Coastal Dune Lakes


Perhaps the most unique and precious features of SoWal are the coastal dune lakes found in our area’s beach dune system.

The rare lakes are reportedly found only along the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, and in the United States along the coasts of Oregon, South Carolina, and Northwest Florida. South Walton's 15 coastal dune lakes hug the coast, embedded in our dune ecosystems. Most lake levels fluctuate due to rainfall and when overly full, open to flush fresh water in to the Gulf.


Coastal Dune Lakes Map