At the easternmost end of 30-A, Inlet Beach is surrounded by water, with the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Powell Lake embracing the community on the north side. Although the namesake inlet is currently closed off by sandy beach, the area still has the feel of a remote village at land's end.
Inlet Beach is a well-established neighborhood defined by modest homes inland, newer multi-storied homes on the gulf side and sprawling lots north of Emerald Coast Parkway where rolling hills define the terrain.
Inlet Beach, located at the eastern edge of South Walton's 15 beach communities, gets its name from Phillips Inlet, which separates Walton and Bay Counties. Inlet Beach is situated where Scenic Highway 30A meets with Emerald Coast Parkway.