Clear Gulf Water Flows Into Western Lake in Grayton Beach, Florida

Most of South Walton's coastal dune lakes open periodically to flow into the Gulf of Mexico after the lakes swell with rain. On rare occasion when conditions are just right, after draining for a few days the lake achieves equilibrium and clear Gulf water flows back in to the lake.

This overhead view is of the Western Lake outfall in Grayton Beach, Florida.

SoWal Guide for the Amazing Scenic 30A Bike Trail

There’s no better way to get up close and personal with South Walton's beauty and charm than to pedal along our paved 18-mile bike path. It winds past rare coastal dune lakes, stellar state parks, massive dunes, and through several charming SoWal beach towns. Biking in SoWal is a perfect family activity, an ideal way to get some exercise, and a whole lot of fun.


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