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.
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
Jongle Beach Service
Jongle Beach Service is a beach rental shop specializing in bicycle, paddle board, kayak, beach chairs & umbrellas, and beach bonfires. We serve the Beaches of South Walton and offer free deliveries and setup. Stop by our store location 7 days a week 8 a.m.- 5 p.m, visit us online... Read More
Deer Lake State Park
Deer Lake State Park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Southern magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub oaks can be seen in this coastal dune habitat. A boardwalk across the dunes offers easy access to the beach where visitors can picnic, swim, and fish.... Read More
30A Surf Camp, Surf Lessons,Bike Rentals, Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals, Kayak Sunset Tours.... 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
Beach Tram Path at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Identified as the most pristine piece of coastal property in Florida, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park features 1,600 acres of stunning bald cypress swamps, nature trails over mountainous sand dunes and two freshwater coastal dune lakes. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is known for its 25-foot-high sand dunes and 14... 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
Yolo Board + Bike
Head to YOLO Board + Bike in Gulf Place to discover the true meaning behind “you only live once.” This local shop is staffed by passionate ecosplorers who are eager to share tips for exploring South Walton by foot, bike or water. At YOLO Board + Bike, you’ll find water... Read More