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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 &

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for April 2016

June 24, 2016
The latest real estate report for April 2016 includes statistics for single family homes...

Big Plans For Deer Lake State Park

June 22, 2016
State park personnel were in Walton County on June 7 to hear from the public about a 10-...

SoWal Style - Bannerman Beach Lakefront With Unparalleled Views

June 21, 2016
Tucked in an alcove off Scenic 30A and surrounded by a trifecta of nature

Gulf Front Rooftop Breakfast at Bud & Alley's

June 13, 2016
Bud & Alley's owner Dave Rauschkolb never skimps on research.

Web Stats Help Reveal SoWal's Real Estate Market

June 12, 2016
Memorial Day 2016 has come and gone and Summer is officially upon us here

30-A Suites Is A West Side Story

June 8, 2016
On the western end of Scenic 30A is a unique business with a gr

Seeing Red In Grayton Beach

June 8, 2016
Red Snappers opened up this past weekend for a steady six-week run, after only being open...

The HUB Revs It Up For Excellent Eats

June 4, 2016
"This place has something for everyone!” It's a high compliment and The HUB

Lauren James Fashion Designer Visits Sandestin June 10-11

June 4, 2016
The Sandestin Family Retail

Relax Lakeside on The Porch at Old Florida Fish House

June 1, 2016
Sushi and sake go together like fish and Florida.

On The Bay Front at Sunset Bay Café in Sandestin

May 31, 2016
Sunset Bay Café is one of the few water

SoWal Style - Town Center Lyceum Penthouse in Seaside, Florida

May 31, 2016
Providing commanding views of Seaside's Central Square, "Exhale" provides luxury in the...

Sundog Books Is A Seaside Original

May 26, 2016
Back in 1986, Bob and Linda White would sometimes wonder if their idea of starting a...

La Vie Est Belle Is A SoWal Original

May 19, 2016
Leather and pearls go together like sand and sea.

Big Fish and Big Fun at Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Jun 22-26

May 17, 2016
It’s time for big fish, big prizes and family fun on the Emerald Coast of Florida!

Even More Fish to Fry in SoWal

May 17, 2016
May 7th was the opening day of Red snapper season in Florida state waters and that has...

Celebrate Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park Jun 4

May 17, 2016
Walton County's Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board (CDLAB) is hosting a celebratio

Hubba Hubba to Kickoff Gulf Place Summer Concerts Jun 12

May 16, 2016
Gulf Place announces the line up

Franko Fest Brings Music & Friends to Trebeaché May 19

May 13, 2016
Trebeaché in Blue Mount

Anthropologie Now Open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

May 12, 2016
National women’s retailer Anthropologie is now open in

Breakfast is Served at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

May 11, 2016
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse

Grand Opening of Gaffrey's Curate in Rosemary Beach May 20

May 11, 2016
Much of art's beauty comes from the emotion and story of its maker.

Bonus Fish Are Back in SoWal

May 6, 2016
Fishing is coming back around towards the summer season with more and more species...

Sinfonia Bravo! Beat 5K Run/Walk at Baytowne Wharf May 7

May 4, 2016
Lace up your shoes and run for the arts in S

Come Out To Walk Her Way in Rosemary Beach May 20

May 4, 2016
Whether you choose to parade in pumps, walk in wedges, strut in stilettos or stroll in...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for March 2016

May 4, 2016
The latest real estate report for March 2016 includes statistics for single family homes...

Gulf World Marine Institute Receives Disney Conservation Grant

May 4, 2016
Gulf World Marine Institute

Celebrate Art Week South Walton in May

May 2, 2016
 The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces the first-ever Art Week Sout

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival on the Boulevard May 7-8

May 2, 2016
The twenty-eighth year of ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival takes place throughout 

Diver Down in Grayton Beach

May 2, 2016
Just a few years ago, starting a scuba company wasn’t even on Andy McAlexander's radar,...

