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TABLE OF CONTENTS find your perfect beach ........................................ 02

beach neighborhood overview ............................... 02

south walton online ................................................... 04 south walton merchandise ................................. 06 south walton through the seasons ............. 07 signature events ......................................................... 08 our beach neighborhoods ................................... 1 0

miramar beach ................................................................ 1 0

seascape ............................................................................

sandestin .......................................................................... 1 2

dune allen ....................................................................... 1 3

gulf place ........................................................................

santa rosa beach .......................................................... 1 5

blue mountain .................................................................

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grayton beach ...............................................................

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watercolor ..................................................................... 1 8

seaside ............................................................................... 1 9

seagrove ........................................................................... 20

watersound ..................................................................... 2 1

seacrest ............................................................................ 22

alys beach ........................................................................

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rosemary beach .............................................................

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inlet beach .......................................................................

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editorial features ...................................................... 26

ecosploring ..................................................................... 26

ecosploring ..................................................................... 34

savor south walton ....................................................

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ecosploring companies ............................................... 28

sports & recreation .....................................................

romance ............................................................................

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south walton weddings ............................................

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traditions ........................................................................ 44

shopping ............................................................................ 46

arts & culture ............................................................... 48

artists of the year ...................................................... 50

meetings ............................................................................

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accommodations ........................................................... 54

beach homes & cottages ............................................

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campgrounds & rv parks ...........................................

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bed & breakfast inns ................................................... 59

condominiums , townhomes & villas ...................... 60

hotels ................................................................................ 64

resorts ..............................................................................

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rental agencies .............................................................

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advertisers ...................................................................... 70 beachgoer ’s guide ...................................................... 78 beach safety information .................................... 79 area map ............................................................................. 80


WHERE PERFECT MEMORIES ARE MADE There’s a reason many people refer to South Walton as a “getaway” instead of simply as a “vacation.” It’s because our sugar-white sand, turquoise water and welcoming beach neighborhoods offer a mental and physical escape from day-to-day life. A getaway in South Walton transports you to a more peaceful and relaxed state — and leaves you with lasting memories to treasure for years to come.

Become part of the tight-knit community that our 16 beach neighborhoods offer, and experience world-class shopping, delicious dining, local art, stunning natural landscapes, live music, family-friendly activities and so much more. In South Walton, you’ll experience popular spots to connect and engage — as well as peaceful retreats where you can reflect and relax.

No matter what your plans are, one of our beach neighborhoods is sure to be the perfect getaway. Not sure which area to choose? From the picture-perfect beach homes of Seaside to the laid-back style of Grayton Beach, each beach neighborhood offers a one-of-a-kind experience. As you explore the 26-mile stretch that makes up South Walton, you’ll notice tranquil trails and parks, unique cafés and restaurants, a variety of shops and boutiques, and inspiring local art and music that make up South Walton’s diverse landscape. Explore South Walton beyond its sugar-white sand and learn why our area isn’t just acclaimed for its beach — it’s celebrated as an all-around destination.


All of our 16 beach neighborhoods share the same sugar-white sand and turquoise water — but each one has its own distinct personality. Discover what makes each South Walton beach neighborhood unique by browsing our guide below and by going online to use the Perfect Beach Finder. Find the vacation style and activities that suit you most, and then plan your perfect beach getaway.


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No matter where you are, South Walton is only a click, swipe or touch away. Stay connected with South Walton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Check in to see the latest #SouthWalton and #SundaySunset shots and stay up to date on recent news from our beach neighborhoods. Make sure to leave a comment so we know you visited, and feel free to join in by posting your own photos and memories from your trip!

Stay in touch while you’re here by visiting our easy-to-use, mobile-friendly website. As you enjoy your South Walton getaway, use our website to find information on the latest local events, happenings and beach safety information. Discover the restaurants, shops, parks, venues and beach accesses that give our individual neighborhoods character. On the go? Download our free “Visit South Walton Perfect Beach” mobile app.

Plan an entire day of fun in South Walton using the website, our app and our social media channels for inspiration — and be sure to share your experience along the way!


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TAKE HOME A PIECE OF SOUTH WALTON We know the feeling: once you’re in South Walton, you never want to leave. That’s all the more reason to take a little piece home when you go. Check out our online store, Shop.VisitSouthWalton.com, or head to the South Walton Visitor Center to browse an original, yet affordable, collection of shirts, caps, towels and more. Commemorate your perfect vacation or spread the spirit of South Walton to others with a wonderful South Walton memento. 1&&|

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SOUTH WALTON THROUGH THE SEASONS Winter:

Winter in South Walton is full of fun. See South Walton get dressed up

for the holidays during November and December, and come visit in January and February for some of the year’s most popular events and activities. If you’re looking for beyond-the-beach adventure, winter is one of the best times to experience South Walton dining, shopping, art and music.

Spring: See South Walton come alive in the spring. The season kicks off with a handful of must-attend events as couples, friends and families make their way to our beach neighborhoods for some much-needed sunshine. If you’re looking to enjoy an outdoor patio dinner or a mid-day bike ride, spring is your perfect season.

Summer: Our sugar-white sand is the best place to be during the summer — and our shops, restaurants and shaded nature trails are the perfect summer retreat after a day on the beach. Enjoy everything South Walton has to offer during this family-friendly travel season. Make a splash in rare dune lakes, turquoise Gulf water and swimming pools; relax and indulge at award-winning restaurants afterward.

Fall:

Come to South Walton in the fall to enjoy a perfect escape as our beach

neighborhoods cool down and unwind after summer. Get outside and take on an ecosploring adventure or come together for one of our many fall events. No matter when you come during the fall season, we can guarantee one thing: the sunsets will be some of the best you’ll see all year.

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ACCLAIMED EVENTS JUST FOR YOU January: 30A Songwriters Festival – Listen to renowned songwriters as they take the stage at this one-of-a-kind event. Enjoy live music at multiple venues throughout South Walton during the three-day festival. SEEING!RED!WINE!FESTIVAL

February: Wine, Women & Shoes South Walton

– This unique

event mixes entertainment, shopping and fine wine for good fun and a good cause. Get together with your friends to enjoy three days of activities — and pick up a perfect pair of shoes while you’re there!

March: Seaside School Half Marathon & 5k

- This event-packed

race weekend kicks off with the Taste of the Race event presented by Emeril Lagasse, live entertainment and an exciting race expo. On Sunday, join thousands of other runners for a race along Scenic Highway 30A.

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March: 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach – Enjoy tastes from premier wine producers and local culinary leaders at this event. Live music and a friendly croquet tournament round out this mustattend festival in beautiful Alys Beach.

April: Food Film Festival of South Walton – Watch award-winning films and documentaries, and then eat the delicious dishes featured on the screen during this annual event. Enjoy a kickoff party, artisan food market and special menus throughout the weekend.

April: Sandestin Wine Festival

– The Sandestin Wine Festival is a highly anticipated event

featuring local chefs and wine experts from around the world. Learn and explore the world of wine while enjoying live music and entertainment.

April: South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival – One

of South Walton’s biggest

events, this lively springtime gathering brings out the connoisseur in all of us. There’s something for everyone, including diverse cuisine from celebrity chefs, live music and over 800 of the world’s top wines.

May: South Walton ArtWeek – Formerly known as ArtsQuest, this expanded event celebrates the creative spirit of our beach neighborhoods. Come witness the sights and sounds produced by local artists and musicians.

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May: Digital Graffiti Festival – Watch the white stucco walls of Alys Beach come alive during this can’t-miss event. Lighting and design experts create stunning works of light and art that dazzle and delight kids and adults alike. In its eighth year, this first-of-its-kind event showcases light and color in a truly spectacular way.

October: South Walton Fashion Week

– See local, regional and international designers

display their best creations on the runway. Shop at South Walton’s hottest boutiques and luxury stores during this style-forward event.

October: Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour

– This free concert series

features up-and-coming and established Nashville songwriters performing some of country music’s biggest hits. Learn more about the stories behind the songs and enjoy three evenings of fun at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

October: 30A Half Marathon & 5K

– This weekend-long event features three days of fun

including a kickoff party, exciting race expo, race festivities and award ceremonies. Train for the run yourself or cheer for others as they tackle 3.1 or 13.1 miles.

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October: South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic – Enjoy a round of golf with sports legends and celebrities at the South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic, held at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Proceeds will benefit Operation Renewed Hope Foundation.

November: 30A 10k & Fun Run – This annual Thanksgiving day race is one of the area’s most popular running fundraisers. Featuring 1- and 6-mile routes that start and end in Rosemary Beach, the 30A 10k & Fun Run is family friendly and perfect for any age or skill level.

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MIRAMAR BEACH

Sweeping panoramic views, world-class shopping and a welcoming atmosphere make Miramar Beach the perfect destination for families. Spend your days at Miramar Beach basking on the sugar-white sand and gazing out at turquoise water. Take a break and explore Silver Sands Premium Outlets to find something special for yourself or a friend, and embrace the easygoing vibe of Miramar Beach as you take a leisurely cruise down Scenic Gulf Drive. At the end of the day, soak up this beach neighborhood’s rich culture at one of many eclectic eateries.

“Strung along its coast are 16 eclectically stylish beach communities, each totally different in palette and architecture, and offering amazing rental vacation homes.” RSW'LIVING

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“After a dreary winter, it’s always rewarding to escape from the white stuff (snow) and head south for a different version of the white stuff (sand).” SPAFINDER

SEASCAPE With eight lighted tennis courts, five swimming pools, gorgeous jogging and biking trails, and a championship golf course, Seascape is an active vacationer’s dream destination. Work up a sweat exploring one of this beach neighborhood’s many active opportunities; and then unwind as you enjoy stunning beach views and soft, sugarwhite sand. Seascape’s collection of casual and elegant eateries welcomes on-thego diners as well as upscale foodies. Luxury resort accommodations and charming beach cottages welcome all types of vacationers.

