Beyond The Beach — Elmore’s Landing in Santa Rosa Beach
Take a break from the beach and visit Elmore’s Landing, just south of the Hwy 331 bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay. The late Joe Elmore was a wood carver, sculptor and painter who created thousands of carvings, paintings and artwork — a collection that can only be classified as eclectic. Per an article in the Northwest Florida Daily News, “Elmore liked to tell the story of how one day he was cutting down a tree in his father’s yard and saw a face in the wood. That was the beginning of his life’s work that spanned more than 40 years.”
Many of Elmore’s thousands of works, plus the work of other local artists, are displayed for sale at Elmore’s Landing. Liquid refreshments are available, with several comfortable couches and tables for relaxation. Elmore’s periodically offers entertainment on an outdoor stage. Open daily during the summer from 10 -9. Check out their Facebook page and plan to pay them a visit when you’re in town.
Elmore’s is about 14 miles from Pelican’s Elbow. Travel east on US 98 to Hwy 331. Turn left and head north on 331 about a mile or so. Elmore’s is on the west side of the road, a couple blocks before the bridge over the bay.