SoWal Stories

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

SoWal Style: Diamond Dunes Gulf Front on Inlet Beach

December 18, 2017
Diamond Dunes is an Inlet Beach Beauty which sits very close to the clear

Flounders For Fishmas 2017!

December 17, 2017
That time of the year when two of my favorite seasons collide, Christmas

Idyll Hounds Brewing Company Raises The Bar

December 15, 2017
Beach, Beer, Repeat - that is the slogan you se

Stinky's Bait Shack Fishing Report for December 2017

December 14, 2017
Our latest trip launched from the new Pilcher Park under the 331 Bridge. 

Christmas Candlelight Tour & Open House at Eden Gardens State Park Dec 16

December 14, 2017
A time-honored wonderful holiday tradition in South Walton! 

Super Spots for Sparkling SoWal Jewelry

December 12, 2017
From luxurious leather & pearls to shimmering silver and glorious gol

Let's Talk Sustainability at Seaside Institute Dec 11: The Washed Ashore Project

December 7, 2017
Join the Seaside Institute for the next Let's Talk 30A Sustainability meeting: The Washed...

Santa Comes to the Dock of the The Bay Dec 5

December 3, 2017
The Bay Restaurant Welcom

GRAYT Holiday Market at Grayton Beer Company Dec 2

December 1, 2017
Grayton Beer Company will host the 2nd Annual GRAYT Holiday M

SoWal Style: Seagrove Modern Luxury Penthouse at The Viridian

December 1, 2017
The Viridian is modern luxury right in the hear

Seaside Post Office Moving to Back of Seaside Square

November 30, 2017
Seaside is excited to announce the beginning of a new Post Office Plaza.

Black Bear Bread Co. Is A Local Favorite in Grayton Beach

November 30, 2017
“This is the first time I’ve had good bread in America in 30 years,” Delphine Debono...

The Hibiscus Café in Grayton Beach is Pure Goodness

November 30, 2017
Every morning in Grayton Beach at Hibiscus Café is special but Sundays ar

Café Thirty-A Charity Christmas Soirée Dec 1

November 29, 2017
Café Thirty-A owner Harriet Crommelin is hosting the annual Charity Christmas Soirée on

Thankful for Thanksgiving Fishing

November 27, 2017
The Thanksgiving holiday is over and we have had a great run of weather h

Seagrove Village Market Café Celebrates Anniversary

November 21, 2017
It was a sad day for many SoWal folks back in 2015 when the old Seagrove

RUN/SUP Holiday Race Series at The BoatHouse Paddle Club

November 21, 2017
Run/SUP Holiday Series will take place at The BoatHouse 

Chef David Bishop Celebrates a Decade of Cooking Up Good Times at Bud & Alley’s

November 16, 2017
Though you may find him fishing, you won’t likely ever find Chef David Bi

Five Daughters Bakery Sweetens Airstream Row in Seaside

November 16, 2017
Nothing Is Sweeter Than family

Locals Form New Nonprofit: Safe Water for Walton, Inc.

November 14, 2017
A group of Walton County residents has incorporated “Safe Water for Walto

The Nutcracker Ballet at Seaside Amphitheater Nov 18

November 14, 2017
The Merchants of

Sinfonia Presents A Rockin' Holiday with Mary Wilson Dec 15

November 13, 2017
Mary Wilson of the Supremes is bringing her larger-than-life vocals and a

The Temps are Fallin' and the Fishin's Fine

November 10, 2017
We have had a great stretch of wonderful weather here at the beach.

A Celebration of Bubbles with Chef Jim Shirley Nov 12

November 9, 2017
Finish your weekend of great food and wine at the Seeing Red Wine Festival with the...

Seeing Red Wine Festival Highlights the Best of Seaside Nov 9-12

November 9, 2017
This fall, reds, whites, and rosés will be uncorked during Seeing Red Win

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for September 2017

November 5, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor Nov 3 & 4

November 3, 2017
Mountainfilm on Tour returns to WaterColor Marina Park Amphitheater on No

Harvest Wine & Food Festival at WaterColor Nov 2-5

November 3, 2017
This November, a new wine and food festival is coming to the South Walton area.

Absurd Form Exhibit & Reception at Justin Gaffrey Gallery Nov 9

November 1, 2017
South Walton artist Justin Gaffrey will be unveiling his new contemporary body of work,

Fishing When We Can in SoWal

October 27, 2017
I know it's been 3 weeks or so since I wrote but we have only been able t

Fishing, Sightseeing and Dolphin Tours with Osprey Charters

October 23, 2017
Captain Greg Burnett has a ton of fish tales and he likes to tell 'em!

Festival of the Arts Set for Oct 28-29

October 22, 2017
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) presents its annual Fes

RUN/SUP Gains Momentum in SoWal & Beyond

October 20, 2017
Some of us work out for vanity or for sanity.

Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park Oct 21

October 17, 2017
Walton County Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board is hosting Coastal Dune Lake Day

A Superior AC Company Expanding Facilities & Charitable Giving

October 17, 2017
While keeping his customers “cool as a cucumber” for the past 15 years, J

Century 21 Blue Marlin Golf Tournament Oct 20 to Benefit Five Local Charities

October 16, 2017
Take a swing for a good cause (actually five!) at Century 21 Blue Marlin's 5th Annual...

