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
Walton County continues to thrive as a top-tier travel destination and tourism economy, according to the Walton County Tourism Department’s recently released 2022 Tourism Update.
Join fellow SoWal earth-lovers for an Earth Day Town Hall on Saturday April 22nd from 12 - 3PM in Padgett Park off JD Miller Road in Santa Rosa Beach.
Hear presentations, enjoy demos and displays from the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition, and get tours of Walton County's only Community Garden with Satsuma planting by Trees on the Coast. The event is free to attend and family-friendly.
Red Tide can ruin a day at the beach in Walton County, Florida. Luckily, Red Tide is pretty rare in South Walton. The 30A beaches rarely get Red Tide, but when it come it is no fun. Sometimes it is very mild and people think it is an allergy attack. Sometimes it is severe and makes you feel like you have the flu.
Pretty much every year, usually in summer and fall, there are national media reports about Red Tide, and folks coming to SoWal get concerned even thought the reports are typically about South Florida in the Tampa Bay area.
The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance does an impressive amount of work in our area and one of the largest parts of the mission is sampling and measuring water quality.
Ever wonder how the town of Seaside, Florida began? It's become an extremely popular place to visit and served as a model that many new small towns have followed. Read on to learn about the history of Seaside.
Time was, families coming to the beach stayed in simple cottages…in beach towns where porch-sitting and strolling were activities at least as important as swimming and sunbathing.
The Monarch Art Trail (MAT) is an outdoor sculpture project created by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) with support from The St. Joe Community Foundation (StJCF). The art trail honors the magnificent Monarch Butterfly and it's amazing flight ability of up to 2,700 miles and its generational migratory pattern route through SoWal.
Walton County’s Dune Lakes are ecological treasures, and there are opportunities for you to help monitor and preserve the unique environmental systems of our lakes.
In addition to outstanding recreational activities, our coastal dune lakes store and filter water, and provide singular transitional habitats for a unique mix of plants and animals.
Walton County has officially designated October as Coastal Dune Lake Month. This is a new designation, and is a welcome addition to our calendar with many ways to honor our unique SoWal Coastal Dune Lakes through education and activities.
If you are looking for ways to increase your awareness, learn simple skills, or just curious about self protection is, this seminar is for you.