Alys Beach is a study in geometry. Stark white structures, canvased by cerulean sky. Lines and angles, negative and positive, vertices and valleys, concave, convex and complex shapes — purposeful placements of form, all part of the interdisciplinary design of this remarkable community. Upon a sea level horizon, where the flat lines of sky, sea, and sand are conjoined, the perfect skyline of Alys Beach is formed.
The northern portion of Alys Beach is devoted to a 20-acre nature preserve that provides a quiet and reflective getaway. An 1800-foot-long trail winds its way through the preserve, most of it on an elevated wooden boardwalk that gives a great view of the varied habitats below. A tree canopy gives way to the sky, with plenty of sunlight that nurtures a more open meadow landscape of wiregrass and colorful wildflowers. Nine town parks are also an integral part of the town design and offer central points of connectivity and recreation. The Amphitheater is the largest, and hosts a wide range of musical and theatrical performances throughout the year.