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SANDESTIN

“South Walton draws in creative people with its natural beauty and the community here is so supportive of the arts. That type of culture allows places like the Foster Gallery to thrive.” JENNIFER'STEELE﹐'CULTURAL'ARTS'ALLIANCE

From sports to shopping to — of course — stunning shorelines, Sandestin offers it all. Whether you’re looking to plan a fun family vacation or a romantic getaway, you’ll find just what you’re after in this diverse, welcoming beach neighborhood. Sandestin hosts the vibrant Village of Baytowne Wharf, where casual eateries and kids’ activities are plentiful; it’s also the home of championship golf courses, luxurious spas and Seagar’s, a AAA Four Diamond-rated dining establishment. Sandestin also recently welcomed the Foster Gallery, which displays a range of local art. Book your stay in Sandestin, and look forward to enjoying a vacation full of variety.

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DUNE ALLEN

“It is a perfect vacation destination for anyone looking to relax in nature’s splendor, to walk and bike to their destinations, or to get away from it all.”

Get away from it all in Dune Allen, a quiet retreat full of

VISIT'SOUTH

meal at Stinky’s Fish Camp or Elmo’s Grill, two popular

breathtaking natural beauty. This beach neighborhood hosts five coastal dune lakes — extremely rare bodies of water found in only a handful of places across the world. Nature lovers flock to Dune Allen not only for its stunning bodies of water, but also to visit Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, which includes more than five miles of nature trails. After a day on the lake, in the woods or on the beach, Dune Allen visitors often enjoy a casual restaurants with a strong local following.

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GULF P"CE

“Gulf Place is known for its vibrant artist colony and manicured lawns and sidewalks, not to mention multiple beach walkways and lush plants and palm trees.� ADDISON'MAGAZINE

Upbeat and active yet laid-back and casual, Gulf Place is a beach neighborhood that has a bit of everything. Enjoy some quiet time on sugar-white shores and lush green spaces; then, head to Gulf Place Town Center. This community gathering area hosts many local hot spots and also recently welcomed a number of new shops and restaurants. Energize with a refreshing session in the swimming pool, a game of tennis or a jog on the Timpoochee Trail. Remember your vacation forever with a painting or sculpture from The Artists at Gulf Place; stop by this creative space to make a masterpiece all on your own.

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“Each town skirts the white sands that form rolling dunes and an immaculate Gulf shore set against translucent blue-green waters.” ORLANDO'MAGAZINE

SANTA ROSA BEACH As South Walton’s original beach neighborhood, Santa Rosa Beach holds a special place in many visitors’ memories. Although Santa Rosa Beach was first founded in 1910 to support the vibrant turpentine industry, this beach neighborhood is now known for its appeal as a perfect vacation spot — in fact, it was recently named as one of Travel + Leisure’s Top 5 Favorite Towns in America. Sugar-white sand and turquoise water draw in beach lovers from around the world; natural retreats like Point Washington State Forest attract those looking to explore South Walton’s untouched natural ecosystem. Modern dining and shopping options can be found right around the corner, while local history abounds at Eden Gardens State Park.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN

Dazzling natural scenery makes the perfect match for the easygoing beach lifestyle found in Blue Mountain, where locals can be found biking up this beach neighborhood’s gradual inclines against stunning ocean views. From its signature blue lupine flowers to its peaceful coastal dune lakes, Blue Mountain is full of wildlife for visitors to enjoy. Accommodations in Blue Mountain range from rustic beach cottages to luxurious new homes; shopping and dining options are just as diverse. Local bakeries, juice bars and ice cream shops line this beach neighborhood’s quiet streets, and sugar-white sand welcomes beachgoers looking to relax and unwind.

“When you can chat with artists ... kayak on a secluded, calm lake... and sit down to a casual fine-dining experience... you’re in a very special place.” PHIL'MARTY﹐'CHICAGO'TRIBUNE

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“One of the best [parks] is the 1,100-acre Grayton Beach State Park, where I watched an osprey circle over Western Lake, then suddenly dive feet first, its eyes sighted along its talons, into the water.” WILLIAM'ECENBARGER﹐' PHILADELPHIA'INQUIRER

GRAYTON BEACH Sink your toes into the soothing sand of Grayton Beach — then, slip your flip-flops back on and explore the unhurried, organic community that thrives in this beach neighborhood. Recently named as one of Dr. Beach’s Top Ten Beaches in America, Grayton Beach’s funky appeal and signature style welcome visitors of all types. In Grayton Beach, you’ll find a community that likes to get together for good times — like a barbecue in the backyard or a drink on the patio. Local staples like The Red Bar keep visitors coming back every year, and natural getaways such as Western Lake and Grayton Beach State Park attract adventure seekers. And of course, Grayton Beach’s sugar-white sand and turquoise water welcome all.

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WATERCOLOR

“It’s like going to a resort but everyone knows you by name. They truly care.” COLLABORATE'MEETINGS'

See what fun awaits you in WaterColor, where a lively mix of shopping, dining and activities blends in seamlessly against beautiful natural surroundings. This beach neighborhood offers wide walkways for visitors to stroll or bike on their way to the beach, the pool, the tennis club or the spa. Accommodations range from intimate private rental homes to the award-winning WaterColor Inn & Resort, and dining options abound in this upbeat beach community. Head to the town center to find something special at a boutique store or enjoy a cup of coffee in a cozy café. Explore WaterColor’s outdoors with an excursion at the Boathouse Paddle Club.

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SEASIDE

“The residents and visitors of these communities embrace the values of New Urbanism just by participating in everyday life.” ” MARK'SCHNELL﹐'URBAN'DESIGNER

Embrace the goodness of everyday beach life in Seaside, a New Urbanist community full of charm and character. In this colorful beach neighborhood, perfectly pastel guesthouses and masterpiece homes line narrow streets. Visitors and locals head to Seaside’s sugar-white sand by bike or by foot; mid-day, you’ll find beachgoers stopping at one of Seaside’s silver Airstream trailer food trucks for a hot dog, grilled cheese, barbecue sandwich or fresh-squeezed juice. An iconic whitewashed post office has stood in the town center for more than 30 years, serving as a neighborhood focal point; graceful oak trees and a collection of boutiques and restaurants create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. A repertory theatre troupe, calendar of community events and a local artists’ colony bring the Seaside community together.

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SEAGROVE

“This is beach country. Your drive now is often past dunes, sea grass and paper-white sand.” CITY'&'SHORE'MAGAZINE

See old and new Gulf Coast style come together in Seagrove, a charming beach neighborhood with everything from classic beach cottages to modern homes. Lush oak trees, magnolias and pines have spread deep roots in Seagrove — and so have locals and long-time visitors who keep coming back to enjoy Seagrove’s fun selection of shopping and dining. From upscale restaurants to casual cafés, this beach neighborhood is laid-back yet luxurious. Its sugar-white sand has been a peaceful retreat for South Walton residents and guests for decades. Apart from its pristine beaches and vibrant community, Seagrove also boasts a rare coastal dune lake.

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“It’s a little piece of paradise here in the Florida panhandle.” WTXL'TALLAHASSEE

WATERSOUND Dive into the turquoise water of WaterSound — whether you’re jumping in from the sugar-white sand of this beach neighborhood, or from the edge of one of its four swimming pools. From two golf courses to the great food and entertainment offered at The Hub 30A, everything you need is within walking distance in this enclosed and private paradise. In fact, that’s just how WaterSound was designed — with winding paths, boardwalks and walkways for pedestrians to enjoy as they stroll through this beautiful community. Lush wetlands, two coastal dune lakes and the windswept dunes of Deer Lake State Park have been carefully preserved so that visitors can experience the pure natural beauty that makes up WaterSound.

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SEACREST

Cherished for its relaxed, carefree vibe, Seacrest is a place where you can feel perfectly proud to bask on the sand all day or take a nap in a beach cottage hammock. A quiet outing along Camp Creek Lake can help you reconnect with nature as you birdwatch or fish. Enjoy a day on the golf course to relax and rejuvenate your senses. Just steps away, you can join in a vibrant community at one of Seacrest’s restaurants or shops. Stop by Peddler’s Pavilion for a quick coffee or a sweet treat, and then head to one of this beach neighborhood’s boutique shops to pick out something special to remember your trip.

“Some [beach neighborhoods] dazzle with swank. Others reflect an earthy, laid-back vibe.” BECCA'HENSLEY﹐'THE'TORONTO'STAR

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“Digital Graffiti features progressive and modern art, but still has the laid-back beach community feel that South Walton residents and visitors love… you have to experience it for yourself.” MIKE'RAGSDALE﹐'THE'@AA'COMPANY

ALYS BEACH You’ll know exactly when you enter Alys Beach — from its signature palm trees to its iconic butteries to its stunning white stucco architecture, this beach neighborhood makes a strong and stylish statement. The upscale Caliza Restaurant and high-end Alys Shoppe show off Alys Beach’s luxurious side; at the same time, neighborhood spots like Charlie’s Donut Truck and the Nature Trail bring a sense of casual comfort that helps maintain this beach neighborhood’s vibe. Steps away, activities like biking, tennis and swimming can be found — and annual events like Digital Graffiti make Alys Beach a stand-out beach neighborhood for art and architecture lovers.

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ROSEMARY BEACH

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family-friendly by day, the area becomes a swank social affair at night.â&#x20AC;? SOUTHERN'LIVING'

Enter Rosemary Beach and be greeted by a vibrant and welcoming community. Here, neighbors share small talk from the wide balconies and open patios while groups of young ones gather for a casual game of tag on the green lawns. Restaurants like Summer Kitchen Cafe have outdoor tables for world-class people watching and intimate interiors that encourage diners to linger over coffee and dessert. Nearby, the highly acclaimed Pearl Hotel offers stunning sights and creative cocktails in a luxurious environment. Boutique shops and open-air booths stand alongside bubbling fountains and outstanding architecture, just steps away from the sugar-white sand and turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico.

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INLET BEACH

“Fly under the radar at one of these understated gems – just don’t tell anyone where you are.”

