SoWal Stories

Chef Jim Shirley at Forefront of SoWal Culinary Style

August 11, 2018
SoWal Chef Jim Shirley has imprinted his cooking style across the South Walton landscape...

Fourth Annual Bloody Mary Festival Oct 6 at The Market Shops

August 10, 2018
On Saturday, October 6, The Market Shops will host its 4th Annual Bloody Mary Festival...

Red Fish Taco has Happy Hour Every Hour

August 10, 2018
Red Fish Taco is where the tequila flows like water and the Tecate comes

Ready to Ride? Welcome to 30A Horse Farm at Arnett's Gulfside!

August 9, 2018
While SoWal is known for amazing beaches, water activities and fine dinin

The State of South Walton Real Estate in 2018

August 4, 2018
SoWal locals know that the real estate market is intense and it's often h

Seaside is for Lovers

August 4, 2018
Beach lovers. Art lovers. Food lovers. Movie lovers.

SoWal Live BeachCams

August 4, 2018
From Inlet Beach to Miramar Beach, our LIVE BeachCams

La Cocina in Seacrest Beach has Next Level Latin Flair

July 30, 2018
The team at La Cocina has made big changes and big plans!

Changing Gears and Fish Seasons

July 26, 2018
Hard to believe it's getting towards the end of July and Red Snapper seas

Inside the Studio with Justin Gaffrey Chapter Two

July 24, 2018
Justin Gaffrey is a sensitive, insightful, creative and successful SoWal

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for June 2018

July 23, 2018
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Old Florida Fish House Serves Succulent Seafood, Steaks, And Sushi on the Lake

July 16, 2018
Old Florida Fish House has been a local's favorite for a decade, and it's

BoatHouse Paddle Club in WaterColor Offers Fun on Western Lake

July 13, 2018
YOLO Board co-founder Tom Losee has been coaxing, cheering, and leading l

Southside Slice Serving Perfect Pizza in Rosemary Beach

July 11, 2018
Here at the beach, Pizza is as essential to life as Marley and SPF30.

Hitting the Trail With Big Daddy's Bikes

July 7, 2018
These guys.

Red, White, and Blue on the Board

July 5, 2018
Whew, 4th of July and it's busy!

Celebrate in Seaside for 4th of July with Parade, Pops & Fireworks!

July 3, 2018
The 4th of July in Seaside, Florida is an all-American celebration of music, food, white...

Staying Safe at the Beach in South Walton

July 3, 2018
At, we are committed to helping locals and visitors stay safe while enjoying...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for May 2018

July 3, 2018
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

State Parks & Forests in South Walton, Florida

July 3, 2018
The State Parks and State Forest Lands in South Walton are spectacular.

Walton County Provides Free Admission to Two State Parks

July 3, 2018
From now until Labor Day everyone can enjoy free day-use admission to

Seeing Red Wine Festival Tickets on Sale July 15

July 3, 2018
Tickets for the 28th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival go on sale July 15 a

SoWal Style: Waterfront Florida Cottage in Point Washington

July 2, 2018
Just around the corner from Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington i

Easy On 30A Benefit Concert at WaterColor July 3

June 26, 2018
The 7th Annual Easy on 30A Benefit Concert will take place Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 from 5...

Brew Tour Bus Cruising With Gulf Coast Go

June 20, 2018
You do the drinking, let G

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for April 2018

June 18, 2018
The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County incl

Red Snapper Season Super in SoWal

June 18, 2018
The opening of Red Snapper season in federal waters on June 1st had me ru

Freeport is Ready for Takeoff

June 18, 2018
With drive time “from Freeport to the beach” now reduced to about 20 minu

Rags To Riches Regatta Returns to Grayton Beach June 30

June 14, 2018
The 22nd edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta re

Seeing Red (Snappers) in SoWal

June 4, 2018
June 1st is the official start of summer for most folks.

