Where to Watch Sports in South Walton
Playing Catch on the Beach

In South Walton, there’s no shortage of spots to catch a game. Whether you’re looking to see a local tennis match or cheer on your favorite college football team, our beach neighborhoods are full of fun places to watch. Add the following bars, courts, and outdoor spaces to your activities roster for this fall.

Shades at the Loop is the spot to be for college and professional sports games. Cheer on your alma mater or hometown team at Shades’ expansive bar, which is reported to have the largest selection of draft beer in all of Northwest Florida. Order a hearty sandwich, piled-high burger, or fresh fish entrée, and snag a prime seat in front of one of Shades’ 15 HD televisions. Shades has been locals’ go-to spot for good food in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere for more than a decade, so you can trust that you’re in good hands.

Rosemary Beach’s green spaces are lovely spots to sit down and socialize – and they’re also the perfect platform for a casual game of croquet or bocce ball. Spread out a blanket or bring a chair to the Eastern or Western Green, Long Greek Park, or St. Augustine Park to watch Rosemary Beach residents and visitors play a friendly match. 

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s marina is one of South Walton’s many hot spots for stand up paddle boarding. Stop by YOLO Board Adventures, located inside the marina, to rent a paddle board and try out this fun-for-all-ages activity yourself. Or, stop by and see if you can catch one of the area’s professional paddle boarders practicing before their next big race.

Seascape is the perfect place to get your tennis game on. With 8 lighted courts, there’s no shortage of space for you to swing away. Stop by for cardio tennis or sign up for a set of lessons. If your young one wants to play, there are kids’ classes too.

Miramar Beach’s community volleyball court calls to players of all ages and skill levels. Stop by anytime to join in a casual game, or head over to Whale’s Tail to watch the game from the beachside bar. 

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