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Florida Beach Life


Renowned for its brilliant sugar sand beaches and warm, almost impossibly blue surf, Florida’s Emerald Coast is the perfect place to soak up some sun, romp in the surf or snooze away the afternoon in the cool shade of a beach umbrella.


To enhance this Florida beach life, guests of The Pearl Hotel enjoy complimentary beach chairs and oversized umbrellas on our private beach just steps from their room or suite. No reservations required. Just look for the distinctive black and white striped umbrellas, which match the awnings on our hotel.  Hotel guests also have access to the private Watersound Beach Club, located in the neighboring WaterSound Beach community.    

Sit back and relax with the convenience of our complimentary beach setups, which consist of two canvas chairs and a large shady umbrella. Simply check-in with our beach attendants and enjoy complimentary sunscreen, towels, water and beach games during your time in the Florida sun.  Reservations are not needed as beach setups are available first-come, first- served (weather permitting). 



High Season:  9 AM - 5 PM, Daily


Low Season:  9 AM - 4 PM, Daily


•While we do not reserve beach setups ahead of time, rest assured that we have enough setups for all of our guests.


•If you would like to sit on the front row, we recommend arriving to the beach earlier in the morning. If you look forward to sleeping in, do not worry, our chairs are staggered, so you’ll be able to see the
water no matter where you are placed.


•To accommodate the seating preferences of all of our guests, we ask that you do not “hold” chairs. If you need to leave your beach setup, please take your items with you. We’ll be happy to assist you with a
new setup when you return.


•Local Walton County regulations prevent us from serving alcoholic beverages and food on the beach. For your convenience, we offer Beach Bites as a to-go option. Orders may be placed through your
in-room iPad or by calling (850) 588-2882.


•For your safety, please follow the Beach Flag Warning System signaled at each beach access point.


•For Gulf conditions and flag updates, text SAFETY to 31279.

All guests at The Pearl Hotel receive access to the private Watersound Beach Club (146 Dune Drift Lane, Watersound, FL 32461) throughout their stay. 


Watersound Beach Club amenities include access to the following: 

  • Two 7,000 square-foot Zero-Entry Pools
  • 14,000 square-foot Pool Deck with Towel Service
  • Additional 25,000 square-foot Pool Deck with Towel Service
  • Private Boardwalk Access to Private Beach
  • Complimentary Beach Setups Including Umbrella and Two Chairs
  • Casual Poolside Dining, Indoor Dining Room, and Outdoor Sunset Bar Offering Lunch Daily and Dinner Seasonally
  • Complimentary Stand-up Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals (offered seasonally; one hour per day)
  • Beach Volleyball (offered seasonally)
  • Changing Rooms & Daily Locker Rentals
  • Children's Arcade Room

General Beach Club Pool & Beach Rules

  • Personal coolers or outside Food & Beverage are NOT permitted.
  • Beach Cover-ups must be worn at all times in Dining Areas, including Sunset Bar.
  • Towel policy: One per Person and towels DO NOT reserve chairs.
  • Glass is not permitted on the pool deck and beach areas.
  • Animals, bicycles, skateboards, play balls of any type are not permitted in the pool area.
  • Footballs, frisbees, sports balls, water guns, rings, and pool games are not permitted in the pool area.
  • Flotation devices including inner tubes are not permitted in the pool area except for children who require flotation assistance.
  • Children 12 years and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Children who cannot swim must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while in the pool area.
  • Children must be toilet trained to use any pool facility. Children wearing diapers are not permitted in any pool; however, Children wearing swim diapers are permitted.

The pool staff has the authority to expel anyone from the pool areas who does not follow these Pool Rules or whose conduct is otherwise unbecoming