As people make plans to go to the beach for the Independence Day holiday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to help protect beach-nesting shorebirds and sea turtles by giving them space and keeping personal fireworks off the beach. Please respect shorebird and sea turtle areas that are posted to protect these vulnerable species, but remember not all nests are posted.
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Here are important resources and links for South Walton County in Florida. The Emerald Coast and 30A Beach resources are on this page.
Beaches of South Walton County, Florida Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Beaches of South Walton County, Florida Forums
Beaches of South Walton County, Florida Government
Beaches of South Walton County, Florida Groups & Organizations
Relocating to South Walton is easier with our Walton County Relocation Guide. Resources for moving to South Walton are on this page.
We have the latest Surf and Marine Forecast for Walton County, Florida coastal area.
Everyone wants to know where to park at the beach in South Walton. What features do our beach accesses have? Which 30A beach accesses have restrooms. Which beach accesses have lifeguards, ADA accessibility, wheelchairs available for public use, beach chair rentals, etc. We have all the locations and details about public beach accesses in South Walton, Florida
The 30A Sunshine Trolley is a private/public system providing free transportation along Florida's scenic Highway 30A between Dune Allen and Inlet Beach. The 30A Trolley runs 7 days a week noon to 10PM. It's a fun, easy, and convenient way to get back and forth on Highway 30A, all summer long.
30A Trolley Stops
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) in partnership with the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) will join two of SoWal's most beloved attractions - the arts and the Gulf of Mexico - by creating The Underwater Museum of Art (UMA), North America's first underwater permanent sculpture exhibit. The project has support from the National Endowment For The Arts.
Entering the South Walton Visitor Center is like walking into a room full of long-lost relatives. There's lots of “happy-to-see-you” faces and special greetings that wrap around you like a warm and fuzzy welcome blanket.
South Walton is a strong and proud community, and an important part of our purpose at SoWal.com is to foster community growth. We are blessed to have so many great groups and organizations, and we enjoy supporting all of them. You can help through membership, cash contributions, volunteering, or even by sharing their achievements with others in the community and beyond.