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Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is the official organization for South Walton tourism, funded by bed taxes collected from short-term vacation rentals. The TDC is part of Walton County government, and is governed by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners.

The Mission of the Walton County TDC is to direct and manage activities that will strengthen the position of the South Walton brand in the tourism marketplace, in order to increase the tourism economy of Walton County. The TDC will manage and maintain our beaches as a primary attraction and serve as a responsible industry organization to take a leadership role in addressing issues that affect tourism and the quality of life in Walton County.

The safety of South Walton's beachgoers is a priority. In addition to funding the South Walton Fire District's beach safety lifeguards, the TDC shares beach safety information in a variety of ways, including beach safety flags at our beach access points, printed materials (like our beach guides, specialty guides/magazines, coasters at local restaurants and beach flag magnets), beach condition text messages and in-person interactions with beachgoers through our Beach Ambassador and Volunteer Beach Ambassador programs.

The official description from Walton County TDC:

Located in Northwest Florida, South Walton boasts 26 miles of sugar-white sand, turquoise waters and 16 individual beachside neighborhoods, each with its own personality and visual style. In South Walton, luxury accommodations, challenging golf, eclectic shops, funky art galleries, and award-winning dining are part of the area’s distinctive character and relaxing atmosphere.

Both on the beach and off, outdoor activities are naturally abundant in South Walton. Beyond traditional sunning and swimming, adventurous travelers will enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or fishing on the stunning waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of the area’s 15 rare coastal dune lakes.

Over 200 miles of trails invite nature lovers to observe rare birds while hiking through state parks and forests. The 19-mile, Timpoochee Trail beckons runners and bicyclists past New Urbanism neighborhoods and coastal dune lakes. Challenge yourself to a game tennis or golf on one of several acclaimed courts and courses.

Is shopping your passion? Indulge in some retail therapy at one of the nation’s largest designer outlets, and then browse an eclectic mix of funky and sophisticated boutiques and galleries. Foodies will relish the fusion of flavors created by award-winning chefs using fresh-from-the-gulf and locally sourced ingredients. As the sun makes its spectacular evening splash into the sea, enjoy live music and dancing at one of the local hot spots.

An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the place to rejuvenate and build lasting memories. Come find your perfect beach.

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