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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 the 15,000-acre 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

Pedego 30A is the Emerald Coast’s first all-electric bicycle shop, providing sales, rentals and bike service of the country’s #1 electric bike brand. Located at WaterColor Crossing, Pedego 30A is nestled a convenient half mile distance between the sugar white beaches of Scenic Highway 30A and Point Washington State Forest’s... 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

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

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

Fancy Camps

Fancy Camps is a luxury camping company based out of beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Our company was founded on a love for the outdoors, a passion for camping, and a heart for community. We strive to give our guests a taste of old fashioned camping with a modern luxurious... Read More

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

Yolo Board Adventures Sandestin

YOLO Board Adventures at Baytowne Marina offers guests the opportunity to experience what many consider the world's fastest growing watersport, stand up paddleboarding. Stand up paddleboarding is an easy-to-learn, adaptable activity perfect for families and perfect for exploring Choctawhatchee Bay and nearby Jolee Island Nature Park. The low impact activity... Read More

30A Airboat Adventures

30A Airboat Adventures…A Whole New Experience! Are you ready for a thrilling airboat ride gliding through the pristine back waters of South Walton? Experience some of Mother Nature’s most serene landscape and beautiful wildlife. See a side of Florida most people don't even know exists. We are conveniently located between... Read More