SoWal Activities for 30A and South Walton Beaches
Want to know what there is to do in South Walton? Our 26-mile stretch of pristine coastline is filled with the aroma of clean salt air and the fresh scent of deep pine forests, and is interwoven with the unique charm of many idyllic beach communities. Whatever your preference, from beachside cottages to world-class resorts, you’ll find it here along Scenic 30A. Explore the sugar-white sands and emerald green waters of top-rated beaches, the woods and marshlands where endangered plants, animals and exotic birds thrive … you'll love our unspoiled nature.
Enjoy 126 challenging holes on top-rated courses. Fully stocked golf shops and driving ranges. In the Beaches of South Walton, even golf can be a water sport!
A tennis lover's haven with all levels of play available. Challenge yourself on hard, rubico, and even the only Wimbledon-style grass courts in North Florida. Group or individual clinics and lessons available.
Freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities abound at the Beaches of SoWal. Gulf of Mexico; Choctawhatchee Bay; freshwater lakes, rivers and stocked ponds are plentiful.
Enjoy 26 miles of sugar-white sands and aqua waters. Beaches of South Walton are home to Grayton Beach, designated as the Nation's Number One Beach and Topsail Hill State Park, identified as the most pristine and environmentally protected piece of coastal property in Florida. Some of the most awesome, protected beach parks in the nation.
Both amateur and avid cyclists enjoy the picturesque 17-mile Scenic 30A bike trail that winds among our area’s coastal dune lakes and villages. The State parks and Point Washington State Forest have great trails for off-road biking. There are many shops along Scenic 30A that rent bikes.
Sailing, boating, skiing, snorkeling, kayaking and more! Site of a National Water Ski Championship. Marina and water-craft rentals available.
Leading fitness studios offering state-of-the-art equipment and instruction, full-service spas, nature trails, and jogging tracks.
Eden State Gardens & The Wesley Mansion feature lushly landscaped grounds with unique varieties of camelias, mountains of azaleas, century oaks and magnolias, and the turn-of-the-century mansion filled with antiques. Located in historic Point Washington, the gardens are open daily and guided mansion tours are available Thursday through Monday. The old towns of Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, and Point Washington are fun places for walking tours.
Shopping & Dining
Shopping and dining have become art forms at the Beaches of South Walton from unique boutiques and outdoor markets to one of the southeast's largest designer outlets malls. On the dining menu, you'll find some of Florida's finest restaurants serving plenty of fare to please the palate - from fresh seafood, Cajun and Caribbean cuisine, to down-home southern cooking.