Tips & Trips
Top South Walton Insider Tips
Get out on a dune lake, any lake! Rent a kayak or paddle board from one of our local rental companies and enjoy some time floating on one of South Walton's rare coastal dune lakes. Try Sunny Days for a huge selection of bike, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals.
Get yourself an awesome piece of local art from one of South Walton's resident artists. Hang it on your wall, wear it around your neck, or place it on your mantle and be reminded of the beach 365 days a year. Ruskin Place Artist Colony is a great place to start.
Go to the Red Bar on Sunday a bit before noon and get a table in the front room for delectable local tunes, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Eggs Benedict.
Explore one of South Walton's amazing state parks. Dune trails, paddling, fishing, beaching, biking, hiking, turtles, alligators, bears, and dolphins, Oh my!
Catch a play at the Seaside REP Theatre in Seaside or at one of the various outdoor amphitheaters for a children's production of a fairy tale classic.
Have an early morning coffee and danish at the Grayt Coffee House with a hug from proprietress Cheri Peebles in the heart of Grayton Beach, then stroll the quiet streets of the historic town as it wakes up around you. When you get back to the coffee house you can arrange for a bonfire on the beach for your group that evening with a good old fashioned shrimp boil to boot.
Try to make your car lonely and bring bikes or rent them for your stay. The Scenic 30A Bike Path (officially the Timpoochee Trail) runs along the beaches, towns, dunes, and lakes. There is no better way to see South Walton.
See more than the beach and experience the real Florida. Take the family a bit up the road to the E.O. Biophilia Center. It's an awesome nature facility north of the bay with interactive displays, hands on programs and lectures, birds of prey exhibit, and Turtle Bob.
Eden Gardens State Park just north of Seagrove is a hidden gem not to be missed, with ancient oaks dripping cloaked in Spanish Moss, tours of the mansion, picnic areas, quiet trails, and grand Tucker Bayou.
Courtesy of the Staff at SoWal.com
Modified: July 31, 2012 9:51 am