SoWal Stories


Grayt Vibes Art and Music Festival Hits the Streets of Grayton Sep 22

September 18, 2019
Join the fun at our local "Block Party" on Grayton Beach's main drag in "

Cocina Cubana Spices up Seaside - Grand Opening Sep 19

September 18, 2019
There's a new eatery in Seaside and they have what you need to spice up y

CVHN to Host 15th Annual Big Give at Bud & Alley's Sep 27

September 18, 2019
It's time to get out your favorite  coastal chic threads, put on your dan

PROST! Grayton Beer Brewpub Hosts Inaugural Oktoberfest Sept 28

September 18, 2019
Join us for suds, games, fun, food, and more suds at Grayton Beer Brewpub

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for July 2019

September 17, 2019
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

RUN/SUP Challenge at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin Sep 21

September 17, 2019
Cross training for a good cause is what RUN\SUP is all about and this tim

Bay Breeze Patio Hosts 5th Annual EggFest at Seascape Resort Sep 28

September 17, 2019
Eggs on the Beach EggFest is one of the "official" Big Green Egg Festival

Seaside REP Membership Party & Raffle Oct 15

September 16, 2019
Join The REP for an evening of celebration in support of REP members, pat

Beachy Coffee Company Perks Up South Walton and Beach Lovers Everywhere

September 11, 2019
Bob DeBellis and his wife blew into SoWal in the late nineties, after Hur

The Camden & Whitby Rise in Alys Beach

September 4, 2019
The old world charm of Alys Beach shows in two new luxury condominiums un

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Set For An "Out Of This World" Season

September 4, 2019
Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene

Third Annual Harvest Moon Celebration at Seaside Sep 14

September 3, 2019
Traditionally, the harvest moon symbolizes a new beginning and that's why

Fall Events at The Rep Theatre in Seaside

September 3, 2019
The REP's Fall 2019 lineup brings theater, music and film to the Meeting

Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Sep 1

August 23, 2019
The 8th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run takes place Labor Day weekend

Harvest Wine & Food Festival at WaterColor Oct 24-26

August 15, 2019
Following their most successful auction to date, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for June 2019

August 12, 2019
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

SoWal Lunchtime: Red Fish Taco in Blue Mountain Beach

August 12, 2019
Lunchtime at Red Fish

The Red Bar in Grayton Beach Destroyed by Fire

August 1, 2019
Our beloved Red Bar was destroyed in an earl

Spectacular Coastal Dune Lakes of South Walton

July 31, 2019
True Coastal Dune Lakes occur in only a few places around the world, but

SoWal Food Guide - Eat & Drink Like A Local!

July 31, 2019
See our guide to South Walton Restaurants, 30A Dining Info, Rest

SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival Aug 2

July 31, 2019
What better way to beat the summer heat?

North Beach Tortilla Co. Opens On The Bay

July 31, 2019
Chef Jim Shirley has expanded his collection of popular SoWal restaurants with the...

Marie & Hanie Nasri Open PJ’S Pasta, Pizza, Ice Cream & Catering

July 30, 2019
Restaurateurs Hanie and Marie Nasri have come full circle in their quest

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Launches 7th Season

July 30, 2019
Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) announces its seventh annual season on the Northwest...

SoWal Live BeachCams

July 30, 2019
From Inlet Beach to Miramar Beach, our LIVE BeachCams

Experience Real Grayton at Grayton Corner Café & Wine Shop

July 29, 2019
If you want to get some REAL Grayton flavor - this is where you wanna go!

Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar Rolls with Good Vibes

July 25, 2019
Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar is the place to hang loose and catch some posi

Live Your Best Life at Beach Ready Spa in Seaside

July 22, 2019
You deserve some rest and relaxation from the hustle and bustle of summer

SoWal Style: Stay Cool at The Pointe in Inlet Beach

July 22, 2019
Carefully curated for those who enjoy the finer things in life, The Aqua

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for May 2019

July 18, 2019
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Why We Love Raw & Juicy's New Location at Alys Beach

July 17, 2019
Raw & Juicy has a new home in

Underwater Museum of Art Expands

July 17, 2019
Ten new sculptures have been added to our nation’s first permanent

Alys Shoppe is the Friendliest Boutique on Scenic 30A

July 17, 2019
In the heart of Alys Beach

The Market Shops Celebrates 6th Anniversary With Walton Area Chamber Business After Hours Sep 19

July 16, 2019
The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host...

