Accolades & Awards

South Walton’s sugar-white sand, turquoise water, and one-of-a-kind beach neighborhoods have caught the attention of national experts. Frequently ranked by travelers as a top destination, South Walton stands out as a premier vacation spot. Our 16 beach neighborhoods have received the following honors:

Three South Walton Tennis Resorts Honored

Tennis Resorts Online

WALTON COUNTY, FL — June 13, 2017 — Three South Walton resorts placed in the Top 75 Tennis Resorts for 2017 by Tennis Resorts online.

Top Meeting Site & Destination in the South

Convention South

After more than 4,000 readers and fans voted, Convention South annouced Visit South Walton made the list of top 250 meeting sites and destinations in the South. The full list can be found in the Convention South 2016 December Annual Awards Issue.


Top Vacation Spots with the Most Rentals that Sleep Eight or More


FlipKey has named Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach in South Walton among the Top Ten vacation hotspots for rentals that sleep eight or more guests. 

25 Travel Destinations With Skyrocketing Vacation Rental Interest in 2016


TripAdvisor has named Grayton Beach as #12 on their list of travel destinations that have seen "some serious vacation rental buzz in 2016."

17 of the Best Beaches in Florida

Trips to Discover

Put away your passport at the 26 miles of Caibbean quality beach on Florida's Emerald Coast. Santa Rosa Beach draws beachgoers for its tranquil turquoise waters and quartz-crystal sand.

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties and SimpleHR Make Florida Trend's Top 100 Best Companies List

Florida Trend

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce two of its corporate members, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties and SimpleHR, were recently named in Florida Trend magazine as one of Florida's Best Companies To Work For in the Best Small Companies category.

Southern Living: The South's Best Pies

Southern Living

We hit the road and sampled more than 70 varieties from Texas to Virginia. Here are the best we found. Trust us, they’re worth the calorie splurge.