Bay Baits Grand Opening and Fishing Tournament Nov 4

October 16, 2017
Business partners Phillip Poundstone and Jacob Watkins are always hungry

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Captures Time

October 15, 2017
This past year has flown by for most folks, but Nathanael Fisher has figu

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival at Sandestin Oct 13-14

October 13, 2017
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, and The...

Kathleen Broaderick Finds Pure Joy in Art at Chroma

October 11, 2017
Award-winning Miramar Beach artist Kathleen Broaderick has a right to cro

30Awesome Vacation Rentals Is All About Relationships

October 11, 2017
Deciding to make your property a vacation rental is deciding to start a n

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for August 2017

October 8, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

Emeril's Coastal Italian an Immediate Hit in Grand Boulevard

October 8, 2017
Grand Boulevard is billed as

Bijoux Cooking Up New Orleans Brunch on Select Fall Dates

October 4, 2017
Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, loca

The Sanctuary at 331 Apartments Near Completion

October 3, 2017
The clubhouse has risen and the pool will be filled soon.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Announces Stellar Season 12

October 2, 2017
Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene

Annual Bloody Mary Festival Kickstarts Fall in SoWal Oct 7

October 2, 2017
The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival marks Fall in South Walton on Satur

South Walton Smells Fishy

October 2, 2017
The past two weeks we've had some wonderful weather here at the beach.

Finest Fresh Seafood & Much More at Destin Ice Market 30A

September 29, 2017
Did you hear that?

If You Need It They Got It at Grayton General Store

September 28, 2017
The Grayton General Store is truly SoWal’s convenience store of choice.

3rd Annual RUN/SUP Series at Grayton Beach Sep 30

September 26, 2017
The South Walton Run/SUP Series 2017 takes place on Saturday, September 30 from

SoWal Style: Paradise Vacation Home in WaterSound Beach

September 26, 2017
Just south of Scenic 30A in the heart of South Walton lies the amazing en

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse is Authentic Grayton Beach

September 21, 2017
Walking onto the grounds of the

Fashionably Late Always On Time

September 19, 2017
Open. Clean. Minimal.

13th Annual Hurricane Party CVHN Fundraiser at Bud & Alley's Sep 22

September 18, 2017
South Walton’s longest-established and award-winning restaurant,

Tryin' to Reason with the Season

September 17, 2017
The last two weeks had us trying to reason with not just hurricane season

The Pearl Shines in Rosemary Beach

September 13, 2017
At the heart of Rosemary Beach lies its gem.

International Coastal Cleanup in South Walton Sep 16

September 1, 2017
Come out and join beach loving locals for the Ocean Conservancy’s 2017 International...

The Alys Shoppe is All About Beach Style

August 30, 2017
I often remind myself that we are not meant to be limitless.

Sunset Bay Café Has Stellar Food and Views

August 29, 2017
SoWal residents and visitors are fortunate to have so many fine restauran

Truly Terrorizing Tripletails

August 29, 2017
Got back from almost three weeks at Indian Pass just in time to be stuck

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for July 2017

August 28, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

The Legacy Continues at Elmore's Landing

August 21, 2017
Art lovers and collectors of Joe Elmore’s art will be glad to know that h

Harvest Time Means Hops At Grayton Beer

August 17, 2017
Mid august until late September is the prime time for harvesting hops, th

Building Skyward with Habitat for Humanity of Walton County

August 17, 2017
Habitat for Humanity of Walton County helps to create homes, improve live

SoWal Style - Coconut Cloud Is The Perfect Home for Vacation Memories

August 15, 2017
Easily unnoticed on the Western edge of Rosemary Beach, on the south side

Beachy Brunch Spots in SoWal: The Short List

August 15, 2017
South Walton sunsets rival any worldwide, as do the spectacular sunrises.

Gulf World Marine Institute Tends to Turtles

August 10, 2017
Meeting a sea turtle up close is a powerful experience.

From Tunas to Tarpon

August 8, 2017
Today was my last day in Grayton/Seagrove for three weeks.

McQuage Bayou Trail Rebirth Provides Access to Point Washington Ecosystem

August 6, 2017
SoWal hikers, bikers, and equestrians are thankful that the McQuage Bayou

Snappers, Cobias and Kings, Oh My!

July 31, 2017
After a few real pretty days I am back on the hill today, Saturday, July

Point Washington Medical Clinic Freely Serves the Community

July 24, 2017
A doctor’s “bedside manner” will not usually appear on their resume, but

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for June 2017

July 19, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

Tranquility & Activity at Camp Helen State Park

July 18, 2017
On the east side of South Walton just east of Inlet Beach, turn off Highw

Jumpin' and Jammin' Fishing in July

July 15, 2017
I know, it's been awhile since I sat down and did a report but the Gulf has been calm,...

Shopping Local & Healthy in Paradise

July 10, 2017
The term “just another beautiful day in paradise” is heard often here in SoWal.