Shopping Head to Toe at Town Square Shoes on Seaside Square

July 16, 2019
The next time you find yourself strolling around Seaside, pop in our favo

Sandestin Offers 77 Luxury Condominiums at Osprey Pointe

July 13, 2019
Sandestin Investments has broken ground on a new condo development, Osprey Pointe at...

Shades Bar and Grill in Inlet Beach Celebrates 25 Years Aug 3

July 12, 2019
Get ready to party like you did back in the day!

Staying Safe at the Beach in South Walton

July 12, 2019
At SoWal.com, we are committed to helping locals and visitors stay safe while enjoying...

Local Craftsman Chris Alvarado Building 50th Anniversary Woodstock Guitar

July 8, 2019
Chris Alvarado, Owner & Founder of Driftwood Guitars, has a new project to build a...

Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks at Destin Commons July 3

July 1, 2019
The 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival takes place Wednesday, ...

23rd Annual Rags 2 Riches Regatta on Grayton Beach June 29

June 24, 2019
The 23rd Annual Rags 2 Riches Regatta will return to Grayton Beach on Saturday, June 29,...

Great Condos at Seagrove Beach

June 20, 2019
In the 1940s and 1950s families that visited SoWal every Summer stayed in

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Begins Invasive Plant Removal from SoWal Coastal Dune Lakes

June 10, 2019
Invasive plants are out-competing native varieties in our

Rise, Shine, Chow Down at Grits & Grind in Seacrest

June 10, 2019
Chef Erik Kellison and Christy Spell Terry have known each other for a go

Grilled Cheese Is A Delicious Art Form At Meltdown On 30A Airstream in Seaside

June 5, 2019
If your idea of comfort food has anything to do with a good ol’ grilled cheese sandwich,...

Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach 2019 Winners & Photos

June 5, 2019
The 12th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival lit up in Alys Beach on May 17-18, 2019! 

RUN/SUP Race Series Kicks Off & More Summer Coastal Fun & Fitness

June 3, 2019
Here in SoWal, Summer is calling for folks to be outdoors in one fashion

Share SoWal! Free Access to Thousands of Beach Photos

May 29, 2019
Join us in sharing SoWal!

Make an Artsy Scavenger Hunt at Rosemary Beach's Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

May 29, 2019
Stop by the Rosemary Beach Town Administratio

SoWal Style - Look Inside A Courtyard Home in Alys Beach, Florida

May 29, 2019
Construction is booming in Alys Beach and the first homes were built as c

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for April 2019

May 29, 2019
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Walton County Provides Free Day-Use Admission to State Parks for Third Year

May 29, 2019
Summer visitors to South Walton will once again be able to enjoy free day-use admission...

Sacred Heart & St. Joe Company Break Ground at Watersound Origins

May 28, 2019
Sacred Heart Health System, part of Ascension Florida, has officially begun construction...

SoWal People: Gina Shiflett's Soulful Journey Across India

May 14, 2019
Gina Shiflett, the intrepid owner of Salon Twist in Seagrove, was returni

Justin Gaffrey Gallery LIFE STILL Opening May 22 - SoWal Art Month

May 14, 2019
On Wednesday, May 22, the Justin Gaff

SoWal Style: Waterfront Florida Cottage in Point Washington

May 13, 2019
Just around the corner from Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington i

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse Celebrates 25 Years

May 12, 2019
Our favorite Grayton gem, Hibiscu

How to Do Seaside - Park & Ride on the Free Shuttle or Valet It

May 11, 2019
The next time you think about visiting Seaside, think again….think how co

"Under the Sea" UMA Fundraiser at Grand Boulevard May 9

May 7, 2019
Join the Cultural Arts Alliance on Thursday, May 9th from 6 - 10 PM in Grand Park for an...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for March 2019

May 7, 2019
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Modica Market Celebrates 30 Years in Seaside

May 7, 2019
Modica Market, which opened March 17, 1989

Sea Turtle Season Spans South Walton Summer

May 5, 2019
Sea Turtle Season runs May 1 - October 31 in South Walton.