Inlet Beach is the perfect place to spend a truly carefree

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surround Inlet Beach’s winding streets and welcoming

day — swimming, sunbathing, fishing and exploring as you please. This totally laid-back beach neighborhood past the eastern end of Scenic Highway 30A welcomes visitors with a wide-open beach access and breathtaking Gulf views. Sweeping sand dunes and untouched wildlife sidewalks. Cozy beach cottages mix with modern homes, a variety of restaurants and the upscale boutiques at retail destinations such as The Crossings and 30Avenue. In the evenings, join Inlet Beach residents and guests at low-key hangouts like Shades Bar & Grill. A short stay in Inlet Beach will make you feel right at home in no time. OUR&BEACH&NEIGHBORHOODS |&&:=


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When visitors talk of the “secret” they discovered in South Walton, they don’t just

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architecture. In South Walton, there’s no shortage of nature surrounding and encompassing our beach communities because 40% of all lands are held in preservation. Opportunities among the forest, trails and lakes found in our 16 beach neighborhoods are abundant for nature adventures and eco-tours. Thanks to the forward-thinking leadership in Walton County, a plethora of natural escapes have been preserved for our community. South Walton is one of a handful of places on Earth with coastal dune lakes, which are rare bodies of brackish waters that open to the Gulf — and we have 15 of them! As featured in the 2015 PBS documentary Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast, visitors and locals can embrace these treasured lakes for kayaking, swimming, fishing or stand-up paddleboarding. Or, take your adventure to the trails of one of South Walton’s many state parks, where bikers, joggers and hikers enjoy local history, wildlife and wild places!

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“I could be mountain biking on a trail for one minute and paddling on a dune lake five minutes later.” JOE'GODBEE﹐' LOCAL'WATER'SPORTS'INSTRUCTOR


South Walton Nature at a Glance • Forty percent of South Walton is state-owned and protected

• South Walton is home to the largest concentration of rare coastal

from future development — 25,000 acres of untouched property

dune lakes in the world. These 15 lakes have been identified

where native wildlife flourishes.

as globally rare and imperiled by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI). Similar ecosystems can only be found in Africa,

• South Walton is positioned between the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, providing plentiful opportunities for

Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand and the Northwest Pacific Coast of the United States.

both freshwater and saltwater recreational activities, including • The area’s four state parks and one state forest offer vast open

year-round fishing.

space for hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, canoeing or • Nestled throughout South Walton are 200 miles of hiking and biking trails winding through state forests, state parks

kayaking. The parks and forest are also included in the Great Florida Birding Trail.

and public-private greenways. The area is also home to one of the largest longleaf pine forests in the world.

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Deer Lake State Park — Named after its gorgeous dune lake, this tranquil park is the perfect place for a quick dip in the Gulf or a quiet sunset stroll. Walk across Deer Lake’s expansive boardwalk and marvel at the wildlife below, which includes sweeping sand dunes, Southern magnolias and scrub oaks that thrive just a few feet away from the shoreline.

Eden Gardens State Park — Local history and nature beautifully intertwine at Eden Gardens State Park, which features the historic Wesley house and ancient oak trees. Stop by for a guided tour of the home or walk through the gardens to learn about South Walton plant and wildlife species. Pack a picnic to enjoy under the shade of a giant oak tree or inside one of many pavilions.

Grayton Beach State Park — Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, Grayton Beach State Park offers a full view of South Walton’s diverse landscape. Walk or bike through this park to see untouched sand dunes, forested trails, peaceful dune lakes and beautiful beach views.

Point Washington State Forest

— Get lost in this all-natural escape by exploring one of Point Washington State

Forest’s rugged, romantic trails. Journey by foot or mountain bike through sandhills, prairies and cypress swamps along the 3.5-, 5- or 10-mile trail loop.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park — Spend a day relaxing in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park which offers a little bit of everything that explorers love. Paddle your way around a rare coastal dune lake; go for a jog along a paved trail; unwind with a good book on the beach; or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy under a pavilion. *Parking courtesy of Visit South Walton from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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P R E S E RV E S , PA R K S A N D FO R E S T Coffeen Nature Preserve Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 622-3700

waltonoutdoors.com/military-relics-landconservation-cohabitate-at-coffeennature-preserve

Deer Lake State Park Santa Rosa Beach, WaterSound

(850) 267-8300

floridastateparks.org/park/deer-lake

Eden Gardens State Park Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 267-8320

floridastateparks.org/park/eden-gardens

Grayton Beach State Park Grayton Beach

(850) 267-8300

floridastateparks.org/park/grayton-beach

Point Washington State Forest Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 267-8325

freshfromflorida.com/divisions-offices/ florida-forest-service/our-forests/ state-forests/point-washington-state-forest

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 267-8330

floridastateparks.org/park/topsail-hill

30A Bike Rentals Seagrove

(850) 231-0959

30Abikerentals.net

Bamboo Bicycle Company Rosemary Beach

(850) 231-0770

bamboobicyclecompany.com

Big Daddy’s Bike Shop Blue Mountain

(866) 622-1165

bigdaddysbikes.com

Big Fish Bike Rentals Seagrove

(850) 231-1343

bigfishbikerentals.com

Butterfly Bike & Kayak Rentals Seagrove

(850) 231-2826

butterflybikeandkayakrentals.com

Robin’s Bikes Miramar Beach

(850) 269-2453

robinsbikes.com

Seaside Transit Authority Seaside

(850) 231-0035

seasidetransitauthority.com

30A Adventures Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 586-1650

30a-adventures.com

360 Blue Experiences All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(800) 554-9522

360blueproperties.com/exclusiveguest-experiences

Austin Magee’s Surf School Seaside

(850) 217-4042

facebook.com/austinmageessurfschool

Baytowne Adventure Zone Sandestin

(850) 428-2736

baytowneadventurezone.com

Beach Sand Sculptures Santa Rosa Beach

(303) 681-2631

beachsandsculptures.com

Emerald Coast Hydrobikes Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 598-7949

emeraldcoasthydrobikes.com

Emerald Coast Pedal Tours Grayton Beach

(850) 213-0397

emeraldcoastpedaltours.com

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O U TD O O R A DV E NT U R E E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Freeport

(850) 835-1824

eowilsoncenter.org

Fancy Camps Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 628-9696

fancycamps.com

Grayton Scuba Company Grayton Beach

(850) 231-0496

graytonscubacompany.com

Pickos Waterski & Wakeboard School Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 267-3988

skicory.com

Ride on Surf School Miramar Beach

(850) 240-7822

rideonsurf.com

Skydive North Florida DeFuniak Springs

(850) 419-3580

skydivenorthflorida.com

Sky Pirates Parasailing Sandestin

(850) 837-5797

parasailingpirates.com

SunQuest Cruises (SOLARIS) Sandestin

(850) 650-2519

sunquestcruises.com

Try Scuba Grayton Beach

(850) 420-7118

30adive.com

Beach Boys Beach Service All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 428-7240

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Beach Brothers’ Beach Service All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 737-1499

beachbrothersbeachservice.com

Beach Chairs 4 U All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 231-4448

beachchairs4u.com

Black Beard’s Bike & SUP Rentals Grayton Beach

(850) 213-0027

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Burke’s Beach Services All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 585-8462

burkesbeachservices.com

Cabana Man All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 231-5046

cabanaman.com

Coastal Cruisers Miramar Beach

(850) 543-6146

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Dillon’s Beach Services All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 259-5849

dillonsbeachservices.com

EC Concierge Service Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 687-3776

relaxon30a.com

Jongle Beach Service Gulf Place

(850) 687-5484

jonglebeach.com

La Dolce Vita Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach

(866) 651-1869

destinbeachservice.com

Live Well 30A All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 534-0183

livewell30a.com

NorthShore Beach Services All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 267-5646

northshoreflorida.com

O U TF IT TE R S

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O U TF IT TE R S Old Florida Outfitters WaterColor

(850) 534-4343

oldfloridaoutfitters.com

Peddlers 30A Seacrest

(850) 708-5528

peddlers30a.com

Rent Gear Here All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(888) 750-7606

rentgearhere.com

SeaOats Beach Service All 16 Beach Neighborhoods

(850) 951-3632

seaoatsbeachservice.com

Shades Beach & Pool Services All Neighborhoods Along 30A

(850) 865-3232

shadesbeachandpoolservices.com

Stinky’s Bait Shack Dune Allen

(850) 622-2248

stinkysfishcamp.com

Sunny Days Bike & Beach Sports Seagrove

(850) 213-3974

sunnydaysbikes.com

Surf Sup Paddle Board Rentals Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 888-0382

thesurfsupdude.com

The Beach Chair Company All Neighborhoods Along 30A

(850) 200-3595

thebeachchaircompany.com

The Rental Shop Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 260-0001

therentalshop30a.com

Walton Outdoors Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 267-2064

waltonoutdoors.com

Yellowfin Ocean Sports Grayton Beach, Seagrove

(850) 231-9024

yellowfinoceansports.com

Yellowfin Ocean Sports - WaterColor WaterColor

(850) 231-2440

yellowfinoceansports.com

YOLO Board + Beach Miramar Beach

(850) 424-6852

yoloboard.com

YOLO Board + Bike Santa Rosa Beach

(850) 267-0602

yoloboard.com

YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin Sandestin

(850) 267-7877

sandestin.com/sandestin-marina

30A Guide Service

(850) 687-0572

30aguideservice.com

30A Inshore Charters

(850) 699-0014

30ainshorecharters.com

Baytowne Marina at Sandestin

(850) 267-7773

sandestin.com/sandestin-marina

Captain Phil’s Charters

(850) 258-8395

captphilscharters.com

Captain Rex’s Sailing Adventures

(850) 730-7744

captainrex.com

Dead Fish Charters

(850) 685-1092

deadfishcharters.com

Destiny Unbound Angling

(850) 225-3813

destiny-unbound.com

Fish On Charters

(850) 974-4357

fishoncharter.wordpress.com

Fish Tails 2 Tail Feathers

(850) 259-3551

ft2tf.com

Fishy Booty Charters

(850) 586-0807

fishybooty.com

F I S H I N G CH A R TE R S

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F I S H I N G CH A R TE R S Florida Boy Adventures

