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Think you've explored everything that South Walton has to offer? Well, that's certainly not the case unless you've been to the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Just a few miles north of Choctawhatchee Bay is a truly remarkable educational and environmental facility designed to serve students, academics, scientists and those who are eager to learn more about the world in which...
Kids of all ages love the beach. Hey, swimming, sandcastles, skim-boarding, wake boarding, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, shell collecting... what's not to love? But let's admit it, eventually sand fatigue sets in, and sun-weary kids and parents alike look for alternative family-friendly activities to enjoy. Fortunately, South Walton is home to numerous state parks, playgrounds, kids camps, shops and kid-friendly festivals and...
Coastal Dune Lakes are a very rare natural phenomena that only occur in a handful of locations around the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar and South Walton, Florida. In fact, South Walton has 15 named coastal dune lakes along its 26 miles of coastline. They are (moving from east to west): Fuller Lake, Morris Lake, Campbell Lake, Stallworth Lake,...
30A‘s 19-mile paved bike path (sometimes referred to the “Timpoochee Trail”) parallels the entire length of the scenic road and passes through all of its famous beach communities, from Dune Allen in the west to Seacrest and Alys Beach in the east. Enjoy the thrill of biking over rare coastal dune lakes and discovering a side of South Walton that’s difficult to see from a car. For the...
Some people love the beach. Some people love golf. Some people love both... and those are the people who come to South Walton, round after round, to indulge in the best of both worlds. In fact, South Walton's home to some of Florida's top-rated golf courses. To the west, Sandestin offers several great courses, including Baytowne Golf Club, Burnt Pine Golf...
Fresh right-out-of-the-Gulf seafood? Check. Locally grown farm-fresh ingredients? Check. Award-winning creative chefs? Check. South Walton has all of the necessary ingredients to whip up that perfect beach dining experience, and as such, it's home to some truly exceptional restaurants. Some settings feature stunning Gulf-front vistas, while others are tucked away from the tourist tracks and must be discovered to be...
Whether you're into fishing (gulf, bay, river or lake), skiing or wakeboarding, sailing, sunset dinner cruises, or just skimming over to The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Crab Island, Shell Island or Destin Harbor for a full day of fun in the sun, there's just nothing like being out on a boat. South Walton truly offers something for every boater, from eco tours of the untouched...
The constant ebb and flow of the Gulf tides create a natural rhythm here, and that tempo certainly carries over into South Walton's passion for live music. Whether it's an outdoor concert featuring regional headliners, an impromptu Nashville celebrity jam session at the Red Bar, or just another laid-back night listening to our world-class local talent, South Walton's music scene...
By Susan Vallee Think you’ve got this whole 30A beach thing down? Well, let’s see … you’ve cheered the sunset ringing of the bell at Bud & Alley’s, you’ve sipped mimosas while grooving to Dread Clampitt at The Red Bar and you’ve YOLO’d your way across Western Lake… but have you experienced the magic of a bonfire on the beach? When you combine the fun of a campfire (s’mores, cuddling and shared laughter)...
From the pristine emerald waters of our Gulf of Mexico to rare coastal dune lakes to the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay and river system, South Walton is one of the most eco-diverse places you'll ever find. A great way to explore and learn more about South Walton's rare coastal dune lakes is by joining Murray Balkcom of WalCo Eco Tours for a kayak...
Founded in 2001, South Walton's Seaside Repertory Theatre (often referred to as "The REP") isn't your typical small town community outfit. This is Northwest Florida's premier professional theatre company, with seasonal shows produced and performed by professional actors from around the U.S. who are eager to refine and share their craft. From special shows and readings especially for young children, to dramas, musicals...
Whether you're in a $1 million RV with flat-screen TVs and granite kitchen counter tops, or a 2-person pup-tent with a gas lantern and mosquito net, South Walton is truly a camper's paradise. Routinely voted one of the best campgrounds in America, the Gregory E. Moore RV Resort at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has gorgeous shaded lots, full hook-ups,...
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Santa Rosa Beach, the Pickos Ski and Wakeboard School is the world leader in water ski and wakeboard vacations and instruction. Training both novices and world-class athletes, the school has one of the finest and most complete ski facilities found anywhere in the world. The world-class facilities have been host to the Southern...
Captain Andy Coleman knows the Choctawhatchee River. He’s been cruising up and down its wild waters just a few miles north of Santa Rosa Beach since the mid-70s. He knows the river’s story, the people who live tucked in little communities most easily reached by boat and the history of their lives on the water and somewhat off the grid. He...
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