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  • Writer's pictureCheré Dastugue Coen

Doughnuts on the beach? Sweet!

Updated: Jun 4, 2021

Travel the South Walton Donut Trail for delectable treats on the beach

As y’all head to the beach this Memorial Day Weekend, here’s some food for thought. There are five — repeat five! — doughnut shops within an hour’s ride of each other in South Walton, Fla. We’re talking craft, mom-and-pop, fresh ingredient-filled, oh-so-sweet doughnuts!

Are your taste buds awake now? Well, let us map out the South Walton Donut Trail with a handy guide to this section of the Florida Panhandle Coast. And don’t forget, National Donut Day is June 4, if you need an excuse to traverse this culinary trail.

Warning: This post will make you hungry!

2 Birds Coffee + Café – Miramar Beach

Get early to 2 Birds Coffee + Café to try the cinnamon sugar and coffee maple bacon doughnuts because they run out — and they run out fast! They also have a variety of homemade pastries and even a fried PB&J sandwich on the menu.

Family-owned and operated in an iconic yellow cottage in Blue Mountain Beach, the Blue Mountain Beach Creamery is a must stop for doughnut lovers. Grab the shop’s fan-favorite Oreo doughnut and a milkshake, stroll over to the nearby public beach access for 10/10 perfect day.

Donut Hut – Santa Rosa Beach

Get to this Donut Hut early before these delicious treats, made with a 77-year-old recipe, sell out fast. The Donut Hut (also known as Dough Sea Dough Donuts) boasts the largest selection of doughnuts on 30A. You’ll find everything from the classic glazed and decadent Reese’s, to Key lime-filled.

Disabled veteran-owned and operated, Charlie’s Donuts is an iconic South Walton institution. Charlie’s serves handmade 1920s-style doughnuts from his Insta-worthy converted Sunbeam bread truck every morning. Look for crowd favorites sour cream pound cake, lemon-filled, and blueberry donuts, all hand-rolled, dipped, filled and served fresh.

Donut Hole – Rosemary Beach

The eatery is known for scratch-made doughnuts, pastries and pies as well as a full menu of savory eats like omelets, pancakes and burgers. But doughnuts are what bring in the crowds, from traditional glazed or red velvet, to the chocolate peanut butter or Dutch crumb varieties.

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