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.
Sunsets are perfect in South Walton, Florida.
Two dolphins dance around a lucky paddler in the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton on a perfect morning.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish.
See more details at http://SoWal.com/place/topsail-hill-preserve-state-park
Nothing is better for your body and your mind than getting back to nature among the trees and flowers, duens, 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.
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.
Cultivate Community Gardens (CCG), the first community garden in South Walton, announced the organization is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the J.W. Couch Foundation.
The funds will be used towards the initial construction of the community garden to be installed this spring at Padgett Park in Santa Rosa Beach.
“We are thrilled to help construct the first community garden in South Walton and believe it will be an amazing source of nutrition, education and wellness for all.” said Sean Couch, President of the J.W. Couch Foundation.
The Annual Coastal Cleanup is a great way to get out to the beach AND help the beach at the same time! See details below for a couple of ways to participate this year.
Sea turtle hatchlings are beginning to appear on beaches throughout the Sunshine State, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to help ensure these tiny turtles reach the ocean by following a few simple guidelines.