SoWal Area Towns & Communities

Nestled on 158 pristine acres along the Gulf of Mexico, Alys Beach is a unique urban project that blends new city planning with old-world charm. Its striking architecture, elegant settings and natural landscapes make it tempting to stop and explore...

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Blue Mountain Beach, Florida is in the middle of SoWal on Scenic 30A, but it takes a little digging to get to the heart of Blue Mountain Beach. If you drive through Blue Mountain on winding Scenic 30A between Grayton Beach to the east and Santa Rosa...

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Although Carillon Beach, Florida is just east of SoWal Beaches, over the county line and across Lake Powell, it’s beauty and attitude fit right in with other SoWal beach towns. Carillon Beach is a walkable community with shopping, dining and fun...

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Destin, Florida, just west of SoWal Beaches, has long been known as "the world's luckiest fishing village", but more recently it has been the epicenter of the Emerald Coast’s development boom. Within a couple of decades, the town...

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Dune Allen, Florida is a place where lake and beach unite. Dune Allen surrounds Lake Allen and Oyster Lake, two of 17 coastal dune lakes, which are unique to this part of the world. SoWal’s 17 coastal dune lakes are so rare that they are...

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida is 20 miles from SoWal and nestled in the southwest corner of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Though often overlooked for it’s neighbor, Destin, on the other side of the pass, Fort Walton Beach has stunning sugar white...

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Freeport, Florida is just north of the bay and miles from the beach, but It's still South Walton. Freeport has its own natural beauty and quirky charm that makes it as much a part of our community as our neighboring beach towns. Nestled in the...

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Grayton Beach, Florida was the first beach community established in South Walton, sometime in the late 19th century. If you walk down one of Grayton Beach's oyster-shell roads, you get the feeling things don't change very fast here. Pine and...

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Gulf Place is a vibrant neighborhood community nestled in South Walton County. Splashing fountains, park benches, tree-lined streets, footpaths, an amphitheater and parks compliment the town center’s location directly across from the Gulf of...

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Inlet Beach, Florida is located at the eastern edge of SoWal. It gets its name from Phillips Inlet, which separates Walton and Bay Counties. Established in the 1920s by the McCaskill Investment Company of DeFuniak Springs, Inlet Beach quickly became...

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Miramar Beach, Florida is on the western end of SoWal Beaches, just west of Sandestin. Miramar Beach is often mistaken for Destin because of the abundance of highrise condominiums and shopping along US 98. Miramar Beach isn't as laid back...

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Panama City Beach, Florida is just east of SoWal Beaches, across the bridge over Lake Powell. Though Panama City Beach’s wilder reputation is quite the contrast to the quiet towns that dot Scenic 30A, the neighbor to the east still shares...

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Point Washington, Florida sits on the southeast corner of the Choctawhatchee Bay (chock-tuh-hatch-ee), covered in pine forests, flanked by grassy bayous and blessed with unspoiled beauty. While only a few minutes from the beach, Point Washington is...

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Rosemary Beach, Florida is a unique and picturesque beach town that brings an island  charm and style to the eastern end of South Walton. One of a handful of New Urban towns on Scenic 30A, it’s a place that’s meant to be experienced...

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Sandestin, Florida is Sowal’s largest resort destination and boasts miles of pristine beaches and a number of championship golf courses, high-rise condos, rental homes and a vast array of dining, retail and entertainment options. It’s...

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida spans the western portion of Scenic 30A and north across US 98 to the Choctawhatchee Bay. Enjoy relaxing outdoor fun along with a variety of dining and entertainment choices in Santa Rosa Beach.   Santa Rosa Beach...

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Seacrest, Florida is on the eastern end of South Walton and features outdoor activities centered on Camp Creek Lake and Camp Creek Golf Club. Seacrest begins after the big bend in the road on Scenic Highway 30A. The road still follows the gulf here...

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Seagrove Beach,Florida is perfect for nature lovers seeking an unspoiled retreat and uncrowded environment. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, swimming and more in Seagrove Beach.   Back in the 1940s and 1950s, families came to Seagrove Beach to rent...

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Seascape offers luxurious one, two and three bedroom condos and vacation rentals at Majestic Sun, Ariel Dunes, Ariel Dunes II, Lakefront Villas, Boardwalk Villas Golf Course Villas and Tennis Village. Seascape is relaxing luxury, a modern facility...

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Seaside, Florida is the picture-perfect little town where you can reach every shop, restaurant, art gallery and more by foot or bicycle. You'll delight in discovering the unique shops, beachfront accommodations, galleries and more in Seaside....

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WaterColor is a popular South Walton coastal resort and beach town that eases into its natural surroundings with a uniquely Southern simplicity and grace. It cultivates a true sense of a place that is timeless, authentic and welcoming for everyone....

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A little off the beaten path of Scenic 30A is the community of WaterSound, Florida. A St. Joe development, this expansive 1,400-acre neighborhood is very convenient to everything on the east end of SoWal.   Just north of Scenic 30A and US...

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On the south side of Scenic Highway 30A is the first neighborhood created within the Town of WaterSound. WaterSound Beach, Florida is a sophisticated, stylish, gated community with a variety of cottages, homes and upscale condominiums sitting...

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