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Millions of Moments to Remember

While vacations are of course a time to get away from it all, they also present an opportunity for extended families to come together for some invaluable quality time.

Part of South Walton’s charm is its ability to provide each visitor a personalized yet communal experience – appealing to all generations. This ranges from grandparents relaxing in a hammock with a good book, right down to toddlers feeling sugar-white sand between their toes for the very first time. Young parents can enjoy a vacation with their parents as well as their kids, offering a chance to sneak off for a much-needed date.

Toddler Playing in the Sand on the Beach

It feels like home here. With such a wide variety of accommodations, families can opt for anything from a spacious beach house to a full-service beach resort with all the amenities built right in.

Beyond South Walton’s stunning beaches, the diverse activities include so many options that everyone can enjoy together. It’s easy to get out and explore with whatever degree of exertion you all enjoy, whether it’s a round of golf or a day at the spa. Try exploring endless miles of paved biking paths that lead along the Timpoochee Trail and into the winding side streets of these 16 unique beach neighborhoods. You can also take a family kayak excursion on a quiet coastal dune lake or set out on a leisurely hike through the peaceful beauty of Point Washington State Forest.

Kayaking on Western Lake in South Walton, Florida

Looking for a night on the town? South Walton is a culinary paradise with more than 200 restaurants to choose from – including family-friendly spots like The Bay in Santa Rosa Beach, Chiringo in Grayton Beach, Pizza by the Sea at Gulf Place, Pickle’s Beachside Grill and Bud & Alley’s in Seaside, plus many more. If you’re looking for adventure, Baytowne Wharf is fun for all ages, with restaurants, shops, arcades and thrills, including a zipline. Or make an adventure out of cooking together at home. Collect fresh local ingredients as you stroll through the 30A Farmers’ Market at Rosemary Beach or stop by one of the area’s Gulf seafood markets, such as Goatfeathers.

Family Walking Past Pickle's Beachside Grill in Seaside

When the sun sets, there’s still plenty of family fun to be had. With live music and family-friendly movie nights, The Big Chill is the perfect place to wind down with the whole family. Or contact a local outfitter about having a (legal) bonfire on the beach. There’s nothing quite as comforting as s’mores and the sounds of the surf.

Beach Bonfire Set-Up at Sunset in South Walton, Florida

All in all, family bonding can be found in even the simplest of moments. In addition to creating fun quality time together, these South Walton experiences plant the seeds of lifelong memories.

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