Staying Safe at the Beach in South Walton

February 27, 2022 by SoWal Staff

At, we are committed to helping locals and visitors stay safe while enjoying our beautiful beaches. The beach is such a wonderful place to relax. At the beach, life is beautiful and we slip into a state of mind where we feel comfortable, carefree, and secure. That's what a vacation is all about!

However, the gulf waters can be dangerous and it's important to always put safety first. For detailed information about Beach Safety go here >

For current conditions and flag updates text "SAFETY" to 31279 or visit

South Walton Fire District (SWFD) operates 14 lifeguard tower locations in South Walton. See all beach accesses with photos and features at South Walton & 30A Beach Accesses.

Lifeguarded beaches are available from March through October, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at regional public beach accesses including Inlet Beach, Santa Clara, Van Ness Butler, Jr., Blue Mountain, Gulfview Heights, Ed Waline, Dune Allen and Miramar Beach. Lifeguards are provided by South Walton Fire District and funded as a part of the Visit South Walton Safety Program. (Number of lifeguarded beaches, dates and times are subject to change.)


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