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  • Writer's pictureCorey Birger

Endless Summer Nights

The sun is shining over the Emerald Coast as August begins, reminding us that summer is far from over. As an owner in Grace Point, you enjoy not only a masterfully crafted home, but all the amenities that a lifestyle membership with Clubs by JOE has to offer, and you're just a short golf cart or bike ride away from the HUB on 30A, Seaside and Rosemary Beach, which means beach life never has to end. From sunset dinners to long afternoons on the links, to lounging by the pool or long walks on the private expansive beaches, there is always something happening around Grace Point. We invite you to come and explore the Club and all of Grace Point with a lifestyle tour, our sales center is open daily until 5:30pm.

Whats New At the Club

WaterSound Beach Club is excited to begin offering a dinner menu at 30°86° on Friday & Saturday evenings! Dinner will be available starting the weekend of Friday, August 2.

  • 30°86° 11 AM – 3 PM. Dinner available 5 – 9 PM (Fridays & Saturdays only, beginning 8/2)

  • 30°86° Sunset Bar 11 AM – Sunset. Dinner available 5 – 9 PM (Fridays & Saturdays only, beginning 8/2)

  • Costa Chica (restaurant and bar) 11 AM – Sunset

  • Poolside Dining 11 AM – 3 PM

VIP Guests at the Club!

A leatherback turtle has made her nest a few hundred yards east of the boardwalk at WaterSound Beach Club! This is so exciting and part of what makes our area so unique and special! Soon, the babies will be hatching, so stay tuned for photos and information on when that may be - perhaps you'll be able to see it for yourself!

All along 30A, we ask our guests and homeowners alike to help keep our beaches #CleanDarkFlat so all our nesting mothers can make it to their nesting spots and then, area hatchlings can make it home safely. At WaterSound Beach Club, the nest is outlined by four posts and marked with a sign. For the safety of the hatchlings, the staff at the club kindly asks that you steer clear of the surrounding area.

Fun Sea Turtle Facts:

They really love to travel. Leatherback sea turtles can travel more than 10,000 miles every year.

For sea turtles, home is where the heart is. When it’s time to lay their eggs, female sea turtles return to the same nesting grounds where they were born.

They can hold their breath for a very (very, very) long time. Green sea turtles can stay underwater for up to five hours, but their feeding dives usually only last five minutes or less.

Sea turtle nesting season begins in May on many Florida beaches, including the beaches of South Walton (SoWal) and northwest Florida. The season lasts through the end of October and is the critical time when people can help keep sea turtles and hatchlings safe.

The type of sea turtles that typically nest on South Walton’s beaches are loggerheads and greens, they come ashore when the Gulf waters begin to warm up, which normally happens in May.

60 days is a normal turtle egg incubation period, a lot depends on the weather. A lot of rain and cool temps means eggs will be in the ground longer. Therefore, incubation could be anywhere from 55-80 days.

In Other News:

Help stock their shelves to launch the 2019-2020 school year as they provide food for over 3,000 children a week. Contact a Grace Point sales agent to get involved or email to make a donation.!

Stock the Pantry: A Food for Thought Event. Combating childhood hunger one backpack at a time.

In it’s 8th year, the 30A10K Thanksgiving day events have given more than $350,000 to local charities, impacting our community directly. Sign up to run HERE!

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