About South Walton and SoWal.com

SoWal is South Walton County in the Florida Panhandle between Destin and Panama City Beach. You'll see our area referred to as the Emerald Coast, Scenic 30A, 30A, and even the Redneck Riviera. Some just call it paradise, aka - the world's most beautiful beaches. 

From East to West our beach towns are Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest, WaterSound Beach, Seagrove, Seaside, WaterColor, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Gulf Place, Dune Allen, Sandestin, Miramar Beach - a bit north are Santa Rosa Beach, Point Washington, Freeport, and WaterSound.
(See Beach Neighborhood map on Google - according to Walton County TDC)

Want to know what's going on in our community, plan your trip or be in the know so you can "beach like a local"? You're in the right place.

SoWal.com is sort of two sites in one, the SoWal Forum kicked things off and is very active. You can find out anything you want to know about South Walton there, and you can find a house, a job, a car, a pet, a friend, and more!

The main SoWal site (you're on it now) is full of insider info, news, and activities. You can see photos, videos, events, live music, rentals, real estate, shopping, dining, other businesses, stories, insider columns, reviews, and user comments and ratings, parks, beach accesses, live beachcams, and more.

Our aim is to foster community and help local business and we need your help. We'd love for you to rate and comment on stories, restaurants, businesses and other content on our site.

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We are able to do what we do through the generous help from businesses and individuals who sponsor our community website. Learn about sponsoring SoWal.com. We offer general marketing help, display ads, Partner Pages, Newsletter Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Co-branding, Events Sponsorships, and more options custom-tailored to your business.
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174 WaterColor Way, Suite 103, PMB 114
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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Generally we allow republishing content with credit and link to http://www.SoWal.com. Check out our free library of SOuth Walton Stock Photos at www.ShareSoWal.com. We require republished photos to contain the SoWal logo. SoWal videos may be embedded on your site with credit and a link to SoWal.com. Go to our youtube channel and click on the share link for a video, and then copy the embed code, or you can just post a link to the video.

Tip for rental owners - we have videos of all South Walton Beach Accesses - you can embed the one(s) closest to your rental to show prospects. Feel free to use, just include a link back to SoWal.com. We also produce HD video and photos of rental properties.

SoWal.com was founded in 2004.

Our site is geared towards locals and visitors with constantly updated user-contributed and staff-created original content. SoWal.com is an internet service of Moon Creek Studios, a SoWal-based photography and video studio founded in 1998, specializing in content creation, web design, internet publishing, and marketing.

We hope you enjoy your visit!