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Red Fish At The Pass

January 17, 2017
It took a whole a New Year but I finally mad

"You're So SoWal If..." Presenting Our 2016 Winners

January 11, 2017
The judging is complete and the official results are in for our 2016 "You

SoWal Live BeachCams

January 11, 2017
From Inlet Beach to Miramar Beach, our LIVE BeachCams

Bow Wow Meow Bakes Up Beach Biscuits

January 11, 2017
SoWal pet owners have been lining up at

Plan Your Getaway With Rent 30A

January 11, 2017
What do you do when one weekend a month turns into two weekends a month t

Palate & Palette Wine Dinner at Arnett's Gulfside Ranch Jan 28

January 10, 2017
Shelter House proudly announces their newest signature fundraising event, Palate & Pa

Multiple Artificial Reef Deployments Planned For SoWal In 2017

January 6, 2017
The installation of artificial reefs has gotten off to a great start in S

SoWal Insider's Guide to 30A Songwriters Festival 2017

January 4, 2017
If you love the beach and you love music, then you have to get yourself t

Local Art Adorns The Henderson

January 4, 2017
The Henderson in all its beauty embodies a

State Parks & Forests in South Walton, Florida

January 1, 2017
The State Parks and State Forest Lands in South Walton are spectacular.

Seaside Pavilions are Unique Gateways to Beach Bliss

January 1, 2017
If you’ve ever driven down Scenic 30A through Seaside, then chances are y

Happy New Year and Old Fish

December 31, 2016
New Years Eve here at the beach.

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for November 2016

December 20, 2016
The latest local real estate report for November 2016 includes statistics for single...

Christmas Candlelight Tour and Open House at Eden Gardens Dec 17

December 15, 2016
The Friends of Eden Gardens S

Fillin' the Fryers With Fat Flat Flounders

December 15, 2016
It's early winter at the beach, one of the best times of the year to live here.

Angelina's Pizzeria and Pasta Serves Up Family Style Italian

December 14, 2016
Even back in the early nineties, Palm Beach County was “getting too crazy” for Brian and...

SoWal Sea Turtle Season Summary 2016

December 9, 2016
Baby sea turtle hatchlings heading out to sea are just too darn cute!

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for October 2016

December 9, 2016
The latest local real estate report for October 2016 includes statistics for single...

La Lumiere: A Masquerade Affair At WaterColor LakeHouse Feb 10

December 6, 2016
“La Lumière: A Masquerade Affair” will light up the night on Friday, February 10

2016 "You're So SoWal If..."

December 2, 2016
Each and every year in SoWal we have a bigly fun time reading entries and picking winners...

Seasons Change Fishing Strong

November 29, 2016
Well the seasons are finally changing, the surf is up and I am on the hill doing boat...

Sweet Henrietta's Sweet Smell Of Success

November 28, 2016
For Rick and Tina Stanfield, the “sweet smell of success” comes from thei

Great Condos at Seagrove Beach

November 28, 2016
In the 1940s and 1950s families that visited SoWal every Summer stayed in

SoWal Daytrip To Florida Caverns State Park

November 28, 2016
Most people are astonished to learn that Florida has caves, but the limes

Cozy Up for Food and Fun At The Hub

November 22, 2016
Football, fire pits, food and friends define weekends at

Meltdown on 30A Got Gooey Goodness

November 22, 2016
Meltdown on 30A pays homage to something that is all too often taken for

Flutterby Festival Nov 12 & 13 In Rosemary Beach

November 7, 2016
The annual Flutterby Festival returns to Rosemary Beach Saturday and Sunday, Nov.

Seagrove Village Market Closes After 66 Years [Update: Re-opening Nov 19]

November 5, 2016
Sundown on October 29, 2015 was the end of an era as a day-long celebration of

MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor Nov 4 & 5

November 4, 2016
MountainFilm on Tour returns to WaterColor Resort Nov. 4-5, 2016.

For the Health Of It Keeps Scenic 30A Healthy

November 4, 2016
For the Health of It has been in business for 22 years in Blue Mountain B

The Blue Giraffe has a Heart of Gold

November 3, 2016
Debbie Taylor and Christi Sheffield are the dynamic mother-daughter duo b

Beau Home Interiors Coastal Style

November 3, 2016
Beau Interiors emb

SoWal Guide for the Amazing Scenic 30A Bike Trail

November 1, 2016
There’s no better way to get up close and personal with South Walton's beauty and charm...

