exploring healthy alignment to more vigorous, athletic flowing styles. Below you will find a short description of our offerings. The goal is not necessarily to think of progress in your practice by “moving up” to the next level. Instead, we encourage you to find options that inspire, challenge and feel good to you! The majority of classes are ongoing, offered on a “drop-in” basis.

Castaway's Restaurant & Bar

Castaways Restaurant and Bar is located on Lake Carillon, in central Downtown Carillon Beach, next to the Village Green and the downtown fountain plaza. Castaways offers casual dining which is perfect for the beach attitude. Their fare is includes delicious fresh salads, burgers, sandwiches, fish, pasta, and pizza. You can sit inside the restaurant and enjoy the cool while you watch your favorite team play on one of the many TV’s or sit outside on the expansive lake deck and enjoy the peace and serenity of the water. There is a full bar both inside the restaurant and outside on the deck. Castaways is also a popular for catering events – let them plan your event and take your stress away. The restaurant is under new management in 2015 – stop by and meet Chris and Kim – they will take care of your every culinary need.

Sunrise & Sunset Condos

The Sunrise and Sunset Condominiums consist of two separate structures located on Lake Carillon. There are 13 units in each building – 12 of the units have 3 bedrooms, 3-1/1 baths on a single floor. The penthouses have 4 bedrooms and 4-1/2 baths. The views across Lake Carillon and to the Gulf of Mexico are spectacular. In addition to their own Resort Pool, the condominiums enjoy all of the amenities of Carillon Beach – three pools, 3,900 linear feet of sugar sand beaches, tennis courts, basketball court, parks, and 8 easy community walkovers to the beach.

The Carillon Beach Inn

The Carillon Beach Inn is a 70 unit boutique condominium being run as a hotel. The 67 one-bedroom units contain a bedroom, sitting area, and limited kitchen area. The three penthouses are three bedroom units with full kitchens, living rooms, dining areas, etc. The inn is located on Lake Carillon, at the entrance to Downtown Carillon Beach, and between the Sunrise and Sunset Condominiums and the Carillon Beach Rentals Office. Owners and occupants of the inn units are entitled to use all of the amenities of Carillon Beach as well as the Resort Swimming Pool. Carillon Beach amenities include three additional pools (one beachside), tennis courts, playground areas, a basketball court. There are eight individual beach walkovers for easy beach access. The inn is a perfect place for a weekend stay, a destination wedding, or a week of family fun at the beach.

Salon Baliage & Spa

Salon Baliage & Spa presents an array of fresh tropical treatments meant to satisfy every one of your senses. Indulge in organic combinations of natures own anti-aging body treatments that feature coconut, lime, sea salt, papaya, pineapple and mango. Enjoy a new exciting hairstyle designed with the latest European techniques.

Paradise Fitness

Paradise Fitness is located in Downtown Carillon Beach and offers everything you need in a vacation or full time fitness center. There are plenty of treadmills, stationery bicycles, and elyptical machines to get your heart pumping. Or you can use the rowing machine for a full body workout. After that, you can choose machines, free weights, or a combination of the two, to get your strength training. There is ample space for “floor exercises” and you can arrange for private training sessions if you so desire. This is “one stop shopping” for fitness and the club offers monthly, weekly, or daily rates to meet your needs. Stop by and meet the crew at Paradise Fitness and “Stay Fit in Paradise.” Call 850-588-7300 for information and hours of operation.

Walkin' On Water Paddleboards

Walkin’ On Water provides a variety of stand up paddleboard (SUP) tours and lessons. Our three tours are located within the surrounding Panama City Beach Area. In our tours you will learn basic water awareness, proper SUP stance and paddle usage, and how to maneuver your board from experienced patient instructors.

Carillon Beach Rentals

Carillon Beach Rentals is the onsite rental company for homes within Carillon Beach.

For your convenience, they have a library and DVDs that can be checked out while you are enjoying your stay at Carillon Beach.

Also available are a number of computers where guests can access the internet to check their e-mails.

Shipwreck General Store

Shipwreck general store is located at the entrance to Downtown Carillon Beach. Whatever you need in terms of beach supplies, beach clothes, beach jewelry, etc. can be found in this store and there is oh so much more, too. There are live hermit crabs for the kids, toys, beach supplies, suntan lotion, hats, visors, bathing suits, and skim boards. If you are interested in renting bicycles for your stay at the beach, Shipwreck can take care of that for you, too. Need tools for digging in the sand and making sand castles? Shipwreck is the place to find all that stuff. Stop by and enjoy walking through the many aisles of beach-related items and wonderful gift ideas. Don’t forget to purchase a frame surrounded with shells for that perfect family beach photo. For more information or to rent bicycles ahead of your arrival, call 850-230-9500.

Carillon Market Street

Downtown Carillon Beach acts as the heart of the community, providing essential goods and services for residents and guests and eliminating dependence on the automobile. It is a place to gather and meet other residents and visitors in an open air, relaxed atmosphere. The Carillon fountain in the central plaza area of Downtown Carillon is a popular place to grab a bite to eat, visit with neighbors or just “hang out.” Carillon Market Street is the “main street” area of Downtown Carillon Beach. It is where the shops are located and is also a very popular venue for New Orleans style destination weddings. Whether you’re shopping, looking for an eatery, or planning a “big easy” style wedding, Carillon Market Street is the place to make it happen.

Carillon Beach Weddings

Carillon Beach is the perfect wedding location, and Carillon Beach Weddings specializes in creating exceptional experiences for all weddings.

Full service, experienced Event Planning Managers, luxury accommodations and a preferred list of exceptional vendors all help to make your wedding a once in a lifetime experience for you and your guests.

Post Office

The Post Office is located adjacent to Carillon Realty, Inc. and the Downtown Carillon Beach area. While not an authentic post office where you can purchase stamps, mail parcels, etc., the Carillon Beach post office is where everyone at Carillon Beach receives their mail and mails their letters. There is no mail delivery on the streets of Carillon Beach. In the Neo Traditional village model, the post office is another central location within the community where neighbors can see each other and visit while picking up and depositing mail. This human interaction is much preferred to receiving your mail in a box on your street.

Artisan Builds

Artisan Builds is a Certified General Contractor located in Downtown Carillon Beach, Florida, offering a diverse range of services. They build and work in the greater South Walton area including 30A, Seaside, Alys Beach, Seagrove
Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton, Pt. Washington, Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, Watersound, Carillon Beach and other beach communities. They are also licensed in Alabama and will work in the Blackbelt region, near Marion, Selma, Greensboro and Newbern. Peter and Susan Horn are the proprietor/owners of this excellent construction firm. Stop by their office and say “hi.” They would love to discuss your next project, whether it be a new construction project, remodel, renovation, or repair. Drop them a line or call their office, and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Info: 850.231.4604, artisanbuilds@gmail.com

Bridge Span 14

Whole organic foods. Raw Cold-pressed Organic Juices & Smoothies. Fresh seafood. Events Venue. Wedding Catering. Rehearsal Dinners. Locally owned and operated restaurant in Panama City Beach, FL. No Reservations we operate on Beach Time.

Red Rae's

Breakfast, lunch, and supper with a Cajun Flair. Omelets, Belgian waffles, Hot Dogs, Po-boys, ice cream with an assortment of toppings, and a large selection of candy, old and new.

Open 7 Days a week at 7 am. We also offer a large selection of snacks and beverages, we’re sure to have something for all members of your family.