The installation of artificial reefs has gotten off to a great start in South Walton, and 2017 promises a flurry of activity by South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA).
We're always excited to learn about new and exciting events in and around SoWal - and this one sounds like a winner. High end boats, gear, and lots more to explore next to Pier Park in Panama City Beach.
There’s no better way to get up close and personal with South Walton's beauty and charm than to pedal along our paved 18-mile bike path. It winds past rare coastal dune lakes, stellar state parks, massive dunes, and through several charming SoWal beach towns. Biking in SoWal is a perfect family activity, an ideal way to get some exercise, and a whole lot of fun.
The 7th annual Explore The Outdoors Festival kicks off Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 am – 2 pm at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing in Freeport. This fun-filled day is geared towards introducing children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands on activities include fishing, kayaking, archery, wildlife encounters, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts, giveaways and more.
Walton County began the process of developing a paddle trail initiative on the Choctawhatchee River beginning in 2011. Former Walton County Board Member Scott Brannon led the movement towards the application for grant funds to develop the Blueway Paddle Trail. Unfortunately, Walton County was not awarded funding at that time.
Walton County Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board is hosting Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 am til 4:00 pm. The community is invited to come out for a day long celebration of South Walton area coastal dune lakes on the shores of Western Lake in Grayton Beach.
Fishing is more than just a past time in South Walton – it’s a way of life! Local fishing guides are packed to the gills with business - and of course fish! Going out on a boat with a pro is always fun and rewarding, but if you want to go fishing on a whim, here's our latest SoWal List with some sweet spots around town locals and visitors can easily go to catch fish in South Walton
The 20th edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta returns to Grayton Beach on July 2, 2016 in celebration of American Independence Day. The small catamaran race is a tradition among SoWal sailors, families, friends, and Grayton Beach lovers.
It’s time for big fish, big prizes and family fun on the Emerald Coast of Florida! Recognized as one of the elite big-game fishing tournaments in the world, the 2016 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is set to get underway June 22-26 at the beautiful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in the Florida Panhandle.
Walton County's Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board (CDLAB) is hosting a celebration of South Walton area coastal dune lakes on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The event will be held at Grayton Beach State park from 10:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m.
Meet CDLA members, friends and community groups at the boat launch parking lot for an exciting day in the park. It's a celebration of our beautiful coastal dune lakes including education and activities planned on the shores and in the water at Western Lake which lies within Grayton Beach State Park.