Dune Allen’s Breathtaking Bridge

Oyster Lake is one of Dune Allen’s hidden treasures. Stop by this rare coastal dune lake to soak up a beautiful South Walton sight — and stroll along its pedestrian bridge to experience one of the area’s most beautiful landscapes.

Located about two miles from the coast, Oyster Lake is a unique mix of saltwater and freshwater. Its tea-colored waters are a result of the natural matter dissolved within its depths; its ever-changing depths and salinity levels are the result of its constant exchanges with the Gulf of Mexico. The lake is a critical source of freshwater for local wildlife, and its unique character makes it rare on a global scale.

Dune Allen’s Breathtaking Bridge 

Thanks to the support of the community and organizations like the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Northwest Florida Water Management District, and Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Oyster Lake has benefitted from a number of protection, restoration, and conservation efforts. Local students and plant and water specialists have improved the water quality and outfall (exchange point with the Gulf) of the lake over the past nine years. Their goal is to reduce the amount of invasive, non-native species and restore the lake and its surroundings to their original condition. One of these programs included the construction of Oyster Lake’s beautiful pedestrian bridge.

Dune Allen’s Breathtaking Bridge

Located off of Lake Causeway Road, the bridge is open to the public and makes a gorgeous photo backdrop. Get your camera ready and check out this scenic South Walton spot.