Facts at a Glance
July 3, 2017
Facts at a Glance
- Located along a 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida’s Coast, South Walton encompasses an unparalleled strand of 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own traditions, charm and visual style. South Walton is renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, including one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s “Best Beaches on Earth” for families in 2013. An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the place to rejuvenate and build lasting memories. It is here that visitors find their perfect beach.
- Fifteen coastal dune lakes and the Choctawhatchee Bay add many more miles of recreational waterfront to the destination.
- Along Northwest Florida’s Coast, 25 miles south of I-10 along Emerald Coast Parkway. Major Corridors in close proximity to South Walton include: I-65, I-55, I-10 and US Hwy. 331.
- South Walton is bordered on the east by Inlet Beach and on the west by Miramar Beach.
Sixteen Beach Neighborhoods:
Miramar Beach Gulf Place WaterColor Seacrest
Seascape Santa Rosa Beach Seaside Alys Beach
Sandestin Blue Mountain Seagrove Rosemary Beach
Dune Allen Grayton Beach WaterSound Inlet Beach
Time Zone: Central
Winter 68 °F
Spring 79 °F
Summer 91 °F
Fall 80 °F
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
Air Service: Southwest, Delta, United
Direct Service: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, St. Louis
Car Rentals: Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Air Service: American Airlines, Allegiant, GLO, Contour, United, Delta
Direct Service: Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Bowling Green, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Little Rock, Louisville, Memphis, New York/Newark, Oklahoma City, Peoria, Pittsburgh, Springfield/Branson, St. Louis, Washington D.C.
Car Rentals: Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National
Atlanta, GA 315 Memphis, TN 485
Birmingham, AL 280 Miami, FL 605
Chicago, IL 920 Montgomery, AL 160
Columbia, SC 495 Nashville, TN 445
Dallas, TX 715 New Orleans, LA 260
Detroit, MI 990 Orlando, FL 425
Houston, TX 610 Pittsburgh, PA 975
Indianapolis, IN 755 St. Louis, MO 775
Jackson, MS 300 Tallahassee, FL 140
Little Rock, AR 570 Tampa, FL 400
About South Walton:
Located along a 26-mile stretch of white sandy beaches in Northwest Florida, South Walton encompasses 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own visual style, amenities and charm. South Walton is home to four state parks, one state forest, and more than 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, South Walton was named one of the “Secret Florida Beaches” by Travel + Leisure, but is easily accessible as a drive to destination or by flying to nearby airports Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) or the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the place to recharge and build lasting memories. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com or follow Visit South Walton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.