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.
Nokuse Plantation Trail - Florida Trail
As a section of the statewide Florida Trail, the Nokuse Plantation Trail is challenging for those seeking an entry point. The GPS coordinates of 30.561841, -86.106505 indicate the crossing point on US Hwy 331 but no official parking is available. Trail Distance: 19 Miles Moderate/Difficult - Hard Ground with Some... Read More
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
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
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
Babies-n-Town offers a wide variety of rentals including bicycles, wagons, strollers, beach gear, cribs and more delivered right to your rental property.... 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
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of NWFSC
One of the five richest biodiversity hotspots in North America, Walton County's ecosystems are home to a variety of unique flora and fauna. The Choctawhatchee River (Florida's fourth largest in volume), Choctawhatchee Bay, many spring-fed creeks and streams, and extremely rare coastal dune lakes are waiting to be explored! Visit our... Read More
WaltonOutdoors.com provides a wide variety of information on places to explore beyond the beach activities including kayak and canoe eco-tourism adventures, places to hike, bike and journeys off the beaten path. This website also include a comprehensive guide to the best nature based outfitters available in the area and hosts... Read More
Eden Gardens State Park
Local history and nature beautifully intertwine at Eden Gardens State Park, which features the historic Wesley house and ancient oak trees. Stop by for a guided tour of the home or walk through the gardens to learn about South Walton plant and wildlife species. Pack a picnic to enjoy under... Read More