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Group Activities in South Walton Go Beyond the Boardrooms

From charming boutique hotels to world class resorts that can accommodate thousands, South Walton offers a variety of choices for group meetings. Beyond the boardroom, South Walton is the perfect destination to explore along our sugar white sand beaches and 16 unique beach communities, whether your group wants to ride horseback through a state forest or glide across our rare coastal dune lakes on a paddle board.

Let these South Walton experiences inspire you and bring your team closer together.

Art Classes:

South Walton is known for its diverse and eclectic art community. Why not let one of our talented artists guide you through the creation of your own work of art? Here’s a look at where you can have your own hands-on art experience. 

  • CHROMA: Kathleen Broaderick Studio & Gallery
    • Website: chroma30a.com
    • Contact: 1-844-5-CHROMA
    • Address: 3925 West County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate groups of up to 12
  • Shard Shop by Mary Hong
    • Website: shardshop.com
    • Contact: (850) 231-0554
    • Address: 25 Logan Lane, Unit #E, Grayton Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 16 people
  • Bayou Arts Center

Build a Sandcastle:

Spend time on our sugar white beaches creating a one-of-a-kind sand sculpture! From simple castles to elaborate kingdoms or corporate logos, test your hand at this beachy pastime with professional instruction.

  • Beach Sand Sculptures
    • Website: beachsandsculptures.com
    • Contact: (303) 618-2631
    • Address:
    • Group Size: Can accommodate 200-plus guests on the beach

Beach Bonfire:

Sand, stars and s’mores make for a perfect evening. Treat your group to a beach bonfire to relax after a day of meetings. Bonfires can be permitted through the South Walton Fire District or setup and cleaned up through local vendors.

  • 30A Blaze
    • Website: 30ablaze.com
    • Contact: (850) 733-0302
    • Address:
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 50 guests
  • Coastal Concierge
    • Website: 30aconcierge.com
    • Contact: (850) 687-8395
    • Address:
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 50 guests
  • Steve Kirby – The Bonfire Guy
    • Website: bonfireguy.com
    • Contact: (850) 797-5358
    • Address:
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 50 guests

Beer and Wine-Tastings/Pairings:

South Walton is home to a dynamic wine community and a growing craft beer movement. Let our world-class chefs and local experts prepare a perfectly paired experience for your group.

  • Surfing Deer (wine dinners)
    • Website: surfingdeer.com
    • Contact: (850) 213-4200
    • Address: 2743 East CO Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 50 guests in private dining room
  • Wine World (wine and beer tastings, food pairings)
  • The Wine Bar – 30A (wine and beer tastings, food pairings)
  • Hilton Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (wine and beer tastings, food parings)
    • Website: hiltonsandestinbeach.com
    • Contact: (850) 267-9500
    • Address: 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South, Miramar Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate a group of up to 30
  • The Pearl (wine dinners)
    • Website: thepearlrb.com
    • Contact: (850) 588-2881
    • Address: 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 50 guests
  • Marlin Grill (wine tastings, dinners)
    • Website: marlingrill.com
    • Contact: (850) 351-1990
    • Address: 9100 Baytowne Wharf Boulevard, Sandestin
    • Group Size: Call for specifics

Brewery Tours/Tastings:

South Walton is home to two local breweries – Grayton Beer Company and Idyll Hounds Brewing Company – that are located about 5 minutes apart in Santa Rosa Beach. Each crafts its own unique beers and offers a laid back environment. Grayton Beer Company even has a stage for live music or presentations.

  • Grayton Beer Company
    • Website: graytonbeer.com
    • Contact: (850) 231-4786
    • Address: 217 Serenoa Road, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate a group of up to 20
  • Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

Brewmaste:

For a unique yoga outing, practice your downward dog at a local brewery where you can sip on a locally made beer after class.

  • Grayton Beer Company
    • Website: www.graytonbeer.com/
    • Contact: (850) 231-4786
    • Address: 217 Serenoa Road, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 50 guests

Cooking Demos:

Whether a novice or a regular culinary explorer, South Walton’s cooking demos and classes can teach you tips and tricks to cook like a pro.

  • Stinky’s
    • Website: stinkysfishcamp.com
    • Contact: (850) 267-3053
    • Address: 5960 West Co Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Call for specifics
  • Hilton Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
    • Website: hiltonsandestinbeach.com
    • Contact: (850) 267-9500
    • Address: 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South, Miramar Beach
    • Group Size: Call for specifics
  • The Pearl
    • Website: pearlrb.com
    • Contact: (850) 588-2881
    • Address: 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 25 guests
  • Marlin Grill
    • Website: marlingrill.com
    • Contact: (850) 351-1990
    • Address: 9100 Baytowne Wharf Boulevard, Sandestin
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 60 guests

Dinner Cruise:

While in South Walton you should certainly find time to get out on the water, all while enjoying world-class eats. Why not combine the two on a dinner cruise?

