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Local Public Beach Use advocates will come together to share information about proposed HB6063 and SB1068 that repeal the 2018 HB631. Learn about why this is important, and how you can help show your support for this legislation and love for our beaches! Restore Customary Use - #RestoreCU - is a project that many organizations and people are supporting by getting involved locally in South Walton, Florida.
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 >
Stats, stats, and more stats - excellent information compiled for South Walton tourism for 2018. The projected total dollar impact of tourism for Walton County is nearly $5 billion from more than 4 million visitors, providing more than 29,000 jobs with over $650 million in wages.
The economic impact of tourism on Walton County is based on data collected from 3,208 visitors to Walton County during 2018. Interviews were conducted
throughout South Walton.
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.
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.