Grayton Beach State Park Named Top Ten Beach

October 31, 2016
Grayton Beach State Park has once again been included in the list of

Celebrate 21st Annual Festival of the Arts Oct 29-30

October 27, 2016
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) celebrates the cultural arts at the 21st annual

Trebeaché Halloween Masquerade With Randall Bramblett Band Oct 29

October 27, 2016
Halloween Masquerade Party & Costume Contest at Trebeaché o

Hot Fishin', Cooler Temps

October 21, 2016
Sittin' on the hill this Friday morning as the first real cool front of the year slides...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for September 2016

October 19, 2016
The latest local real estate report for September 2016 includes statistics for single...

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Moves To Grand Boulevard

October 17, 2016
Lights…. Camera… Action!

Chef Denise Harris Welcomed At Marie's Bistro

October 17, 2016
Loyal patrons of Marie’s Bistro in Blue Mountain Beach missed Marie’s Nas

Celebrate the Best of the Emerald Coast at Grand Boulevard Oct 22

October 13, 2016
Celebrate the Best of the Emerald Coast 2016 at

Explore The Outdoors Festival Oct 15

October 13, 2016
The 7th annual Explore The Outdoors

Suds It Up At Baytowne Beerfest Oct 14 & 15

October 11, 2016
October and beer go hand-in-hand and Sandestin is celebrating this hoppy beverage with...

$100 Million Yacht "Savannah" Anchors In South Walton

October 11, 2016
A massive super yacht arrived in SoWal yesterday and has created quite a buzz.

Growler Garage Revs Up Craft Beer Scene

October 10, 2016
Interested in hanging out at a cool spot at the beach with 40 craft beers

Nashville Songwriters Tour At Baytowne Venues Oct 7 & 8

October 7, 2016
The 7th annual Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour brings top songwriter

Christian Siriano Headlines South Walton Fashion Week Oct 5-8

October 7, 2016
South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) brings style to the coast once again this Fall.

Tryin' To Reason With Hurricane Season

October 7, 2016
It was absolutely beautiful here at the beach yesterday and today but the folks over on...

Walton County Working On Regional Paddle Trail

October 7, 2016
Walton County began the process of developing a paddle trail initiative on the...

New O’Donnell Professional Building Stands Out

October 3, 2016
For those of you who’ve been wondering about the cool new building just c

Century 21 Blue Marlin Charity Golf Tournament at Regatta Bay October 7

October 1, 2016
Get ready to tee off for a good cause!

Fore Her Tournament at Santa Rosa Golf Club Sep 30

September 30, 2016
Plans are in full swing for the

Local Garrett Horn Shares "Postcards of Seagrove"

September 30, 2016
Garrett Horn’s new book, Postcards of Seagr

Making A Stand In The Sand [Update: Customary Use Workshop Oct 19, 2016]

September 30, 2016
It is important to be good neighbors.

30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival Sep 30 & Oct 1

September 30, 2016
The Inaugural 30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival will be at Gulf Place on Sep 30 and...

Bloody Mary Festival Returns to The Market Shops Oct 1

September 30, 2016
The Bloody Mary Festival kicks off Fall with an impressive lineup celebrating local food...

Rainy Day SoWal

September 28, 2016
Don't let cloudy forecasts lead to cabin fever.

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for August 2016

September 22, 2016
The latest local real estate report for August 2016 includes statistics for single family...

12th Annual Hurricane Party at Bud & Alley's Sep 23

September 22, 2016
The 12th Annual Hurricane Party will take place Friday, September 23 from 6:30-1

Five Reasons We Love Grand Boulevard

September 22, 2016
With Anthropologie now open and Pottery Barn coming soon, Grand Boulevard

Eat Like a Local at Grayton Corner Café

September 20, 2016
What started out as a cool café by five dudes on surfboards with beers ha

Great Time to be Fishin' at Grayton

September 17, 2016
It's a wonderful time to be at the beach!

Alaqua Animal Refuge Unveils Impressive Plans

September 16, 2016
After many hours of study and planning,

International Coastal Cleanup Sep 17

September 15, 2016
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park Sep 17

September 15, 2016
Walton County Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board is hosting Coastal Dune Lake Day at...

