Beach Maintenance

Walton County TDC Beach Operations Department

924 South County Hwy 83
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459
(850) 267-4578

Deliveries are received between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Beach Operations is comprised of two divisions: Beach Maintenance and Beach Code Enforcement. Beach Maintenance includes beach cleaning, construction/maintenance of regional and neighborhood beach access facilities, construction/maintenance of the multi-use trail, and beach re-nourishment projects. 

Beach Maintenance

  • Operates 7 days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Maintains and cleans 60+ beach, lake and bay accesses. All regional beach access restrooms and pavilions are cleaned and restocked daily.
  • Maintains and services 600 garbage collection stations located on the beach, at the regional/neighborhood accesses, and along the multiuse trail. All garbage collections stations are emptied daily.
  • Maintains and cleans 26 miles of multi-use trail. The entire trail and adjacent right of way is cut, edged, and cleaned of litter, sand, and debris every seven days.
  • Coordinates and manages architect/engineers/consultants for capital improvement projects and beach re-nourishment projects.


Beach Operations Capital Improvement Projects


The Walton County TDC’s Beach Operations Department will begin renovation work on 10 of its Neighborhood Beach Accesses in the Seagrove Beach and Seacrest Beach communities beginning the week of Jan. 28. Work will include new deck boards, new handrails, and new structural components as needed. 

Renovations will be completed in phases in effort to minimize access closure to any particular beach area where projects are scheduled. Work on each phase is expected to take approximately 30 days each and are scheduled for beach accesses that are determined to have reached the end of their service life due to normal wear and tear.

Neighborhood Beach Accesses to be renovated or replaced as part of the improvements: 

  • Holly Street (renovation)
  • Azalea/ Camellia Street (renovation)
  • Gardenia Street (renovation)
  • Sugar Dunes (complete replacemet)
  • Pelayo Ave. (renovation)
  • Gulf Lake Beach Estates (renovation)
  • Seabreeze (renovation)
  • Seacrest Dr. (renovation)
  • Wall St. (complete replacement)

The majority of the renovations have been completed, with the following NBAs are still awaiting renovations, which are expected to be completed by April 24. 

  • Seabreeze
  • Gulf Lake Estates
  • Sugar Dunes
  • Pelayo


The Nightcap Neighborhood Beach Access will be closed beginning April 10, 2019 for drainage improvements. The access is scheduled to be closed between 1-2 weeks while the improvements are made.​

For a complete lineup of South Walton's beach access locations, visit 

Deer Lake Pedestrian Bridge to Close for Improvements

The Deer Lake pedestrian bridge near WaterSound will be closed to the public beginning April 8, 2019 for improvements. The improvements include replacement of the existing wooden frame span with a new 70-foot-long metal span.

The new span is expected to be delivered to the Deer Lake site on April 26, 2019, at which time drivers should expect a lane closure along County Highway 30A as the span is offloaded.

The new pedestrian bridge is expected to be reopened by May 24, 2019.