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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.

Susan Lucas

Susan Lucas is a nationally acclaimed artist who lives and works in Santa Rosa Beach. The 2004 South Walton Artist of the Year specializes in Coastal Art. Her vibrant and engaging paintings celebrate the beauty of the beaches, lakes and bayous around her. Her award-winning contemporary landscapes have been featured... 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

The Bay

Sit back and relax at The Bay, as your look out at the Choctawhatchee Bay, sip on a cold cocktail, nibble on chef-inspired eats and tap your toes to the tunes. As part of the annual Perfect in South Walton Awards, The Bay took home Gold honors in the "Best... Read More

Uniquely Clever Mobile Art
Seaside Repertory Theatre

Located in Seaside, this intimate 75-seat venue showcases talented musicians throughout the year and as part of their Live@TheRep Concert Series.... 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

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

The Emerald Coast Theatre Company, also known as the ECTC, is a non-profit organization working to inspire, educate and empower the community and artists in the Emerald Coast area. Although the organization has been performing at locations throughout the South Walton area since 2012, the ECTC finally secured its own... Read More

Lola's on 30A

Bright, airy, eclectic, and eye-catching may be the best way to describe Lola’s on 30A. Walking into the family-owned business presents an immediate visual sensation. The first art you’ll encounter as you enter Lola’s on 30A is the creation of artist and owner, Lee Hensley. These beachy masterpieces depict natural... Read More

Seaside Repertory Theatre

Celebrating its 17th season, The Repertory Theatre is Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company located in the heart of downtown Seaside, Florida at the 75-seat Meeting Hall Theatre. The REP has built itself into a first-rate regional theatre, attracting some of the finest talents from around the world. The REP’s... Read More