Nothing is better for your body and your mind than getting back to nature among the trees and flowers, wind, water and wildlife. South Walton's natural beauty is astounding, and the reason folks flock to our coast. The beach is the main draw, but just off the beach some of our favorite spots feel like a world away.
The SoWal town of Alys Beach has a diverse collection of outdoor art and sculpture, placed as an open invitation for a unique experience of beauty and culture. Grab the camera and the kids and seek out each installation along the trails and pedestrian paths leading to parks, fountains, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Run/SUP Summer Series 2020 will take place at the BoatHouse Paddle Club in WaterColor on Friday mornings July 3rd thru July 31st. Online registration is open at runsup.com.
You've finally arrived at the beach! You’ve loaded up on groceries, enjoyed your first sunset, and now you're ready for fun and excitement in South Walton! Our latest SoWal List cuts to the chase about where to rent what and who delivers the goods.
People flock to South Walton from all over the world to enjoy the most beautiful beaches on the planet. But there’s so much more to the SoWal area that folks aren’t even aware of - endless opportunities for water adventures!
Here’s our latest SoWal List featuring just a few of the many water adventures to be experienced in our little corner of the world.
Do you love the REAL Florida? Do you love OLD Florida? Then a visit to Camp Helen State Park on the east end of South Walton is a must.
The protected sanctuary is sandwiched between our largest coastal dune lake, Lake Powell, and the gulf. Camp Helen is a true gem not to be missed, with amazing views from high bluffs, rustic foot bridges over still waters, forested trails teeming with wildlife, and a bit of Florida history to boot.
The Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show takes place February 28 - March 1, 2020 at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach. This land-based show will feature boat displays from all major manufacturers and the top dealers representing the latest in boats, high tech engines, electronics and marine accessories. Boats ranging from entry level bow riders and center consoles all the way up to the next generation 42' center consoles with quad outboards that have become so popular. Buyers will find everything in-between. REAL. FUN. BOATS.
True Coastal Dune Lakes occur in only a few places around the world, but 15 are found along the white beaches of SoWal!
Locals interested in expanding their creative horizons will be able to do so shortly with the expansion of the OLLI at FSU, PC30A class curriculum starting up right here in our SoWal community. OLLI (the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) has been in existence for a number of years, all over the country, and the scholarly program, tailored for folks who want to learn in a stress-free environment with no tests, no grades, and no homework, will get underway with registration beginning January 27, 2020.