Baytowne Marina in Sandestin Bursts with Action

May 29, 2018
Drive right through the north gate of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for

Rainy Day Activities in South Walton

May 26, 2018
The beach is a wash and the sun is taking a vacation - what to do on a ra

Grits & Grind Serves Up Breakfast & Coffee in Seacrest

May 23, 2018
Executive Chef Erik Kellison has been working in the restaurant business

SoWal Summer Time Fishin' Finally

May 18, 2018
After a very long and cool Spring it's finally summer here at the beach!

Grayton Beer Brewpub Opens in Grayton Beach

May 17, 2018
Grayton Beer Company just opened the

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach May 18-20

May 8, 2018
Our favorite graffiti festival returns to Alys Beach for the eleventh annual edition May...

30th ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival May 12 & 13

May 6, 2018
The 30th annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival is a Mother's Day weekend tradition...

Art Week South Walton | May 2018 SoWal Events

May 6, 2018
Art Week South Walton is an initiative of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton C

Warming up the Gulf Fishing

May 1, 2018
It's a beautiful, warm, calm, sunny day and I am on the hill.

Seagrove on the Beach Property Rentals Has Your Perfect Vacation

April 27, 2018
When it comes to SoWal property rental and management, Gary Bennett and Ed Arnsdorff make...

Dog Harmony Celebrates New Home

April 25, 2018
As a certified, professional dog trainer, Nancy Brown knows a thing or tw

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival April 26 - 29

April 25, 2018
The scope is impressive!

Walk, Run & Stroll at the 2nd Annual CVHN Smile Mile & 5K May 12

April 25, 2018
Lace up your shoes and get ready to move!

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for March 2018

April 24, 2018
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including

Underwater Museum of Art Fundraiser May 9 at Grand Boulevard

April 19, 2018
 The Cultural Arts Al

The Lucian Condominium in Alys Beach Florida Receives Top Green Certification

April 17, 2018
The Florida Green Building Coalition, FGBC, has awarded eight

Newbill Collection By The Sea Celebrates 25 Years in Seaside

April 17, 2018
As the owner of the longest-running gallery at Seaside’s Ruskin Place art colony, Annette...

Fourth Annual Tea Fore Her Fundraiser May 6

April 16, 2018
Please join us and Fore Her on May 6 from 1 to 3

Drift 30A Home & Gifts in Inlet Beach Embraces Collaboration

April 16, 2018
DRIFT 30A Home & Gifts is the kind of place that you walk in, and rat

Derby de Mayo at The Bayo May 5

April 13, 2018
It only happens once in a blue moon that The Kentucky Derby falls on Cinc

SoWal Style - Exotic Courtyard Home in Alys Beach

April 7, 2018
Most people who visit Alys Beach cluster around t

Seabreeze Jazz Festival Celebrates 20 Years April 18-22

April 6, 2018
Celebration is the theme as multi-platinum-sell

Spring Fishing at SoWal Beach

April 6, 2018
It's definitely Spring Break time here at the beach.

Another Broken Egg Café in Grayton Beach Transforms to Crackings

March 27, 2018
On a recent visit to Crackings in

Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House Opens in Baytowne Wharf

March 27, 2018
Fresh off the heels of another award-winning season with their first

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for February 2018

March 24, 2018
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including

Get Down and Derby At The Market Shops May 5

March 19, 2018
The Junior League of the Emerald Coast (JLEC) is excited to announce The Down & Derby...

SoWal Summer Junior Lifeguard Program 2018

March 19, 2018
It’s time to start planning summer activities for the kids in SoWal, and

Gulf Coast Go Connects SoWal and Destin

March 18, 2018
Curtis Spagnola wants to go where no double decker bus or trolley has gon

30A St Patricks Day Parade & Festival Mar 17

March 15, 2018
Bust out your favorite green socks and hats, and practice your jig becaus

Café Thirty-A is the Heart of Seagrove Beach

March 15, 2018
Café Thirty-A has played host to anniversary dinners, engagement parties,

Red Fish Taco Opens at Red Fish Village in Blue Mountain Beach

March 14, 2018
There's a new place in Blue Mountain Beach to get our taco fix!

Early Spring SoWal Fishing

March 12, 2018
Been a long time since I stopped and wrote a fishing report.

Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary & Grilling Expo March 23 & 24

March 9, 2018
The most glorious time of year has returned once again to the shores of S

Sandestin Offers 77 Luxury Condominiums at Osprey Pointe

March 6, 2018
Sandestin Investments is launching a new condo development, Osprey Pointe at Sandestin.

SoWal Lifeguards On the Beach for New Season

March 1, 2018
South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards report today to their FOURTE

Taste of the Race at Seaside with Emeril Lagasse Mar 2

February 28, 2018
Taste of the Race kicks off the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K Ra

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show at Pier Park March 2-4

February 26, 2018
If you love outdoor adventure on the world's most beautiful beaches, you'

South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival Apr 26 - 29

February 26, 2018
Tickets are on sale now for

Grayton Seafood Co. Is the Local's Choice

February 26, 2018
When Kenny Griner was a young boy, he learned to throw a cast net and soo

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for January 2018

February 26, 2018
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including

Smiles are Free at The Art of Simple in Seaside

February 20, 2018
The Art of Simple is one of those special place

La Lumière: A Metropolitan Affair - Fundraiser Set for Feb 10 at Grand Boulevard

February 10, 2018
La Lumière: A Metropolitan Affair  is the upcom

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for December 2017

February 8, 2018
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including

Margaret Ellen Bridal Opens at 30Avenue

February 8, 2018
Come celebrate with all of SoWal at the grand opening of Margaret Ellen Bridal at...

NEAT Bottle Shop And Tasting Room at Alys Beach Expands Space & Menu Offerings

February 3, 2018
NEAT Bottle Shop & Tasting Room has expanded following the completion of the...

Seaside Dune Restoration Project Underway

February 3, 2018
In an effort to mitigate storm effects and maintain its beaches in the be

Unlimited Golf & Tennis Specials at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

February 3, 2018
What could be better than a sandy, salty, sunny vacation at the beach?

Good Times Cooking at Sandestin Gumbo Festival Feb 16-17

February 3, 2018
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort cooks up great gumbo paired with first-rate fun at the...

Cultural Arts Alliance Valentine Tour of Homes Feb 17-18

February 3, 2018
This Valentine's weekend get intimate with some of SoWal's finest homes!

Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park Feb 17

January 29, 2018
The Friends of Eden and Florida State Parks pay tribute to the Camellia Saturday, Feb.

The Red Bar Celebrates 23 Years on Super Bowl Sunday

January 27, 2018
Once upon a time way back during the last century, destiny led Oliver Pet

Topsail Talks: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Artificial Reef with SWARA Feb 9

January 27, 2018
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Topsail Talks Educational Discovery Series on...

Toast to New Experiences at 45 Central in Seaside

January 16, 2018
45 Central in Seaside offers more than just an opportunity for a fantastic happy hour and...

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for November 2017

January 16, 2018
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including

SoWal Winter Fishing Report

January 16, 2018
My computer is telling me I haven't written in a while but there is good

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Hosts Love Tracks - 5K Fun Run/Walk Feb 17

January 15, 2018
Join outdoor SoWal lovers at To

SoWal Insider's Guide to 30A Songwriters Festival 2018

January 10, 2018
We know you love the beach. And who doesn't love music?!

Polar Bear Plunge January First 2018

December 27, 2017
In conjunction with South Walton Fire District (SWFD), Gulf Place will host the 5th...

A Brand New Start for NWFL Fitness & SoWal Crossfit

December 27, 2017
It’s hard to imagine two people at the beach more fit than Matt and Megan

Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant Receives Golden Spoon Hall Of Fame Award

December 22, 2017
So many great memories and so many delicious meals and sunset toasts! Con

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for October 2017

December 20, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including