Visitors to SoWal spend a lot of time along Scenic 30A, and a MUST visit to Alys Beach is always in order. Located on the east end of South Walton (just west of Rosemary Beach), locals and out-of-towners are always amazed at the unique architecture, courtyards, green spaces, gardens and parks found within the Alys Beach community.
There are lots of places that sell lots of bikes, but Big Daddy’s Bike Shop remains at the top of the hill.
They’ve been in business here in SoWal on Scenic 30A in Blue Mountain Beach at the top of the hill (literally and figuratively) for 21 years now for a reason: They simply have set the gold standard for bicycle sales, rentals, and maintenance.
The gathering of good witches is upon us!
The Witches of South Walton are set the host the 16th Annual Witch Ride presented by Pizza by the Sea, on Wednesday, October 31 to support the mission of local nonprofit, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, or CVHN.
These guys. They’re chomping at the bit to hit the trail….and here I am holding up the show to take a picture of the gang.
We're gathered at Big Daddy’s Bike Shop to head out on the weekly mountain bike ride through nearby Point Washington State Forest. I'm along for the ride and looking forward to the venture.
SoWal hikers, bikers, and equestrians are thankful that the McQuage Bayou Trail is once again open for business.
Formerly used primarily by equestrians (horizontal posts still exist for tying up ol’ Trigger), the newly improved trail was officially re-opened with a Florida Forest Service event July 21, 2017.
On the east side of South Walton just east of Inlet Beach, turn off Highway 98 and through the gate of Camp Helen State Park and be amazed how fast you go from freeway frenzy to total tranquility.
Want to know what there is to do in South Walton? Our 26-mile stretch of pristine coastline is filled with the aroma of clean salt air and the fresh scent of deep pine forests, and is interwoven with the unique charm of many idyllic beach communities. Whatever your preference, from beachside cottages to world-class resorts, you’ll find it here along Scenic 30A. Explore the sugar-white sands and emerald green waters of top-rated beaches, the woods and marshlands where endangered plants, animals and exotic birds thrive … you'll love our unspoiled nature.
Grayton Beach State Park has showcased the best natural environment South Walton has to offer for nearly 50 years.
The park encompasses 2,200 acres of pristine rolling dunes along the Gulf and Western Lake, and a magnificent coastal forest habitat with unusual scrub oaks and magnolias twisted by winds and time. Western Lake is the centerpiece of the park, one of our rare, freshwater coastal dune lakes.
SoWal adventure comes in many forms.
If you have wheels you can explore our treasured off-road trails of State Parks, the State Forest, and miles of surrounding roads and paved trails all over South Walton. Near the center point of Scenic 30A in Blue Mountain Beach is a special shop with special people that will get you rollin'.
There’s no better way to get up close and personal with South Walton's beauty and charm than to pedal along our paved 18-mile bike path. It winds past rare coastal dune lakes, stellar state parks, massive dunes, and through several charming SoWal beach towns. Biking in SoWal is a perfect family activity, an ideal way to get some exercise, and a whole lot of fun.