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 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.
Located within the Point Washington State Forest and connecting to the Eastern Lake Trail, Cassine Trail offers a variety of terrain and showcases the diversity of Northwest Florida’s ecosystems. The trail is accessed through a rustic camping site in Point Washington State Forest and connects to the 30A corridor, through... Read More
La Dolce Vita
Looking for family fun and adventure? At La Dolce Vita, we offer daily and weekly beach chair and bicycle rentals for the 30-A, Sandestin, and Miramar Beach areas. We also offer 1/2-day or full-day kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals for exploring the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and 1/2 hour... 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
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
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
30A Surf Camp, Surf Lessons,Bike Rentals, Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals, Kayak Sunset Tours.... 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
The Watersound Trail currently connects Walton County from the Watersound Origins community from Conservation Park farther east. This five-mile trail can be accessed at Village Commons in Watersound Origins and is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a quiet bike ride through nature. Trail Distance: 5 Miles Easy/Moderate - Flat and Paved... Read More
Eastern Lake Trail - Red Loop
The 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest includes more than 27 miles of distinct trails through longleaf pine flatwoods, wet prairie, coastal scrub, swamplands and sandhills. Trail Distance: 6 Miles Moderate - Hard Ground with Some Sandy, Hilly Areas Great Florida Birding Trail Restrooms Available Parking Available Pets Allowed on Leash... Read More