  • Solaris
    • Website: sunquestcruises.com
    • Contact: (850) 650-2519
    • Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Miramar Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate up to 150 guests

Non-Profit Giving:

You may be in South Walton on business, but there are plenty of opportunities to give back and donate time to one of our local non-profit organizations. Here’s a few ways you can get involved.

  • Habitat For Humanity of Walton County
    • Website: waltoncountyhabitat.org
    • Contact: (850) 660-1681
    • Address: 110 South County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Call for specifics
  • Food for Thought
    • Website: fftfl.org
    • Contact: (850) 290-4056
    • Address: 174 WaterColor Way, STE 103 #286, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Call for specifics
  • Children’s Volunteer Health Network
    • Website: cvhnkids.org
    • Contact: (850) 622-3200 x 101
    • Address: 82 Lynn Drive, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Call for specifics

Paddle Boarding:

Take advantage of Walton County’s 26 miles of beachfront, 15 rare coastal dune lakes and access to Choctawhatchee Bay, by inviting your team to participate in a group paddle boarding session. There are plenty of business that can get you started on this favorite activity of locals.

Ropes Courses:

If you’re looking for an adrenaline-packed activity, look no further than South Walton’s ropes courses.

  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
    • Website: baytowneadventurezone.com
    • Contact: (850) 428-2736
    • Address: 9800 U.S. Highway 98, Miramar Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate a group of up to 200.
  • Aerial Entertainment at the Seascape Towne Centre

Yoga:

From traditional yoga and hot yoga to yoga on a paddle board, there are a variety of ways to get your yoga fix in South Walton.

  • Sofitco Studios on 30A
    • Website: sofitcostudios.com
    • Contact: (850) 662-6670
    • Address: 2166 West Co Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Group Size: Can accommodate groups up to 40
  • 30A Paddle Yoga
    • Website: 30apaddleboardyoga.com
    • Contact: (239) 560-6667
    • Address: 78 Ricker Avenue, Santa Rosa Beach
      Group Size: Can accommodate groups up to 20

In addition to individual businesses, South Walton’s accommodation partners also promote team building fun, as they offer a variety of activities for your group.

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

  • Website: hiltonsandestinbeach.com
  • Contact: (850) 267-9500
  • Address: 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South
    • Beach Olympics: Tug-of-War, Dizzy Lizzy, Water Balloon Toss, Bucket Brigade, Army Crawl, Three-legged race, Sandblaster, Blind Trust, Mullet Toss, Hula Hoop Wiggle, and more.
    • Castaway Beach Bowling: It’s very similar to regular bowling except, teams will use pretty much everything but a bowling ball.
    • Sandcastle building contests
    • Cardboard Boat Regatta
    • Crab Chase

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

  • Website: sandestin.com
  • Contact: (850) 267-8000
  • Address: 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West
    • Baytowne Adventure Challenge
    • Wine Education Seminars
    • Golfing
    • Shopping/Spa Days
    • Standup Paddle Board relays on Choctawhatchee Bay

WaterColor Inn & Resort

  • Website: watercolorresort.com
  • Contact: (850) 534-5000
  • Address: 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach
    • Canoe/YOLO Challenge
    • Beach Bonfires
    • Pedego Electric Bike Tours
    • Beach Olympics: Tug-of-War, Egg Balance, Orange Croquet, Three-legged Race, Potato Sack Races, Beach Basketball, and more.
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Night Spiker Volleyball: Played after sunset, this game utilizes florescent body paint and black lights for a unique twist on the classic game.

The Pearl

  • Website: thepearlrb.com
  • Contact: (850) 588-2881
  • Address: 63 Main St., Rosemary Beach
    • Pedego Electric Bike Tours
    • Cooking Demos: Specializing in live oyster roasts, fresh from the Gulf ceviche classes and rooftop paella classes (can accommodate anywhere from 10-30 people).
    • Mixology Classes: Can accommodate 10-20 people
    • Rooftop Yoga: Can accommodate up to 15 people

Seascape

  • Website: seascape-resort.com
  • Contact: 800-874-9106
  • Address: 556 Seascape Drive, Miramar Beach
    • Beach bonfires, complete with music and s’mores.
    • Golf
    • Tennis

ResortQuest

  • Gulf Place
    • Website: gulfplacefl.com
    • Contact: (850) 267-8458
    • Address: 45 Town Center Loop, Santa Rosa Beach
      • Artist Community/Galleries
      • Wine Walkabouts

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