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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 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.

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

Boathouse Paddle Club

Western Lake in WaterColor, Florida is the most explored of South Walton's 15 rare coastal dune lakes. Brackish water created from the picturesque outflow of freshwater trickling through sugar-white sand dunes, winds through acres of coastal lowlands, scrubby flatwoods, and baygall that is preserved land. The Boathouse Paddle Club features... 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

Coldwater Excursions

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

Bamboo Bicycle Company

A bike shop nestled in Rosemary Beach, we feature bikes for all ages as well as tandems, kids' trailers, wagons, baby joggers and tag-a-longs. Book your vacation with Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company and receive 10% off your bike rentals. Call us 850.231.0770 or visit us online at www.bamboobicyclecompany.com to... Read More

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

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

Peddler's Pavilion

Peddler's Pavilion is a collection of kiosks, offering an array of open-air shopping and dining experiences. Peddlers Paddle Boards and Kayaks offers vacationers SUPs and kayaks for rent so that they can paddle the open Gulf water or one of the beautiful Coastal Dune Lakes on 30A. Daily rentals cost... 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