Outdoors & Nature
Adventure lies around every corner in South Walton. While you could easily spend the entire day soaking up the Florida sunshine, shopping, dining or relaxing along our 26 miles of sugar-white sand and turquoise water, and we wouldn’t blame you, why not get out and explore?
There are endless ways to quench your thirst for adventure in South Walton. With access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, dropping a line and reeling in the big one is a true Florida adventure. With four state parks and Point Washington State Forest, hit the trails and traverse your way through the scrub oaks and pines all while catching a glimpse of the local birds and wildlife.
If a truly unique South Walton experience is what you’re looking for, be sure to check out the rare coastal dune lakes that dot the coast. These incredibly diverse bodies of water are a combination of freshwater and saltwater, and are home to their own special ecosystems. With 15 dune lakes to explore, you’d have to travel to New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar or the Pacific Northwest to find them outside of South Walton.
Everything about South Walton inspires you to be outdoors. The sights, sounds and smells challenge you to take full advantage of your senses.
Pedego Electric Bikes / Eventure Tour Co
Eventure SoWal provides professionally guided electric bike tours by locals highlighting all the treasures of South Walton along beautiful 30A. We focus on the unique communities, environmental, cultural, dining and outdoor activities available in South Walton. Eventure SoWal is the brain child of life long locals who want to share... Read More
Green Fin Paddle Co.
Families often struggle to agree on fun things to do while on vacation. Green Fin Paddle Co’s guided stand up paddle board tours bring everyone together for an unforgettable excursion that's sure to delight, creating happy memories that will last a lifetime. Be the hero that discovers the highlight of... Read More
Just a short distance from the beaches of 30A rests some of Northwest Florida's most beautiful cold springs. There is an abundance of things to see and do both above and below the crystal clear water as you kayak, snorkel, and explore this unique ecosystem with our informative and fun... Read More
Scenic Highway 98 Trail
Scenic Highway 98 is the original beach cruising spot in South Walton. This paved path is perfect for biking, jogging or even longboard skateboarding. The path runs right by Miramar Beach Access which offers expansive views of the coastline. It's also a local favorite for surfing and sunsets. Trail Distance: 3... Read More
Eden Gardens State Park
During the 1800s, Eden Gardens State Park was the home of lumber baron William Henry Wesley and his family. Tour the historic Wesley Mansion or just walk among the moss-draped, ancient live oak trees and extensive landscaped grounds that stretch to the Choctawhatchee Bay. The camellias and azaleas sprinkled throughout... Read More
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Three miles of white-sand beaches bordered by dunes over 25-feet tall. With rare coastal dune lakes, camping and picnic areas, this park is recognized as one of the nation's outstanding parks. RV spaces have full hook-up, swimming pool and laundry. Camping sites and cabins also available. Tram service available to the... Read More
Thomas Pilcher Park
Whether you are looking to drop a line in the Choctawhatchee Bay, launch a boat or wave runner, or just enjoy a breathtaking view at lunch or sunset, Thomas Pilcher Park is just the place. The newest addition to Walton County’s park system, Thomas Pilcher Park is located underneath U.S. Highway... Read More
Point Washington State Forest
Point Washington State Forest boasts 15,000 acres and more than 27 miles of distinct trails that meander through coastal scrub, wet prairie, swamplands and longleaf pine flatwoods. Visitors can explore three trail systems which are located a half mile south of Hwy 98 on 395, as well as a horse... Read More
Grayton Beach State Park
Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing, and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. The nearly 2,000-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to... Read More