The western-most community on Scenic Highway 30A, Dune Allen is home to 3 coastal dune lakes (ponds if you’re not from Florida) and of course, the beautiful white sand beaches for which our area is known. Although Dune Allen doesn’t really stand out like some of the other communities on 30A, the “Lakes” do add to the natural setting you might be looking for in a beach destination.
“Lake” Allen, Stallworth “Lake”, and Oyster “Lake” are kind of nice to look at and actually bring a heightened sense of the natural to your vacation. There are always wildlife (birds mainly, and lizards) and spectacular sunsets to check out…if you’re into that sort of thing.
One of the coolest parts of this community is that you can find Topsail Hill State Preserve which features some pretty rocking nature trails. The park also features some of the highest dunes on the Emerald Coast (and for the highest people on the Emerald Coast, check out Grayton Beach). Topsail State Park also has a campground and several beach access points.
All in all, Dune Allen is an awesome place for a refreshing, less pretentious feeling vacation.