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.
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
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
Big Daddy's Bike Shop
Big Daddy's Bike Shop features way cool bikes & gear from TREK, Electra, KONA, Niner, CamelBak, CatEye, Nantucket and Burley, Come see us!! Accessories include (but are not limited to); Saris, Continental Tire, Magura, Carver Surf Racks, Saris, Hollywood Racks, Louis Garneau, Primal, Thule, Bontrager, Kali Protectives, Sherpani, Electra, Burley, CycleDog,... Read More
Old Florida Outfitters
With a network of premiere anglers, Old Florida Outfitters can put you on the water with the most knowledgeable guides in fly fishing, light tackle and shallow water expeditions. As an official Orvis partner, Old Florida Outfitters also has the gear you need to weather the outdoors. From flip-flops to all-terrain... 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
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
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
One of the most widely used paved paths in South Walton is the Timpoochee Trail. Named after Timpoochee Kinnard, the influential Chief of the Euchee tribe, the paved multi-use path winds through 12 beach communities along Scenic Highway 30A, traversing recreational areas, state parks, the state forest, and 15 rare... 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