Cerulean Park Butterfly Garden in WaterColor, Florida

WaterColor, Florida, established 1999 WaterColor, Florida, established 1999 (Staff Photo)

Park Location and Features

During our trips to the Florida Panhandle each fall, we enjoy our visits to Cerulean Park in WaterColor, along Highway 30A.

WaterColor is an unincorporated master-planned community near Seagrove Beach, adjacent to Seaside. Destin lies about 25 miles west, and the beaches of Panama City to the east.

It is a well maintained garden, flush with brilliant flowers ... and lots of Monarch Butterflies, migrating south to Mexico in November. The garden is masterfully done, and features a variety of annuals, perennials, blooming vines, ground covers, and lots of Milkweed.

The park is linear in design, along WaterColor East and West Boulevards; parking is available along its length. A crushed gravel path makes for easy walking and viewing of the flowers and butterflies. Various water features enhance the quiet paths, lined with wooden benches. There is no admission charge.

Included below are a few photo and video highlights of our recent visits. We highly recommend a visit to this fine garden when in Destin or staying in one of the resorts or condos along Historic Highway 30A. 

Shown below is a sign with a map of the WaterColor Trail System, and the location of Cerulean Park
Map of the WaterColor Trail System, and the location of Cerulean Park
Water feature lined with New Guinea Impatiens at the Cerulean Park
Water feature lined with New Guinea Impatiens at the Cerulean Park

 

 

Photographs Along the Cerulean Park at WaterColor

Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed at the Cerulean Park in WaterColor, Florida
Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed at the Cerulean Park in WaterColor, Florida
Purple and white Passion Flower at the Cerulean Park
Purple and white Passion Flower at the Cerulean Park
Bumblebee on a red Passion Flower
Bumblebee on a red Passion Flower at the Cerulean Park
Delicate pink Morning Glory along the trail system at WaterColor in Florida
Delicate pink Morning Glory at the Cerulean Park
Pink Coleus in autumn at the Cerulean Park
Pink Coleus in autumn at the Cerulean Park
Yellow Canna Lilies along the walkways at Cerulean Park in Florida
Yellow Canna Lillies along the walkways at Cerulean Park in Florida

 

 

One of dozens of Monarch Butterflies during fall migration at the Cerulean Park in Florida
One of dozens of Monarch Butterflies during fall migration at the Cerulean Park in Florida
Beautiful red roses in full bloom in November at the Cerulean Park
Beautiful red roses in full bloom in November at the Cerulean Park
A bed of Ligularia Gigantia at the Cerulean Park
A bed of Ligularia Gigantia at the Cerulean Park
It's Fall at Cerulean Park ... pumpkins and Crotons!
It's Fall at Cerulean Park ... pumpkins and Crotons!
Delicate white Mandevilla on a trellis at the Cerulean Park
Delicate white Mandevilla on a trellis at the Cerulean Park
Male Monarch Butterfly at the Cerulean Park in November
Male Monarch Butterfly at the Cerulean Park in November


 

Video of Monarch Butterflies at the Cerulean Park

 

Swarms of Monarch Butterflies at the Cerulean Park in Watercolor, Florida, November, 2016

Interactive Map of the WaterColor, Florida Area