Walton County Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board is hosting Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm. The community is invited to come out for a celebration of South Walton area coastal dune lakes on the shores of Western Lake in Grayton Beach. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance will have a booth full of information about how to protect the dune lakes, as well as a few tanks of native dune lake marine life.
Kids & Family
This past year has flown by for most folks, but Nathanael Fisher has figured out how to capture time, even for a moment, with every production of the Emerald Coast Theatre Company.
Now into its 5th season, with Nathanael as the Producing Artistic Director, over 7,000 people have attended performances at the “560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs” location. Seated alone in the curtained main stage area, Nathanael seems content and “at home” in the ECTC environs.
Mountainfilm on Tour returns to WaterColor Marina Park Amphitheater on November 3 & 4, 2017. Celebrating its 17th year, the two-night outdoor film festival is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and motivating audiences about issues that matter.
The State Parks and State Forest Lands in South Walton are spectacular. Protected lands make up about 40% of the land south of the bay.
We are so blessed to have such treasure all around us. The lakes, bayous, creeks, forests, dunes and beaches in our parks make SoWal a very special place. Incredible landscapes with coastal dune lakes, lake outfalls kissing the Gulf, flowering dune magnolias, soaring pelicans, dancing dolphins, flower-covered dunes - the wonders of coastal nature are everywhere you turn.
The South Walton Run/SUP Series 2017 takes place on Saturday, September 30 from 7:45 am til 1:00 pm at Grayton Beach State Park! Entering it's third year with a huge surge in popularity, Run/SUP is the perfect sports competition for our area combining a scenic beach and dune run with a stand-up paddle across beautiful Western Lake. Registration is open online.
SoWal.com Photo Gallery: Run/SUP At Grayton Beach State Park 2016
Come out and join beach loving locals for the Ocean Conservancy’s 2017 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 16, 2017. We can all help keep South Walton's beaches clean and pristine! This year, several efforts are underway on the beach, in parks and along bay shores. It's easy to get involved, there is no age limit or special skills required. Supplies and water to be provided to all volunteers.
SoWal hikers, bikers, and equestrians are thankful that the McQuage Bayou Trail is once again open for business.
Formerly used primarily by equestrians (horizontal posts still exist for tying up ol’ Trigger), the newly improved trail was officially re-opened with a Florida Forest Service event July 21, 2017.
On the east side of South Walton just east of Inlet Beach, turn off Highway 98 and through the gate of Camp Helen State Park and be amazed how fast you go from freeway frenzy to total tranquility.
The 6th annual Easy on 30A Benefit Concert will take place July 3rd, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. at WaterColor Marina Park, just off scenic highway 30A in South Walton, Florida. The Event will include a music concert, silent auction, event raffles, food drive and craft market. Admission to the event will be free and open to the public.
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.