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Goes Retro For 2016-2017 Season

September 14, 2016
Keeping the tempo on the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005,

South Walton Turtle Season Facts

September 13, 2016
Sea turtle nesting season begins in May on many Florida beaches, including the beaches of...

Love & Loyalty For Local Catch

September 12, 2016
Seasons pass and visitors ebb and flow, but one thing is a cons

Dog Harmony Always In Tune

September 8, 2016
Dog-Harmony is one of SoWal's more unique nonprofits and Founder Nancy Bo

Gulf World Marine Park Sea Turtle Release At Inlet Beach

September 4, 2016
The crowd of onlookers was thrilled as Gulf World Marine Institute released two sea...

Seaside Central Square Named One Of World's Most Beautiful Spaces

September 4, 2016
A recent Story by Business Insider names Seaside's Central Square as one of the world's...

Swim Safely Under South Walton Beach Flags

September 4, 2016
A trip to the beach should be fun and care free.

SoWal Photo Half Price Labor Day Sale

September 4, 2016
Save up to 50% on SoWal Photos through Labor Day!

Back To Fishing in Grayton Beach

September 1, 2016
I know, it's been a long time since I wrote a fishin' report.

All Smiles At Thai Elephant

August 29, 2016
The SoWal crew loves local restaurants.

The Hub: It's The Jam

August 25, 2016
Meat Steve: a lunchroom-sized tray piled high with Chef Steve’s favorite

It's 2016-2017 College Football Pick'em Time In SoWal

August 25, 2016
On August 27, 2007, a new thread was started on the SoWal Forum titled “SoWal

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for July 2016

August 25, 2016
The latest real estate report for July 2016 includes statistics for single family homes,...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for June 2016

August 15, 2016
The latest real estate report for June 2016 includes statistics for single family homes,...

Grayton Beach Catering Masters Events Large & Small

August 12, 2016
Grayton Beach Catering has mastered event creation and execution in South

Summer So Fresh At George's At Alys Beach

August 4, 2016
Whether you choose to Behave or Misbehave,

Is South Walton As A Luxury Locale Good Or Bad?

July 28, 2016
This past week I drove my daughter to the airport so she could visit a friend out of...

30Avenue Welcomes Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar

July 27, 2016
Roselie Dining and Seafood Bar is where fine dining meets the laid back l

McCaskill & Company Hosts Renowned Jewelry Designer Mark Schneider

July 21, 2016
Whether you’re looking to give new life to an old piece of jewelry or des

Goatfeathers Twin Markets Have Freshest Seafood On Scenic 30A

July 18, 2016
After 28 years in business, Pat Miller’s Goatfeathers Seafood Markets are

Filling the Box With Fish In South Walton Florida

July 12, 2016
It's been busy here at the beach !

Let's Go Fishing in South Walton

July 8, 2016
Fishing is more than just a past time in South Walton – it’s a way of life!

Camp Helen State Park Hosts Summer Movies & More

July 8, 2016
The Family Movies & More Series returns to Camp Hele

Eat, Drink and Chill at Steamboat Grill

July 8, 2016
When the SoWal staff does lunch at Stea

McCaskill & Company Hosts Renowned Jewelry Designer Mark Schneider

July 7, 2016
Whether you’re looking to give new life to an old piece of jewelry or des

Trebeaché Conquers Casual Elegance

July 6, 2016
Trebeaché (tray-beachay) is a made-up name that means very beachy

Amici 30A Italian Kitchen Coming to 30Avenue this Fall

July 5, 2016
George and Amy Corchis along with their family will be bringing amici 30A

Rags to Riches Regatta At Grayton Beach July 2

June 29, 2016
The 20th edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for May 2016

June 28, 2016
The latest real estate report for May 2016 includes statistics for single family homes,...

Local Artist Allison Wickey Opens New Gallery At The Hub

June 27, 2016
The HUB is already well known for its dynamic dining and live music lineu

No Time For Anything but Fishin'

June 27, 2016
It's that time of the year when I have no time for anything but fishin'!

Summer Fun at Destin Commons

June 27, 2016
Destin Commons

South Walton July 4th Celebrations 2016

June 25, 2016
Independence Day is Special in SoWal - parades, decorating, music, food &