With 26-miles of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico, easy access to the Choctawhatchee Bay and 15 rare coastal dune lakes, spending time on the water in South Walton is a breeze. Paddle board or kayak on one of the rare dune lakes while soaking up the natural scenery. Charter a deep sea fishing trip with one of the local fisherman or just enjoy the beach.
With four state parks and the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest, hit the trails and traverse your way through the scrub oaks and pines all while catching a glimpse of the local birds and wildlife. Beach access is also available at Deer Lake State Park, Grayton State Park, and Topsail State Park. If a truly unique South Walton experience is what you’re looking for, be sure to check out the rare coastal dune lakes that dot the coast. These incredibly diverse bodies of water are a combination of freshwater and saltwater, and are home to their own special ecosystems. With 15 dune lakes to explore, you’d have to travel to New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar or the Pacific Northwest to find them outside of South Walton.
South Walton is also known for its collection of championship golf courses such as Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, Watersound Origins. and Camp Creek Golf Club along 30-A. With beautiful natural surroundings, golfers in South Walton are treated to an experience like no other. From the first tee to the 18th, no matter your skill level, there’s a course that suites your game, but still offers a formidable challenge.
This area is well known for the 30-A Song Writers Festival held in January each year. Historically, the 30A Songwriters Festival has featured established touring acts in various genres as well as up and coming new singer songwriters emerging on the national stage. Over 175+ artists perform over the four day weekend in 30+ venues, all located along the 30A resort corridor. There are many venues throughout the year where you can go to see live music....The Bay, AJ's at Grayton Beach, The Red Bar, Old Florida Fish House, Stinky's Fish Camp, The Big Chill to name a few.
South Walton is a shopper’s paradise. Each of the area’s 16 signature beach neighborhoods are home to well-known luxury brands as well as up and coming designers and unique boutiques.
South Walton’s unique neighborhoods are home to an amazing collection of talented artists, performers and musicians. The art scene in South Walton is as diverse as the destination itself, showcasing everything from art galleries, digital projection festivals to live music and on-stage theatrical performances. So whether you’re looking to spend the evening soaking up some live tunes from a local musician or want to explore incredible works of art from one of our distinguished artists, the heartbeat of 30-A’s arts and culture scene is always within reach.