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Saturday, January 25, 2020
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...
A source of great local pride (and for great reason), Alaqua Animal Refuge and its founder Laurie Hood have won the hearts of everyone who learns of their saintly mission. The refuge was founded on a 10-acre farm in Freeport in 2007, after Laurie learned that countless animals were being euthanized every month due to the fact that a "no-kill" shelter...
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)...
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...
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...
South Walton is known worldwide for its diverse architectural styles and its groundbreaking town planning methodologies. In fact, Seaside Town Founder Robert Davis changed the development world when he and his wife, Daryl, founded the New Urbanism movement (quite accidentally, at first). The resort towns of Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach were later designed and WaterColor was certainly influenced new New...
Clear and deep sea or brackish and shallow, however you like your fishing conditions, South Walton offers almost too many options. Whether you’re an amateur or a passionate professional, you’ll quickly find that we have some of the best fishing in the world. Although the bustling harbors of Destin and Panama City Beach are better known for deep-sea fishing excursions (mainly because their...
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...
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...
Although South Walton's Gulf waters are often as smooth as glass, on many days of the year, the waves are ideal for surfing (particularly when there's a tropical storm brewing somewhere down in the tropics). Professionals and amateur surfers alike patiently bide their time, waiting for red flag beach conditions or a tropical surge that might create the perfect moment. When...
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...
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,...
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...
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