Some of us work out for vanity or for sanity. Then there are those who find their life’s purpose in fitness.
Take a swing for a good cause (actually five!) at Century 21 Blue Marlin's 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 20th at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, presented by the Henderson Beach Resort! In honor of five years, the annual tournament will benefit FIVE local charities: Alaqua Animal Refuge, Lighthouse Family Retreat, Special Olympics Florida - Okaloosa County, Trees on the Coast, and Youth Village.
Business partners Phillip Poundstone and Jacob Watkins are always hungry for a new business venture.
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
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.
The 21st edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta returns to Grayton Beach on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in celebration of American Independence Day.
The small catamaran race is a tradition among SoWal sailors, families, friends, and Grayton Beach lovers. Come out to watch the regatta take off from the shores of Grayton Beach, have a cold one from Grayton Beer Company and pick up a tee shirt commemorating the 2017 Regatta. Relax and watch the colorful catamarans on the Gulf as they race to Seagrove Beach and back to Grayton.
“Whenever two sailboats are on the water at the same time,” says Charlie Thornton, “it’s a race. The captains may not admit it, but each wants to go faster than the other.”
Some things never change.
Last Fourth of July local sailors gathered for the legendary Rags to Riches Regatta, a Hobie Cat Race with a course between Grayton Beach and Seagrove. Seventeen captains showed up with their crew and 16-foot Hobies to negotiate the famously rowdy Gulf.
Come on down to the river on May 13 from 10am to 4pm for the first ever Choctawhatchee River Fest at Morrison Springs, presented by Riverway South
Nature lovers of all ages will enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities throughout the day in celebration of our magnificent river. Take a dip in the cool spring waters, throw a line and hook a fish by the riverside, hop aboard for a boat ride and experience nature's glory.
Camp Helen State Park invites everyone to their 20-Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 25 starting at 8:30am in The Lodge and continuing until 12:30pm with presentations, walking tours and special guests such as Elam Stoltzfus - producer of Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast.
8:30 – 9:30 am
Option 1: Explore birds on the park’s Nature Trails with the Bay County Audubon Society - Wear comfortable shoes, binoculars provided.
Option 2: Walking history tour
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.