Introducing The Camden & Whitby at Alys Beach

May 3, 2019
On the Alys Beach amphitheater overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Alys Beach

30 Years of Hard Work Brings Overnight Success for 30A Realty

May 3, 2019
This article's title is of course, tongue in cheek.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival Headlines Art Month During May

May 1, 2019
The 31st annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, a Mother’s Day weekend tradition, takes...

Erica Courtney Drop Dead Gorgeous at McCaskill & Company May 10-11

April 30, 2019
McCaskill & Company Fine Jewelry is hosting an Erica Courtney Drop Dead Gorgeous ...

SoWal Beach Town Spots Where We Love to Rise & Shine

April 30, 2019
SoWal Mornings are made for breakfast outside, people watching, and explo

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival Hits Grand Boulevard April 25-28

April 24, 2019
The 2019 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 25-28, has emerged as one...

Seabreeze Jazz Festival 2019 April 24-28

April 24, 2019
Smooth jazz, white sands, and fun set for April 24-28, 2019 in beautiful Panama City...

Volunteer Beach Ambassadors Hit the Sand to Educate and Inform

April 24, 2019
When Laurie Reichenbach walks the Beaches of South Walton, she does so with the...

Food For Thought Expands to 10,000sf Warehouse

April 19, 2019
Food For Thought Outreach, Inc.

Roasting, Grinding, and Sipping on Amavida Coffee's Roastery Tour

April 19, 2019
The next time you sit down with your favorite cup of joe, as you ponder y

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for February 2019

April 5, 2019
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Sandestin Wine Festival April 11-14

April 5, 2019
The much anticipated Sandestin Wine Festival's Grand Tasting events take place on Friday...

Florida SweetTea Style Launches at WaterColor Store

April 5, 2019
Rebranding an icon isn’t for the faint of heart.

SoWal Lunchtime at Thai Elephant

April 5, 2019
“I remember the moment I first realized I've been living my whole life in black and w

Destin Ice Market 30A Covers All the Gourmet Bases

April 4, 2019
Destin Ice Market 30A owner Pamela

Camp Longleaf Offers Overnight Summer Camp at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

April 4, 2019
Learning and having fun go hand-in-hand this summer at the

Grayton Beer Brewpub Weekend of Celebration April 19-21

April 1, 2019
Grayton Beer Brewpub in Grayton Bea

Walton Artist Joan Vienot Awarded Artist in Residency for Forgotten Coast en Plein Air

April 1, 2019
Santa Rosa Beach artist Joan Vienot has been awarded the prestigious hono

Creating Art & Filling Glasses at Gulf Place Wine Walkabout

March 26, 2019
Gulf Place is a happening place!

SoWal Lunchtime at Basmati's Asian Cuisine

March 22, 2019
The SoWal crew went to lunch at

Shades Bar and Grill Hosts 12th Annual Seafood Boil Benefit April 6

March 20, 2019
Shades Bar and Grill will host the 12th

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation 2019 Concerts in the Village Lineup

March 16, 2019
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundatio

La Playa at Gulf Place Has a New Owner with a Familiar Face

March 15, 2019
Mario McNally is the new owner of

Funky Fresh AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar in Grayton Beach

March 15, 2019
AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar is a one

12th Annual 30A St. Patrick's Parade March 16

March 15, 2019
The 12th Annual 30A St. Patrick's Parade is set for 3pm on March 16th, 2019.

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach May 17-18

March 15, 2019
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a colorful and creative projection art festival where...

Emerald Ball at Hilton Sandestin to Benefit Sacred Heart Foundation May 18

March 14, 2019
The Sacred Heart Foundation is rolling out the green carpet for the inaugural Emerald...

SoWal Style: Costa Blanca New Luxury Living on Scenic 30A

March 11, 2019
Right next to Gulf Place on the beach is a gleaming white building comprised of luxury...

Moving & Shaking in Seaside Town Center

March 11, 2019
One constant in SoWal is that things are always changing in Seaside.

SoWal Women with Soul: Margie and Kristen of Beau Interiors

March 10, 2019
Mother - daughter duo Margie Perry and Kristen Foley are happy and busy r

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for January 2019

March 8, 2019
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Tacos from Every Corner of SoWal

March 7, 2019
Everybody loves tacos at the beach!

Zuma at Alys Beach Offering Fitness Center Memberships to All

March 6, 2019
The new fitness center at Alys Beach is nearing completion and it is a wonder to behold.