At the north end of Scenic 395 is a boat ramp and two docks on Tucker Bayou that opens into the Choctawhatchee Bay. There is parking and a boat cleaning station with fresh water. This is the spot where Truman attempted to board the ferry to escape Seahaven Island.
Pilcher Park is underneath the 331 bridge on the south shore of Choctawhatchee Bay. It's the place to go for launching a boat or fishing along the rocks or on the 200-foot pier. Just about any species of saltwater fish can be caught at Pilcher Park in Walton County, Florida.
- Begun in 2013
- 200 foot pier
- 3 pavilions with picnic tables
- four boat ramps
- parking for 50 cars and 30 boat trailers
Camp Helen State Park is bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida. The beach access is a long walk through the park and dunes to the Gulf.
Deer Lake State Park is a 1,920-acre park which shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. The beach access is a long walk through the trees to a long walkover across the dunes to the Gulf.
Eden Gardens State Park consists of 163 upland acres just north of Seagrove Beach, across highway 98 in Point Washington, along the shores of Tucker Bayou and the Choctawhatchee Bay. The park provides access to the bay from Tucker Bayou and has a dock for fishing and a boat launch for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. The route through the bayou, east a short way along the intracoastal and around to Peach Creek is magnificent.
Grayton Beach State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Florida, with massive dunes, winding trails, abundant wildlife, and shimmering 100-acre Western Lake, one of many coastal dune lakes gracing Scenic Highway 30A along Scenic 30A in South Walton (SoWal).
Henderson Beach State Park is across the county line in Destin. At Henderson Beach State Park, pristine white sugar sand beaches and more than 6,000 feet of natural scenic shoreline border the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There are parking and restrooms right next to the Gulf.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall.