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Red Tide Reports and Information for South Walton & 30A Florida

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.

Visit the SoWal Forum for local reports and current red tide status for South Walton & 30A Florida >

South Walton Sea Turtle Season Underway

The South Walton Turtle Watch team is hard at work each and every day protecting and assisting our sea turtles for another successful sea turtle season!

Sea Turtle nesting season in South Walton is May 1st through Oct 31st each year.  One of the most extraordinary things about South Walton beaches are the sea turtles that nest here. They need our help and protection to survive. 

Help Clean Up The Bay On Earth Day April 22

Earth-lovers are asked to meet at the Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort to celebrate Earth Day and lend a hand on Thursday. April 22 at 8:30 a.m.. Volunteers will help clean the shoreline by removing plastics and other debris harmful to local wildlife, bay water and natural resources along the Sandestin boundary of Choctawatchee Bay. Refreshments will be provided by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Western Lake Pines at Grayton Beach State Park

South Walton County in the Florida panhandle is home to rare coastal dune lakes that kiss the Gulf of Mexico. Western Lake meets the Gulf at Grayton Beach State Park. The beloved stand of pines between the lake and the Gulf is one of South Walton's most photographed and painted scenes.

Photos & info -
http://sowal.com/place/western-lake
http://sowal.com/place/grayton-beach-state-park

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