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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.

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

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

Big Fish Bike Rentals

For almost two decades BigFish Bike Rentals has been proudly serving the 30A/South Walton area. BigFish offers a wide variety of bikes and sizes to suit all types of riders, from a typical beach cruiser to a rugged mountain bike, BigFish has what you need to keep you rolling during... 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

Babies-n-Town

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

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

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

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

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