(850) 499-4473

floridaboyadventures.com

Grayton Beach Fishing Charters

(850) 855-2534

graytonbeachcharters.com

Hooked Up Fishing Charters

(850) 978-5658

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Lil Lucky

(850) 699-2286

lillucky.com

Not a Dog Charters

(850) 267-2514

notadogcharters.com

Santa Rosa Beach Charters

(850) 865-4222

santarosabeachcharters.com

Slow & Low Coastal Outfitters

(850) 502-3222

slowandlowcoastal.com

Stinky’s Fishing Charters

(850) 622-2248

stinkysfishingcharters.com

Trigger Happy Fishing Charters

(850) 685-6787

triggerhappyfishing.com

30A Airboat Adventures

(850) 596-6345

30aairboat.com

Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides

(850) 208-3114

30ahorseback.com

Backwater Tours

(817) 524-5211

backwater-tours.com

Boathouse Paddle Club

(850) 419-6188

boathousepaddleclub.com

Coldwater Excursions

(850) 358-8343

coldwaterexcursions.com

Into the Wild - Eco Diversions

(850) 974-2258

itwecodiversions.com

Kickbike 30A

(850) 687-0171

kickbike30a.com

Salt Air 30A

(850) 710-0119

saltair30a.com

Second Wind Salty Jig

(850) 259-2900

airboattoursfl.com

Shallow Water Expeditions Guide Service

(850) 534-4349

shallowwaterexpeditions.com

Balance Health Studio

(850) 231-9288

balance30a.com

BeachFit Studio

(850) 725-9642

beachfitstudio.com

Blueprint Health Studio

(850) 460-2588

blueprinthealthstudio.com

CoreFit

(850) 586-6600

corefit30a.com

Elite Physique Personal Training

(850) 598-7263

facebook.com/destin-elite-physiquepersonal-training-136146754752

Fit Your Way on 30A

(850) 329-5302

fyw30a.com

Gold’s Gym

(850) 837-7071

goldsgym.com/destinfl

Grand Fitness

(850) 424-4301

grandfitnessfl.com

Grayton Beach Fitness

(850) 231-7075

graytonbeachfitness.com

Honey Badger Martial Arts

(850) 582-6765

facebook.com/honeybadgermartialarts

Momentum Fitness | 30A CrossFit

(850) 231-1322

30acrossfit.com

Otium 30A

(850) 909-0141

otium30a.com

Pilates Lifestyle

(850) 502-6630

emeraldcoastpilates.com

Pure Barre

(850) 231-0147

purebarre.com/fl-santarosabeach

N AT U R E A N D E CO TO U R S

W E LLN E S S A N D F ITN E S S

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W E LLN E S S A N D F ITN E S S RUN/SUP

(850) 419-6188

runsup.com

Sofitco Studios

(850) 660-6670

sofitcostudios.com

SoWal Pilates

(850) 534-3040

sowalpilates.com

The Yoga Haus

(850) 420-1218

theyogahaus.com

Thi Bod Fitness

(850) 294-6911

thibod.com

Whole Life Fitness

(850) 630-7564

wholelifefitnessfl.com

TR AI L S Alys Beach Nature Trail

Alys Beach

Bay Loop Paved Multi-Use Trail

Freeport

Beach Tram Path

Santa Rosa Beach

Campbell Lake Nature Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Cassine Trail

Seagrove

Choctawhatchee River Blueway

Walton County

Deer Trail Track and Deer Lake

Santa Rosa Beach

Eastern Lake Trail - Orange Loop

Santa Rosa Beach

Eastern Lake Trail - Red Loop

Santa Rosa Beach

Eastern Lake Trail - Yellow Loop

Santa Rosa Beach

Eden Gardens State Park

Santa Rosa Beach

Eglin Reservation - East Trail

Freeport

Flatwoods Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Greenway Trails

Santa Rosa Beach

Kellogg Nature Center

Santa Rosa Beach

Longleaf Greenway East Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Longleaf Greenway Middle Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Longleaf Greenway Western Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Morris Lake Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Nokuse Plantation Trail - Florida Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

No Name Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Old Growth Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Salamander Pond Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Timpoochee Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

Turpentine Trail

Santa Rosa Beach

WaterColor Walking Trails

WaterColor

WaterSound Trail

WaterSound

Western Lake Loop

Grayton Beach

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ALYS!BEACH

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ecosploring

OUT AND ABOUT “I grew up with a deep respect and understanding for the outdoors, which has helped me appreciate our local landscape. I’m teaching my daughter the same values my dad and grandpa passed to me” SANTA!ROSA!BEACH

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HUNTER'RAY﹐' FISHING'INSTRUCTOR''


Snorkel the Reefs

— Our beach neighborhoods recently welcomed more than 50 artificial reef

structures that are perfect for snorkeling in the Gulf. Dive in and see what marine life you spot in these beautiful new habitats shaped like turtles and other sea life!

SUP — South Walton was one of the first U.S. communities to embrace the art and sport of standup paddleboarding. A perfect balance of fitness, nature and community, this activity is a perfect fit for South Walton.

Fish from Gulf to Bay

— From surf to bay fishing, South Walton is a dream for the laid-back

fisherman looking to share a perfect family memory or reel in a big one for dinner. Everything from charters departing Sandestin Marina or directly from the sand in Grayton Beach to quiet guided

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paddle fishing tours of the back bay tributaries is readily available!

Take a Hike — Hikers of all ages and ability levels enjoy exploring South Walton’s expansive trail system which includes easy, moderate and difficult routes. Whether it be a quick walk through the nature path in Grayton Beach State Park or a miles-long adventure in Point Washington State Forest, a journey through our beach neighborhoods’ wooded areas will reveal a new, untouched side of South Walton.

Back in the Saddle

— Trot along through scenic South Walton by horseback on a guided tour.

A leisurely horseback ride through Point Washington State Forest offers a higher vantage point for taking in wildlife among the longleaf pines and scrub palmettos.

Pedal Power

— Any South Walton visitor will tell you that biking is one of the best modes

of vacation transportation along our beach neighborhood streets. Bring your own bike or rent a cruiser to explore more than 200 miles of bike trails and paths. South Walton bike rental shops have everything from tyke bikes to road racers.

Mix it Up

— At The Boathouse Paddle Club in Watercolor, you’ll find fitness classes that mix

multiple outdoor adventures into a single workout. Try the popular RUN/SUP class to get your heart rate up between paddleboard sessions on a tranquil dune lake. Or stop in for a TRX session before grabbing a bike and hitting the trails with a group. WATERCOLOR

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SANTA!ROSA!BEACH

BLUE!MOUNTAIN

SANDESTIN

savor south walton

A CULINARY CELEBRATION

Dining is more than just a meal in South Walton. It is a delight to all the senses, thanks to our bounty of fresh Gulf seafood and Southern growing season. Local top chefs have discovered all the best ingredients for cuisine. With more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in Florida, you won’t have a problem finding exactly what you are looking for. From fine dining to food trucks, South Walton has it all! If award-winning menus and chefs are what appeal to you, look no further than Florida Trend Magazine Golden Spoon winners Vin’tij, Fish Out Of Water and Bud & Alleys. Each restaurant has its own flavor and feel. At Vin’tij, you won’t have any problem finding that special bottle of wine while having a romantic meal. Fish Out Of Water and Bud & Alleys will pull you in with dramatic Gulf views and their fresh Gulf-to-table menus will keep you in your seat all evening.

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If casual and relaxing is more your style, be sure to check out the offerings at The Hub 30A. This laid-back restaurant and performance venue offers favorites like chicken, barbecue, tacos and ice cream. Many nights, local artists can be found on the main stage belting out their favorite tunes while kids run and play under the stars. Last but not least, no South Walton foodie should pass up the opportunity for a bite or two at Seaside’s Airstream Row. Vintage Airstream trailers line Scenic Highway 30A with favorites such as gourmet grilled cheese at The Meltdown on 30A, smoothies made from only the freshest ingredients at Raw & Juicy and even Asian-inspired cuisine at Song. It’s an experience you will not want to miss!

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Bountiful Breakfasts — Grab

a classic American breakfast at a local spot

like Summer Kitchen Café or fill up on a nutrient-packed, cold-pressed juice at Raw & Juicy. Treat yourself to something special at The Donut Hut and recharge with a perfectly crafted coffee from Fonville Press.

Grab ’n’ Go Lunches — Stop by Bud & Alley’s for a casual lunch with an awardwinning view, or drop in to The Perfect Pig for a savory sandwich. Grab all of your beach picnic essentials at Seacrest Sundries and cool off with a fruit-based frozen treat from The Pop Stop.

A for Ambience — Enjoy upscale dining in a low-key atmosphere at The Bay, an award-winning restaurant with fresh seafood and from-scratch specials. Listen to live music at hot spots like The Red Bar and Acme Ice House, or watch your favorite game on one of many screens at Shades on the Loop. Settle in for a romantic date

“From a Gulf-view patio to a casual beach bar to Florida’s only four diamond-rated restaurant… each [restaurant] gives visitors a taste of local flair — with some surprises.” CONNECT'MAGAZINE

night at an intimate restaurant like Café Thirty-A or Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar. Cheers to a perfect evening at Cuvee 30A, which was bestowed with the prestigious Wine Spectator Award for Excellence for its world-class wine list.

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SANDESTIN

sports & recreation

READY, SET, GO There’s something about South Walton that sets people into motion. Whether it’s our picturesque beaches, shaded trails, peaceful dune lakes or new artificial reefs, South Walton encourages an active lifestyle. By land, enjoy an outdoor workout as you play tennis, golf or beach volleyball; by sea, choose from stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming and so much more. Go to VisitSouthWalton.com to view all of the sports and adventure our beach neighborhoods offer.

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“From the sandhill ecosystems to the adventurous Cyprus swamp crossings, it’s sure to be a journey that you won’t forget.” ;5&&| SPORTS&&&RECREATION

YOLO'BOARD''


SEASIDE

Tee it Up

SEASCAPE

— South Walton is known for its sugar-

white sand and turquoise water — and for its gorgeous greens. Enjoy a day of golf on one of our championship golf courses. Get a crew together to play at one of our beach neighborhoods’ welcoming courses, or schedule a private lesson with a local pro to sharpen your skills. As you tee it up, take a moment to admire the views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Game, Set, Match — Strike up a friendly game of tennis at one of the many courts found in South Walton. Sandestin, Rosemary Beach, Seascape and WaterColor

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are just a few of the neighborhoods with excellent programs for players.

