Many visitors to SoWal are shocked to find out that much of the stretch of beach between Miramar Beach and Inlet Beach is deeded to beachfront owners. As parking has gotten scarce and chair vendors have taken over much of the public space, competition for a place to relax is getting heated.
The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) has been “serving from the bay to the beach” for 35 years now and celebrated with their 6th annual Fire Prevention “All You Can Eat” Pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
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 >
With drive time “from Freeport to the beach” now reduced to about 20 minutes, the incentive to live “inland” is even more pronounced—and Freeport is BOOMING!
“The four-laning of Hwy 331 has been a really big deal, a really big improvement for folks here in Freeport,” says Freeport Mayor Russ Barley.
South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards report today to their FOURTEEN (14) tower locations March 1, 2018 and will continue to staff them until the end of the season on September 30, 2018.
For detailed information about Beach Safety go here >
A group of Walton County residents has incorporated “Safe Water for Walton, Inc.,” as a Florida non-profit organization - primarily to continue community opposition to a “deep injection well” State permit that would allow toxic landfill leachate to threaten the regional water basin.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is one of South Walton's jewels. The park is on the western end of Scenic 30A where it meets Hwy 98, encompassing two coastal dune lakes and three miles of beautiful beach.
This interactive South Walton Beach Access Map is maintained by the South Walton Fire District (SWFD). The beach access map shows lifeguard locations for 30A and South Walton beaches. Beach parking areas are shown on the map. Also shown are ADA accessible beach accesses and free wheelchair availability for public use.
Here are important resources and links for South Walton County in Florida. The Emerald Coast and 30A Beach resources are on this page.
Beaches of South Walton County, Florida Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Beaches of South Walton County, Florida Forums
Beaches of South Walton County, Florida Government
Beaches of South Walton County, Florida Groups & Organizations
A South Walton wedding is one you dream about. Beautiful parks, extravagant venues, amazing restaurants, unique beach walkovers, beautiful white sand and turquoise waters make for the perfect wedding.
Where do you start? For legal requirements and license information for getting married in Walton County, Florida - please check the Walton County, Florida Clerk Of Courts website for more marriage license information. Where To Apply Walton County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459, (850) 267-3066.