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With 26-miles of sugar white sand and turquoise water to behold, South Walton is the perfect destination for a beach vacation, a family reunion or a couples/friends getaway. What soothes the soul more than lying on the beach, listening to the waves lap in the distance and warm Gulf breezes dancing in your hair?

And while you could probably spend the entire day soaking up the sunshine, there’s so much more to explore in South Walton.

To truly immerse yourself into the South Walton culture, look no further than the local art galleries, live music venues or performing arts stages that dot our 16 unique beach neighborhoods. From Inlet Beach in the east to Miramar Beach in the west, there are dozens of art galleries beckoning to be explored; countless musicians pouring their passion into microphones; and Broadway-quality thespians acting out the perfect scene night in and night out.

Whatever you choose to do while you are here, let South Walton speak to you.

Modus Photography

Modus Photography is located in Grayton Beach on 30A. Mo-dus is a translation for "The mode or expression." Capturing the moments of cultural differences, travel, surfing, beach photos, adventures, cultural ceremonies like wedding events and working with people is a natural fit with Chandler's personality! Starting in the dark room, Chandler... Read More

The Studio Gallery

Established, emerging and award-winning fine artists from around the Southeast are represented in The Studio’s 1,400 square feet of gallery space. Featured are contemporary and traditional works in a variety of styles and media from acrylic and oil paintings to shell art and jewelry.... Read More

Big Mama's Hula Girl Gallery

Big Mama's Hula Girl Gallery is a coastal chic gallery located in Seaside, Florida. We are so pleased to share the works of over 20 local artists. You can also find unique home decor for your beach paradise or your home retreat.... Read More

Saczynski Gallery

As the 2013 Visit South Walton Artist of the Year, Andy Saczynski's art has brought another element of eclectic flair to Grayton Beach. His artwork is innovative and unique. Andy's gallery is located in Shops of Grayton and is a must-stop during a visit to South Walton.... Read More

Moon Creek Gallery

Photographer Kurt Lischka draws inspiration from the rhythms and textures of the natural world. His South Walton coastal home in the Florida Panhandle is a stunning place of surprises, cycles and change. Moon Creek Gallery is located in Grayton Beach, Florida at Grayton Beach Plaza on Hwy 283, just north of... Read More

Mary Hong Studio | Gallery

Mary Hong Studio/Gallery showcases the work of local artist Mary Hong. Mary dreamed up a new way of making art by encasing glass in resin on painted canvas. Her work brings sparkle and beauty and light to any space. Mary was the recipient of the 2014 Artist... Read More

The Shard Shop

Nestled under the pines of Grayton Beach, Florida, this trendy Make-Your-Own-ShardArt boutique is filled to the brim with all things glass! ShardArt is a mosaic-like technique of applying glass to painted canvas to create gorgeous masterpieces! You simply come in, get inspired and dig your hands into our glass! After you’ve laid... Read More

The Zoo Gallery

From the beginning in 1979, The Zoo Gallery's vision has been to promote American artists, provide products of exceptional quality and to excel in providing outstanding customer service. The Zoo Gallery carries handcrafted pottery, unique jewelry, limited edition prints, handmade furniture, recycled metal, artisan glass, award-winning t-shirts, wearable art, cards... Read More

AJ's Grayton Beach

With live music nightly, this Grayton Beach spot is a great place to gather with friends. A.J.'s also serves up lots of casual dining options, along with plenty of cold drinks.... Read More