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Live Well Interns Live the Dream

May 22, 2017
Live Well 30A is we

Free Entrance To Grayton Beach & Topsail Hill Preserve State Parks

May 16, 2017
Walton County Commissioners approved covering entrance fees for day use at

Fish Are On The Right Schedule

May 15, 2017
The weather the past couple weeks has been m

Seacoast Collegiate High School First Class Excellence

May 11, 2017
The 2017 class of Seacoast Collegiate High School (SCHS) has much to cele

Sea Turtle Season Spans South Walton Summer

May 8, 2017
Sea Turtle Season runs May 1 - October 31 in South Walton.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival May 13-14

May 7, 2017
The 29th annual 

Inaugural Choctawhatchee River Festival at Morrison Springs May 13

May 1, 2017
Come on down to the river on May 13 from 10am to 4pm for the first ever Choctawhatchee...

Seaside Dance Festival May 5-7

May 1, 2017
Seaside Dance Festival weekend May 5-7, 2017 draws professional dancers a

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival Apr 27-30

April 27, 2017
A dazzling roster of more than a dozen celebrity winemakers, brew masters, distillers,...

Inaugural CVHN Smile Mile & 5K May 20

April 27, 2017
Grab your stroller, wrangle up coworkers, friends, and family and join us in supporting ...

Warm Weather, Hot Fishin'!

April 24, 2017
Well, after a short break for some knee surg

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for March 2017

April 21, 2017
The latest Walton County Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton

Seabreeze Jazz Festival Is a Blast on the Beach Apr 19-23

April 17, 2017
Multi-Platinum-selling saxophonist Kenny G, keyboardist Brian Culbertson,

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April 16, 2017
It's a fresh coastal breeze in your inbox!

Lola's on Scenic 30A Holds Extraordinary Dreams

April 12, 2017
Step into the showroom at Lola’s on Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach and be

Easter Happenings in South Walton 2017

April 11, 2017
It is time to follow the bunny tracks in the sand along the beach and fin

Walton County Opens Pilcher Park On The Bay

April 10, 2017
About 50 people attended the opening of Pilcher Park on Friday, April 7th

SoWal Style - Exclusive Courtyard Vacation Rental Home in Alys Beach, Florida

April 4, 2017
Alys Beach in South Walton, Florida is a luscious beachfront community of

Bijoux Keeps It Friendly for Locals

April 4, 2017
Once in a while, the SoWal staff likes to meet up at the end of the day f

OKO Empowers Women and Kids

April 3, 2017
Equipping people to overcome.

O'Fishily Spring Break

April 3, 2017
It's o'fishily spring here at the beach.

SoWal Live BeachCams

March 30, 2017
From Inlet Beach to Miramar Beach, our LIVE BeachCams

State Parks & Forests in South Walton, Florida

March 28, 2017
The State Parks and State Forest Lands in South Walton are spectacular.

Stinky's Pompano Tourney & All Day Happy Hour Starting 7 AM

March 27, 2017
It’s always fun to watch the Pompano action heat up on SoWal Beaches at t

Camp Helen State Park 20 Year Celebration March 25

March 24, 2017
Camp Helen State Park invites everyone to their 20-Year Anniversary Celebration on...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for February 2017

March 22, 2017
The newest Walton County Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton

Salon Twist Embarks on Lucky 13

March 20, 2017
Salon Twist opened the doors to a full book of clients on St.

Pompano Fishing on the Beach 1945

March 16, 2017
This Settles the Pompano Controversy (Letter to the Editor, Florida Sportsman, 1945)

Cool Fishing on Spring Break

March 15, 2017
After a mild and warm February it turned to

Redd the Singing Bartender Fuels Good Times

March 13, 2017
Redd has big red hair, a big personality, and a big singing voice.

Art in the Park at WaterColor Mar 18

March 8, 2017
A sure sign Spring has sprung is the return of Art in the Park

La Crema Tapas & Chocolate Is the Crème De La Crème

March 8, 2017
La Crema Tapas and Chocolate is a special stop along Rosemary Beach’s cob

Multiple Artificial Reef Deployments Planned For SoWal In 2017

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

Share SoWal! Free Access to Thousands of Beach Photos

March 1, 2017
Introducing more than 6,000 photos for you to download and share for FREE! We ar

15th Annual Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Events Mar 3-5

February 28, 2017
The Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K Race, presented by Vera Bradley

Taste of the Race at Seaside with Emeril Lagasse Mar 3

February 28, 2017
Taste of the Race kicks off the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Ra

Chilly Fishing Days Almost Over

February 27, 2017
Boy, this winter has gone by fast.

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for January 2017

February 25, 2017
The newest South Walton real estate report for January 2017 includes stat

Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb 18

February 17, 2017
Friends of Eden Gardens State Park are preparing for the annual celebrati

Valentine Tour Of Homes Feb 18-19

February 17, 2017
Spend the weekend falling in love with some of South Walton's most adorab

Local Catch Bar & Grill Celebrates Five Years of Food, Friends and Fun

February 16, 2017
Butter, garlic and green beans sizzle in a pan while a handful of marinat

SoWal Style: Diamond Dunes Gulf Front on Inlet Beach

February 14, 2017
Diamond Dunes is an Inlet Beach Beauty which sits very close to the clear

Sandestin Gumbo Festival Serves Up Yummy Fun Feb 17-18

February 14, 2017
Every year in February, whether the beach air is warm or thankfully chill

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report Year End 2016

February 14, 2017
The latest local real estate report covers the entire year of 2016 and in

Offshore Inshore and All Fish Between

February 13, 2017
Been a while since I sat still and wrote a report but I don't sit still f

SoWal Spots for a Romantic Rendezvous

February 10, 2017
Many SoWal locals spend February in a frenzy, preparing for the imminent onslaught of...

Lucky In Love

February 10, 2017
Take a walk on the beach

Love Wins ... Period

February 10, 2017
Sadly, some people don’t know how to love.

Goatfeathers Seafood Restaurant Has Tasty New Look

February 5, 2017
Goatfeathers Restaurant customers are greeted and seated by friendly staff into the newly...

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show at Pier Park March 3-5

January 30, 2017
We're always excited to learn about new and exciting events in and around

La Lumiere: A Masquerade Affair At WaterColor LakeHouse Feb 10

January 26, 2017
“La Lumière: A Masquerade Affair” will light up the night on Friday, February 10

Jimy Thorpe Believes In Giving Back Every Day

January 24, 2017
Army veteran Jimy Thorpe started

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for December 2016

January 20, 2017
The latest local real estate report for December 2016 includes statistics for single...

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

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

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

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...

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