Sea Turtle Season runs May 1 - October 31 in South Walton. Extra care is needed to help protect and preserve our ancient flippered friends during the season. Sea turtles have been nesting on our shores for millions of years.
Pets & Animals
While SoWal is known for amazing beaches, water activities and fine dining - you're missing the boat if you haven’t checked out the fun at 30A Horse Farm at Arnett’s Gulfside.
Located on Hwy. 393 South about half-way between Scenic 30A and Hwy 98, the Horse Farm offers many activities including Guided Horse Rides, Event and Party Hosting, Camping/RV Parking, a very cool Wedding Venue, an on-site Boot Shop, and numerous weekly and annual special events.
Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles group invites our community to the We Share the Beaches Educational Series held at the South Walton Coastal Branch Library.
Programs are held monthly on specified Wednesday nights as announced from 6:30 til 7:30pm. Free and open to the public and also as training for Friends of South Walton Sea Turtle Volunteer Beach Ambassadors.
Dr. Mary Connor has really settled into the SoWal community with her veterinarian practice, Kindness Pet Hospital, going full bore on Scenic 30A.
In business since 2014, she is a happy camper with the addition of Dr. Kristyn Carr. There are a lot more folks moving to this area and that means more pets need tending to.
Meeting a sea turtle up close is a powerful experience.
They're beautiful and graceful in the water, and they're so darn cute, with big eyes and a permanent smile. They're curious about people and seem to want to connect, waving their large flippers when a person comes close. When you get the rare chance to be face to face, you feel an emotional bond right away.
On the east side of South Walton just east of Inlet Beach, turn off Highway 98 and through the gate of Camp Helen State Park and be amazed how fast you go from freeway frenzy to total tranquility.
As people make plans to go to the beach for the Independence Day holiday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to help protect beach-nesting shorebirds and sea turtles by giving them space and keeping personal fireworks off the beach. Please respect shorebird and sea turtle areas that are posted to protect these vulnerable species, but remember not all nests are posted.
SoWal pet owners have been lining up at Bow Wow Meow Pet Company for almost seven years now. The Seagrove store in Seagrove on Scenic 30A offers unique holistic, eco-friendly pet products, and has added their own dog bakery products to the lineup.
Owner John Scanlan, calling on 20-plus years in the restaurant business, decided to “bake his own” dog biscuits and has been selling the doggie treats out of his store since November 19.