If you’re craving unbelievably soft sand and irresistible ocean views, there’s no better place to plan a beach-centric getaway than South Walton. The dear warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide the perfect playground for swimming, sunning, or stand-up paddle boarding. For a different—and truly unique—water adventure, explore one or two of the area’s 15 rare coastal dune lakes. Formed over 10,000 years ago, these special ecosystems are made up of shallow brackish water that’s perfect for exploring by kayak. Coastal forests in the region offer 200 miles of hiking and biking trails for those that crave a closer look at nature. Spot sea birds and search for sea turtles as you meander through this natural wonderland.
While the unspoiled coastline is certainly the star of South Walton, the surrounding beach towns also offer endless entertainment and enjoyment. If you’re in need of a shopping frenzy, head to the nation’s largest designer outlets, or peruse any number of the stylish boutiques, art galleries, art studios, and bookstores that dot the downtown areas. If it’s fresh-from-the-sea flavors you’re craving South Walton boasts numerous award-winning chefs who use locally sourced ingredients for standout Floridian fare.
Even the locally owned coffee shops and juice bars feature delectable options that leave you refreshed and replenished before your next dip in the ocean. Whether you’re in need of seaside sunsets or action-packed, days of fun in the sun, South Walton’s mix of natural beauty, culture, and crave-worthy cuisine makes this the ideal spot for your next getaway.