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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.

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