Nothing is better for your body and your mind than getting back to nature among the trees and flowers, wind, water and wildlife. South Walton's natural beauty is astounding, and the reason folks flock to our coast. The beach is the main draw, but just off the beach some of our favorite spots feel like a world away.
All South Walton backyards can be a gathering place for birds, butterflies, frogs, squirrels and many more types of local wildlife.
South Walton beaches are a go-to destination for summer fun and for sea turtles. On our amazing white sands, several species of sea turtles return each year to build a nest and lay their eggs.
It’s sea turtle nesting season once again and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding beachgoers to take precautions that can help protect these federally threatened and endangered marine reptiles.
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One of the ways we like to promote our area, and help you do the same, is sharing our collection of more than 5,000 photos for you to download and share for FREE! We are pleased and proud to share photos of our beloved South Walton. It's why we started SoWal.com - to share our love for the beach. Please help us spread the joy and Share SoWal!
Virtual Hands Across the Sand takes place on Saturday May 16, 2020! Check in to Hands Across the Sand on Facebook to virtually join hands to continue our march towards cleaner energy options, celebrate our beaches, and defend our shores from offshore drilling. Share the love!
May brings the start of sea turtle nesting season on the Gulf coast in South Walton Florida. Thank you for keeping all of our beaches #CleanDarkFlat all season long!
People flock to South Walton from all over the world to enjoy the most beautiful beaches on the planet. But there’s so much more to the SoWal area that folks aren’t even aware of - endless opportunities for water adventures!
Here’s our latest SoWal List featuring just a few of the many water adventures to be experienced in our little corner of the world.
Do you love the REAL Florida? Do you love OLD Florida? Then a visit to Camp Helen State Park on the east end of South Walton is a must.
The protected sanctuary is sandwiched between our largest coastal dune lake, Lake Powell, and the gulf. Camp Helen is a true gem not to be missed, with amazing views from high bluffs, rustic foot bridges over still waters, forested trails teeming with wildlife, and a bit of Florida history to boot.
True Coastal Dune Lakes occur in only a few places around the world, but 15 are found along the white beaches of SoWal!
The Friends of Eden Gardens invite the community to the annual Camellia Festival at Eden Gardens State Park on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10am until 2pm.
Visitors are invited to stroll through amazing Camellias, enjoy a Camellia floral arrangement demonstration, learn air layering, (a Camellia propagating technique), and Camellia waxing for bloom preservation. Attend a program on Camellia care and other plant related topics by Marie Harrison, a Master Gardener and author of numerous Gardening Books.