Staying Safe at the Beach in South Walton

At, 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 >

Visit South Walton Spring 2021 Visitor Tracking Study

The recent Spring 2021 Visitor Tracking Study by Visit South Walton is based on 500 internet and in-person surveys with Spring visitors who traveled to South Walton between March 2021 and May 2021. Due to the abnormal nature of Spring 2020 as a result of COVID, comparisons are made to Spring 2019. Interviews were with out-of-county guests who stayed at properties/vacation rentals at beach communities across South Walton, and at various locations along the beaches.

Santa Clara Regional Beach Access Reopens After Rebuild

Santa Clara Regional Beach Access has reopened after being closed for several months to allow for boardwalk and dune walkover replacement. The access in Seagrove Beach is one of the most popular in SoWal with quite a bit of parking, restrooms and a shower. The ADA accessible ramp is nearly equal to a football field in length and allows a descent to the Seagrove sand from quite a height on the top of the dune cliff.

How To Get A Walton County Beach Driving Permit

Walton County offers a variety of Beach Driving Permits, Charter Fishing Permits and Dogs on the Beach Permits for Walton County landowners and/or residents.  The procedures for applying for and receiving a permit are outlined and dictated by the Walton County Beach Activities Ordinance 2021-03.  For those wishing to receive a permit, each permitting processes has its own set of qualifications that must be met, and procedures that must be followed. For detailed information, please view the

Walton County Mobility Plan Workshops Feb 2 & 4

The Walton County Planning Department will conduct three workshops to discuss the Proposed Walton County Mobility Plan. There are two identical sessions on February 2nd at 1PM and 6PM, both focused on the Scenic 30A Corridor. There is a third session on February 4th at 6PM, focused on Miramar Beach and other parts of South Walton.
Join our community and let's work together on this impactful plan for the future of Walton County.
Proposed Walton County Mobility Plan Info >


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