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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.

Timpoochee Trail

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

Green E Bikes
Greenway Trails

The multi-use trails are located within the Town Center Government Education Complex between J.D. Miller Road and U.S. Highway 331, approximately a half mile north of U.S. Highway 98. The wheelchair accessible, paved trails include timber bridges and the opportunity to enjoy wetlands and native vegetation. Nearby, a 2-acre... Read More

Greenway Multi-Purpose Path

The multi-use trails are located within the Town Center Government Education Complex between J.D. Miller Road and U.S. State Highway 331, approximately one-half mile north of U.S. Highway 98. The wheelchair accessible, paved trail includes timber bridges and the opportunity to enjoy wetlands and native vegetation. Nearby, a two-acre off-leash... Read More

Shallow Water Expeditions Guide Service

Specializes in fly-fishing and light tackle(spinning rod) for up to 2 people on 18 ft flats boats. Also offer near shore fishing for up to 4 people in 22-24 ft center console bay boats a little bit bigger boats, this trip can encompass a wide variety of fishing and is... Read More

Eastern Lake Trail - Orange 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: 11 Miles Moderate/Difficult - Hard Ground with Some Sandy, Hilly Areas mixed with Extremely Sandy and Difficult Hills Great Florida Birding Trail Restrooms Available Parking Available Pets Allowed on... Read More

Butterfly Bike & Kayak Rentals

Located in Seagrove, we carry a variety of items such as beach chairs and umbrellas, all sizes of children and adult bicycles, attachments, accessories, sit on top ocean kayaks, street legal golf carts, and scooters filling a whole vacation of fun family memories that will last a lifetime.  Serving South... Read More

Scenic Highway 98 Trail

Scenic Highway 98 is the original beach cruising spot in South Walton. This paved path is perfect for biking, jogging or even longboard skateboarding. The path runs right by Miramar Beach Access which offers expansive views of the coastline. It's also a local favorite for surfing and sunsets. Trail Distance: 3... 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