The Annual Coastal Cleanup is a great way to get out to the beach AND help the beach at the same time! See details below for a couple of ways to participate this year.
The nomination period for the 2021 Perfect in South Walton Awards will be open from August 28th until September 13th.
Over the last few months we've added 1,400 new photos of every public Beach, Bay & Lake Access in the South Walton area - and all photos are available for you to use!
We post daily information about Covid-19 news, and the number of cases on the SoWal Forum >
There you'll also find the latest information on safety, rentals, business operations and more.
Everyone wants to know where to park at the beach in South Walton. What features do our beach accesses have? Which 30A beach accesses have restrooms. Which beach accesses have lifeguards, ADA accessibility, wheelchairs available for public use, beach chair rentals, etc. We have all the locations and details about public beach accesses in South Walton, Florida
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At SoWal.com, 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 >
Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, uses 50 criteria each year to name the top 10 beaches in the USA, a labor of love and science since 1991. This year Grayton Beach State Park tops the list at number one for 2020.
If you’ve ever driven down Scenic 30A through Seaside, then chances are you've seen one or more of the Seaside pavilions on the Gulf.
They are beautiful and enticing. They may be the most photographed architecture in South Walton, and they are also quite significant to SoWal’s history and architectural story. The nine pavilions help make our community stand out from other beach destinations, and each structure is unique in appearance and designed by a different architect.
For this year, all driving on the beach permits until August 1st, due to limited county operations because of COVID-19. The beach permit lottery application process will begin later than usual, on June 1st.
For a high-level overview, please see the Beach Driving and Charter Fishing Permits 2019 fact sheet.