Roadrunners — From formal races to everyday runs, South Walton is a great place to lace up your sneakers and take a jog. The Timpoochee Trail extends for 18.6 miles and provides an awesome tour of our beach neighborhoods; escapes like Alys Beach’s Nature Trail offer short, secluded routes for you to enjoy. Sign up for one of South Walton’s many fun 5ks and 1-milers, or challenge yourself at the Seaside School Half Marathon or Sandestin Triathlon.

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romance

BEACHSIDE BLISS The sugar-white sand of South Walton is best enjoyed in the presence of a loved one. Invite your special someone along for a getaway in one of our beach neighborhoods, and escape from it all in a romantic and fun environment. Take secluded walks on the beach, pack a picnic to enjoy in one of our peaceful parks or go on a scenic bike ride together. Keep the romance afloat on a chartered boat, a dinner cruise or a couples’ kayak ride on a coastal dune lake. At the end of the day, enjoy an elegant dinner alongside a beautiful beach sunset.

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“Easy-breezy South Walton aims to please — and makes it very easy to fall in love with its beaches, sunsets, coastal landscapes, eateries, shops and other attractions, any time of year.” KATHY'WITT﹐'BUCKET'LIST'ADVENTURE'COLUMNIST''


A Gentle Touch

— Experience the healing powers of therapeutic

touch with a couples’ massage at one of South Walton’s many spas. During your session, tension will unravel as your energy and well-being are restored — allowing both of you to embrace your getaway with even more enthusiasm. Opt for a treatment by the beach, and experience pure bliss as the sound of the ocean soothes your senses.

Sunset Sonata

— Sail away together on a kayak, canoe or pair

of stand-up paddleboards. Or board the romantic Solaris yacht for an evening of gourmet dining, delicious drinks and live entertainment on the Choctawhatchee Bay. When you’re swimming in, sailing on or simply staring out at the turquoise water of South Walton, the romance will surely start to sink in.

From the Beach to the Boardwalk

— Walk hand-in-hand

through some of South Walton’s most romantic scenes: our sugarwhite beaches and nearly 70 enchanting boardwalks. Gaze out over the turquoise Gulf water, a serene dune lake or a quiet sand dune as you enjoy an intimate walk together in the most inspiring environment.

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SANTA!ROSA!BEACH

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south walton weddings

STORYBOOK PARADISE

PAUL!JOHNSON!PHOTOGRAPHY

MODERNMADE!WEDDINGS

South Walton is the perfect wedding spot — with breathtaking beaches, rare and beautiful dune lakes, sweeping natural landscapes, elegant restaurants and historic chapels, we have plenty of romantic backdrops for you to choose from. Sink your toes into our “wedding white” sand, and gaze at our turquoise water as you say “I do” to the person of your dreams, or exchange vows under a 600-year-old live oak tree in romantic Eden Gardens State Park. Check out VisitSouthWalton.com/Weddings to learn more and discover the venue that best suits your big day.

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PAUL!JOHNSON!PHOTOGRAPHY

“With 16 eclectic beach communities, it’s easy to find a waterfront wedding spot on the Gulf of Mexico or Choctawhatchee Bay.” USA'TODAY' HBB!PHOTOGRAPHY

HBB!PHOTOGRAPHY

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INLET!BEACH

traditions

LIKE A KID AGAIN South Walton has something for everyone, no matter your age or interests. Find the perfect beach for your family at one of our neighborhood beaches, all of which offer everything from low-key beach lounging to high-energy activities. With so many different options available within walking distance, everyone can find something to enjoy while still spending quality time

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together. Go to VisitSouthWalton.com to see all of the ways your family can pedal, paddle and play.

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SEASIDE

“Somehow, though, the beach serves as an age equalizer. Diving into a breaker feels as exhilarating today as it did when I was 7. We’re never too old to play.” WATERCOLOR

SUZY'FLEMING'LEONARD﹐' FLORIDA'TODAY''

Back To Nature — Actually, getting back to nature with kids is easy in South Walton. You can learn about sea turtle nesting or have Breakfast with a Ranger and learn about area wildlife at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. There are also several ecotours available to take you out for a day of family fun in the woods or on the water.

Kids Camps

— A South Walton family vacation is much more than the beach. The area

has dozens of fun summer activities and camps designed just for kids, from tennis programs to surf camp to musical theatre production. Whether your child is into sports, nature, or arts & crafts, they’re sure to find an activity they love… and everyone knows that a happy child means happy parents.

Dine Under the Stars

— When it’s time for dinner, our many kid-friendly restaurants feature

fresh seafood, pastas, and of course, hamburgers and fries. After dinner you can settle into a lawn chair or spread out a blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie or concert. In South Walton, you can relive your childhood memories of a great Florida beach vacation and make new ones with your family. Just don’t let that ice cream melt.

Top Five — Best Places for Summer Fun. Launch your canoe or kayak at Grayton Beach State Park for an unforgettable paddle around Western Lake, one of our rare coastal dune lakes. Play a game of croquet at Seaside’s world-class croquet court. Amuse the little ones at a playground.

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Helen McCall Park, Legion Park and Cessna Landing all have playground equipment and picnic facilities. Tennis anyone? Find great court action at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort and Rosemary Beach Racquet Club. Plan to horse around at Gulfside Stables and enjoy a guided horseback ride through Point Washington State Forest.

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SEASIDE

INLET!BEACH

shopping

FASHION FORWARD

SANDESTIN

Shop ‘til you drop? You can do exactly that in South Walton. Designer handbags — check. One-of-a-kind art pieces — check. Local handmade jewelry — check! Anything and everything is at your fingertips waiting to go home with you. Make sure to leave some extra space in your suitcase because you’ll surely find plenty of treasures to take home.

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Retail Therapy

— Silver Sands Premium Outlets has it all. Maybe you are looking

for those one-of-a-kind designer sunglasses to wear while soaking up the sun. If so, the Michaels Kors and Kate Spade stores have you covered. And, while Saks Off 5th is quite a ways from the Big Apple, you will still find those big city brands just steps away from the beach. Brooks Brothers, Nike, Vera Bradley and even The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory have plenty to choose from. Head to one of these welcoming stores and spend the day browsing for that perfect something.

Specialties & Curiosities

— Try 30Avenue, a new retail space with plenty of

shopping options. Or, head to The Merchants of Seaside to choose from an eclectic menagerie of items. With a number of handmade and unique clothing items, accessories, and accents for the home, these boutiques surely have something fit for a place on your shelf at home or a coveted spot in your closet. Stop by Rosemary Beach to shop for clothes, accessories, and bath and body products at boutiques like Willow, Moonpize, and Pish Posh Patchouli’s. A short walk will lead you to Alys Shoppe, which

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stocks high-end, handpicked clothing and home décor.

“16 distinct beach communities offer an appealing combination of small town charm and urban sophistication.” TRAVEL'WEEKLY'

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arts & culture

A COMMUNITY OF ARTS AND ARTISTS South Walton is well known for both our stunning natural landscapes and our community of inspirational artists who often capture and share those landscapes in new and innovative ways. Artisans, artists, musicians, writers and makers of all kinds flock to South Walton for the supportive arts community as well as the perfect backdrop for original works. We do more than appreciate art in South Walton. Our natural muses inspire artistic communities to thrive!

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“We have an abundance of natural beauty here in South Walton and it offers an endless supply of subject matter.” MELODY'BOGLE﹐'CADE'ARTIST'OF'THE'YEAR MELODY'BOGLE

Dune Tunes — Live music abounds in our beach neighborhoods almost every evening. Discover local bands playing at The Red Bar in Grayton Beach, The Bay in Santa Rosa Beach, or catch the dueling piano performance at Rum Runners in Sandestin’s Village of Baytowne Wharf. You can also stop by Central Square Records to pick up a classic vinyl record (or CD) of your favorite artist. Music really takes the main stage across South Walton in January when South Walton’s 30A Songwriters Festival brings in local, regional and national talent for must-see concerts.

Art & Soul

— Homeowners and local vendors proudly display local art along their walls, and organizations like the Cultural Arts Alliance

(CAA) of Walton County support local artists through festivals such as 30A Songwriters, events like Art Week South Walton and daily at the new Foster Gallery in Sandestin.

Prime Time Players — Go off-off-Broadway in South Walton with a live performance at The Seaside Repertory Theatre (The REP). This cozy theatre provides top-quality plays, musicals and more. You’ll even spot The REP performers showcasing their talents at local cafés or the Seaside Amphitheater on occasion. Most shows are family-friendly, meaning that you can take the entire crew to the theatre for an evening of culture and entertainment.

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artists of the year

AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS Now celebrating its 15th year, the South Walton Artist of the Year program showcases the finest local artists in an area brimming with talent of all kinds. Each fall, the Artist of the Year is selected for his or her skill, vision and insight into the unique culture and beauty abounding in South Walton.

The 2017 Artist of the Year is:

Marisol Gullo (2017 Artist of the Year) Niche Artists of the Year for 2017 are:

Lori Drew (Mixed Media Artist of the Year) Velia LaLa (Sculptor of the Year)

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NAME

PRIMARY MEDIUM

YEAR

Melody Bogle

Oil and Pastel Paint on Canvas

2016

Juan Francisco Adaro

Mixed Medium Painting

2015

Mary Hong

Glass on Canvas

2014

Andy Saczynski

Recycled Materials on Canvas

2013

Allison Craft

Leather and Pearl Jewelry

2012

Allison Wickey

Acrylic Paint/Plaster on Canvas

2011

Michael Granberry

Photography

2010

Michael McCarty

Mixed Medium Paint on Canvas

2009

Donna Burgess

Watercolor

2008

Bill Stephenson

Recycled Wood

2007

Phil Kiser

Recycled Glass/Mosaics

2006

Justin Gaffrey

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

2005

Susan Lucas

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

2004

Dorothy Starbuck

Oil Paint on Canvas

2003

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meetings

MEET ME AT THE BEACH With modern facilities, world-class accommodations, inspiring scenery and endless opportunities for fun, South Walton is the ideal year-round destination for professional gatherings of all sizes. Hold your next meeting here, and impress attendees with sleek, stylish conference rooms and working areas. Then, let everyone enjoy themselves with a much-needed break on our sugar-white sand beaches. Opportunities for networking and engagement are everywhere in South Walton â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether it be on one of our world-class golf courses, inside an intimate restaurant or at a live performance. To find out more about holding your next meeting in South Walton, check out VisitSouthWalton.com/Meetings. Contact our South Walton sales team today at (800) 822-6877 or meetings@visitsouthwalton.com.

