On & Beyond the Beach
As the Blonsky family discovered, it’s surprisingly easy to settle right in and start unwinding in South Walton. Whether you’re on the move or simply burying your feet in the sugar-white sand, there’s just something that makes everyone feel naturally relaxed here.
These 16 beach neighborhoods offer a safe and care-free setting where their kids have room to run and explore. One day they might dive into water activities or take on adventures in the natural surroundings. The next, they might go soaring along the zip line at Baytowne Wharf.
They just feel right at home here, even while experiencing things you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Each new discovery makes them want to keep coming back to see what will happen next.
Get a glimpse of their exploration!
There’s a completely unique feel to each experience in South Walton.
Skim the surf on boogie boards. Go for a group hike through the one of the state forests or nature preserves. Grab some great deals at the local outlets, or pick up a few souvenir treasures while exploring the colorful local shops.
The eateries serve up tastes to suit everyone’s cravings – from food trucks to more upscale hot spots. Enjoy specialty coffee and fresh-made donuts for breakfast, a laid-back lunch with a view at a beachside hangout and dinner at a casually stylish little bistro (with enough background noise to blend with your family’s laughter). Top it all off with a couple scoops of tasty local ice cream.
Each neighborhood has such a distinctive personality, ensuring your family an incredible variety of activities beyond the beach.
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
Over 20 years ago, owner Christine and young son Jed migrated from Canada to a seaside cottage on the corner of 30-A in beautiful Blue Mountain Beach where they often found themselves the only permanent residents on the street. As the years passed and the area grew, the two decided...
Charlie's Donut Truck
Drive, peddle or stroll through Alys Beach, and you might just spot Charlie’s Donut Truck parked on the north side of Scenic Highway 30A. Charlie sells fresh donuts and pastries, delivered daily from his bakery, plus hot coffee, cold drinks and more....
The newest Hartley restaurant is located on the sacred ground of Seagrove’s beginnings. In the 1940’s, when Seagrove Beach was nothing more than a few houses hidden behind sand dunes, a man named Cube McGee saw something more. He saw a paradise unlike anywhere else in the world and decided to...
The Hub 30A
The Hub is an entertainment district and gathering place for families and friends with great restaurants, shopping and events. With six restaurants and two full bars there’s something to please every palate in your group! The restaurants & bars are situated around a lawn and patio area with comfortable...
Village of Baytowne Wharf
The vibrant hub of the Sandestin experience is the Village of Baytowne Wharf. It’s here you’ll discover the amazing array of accommodations that put you in the heart of it all, just steps from family fun-zones, shopping, dining, and live entertainment. When the sun sets over Choctawhatchee Bay, things heat up...