A Better South Walton Announces Community Meetings in May

May 1, 2016
A Better South Walton, Inc. (ABSW), a nonprofit organization founded to seek mor

YOLO Board Relay Series Kicks off at The Bay May 19

April 27, 2016
Everyone's invited to join the 9th Annual

Cattle Barons Pig Roast at The Market Shops May 14

April 27, 2016
The Market Shops in Miramar Beach will host the inaugural

New Foster Gallery at The Market Shops Calls for CAA Artists

April 27, 2016
CAA's first member artist co-op gallery to open May 23 in The Market Shops! The

EO Wilson Biophilia Center Announces Summer Fun and Camps

April 26, 2016
Of course we all love the beach but we also love the REAL FLorida with swamps and creeks...

An Afternoon of Tea Fore Her at Vue May 1

April 25, 2016
Time to get out your finest pearls and fanciest hat for an afternoon of tea and...

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival at Grand Boulevard Apr 28 - May1

April 25, 2016
A dazzling roster of more than a dozen celebrity winemakers, brew masters, distillers,...

Hitting The Trail at Arnett's Gulfside Trailrides

April 21, 2016
When the SoWal crew went horsing around at

Children's Volunteer Health Network Programs Reach Major Milestones

April 20, 2016
As Children’s Volunteer H

EC Live Singing Competition Hits the Coast in May

April 19, 2016
Do you have what it takes to be a professional singer?

Horsing Around at Alaqua Animal Rescue Apr 23

April 19, 2016
Alaqua Animal Refuge, in partnership wi

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival Expands Culinary Village

April 13, 2016
Wine isn’t the only star of

Breakin' Into Full Boxes

April 13, 2016
The weather has still been back forth a bunch with the prognosticators wrong about as...

Shrimp Shack Hosts Seaside Wine Project Tasting Apr 21

April 13, 2016
To celebrate the 2016 debut of the Seaside Wine Project’s Sauvignon Blanc and Ro

Digital Graffiti Returns to Alys Beach May 13-15

April 11, 2016
The annual Digital Graffiti Festival brings together artists from around the world to...

USTPA Clay Court Championships Hosted by TOPS'L Resort May 14-16

April 11, 2016
TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort in South Walton, Florida will host the 

Evening of Music with Bryan Kennedy at Hibiscus Apr 19

April 11, 2016
Bryan Kennedy is back in town and is set to perform at

Let's Get Happy at Marlin Grill

April 8, 2016
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and Marlin Grill

Clark Partington Attorneys At Law Ready To Serve In Grayton Beach

April 8, 2016
South Walton locals rely on Clark Partington Attorneys at Law located in Grayton Beach...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for February 2016

April 7, 2016
The latest real estate report for February 2016 includes statistics for single family...

Watch Eat Drink: The Food Film Festival South Walton Apr 8-10

April 4, 2016
SoWal food and beach lovers are thrilled to welcome The Food Film Festival to So

Nashville Songwriters Tour Kicks Off at Bud & Alleys Apr 5

April 3, 2016
Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour brings a lineup of music performance

CCA Kid's Fishing Tournament Returns to Grayton Beach Apr 24

April 2, 2016
The 11th Annual CCA Kid’s Fishing Tournament will take place on beautiful Grayton Beach...

Wyland's American Flag Mural Dedication at Legendary Marina Apr 13

April 2, 2016
Internationally famous artist Wyland will be in Destin to complete what will be

Seafood Meets Soul Food at Grayton Seafood Co.

April 1, 2016
Grayton Seafood Company feels l

Freshii Has Arrived at 30Avenue

March 31, 2016
Our corner of the planet now has a Freshii

The Hot Sardines Join Sinfonia for Night of Jazz Apr 9

March 29, 2016
Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents

Summer Concerts Return to Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

March 28, 2016
Thanks to Mattie Kelly Arts Foundat

Wet 'n Windy SoWal Fishing

March 28, 2016
Been a wet and windy Spring this year at the beach so far.

Stinky's Pompano Tournament Apr 2 - May 15

March 27, 2016
It's time to register and sharpen your hooks for Stinky's Outfitter & Bait Shack 6th...

SoWal List: Inspired Food Shopping at the Beach

March 24, 2016
We enjoy discovering the freshest and most interesting foods whether its produce, cheese...

Local Sources Drive The Menu At DIG

March 22, 2016
It's passionate and delicious work covering the best dining spots in SoWal, and we take...