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Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa

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Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company 78 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach (888) 855-1551 • rosemarybeach.com

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Seascape Golf, Beach and Tennis Resort 556 Seascape Drive, Miramar Beach (800) 874-9106 • seascape-resort.com

Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort 9011 US Highway 98 West, Miramar Beach (877) 563-3185 • topsl.com

WaterColor Inn and Resort 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach (850) 231-7703 • watercolorresort.com

MEETINGS |&&=;


HOME AWAY FROM HOME A stay in South Walton is truly special – not just because unique beach neighborhoods offer endless experiences to enjoy, but because each moment here offers the opportunity to

build

lasting

memories.

With

more

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accommodations – the vast majority of which are recognized as “dream vacation” properties – South Walton is a place full of relaxation, excitement and peace that you’ll remember for years to come. After you leave South Walton, you will have memories forever – whether they be of a breezy bike ride down the Timpoochee Trail, a picnic in one of our state parks, an inspiring conversation with one of our local artists, the savory bite of a fresh catch at a local restaurant or a hole-in-one golf outing. Memories created in South Walton don’t fade. In fact, they’re the type that resonate and encourage in the most positive of ways. Looking back on a South Walton experience might bring you a sense of calm, inspire you to reconnect or encourage you to try something new and exciting. And of course, a South Walton memory will likely make you want to pack your bags and visit the shops, restaurants, galleries and outdoor retreats of our 16 beach neighborhoods again. You’ll always be able to find a new adventure here in South Walton — but at the same time, you’ll always feel like you’re right at home.

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> What was your favorite moment from your South Walton visit? Let us know on Facebook.com/VisitSouthWalton and Twitter.com/SouthWalton. Find us on Instagram @SouthWalton.

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(850) 654-9966 vrbo.com/24559

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(478) 953-2890 vrbo.com/83138

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(770) 656-5478 homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290198

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(901) 351-4680 vrbo.com/77170

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(678) 557-9778 vrbo.com/30642

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(440) 390-8847 secretparadise.info

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(440) 390-8847 destinsimplyparadise.com

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(850) 231-1686 vrbo.com/14809

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(850) 267-8442 vrbo.com/8292

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(615) 426-0148 vrbo.com/412279

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(512) 923-5400 vrbo.com/242498

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(817) 701-5225 vrbo.com/39912

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(314) 662-0863 vrbo.com/502747

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(423) 266-3179 vrbo.com/52517

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(817) 707-3727 vrbo.com/100470

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(404) 932-5749 vrbo.com/66028

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A Summer Breeze 2384 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit A-201

Affinity Beach Cottage 32 Gulfside Way

Cape Monaco 1651 Scenic Gulf Drive

Jardin Calle 36 Topaz Cove

Martin’s Nest 62 Misty Cove

Miramar Palms 53 Batchelor’s Button

Paradise Hotel 147 Gulfside Way

Secret Paradise 21 Pearl Cove

Simply Paradise 17 Topaz Cove

DUNE ALLEN

Listen to the Surf 237 Magnolia Street

Little Cottage 47-A Austinwood Lane

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Sandy Feet 69 Classic Court Lane S A N TA R O S A B E A C H

Beach Buddy 19 Buddy Street

Blue Parrot Cottage 15 Betty Street

BreakAway 11 Asher Way

Caroline’s Oyster 223 Hidden Lake Way

Cobia Cottage 76 Snapper Street

Fancy Free 312 Hidden Lake Way

Flamingo Cottage 182 Old Beach Road

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(850) 267-2351 bluemountainbeach.com

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(803) 617-8786

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(432) 770-2861

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(865) 414-9400

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Palm Hopper 210 Old Beach Road

Vicki Street Properties 44 Vicki Street

B L U E M O U N TA I N

vrbo.com/653538

vrbo.com/664258

crosswindsbeachhouse.com

G R AY T O N B E A C H

R & R at the Beach 357 DeFuniak Street

(615) 898-0483 vrbo.com/449728

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Stella Luna 384 DeFuniak Street

(850) 830-7099

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The Smith House 267 DeFuniak Street

(850) 231-0321

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(404) 386-7433 vrbo.com/86651

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Almarito Gulf View 2971 East County Highway 30A

(850) 231-4386 vrbo.com/247383

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Along the Lake 28 Birmingham Street

(770) 951-2155

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Annie’s Place 32 Forest Street

(404) 402-1111

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Brown Your Buns

(678) 575-9781

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56 Dune Ridge Road

vrbo.com/173085

Chez Mireille 2554 East County Highway 30A

(850) 231-4386

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Daniel Dunes 23 Seawinds Court

(678) 740-3863

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Fish House 216 Williams Street

(404) 252-1085

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Just in Thyme 39 Thyme Street

(770) 331-0868

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Luna del Mar 99 Beachfront Trail

(678) 468-8162 vrbo.com/156325

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vrbo.com/361156

vrbo.com/262496

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Beach Life 296 Pine Needle Way S E AG ROVE

bestbeachhouse.com

vrbo.com/63886

vrbo.com/253008

danieldunes.com

vrbo.com/224850

vrbo.com/4291425ha

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straighttothebeach.com

Sea-Esta Luxurious Designer Home 86 North Ryan Street

(678) 475-1962

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Seabiscuit

(770) 978-4658

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33 South Ryan Street

vrbo.com/15573

Tutti Frutti 19 Old Mill Road

(850) 502-1907

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(513) 252-4842 vrbo.com/811290

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Beach Baby 50 Gossamer Lane

(615) 480-5239 vrbo.com/730531

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California Dreamin’ 97 Cobia Run East

(678) 456-3363

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Cozy for Two 178 Blue Crab Loop West

(404) 702-7688

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Let It Shine Beach Cottage

(678) 520-7493

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117 Cottage Way

vrbo.com/52349

Neptune’s Retreat 65 Sandy Shores Court

(888) 865-9992

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(214) 649-2069 vrbo.com/24279

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(850) 231-5919

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B E AC H H O M E S & COT TAG E S S E AG ROVE

homeescape.com/vacation-rental/89259 •

homeaway.com/3512266

WAT E R S O U N D

LaVie 100 Tumblehome Way

S E AC R E S T

vrbo.com/196643

vrbo.com/64896

neptunesretreat.com

Parfait Lieu at Sunset Beach

(404) 593-5941

10140 East County Highway 30A

vrbo.com/94504

Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming! 470 Beach Bike Way

(678) 961-8218

Reunion House 15 Sandy Shores Court

(877) 868-4659

Second Nook 9955 East County Highway 30A

(404) 314-0446

Sweet Dreams

(256) 734-2977

8690 East County Highway 30A

vrbo.com/853998

vrbo.com/152496

reunionhouse.org

vrbo.com/664017 •

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War Seagull 19 North Briland Lane

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vrbo.com/7721


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Camp Gulf

(877) 226-7485 campgulf.com

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Destin RV Beach Resort 362 Miramar Beach Drive

(850) 837-3529

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Geronimo RV Resort

(850) 424-6801

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75 Arnett Lane

geronimorvresort.com

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10005 Emerald Coast Parkway West

destinrvresort.com •

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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 7525 West County Highway 30A

(850) 267-8330 floridastateparks.org/park/topsail-hill

S A N TA R O S A B E A C H

Peach Creek RV Resort 4401 U.S. Highway 98 East

(850) 231-1948 campflorida.com/campground/peach-creek-rv-park

G R AY T O N B E A C H

(850) 267-8300 floridastateparks.org/park/grayton-beach

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Highlands House Bed and Breakfast 4193 County Highway 30A West G R AY T O N B E A C H

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse 85 DeFuniak Street

S E AG ROVE

Lisbeth’s Bed & Breakfast By The Sea 3501 East County Highway 30A

ROS E M A RY B E ACH

Rosemary Beach Inn 78 Main Street

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Absolute Relaxation 2550 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 8301

destinpetcondos.com

Bit of Heaven

(334) 546-6844

1952 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 303

vrbo.com/68672

Brigid’s Place At Summerspell 2396 Scenic Gulf Drive

(850) 654-4901

Ciboney Condominiums

(404) 234-0850

2076 Scenic Gulf Drive

vrbo.com/234817

Coastal Comeback 122 Seascape Boulevard #2005

(770) 876-1139

Coconut Cove

(850) 305-6176

19 Pearl Cove

gulf911.com

Crystal Village 57007 285 Payne Street

(615) 969-8822

vrbo.com/369723

coastalcomeback.com

Crystal Village Unit 27B

(850) 585-4519 vacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/13151.html

Destin Beach Condo 114 Mainsail Drive, Unit 411

(404) 326-6722

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Destin Connection

(888) 909-8090 thedestinconnection.com

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Edgewater Beach Condominium 291 Scenic Gulf Drive

(800) 822-4929

Gulfview 208

(502) 266-5040

2830 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 208

vrbo.com/2339

Gulfview 209 2830 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 209

(256) 990-0027

Horne Property 60 Sandprints Drive, Unit D8

edgewaterbeach.com 1

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(770) 232-2980

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Mainsail Condominium 125 114 Mainsail Drive, Unit 125

(770) 536-4401

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Mainsail Condominium 231 114 Mainsail Drive, Unit 231

(404) 386-8155

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Maravilla 1413 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit #1413

(770) 704-0458 dvacationrentals.com

2

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Maravilla 2408 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit #2408

(210) 789-0740

2

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Maravilla 3305 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit #3305

