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COVID-19 Travel Updates


As local businesses take precautions related to COVID-19 in America, we are sharing information here to answer common questions being asked by visitors and those considering visiting South Walton. Our visitor center is currently open in a limited capacity, as we will be assisting guests outside (while maintaining social distancing) and continuing to answer phone calls. (Page Updated 10/23/2020)

  • Walton County beaches and parks are open to the public.
  • Florida restaurants, bars and nightclubs can operate at normal capacity. Social distancing measures may be in place and staff may be wearing masks or other protective equipment, but this is not required by law.
  • Retail shops, gyms and other businesses are allowed to operate at normal capacity. 

For the best scientific and medical guidelines, monitor the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.


What To Know Before Visiting South Walton

Our beaches, parks and most businesses are currently open. In many cases, cleaning measures have been enhanced and other measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19. We also encourage those visiting South Walton to please take appropriate precautions to keep your family and the South Walton community safe. CLICK HERE for more information.



South Walton restaurants are operating in accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions, and most restaurants in the area have reopened. Restaurant staff may be required by their management to wear face masks and gloves. By order of Florida’s governor, restaurants can now operate at 100 percent capacity. To learn more about South Walton's restaurants, CLICK HERE.


Support South Walton

As our community continues to adapt in the wake of COVID-19, we’ve seen local businesses, residents and visitors who love South Walton step up to help those in need, whether it’s raising money to feed first responders or to help restaurant workers who’ve lost their jobs. CLICK HERE to see how you can help support South Walton. 



Accommodations within South Walton are open and accepting bookings. As properties adjust their operations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, enhanced sanitation and safety precautions may be in effect. Be sure to check all information available through your rental company. To explore South Walton's accommodations, CLICK HERE.



Based on previous initial concerns related to COVID-19, many events were postponed, modified or canceled. For a list of activities updates, based on information provided to us, CLICK HERE.


Virtual Beach Vibes

If you can’t be here in South Walton, we figured we’d bring a little bit of the experience to you with our Virtual Beach Vibes series. This series is meant to support our incredible service industry stars, including artists, chefs and musicians. Catch a fun lively concert. Tour an art gallery. Or simply enjoy a sunset. CLICK HERE to see what's happening in South Walton. 


Additional Official Resources:

CDC Information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

How to stop the spread of germs

Travel Tips: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

Florida Department of Health Florida Department of Health – COVID -19 Webpage

Walton County Department of Health: http://walton.floridahealth.gov/

Walton County Emergency Management https://www.co.walton.fl.us/1063/Emergency-Management



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