(502) 425-5639

2

Maravilla 4106 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit #4106

(256) 990-0027

Mediterranea Unit A402 50 Surf Song Lane, A402

(630) 369-6154

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vrbo.com/57007

285 Payne Street, #27-B

2746 Scenic Gulf Drive

vrbo.com/21668

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vrbo.com/355152

vrbo.com/40389

vrbo.com/300161

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(513) 941-0167

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2936 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 1004

steelaweigh.com

Summerspell 201 the ULTIMATE 2391 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 201

(314) 368-0440

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Summerspell Unit 202

(513) 379-7892

1

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2396 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 202

summerspell202.com

Surfside Unit 803 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive, #803

(901) 606-9672

2

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Sylvia’s Rentals

(225) 654-7247

2

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1096 Scenic Gulf Drive

vrbo.com/13424

Tides at Tops’l 902 550 Tops’l Beach Boulevard, Unit 902

(615) 852-6886

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You Are My Sunshine

(334) 322-8027 youaremysunshinedestin.com

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Burrow Family Condo 75 Sea Oats Cove, Unit 55B

(615) 202-4263 homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p215338

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Misty Cove Townhomes Unit 116 25 Misty Cove #116

1541 Scenic Gulf Drive

vrbo.com/15362

vrbo.com/67235

vrbo.com/168846

SEASCAPE

CMG Ventures

(317) 513-4853

326 North Driftwood Bay, #91B

vrbo.com/588976

Dollarhide Condos at Seascape 11625 Emerald Coast Parkway West

(888) 881-5718

Seascape #404

(770) 241-5038

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(770) 795-0302 vacationrentals.com/listing/p7000583

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(770) 992-6892

3

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609 Bayou Village - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (859) 621-3026 vrbo.com/83625 609 Bayou Village

2

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624 Bayou Drive - Sandestin 624 Bayou Drive

(318) 820-9570

3

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Beachside 1 4012 Beachside Drive

(770) 419-1745 vrbo.com/265512

2

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Christan Condos / Lasata 9600 Grand Sandestin Boulevard, Unit 3107

(850) 385-0917

1

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Hidden Dunes 177 9815 Highway 98, Unit 177

(850) 572-7373

3

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destin-florida-condo-rental.com

825 Seascape Drive, #404 Verden Haus 139 Sunset Bay

SANDESTIN

421 Linkside Drive 421 Linkside Drive

homeaway.co.uk/p226572vb

christiancondos.net

vrbo.com/98503

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(423) 313-7656

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vrbo.com/255118

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Gulf Place Caribbean 144 Spires Lane

(404) 992-8204

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Lookout at the Beach 144 Spires Lane, Unit 402

(850) 622-3867

2

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vrbo.com/6753

S A N TA R O S A B E A C H

Journey’s End 6073 West County Highway 30A

(850) 585-5060 journeysendonthebeach.com

2

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San Remo Condominium 4045 West County Highway 30A, Unit 407

(615) 426-7765

3

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Sea Haunts 3D 300 South Spooky Lane

(678) 640-4512

4

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vrbo.com/43326

vrbo.com/67531

B L U E M O U N TA I N

Adagio F101 2421 West County Highway 30A, Unit F101

(850) 228-2667 vrbo.com/325028

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Blue Lupine 222 164 Blue Lupine Way, Unit 222

(850) 278-8042

3

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Blue Mountain Beach Condo 164 Blue Lupine Way, Unit 323

(504) 669-3437

3

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Blue Mountain Condominium 164 Blue Lupine Way, Unit 211

(773) 719-7676

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Blue View 214 Blue Mountain Road, Unit 125

(423) 266-3179

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Rent Redfish 2046 West County Highway 30A, Unit M2-330

(850) 320-7368

3

3

vrbo.com/94825

bluemountainbeachcondo.com •

vrbo.com/77559

vrbo.com/64814 •

rentredfish.com

G R AY T O N B E A C H

Grayton Beach Villas 201 63 Sandy Lane

(334) 685-3301 vrbo.com/232708

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Oasis West 87 Gulf Shore Drive

(706) 327-3719

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Beach and Cypress 32 Cypress Street, Unit 187

(314) 740-3983 vrbo.com/30471

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Cassine Garden 190 50 Cypress Street, Unit 190

(850) 892-5520

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Eastern Shores Condo on Seagrove Beach

(770) 955-2004

595 Eastern Lake Road #109

vrbo.com/1113

Happy Place 11 Beachside Drive, Unit 111

(770) 861-5225

Hidden Beach Villas 138 3605 East County Highway 30A

(770) 432-5993

One Seagrove Place 4100 East County Highway 30A

(800) 368-9100

Peace of Mind 9 Seawinds Court

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Peace of Seagrove 36 North Myrtle Drive

(706) 254-4807

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Poolside Serenity 15 Cypress Street

(803) 415-1684

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Sun Burns Bungalow 3605 East County Highway 30A #110

(615) 767-7370

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To the Beach

(770) 361-0837 vrbo.com/70881

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82 Sugar Sand Lane, Unit A1

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vrbo.com/246101

vrbo.com/255675 •

oneseagroveplace.com •

vrbo.com/95653

vrbo.com/802171

vrbo.com/411733

Woodland Shores Townhome

(615) 426-0243

241 Ellis Road

vrbo.com/57857

Zenful Villa 3654 East County Highway 30A, Unit 6B

(404) 234-5696

homeaway.com/904738

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Beach Bliss 81 Seacrest Beach Boulevard East

(317) 696-5178 vrbo.com/54916

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High Pointe 215 10254 East County Highway 30A, Unit 215

(678) 493-9067

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High Pointe Resort 125 10254 East County Highway 30A, Unit 125

(850) 240-1633

3

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High Pointe Resort Unit 15W 10254 East County Highway 30A, Unit 15W

(404) 847-9021

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Reba’s Retreat 10343 East County Highway 30A

(800) 383-1311

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Seashadows 8442 East County Highway 30A #2

(850) 231-4252

2

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vrbo.com/247165

vrbo.com/34911

vrbo.com/90183

homeaway.com/163383 •

vrbo.com/237926

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Candlewood Suites 11396 U.S. Highway 98 West

(850) 337-3770 candlewooddestin.com

75

Embassy Suites Destin - Miramar Beach 570 Scenic Gulf Drive

(850) 337-7000, (800) 362-2779

155

Hampton Inn & Suites Destin - Sandestin Area 10861 U.S. Highway 98 West

(850) 837-7889, (800) 426-7866

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Ramada Limited 39 Scenic Gulf Drive

(850) 837-2378

Sleep Inn 10775 Emerald Coast Parkway West

(850) 654-7022

embassydestin.com

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destinsleepinn.com

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Bay Club of Sandestin 120 Sandestin Boulevard North

(866) 469-8222 bayclubofsandestin.com

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Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard

(850) 650-7411

174

120

marriott.com/vpscy

100 Grand Boulevard Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard

(850) 650-7811

marriott.com/vpsri

300 Grand Boulevard DUNE ALLEN

30A Suites 6904 Highway 30A West

(850) 499-5058 30asuites.com

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(888) 991-8878 watercolorresort.com

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(850) 588-2881, (888) 656-6463 thepearlrb.com

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WAT E R C O L O R

WaterColor Inn & Resort 34 Goldenrod Circle

ROS E M A RY B E ACH

The Pearl Hotel 63 Main Street

Please see the resorts section of the guide for similar properties.

For up-to-date listings and accommodations, go to VisitSouthWalton.com.

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Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort

(800) 874-9106

556 Seascape Drive

seascape-resort.com

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Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South

(800) 559-1805 hiltonsandestinbeach.com

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

(866) 293-4832

9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West

sandestin.com/vsw

Please see the hotels section of the guide for similar properties.

R E NTA L AG E N CI E S

NEIGHBORHOODS:

30A Cottages & Concierge 5365 East County Highway 30A, Suite 101

(850) 468-0006 30acottagesandconcierge.com

WaterColor, Seagrove,WaterSound, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

30A Escapes 5399 East County Highway 30A, Suite 6

(850) 333-3032

Dune Allen, Blue Mountain,

30aescapes.com

Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Inlet Beach

30A Vacation Rentals 6652 East County Highway 30A

(855) 829-2928 30avacationrentals.com

WaterColor, WaterSound, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Rosemary Beach

30A Vacay 5399 East County Highway 30A, Suite 8

(850) 855-8838

Dune Allen, Blue Mountain, Grayton

30a-vacay.com

Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Inlet Beach

360 Blue Properties 790 North County Highway 393, Unit 3B

(888) 250-4659

Miramar Beach, Blue Mountain,

360blueproperties.com/rentals

Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach

Alys Beach Vacation Rentals 60 McGee Drive

(866) 732-9276

Alys Beach

Beach Breeze Vacation Rentals 64 Windrift Drive

(850) 420-5695

Beach Bum Vacation Rentals 2076 Scenic Gulf Drive, Suite A

(850) 654-7177

Beach Bunks Vacation Rentals

(850) 830-8857

alysbeach.com Miramar Beach

beachbreezevacationrentals.com Miramar Beach

beachbumsdestin.com Sandestin, Seagrove

beachbunksrentals.com Beach Condos in Destin 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive

(888) 251-5214

Beach Reunion Group Rentals 136 South Holiday Road, Suite B

(850) 650-4544

Miramar Beach, Sandestin

beachcondosindestin.com Miramar Beach, Seagrove

beachreunion.com

ACCOMMODATIONS |&&1=


R E NTA L AG E N CI E S

NEIGHBORHOODS:

Beaches of South Walton Vacations

(850) 622-3304

P.O. Box 1074

beachesofsouthwaltonvacations.com

Beachfront Destin Rentals 164 Blue Lupine Way #223

(850) 496-6402

Beachview Vacation Rentals

(877) 736-8350

495 Grand Boulevard

beachviewvacationrentals.com

Best Beach Getaways 4935 East County Highway 30A

(800) 692-9218

Seaside

Best Destin Beach House Rental

(850) 461-2568

Miramar Beach

675 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 104-C

bestdestinbeachhouserental.com

Blue Sun Properties 80 East Highway 30A

(888) 447-7804

Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Destin Beach Rentals

(850) 385-0917

Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest

Blue Mountain

beachfrontdestinrentals.com Miramar Beach

Blue Mountain, Seagrove

bluesunproperties.com Miramar Beach, Seascape

christiancondos.net Carter Beach Vacation Rentals 1594 Scenic Gulf Drive

(866) 598-2962

Coastline Condos 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive

(423) 899-3003

Compass Resorts 13330 Highway 98 West

(850) 269-1005

Cottage Rental Agency - Seaside, FL 2311 East County Highway 30A

(888) 593-0022

Dale E. Peterson Vacations 321 Harbor Boulevard

(855) 567-8100

Destin Beach Realty 12889 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 101-A

(888) 650-8098

Destin Connection 2746 Scenic Gulf Drive

(888) 909-8090

Destin Days Vacation Rentals

(866) 334-4853

36164 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 102

destindays.com

Destin FL Rentals 2746 Scenic Gulf Drive

(888) 359-3030

Destin Florida Condos 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive

(888) 998-2301

Destin Getaways Vacation Rentals 4495 Legendary Drive

(888) 299-6009

Dog Friendly Beach Rentals County Highway 30A

(423) 727-9045

Dolphin Developers 5008 Highway 98, Suite 2B

(850) 622-0388

Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals 5200 West County Highway 30A

(888) 267-2121

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Miramar Beach

destin-vacation-rental.com Miramar Beach

coastlinecondos.com Miramar Beach

compass-resorts.com Seaside

cottagerentalagency.com Miramar Beach

destinresorts.com Miramar Beach

destinbeachrealty.com Miramar Beach

thedestinconnection.com Seascape, Santa Rosa Beach

Miramar Beach

destinflrentals.com Miramar Beach

destinflcondos.com

destingetaways.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach

dogfriendlybeachrentals.com

dolphindevelopers.com

beautifulbeach.com

Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Seagrove, Inlet Beach Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest


R E NTA L AG E N CI E S

NEIGHBORHOODS:

Emerald Waters Realty

(800) 226-3974

8281 East County Highway 30A

emeraldwaters.com

Florida Gulf Cottages

(205) 824-5711

Seagrove, Seacrest, Inlet Beach

floridagulfcottages.com

Miramar Beach, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach

Florida Vacation Rentals

(404) 784-7301

Santa Rosa Beach

8046 East County Highway 30A

housebeach.com

Gable Rental Properties 100 South Spooky Lane, Unit 3D

(678) 640-4512

Galasso Condo Rentals

(678) 372-6599

Santa Rosa Beach

vrbo.com/67531 Miramar Beach

vrbo.com/29128 Garrett Realty Services 3723 East County Highway 30A

(800) 537-5387 garrettrealty.com

Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Gibson Beach Rentals

(866) 369-0292

Sandestin

1 Beachside Two Drive, Suite A

gibsonbeachrentals.com

Go to the Beach Real Estate & Beach Rentals 3567 East County Highway 30A

(850) 231-3344

Grayton Coast Rentals 133 DeFuniak St

(850) 231-2888

Gulf Blue Vacations 5597 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Suite 201-A

(800) 242-3224

Harmony Beach Vacations 3100 Scenic Gulf Drive

(850) 650-0551

Have Travel Memories 88 Dominica Court

(877) 428-3041

Heavenly Sunshine Management 334 Cassine Garden Circle

(516) 379-4238

Seagrove

Holiday Properties, iTrip Vacations 4039 East County Highway 30A

(800) 791-3707 itrip.net/holidayproperties

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach

Homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Collection - Seaside, FL 124 Quincy Circle

(855) 411-1557

Seaside

Invited Home Emerald Coast 43 Cassine Way, Suite 104

(855) 978-7627

Kim Lang Vacation Rentals 255 SE Miracle Strip Parkway, Suite B3

(850) 226-8339

Len Schneider Beach Rentals

(404) 872-2894

Seagrove

gotothebeach.net Grayton Beach, Seagrove

graytoncoastrentals.com Seaside

gulfbluevacations.com Miramar Beach

harmonybeachvacations.com Miramar Beach

havetravelmemories.com

homeownerscollection.com Seacrest, Rosemary Beach

invitedhome.com Miramar Beach, Seascape, Dune Allen

vacationrentalsonthegulfcoast.com Seagrove

vrbo.com/177543 Luv It at the Beach Rentals 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive

(225) 931-7828

Luxury Properties of the Emerald Coast 90 Spires Lane, Unit 6A

(888) 506-9222 luxurypropertiesec.com

Santa Rosa Beach, Seacrest, Miramar Beach

Mara Lee Vacation Rentals 2606 Scenic Gulf Drive

(913) 338-2372

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach

luvitatthebeach.com

maraleerentals.com

Keep browsing accommodations in other sections of this guide or go to VisitSouthWalton.com for the most up-to-date options.

ACCOMMODATIONS |&&12


R E NTA L AG E N CI E S

NEIGHBORHOODS:

My Vacation Haven 600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 202

(800) 553-0188 myvacationhaven.com

Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Seagrove

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties 12815 Highway 98 West

(800) 225-7652

Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa

southwaltonvacation.com

Beach, Blue Mountain, Seagrove, Seacrest

Ocean Reef Resorts 10221 Emerald Coast Parkway

(800) 782-8736

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach,

oceanreefresorts.com/ south-walton-rentals

Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Inlet Beach

Paradise Properties Vacation Rentals & Sales 323 Gulf View Drive

(850) 588-7136 paradise30a.com

Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Pearly White Properties 51 South Andalusia Avenue

(770) 540-5557

Platinum Vacations of Destin 9735 Highway 98 West

(800) 434-0840

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals 11125 Highway 98 West

(888) 909-6807

Resorts Realty Group 79 Scenic Gulf Drive

(800) 824-6335

Rivard of South Walton 15 Pine Street

(800) 423-3215 rivardnet.com

Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest, Inlet Beach

Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company P.O. Box 611040, County Road 30A

(866) 348-8952

Rosemary Beach

Royal Beach Rentals 5417 East County Highway 30A

(866) 534-0841

Russell Vacation Rentals

(888) 318-0022

215 Grand Boulevard, Suite 101

russellvacationrentals.com

Sandcastle Escapes 24604 U.S. Highway 331 South

(888) 650-2753

Sanders Beach Rentals 4559 Woodwind Drive

(866) 460-3195 sandersbeachrentals.com

Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor

Sandflea Rentals 164 East Bayou Forrest Drive

(850) 835-4316

Santa Rosa Beach

Seacove Vacation Rentals 1630 Scenic Gulf Drive

(800) 874-4144

Miramar Beach

Seagrove on the Beach Property Rentals 5311 East County Highway 30A, Suite 4

(850) 231-4205

Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals 4507 Furling Lane #209

(855) 550-8005

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Blue Mountain, Seagrove

pearlywhiteproperties.com Sandestin

vacationsbyplatinum.com

mysowalvacation.com

resortsrealty.com

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach Miramar Beach, Seascape, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain, Seagrove, Seacrest

rosemarybeach.com Seagrove

royalbeachrentals.com

sandcastleescapes.com

Sandestin

Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

destinseacove.net Seagrove

seagrovebeach.com

shoredreams.net

Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest


R E NTA L AG E N CI E S

NEIGHBORHOODS:

Skis and Seas Vacation Rentals 4744 Westwinds Drive

(850) 399-0316 skisandseas.com

Seascape, Sandestin

Sky Run Vacation Rentals 174 Watercolor Way, Suite 103 #209

(850) 460-3410

Seagrove, Rosemary Beach

South Walton Realty 122-2 Bishop Tolbert Road

(850) 267-6010

Southern Vacation Rentals 2441 West County Highway 30A

(800) 406-5714

Miramar Beach, Sandestin,

southernresorts.com

Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove, Seacrest,

30a.skyrun.com Santa Rosa Beach, Seagrove

swaltonrealty.com

Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach Sterling Resorts 30A 2048 West County Highway 30A, Suite 107

(855) 812-2282 sterling30a.com

Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Seagrove, Seacrest

Sunburst Beach Vacations 59 Canal Street

(866) 310-5718

Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue

sunburstbeachvacations.com

Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach

Willa Merriott Realty 12273 U.S Highway 98 West #113

(800) 869-7590

Miramar Beach, Seascape

Wright On the Beach 86 Rue St. Tropez Court

(850) 865-4850

Your Friend at the Beach 115 Sunset Cove

(850) 586-2978

willamerriott.com Miramar Beach

wrightonthebeach.com Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain

yourfriendatthebeach.com

For up-to-date listings and accommodations, go to VisitSouthWalton.com.

ACCOMMODATIONS |&&16


Embassy Suites Destin - Miramar Beach All-suite hotel across the street from the beach.

EmbassyDestin.com 570 Scenic Gulf Drive Miramar Beach, FL 32550

For up-to-date listings and accommodations, go to VisitSouthWalton.com.

(800) 701-0767

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort The #1 resort on Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emerald Coast invites guests to enjoy 2,400 acres & nearly 1,300 deluxe accommodations. Featuring

Sandestin.com/VSW 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway W Miramar Beach, FL 32550 (866) 293-4832

miles of beach & bay front, championship golf courses, world-class tennis, retail shopping in the Village and much more.


CoFage Rental Agency â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seaside, FL The premier provider of beach cottages and luxury rentals in Seaside, Florida for 30 years, along with amazing amenities and on-site service.

CottageRentalAgency.com 2311 East County Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (877) 496-2024

BeachCrest by GarreF Realty Services, Inc. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel on top of the world in this mid-rise condominium that hugs the Seagrove shoreline. Enjoy your stay with Gulf-front private balcony views and where complimentary beach service awaits you.

GarrettRealty.com 3768 East County Highway 30A Seagrove Beach, FL 32459 (800) 537-5387


Beachside Villas Vacation Rentals by GarreF Realty Services, Inc. Enjoy an Affordable Relaxing Family Vacation at this beachside

GarrettRealty.com 3723 East County Highway 30A Seagrove Beach, FL 32459 (800) 537-5387

complex! Plan a family reunion, event and rent the clubhouse. Beachside Villas is located in Seagrove Beach, between famous Seaside and Rosemary Beach along Scenic 30A.

Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals Stay, Play and Relax on 30A in a Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rental and discover South Waltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest family vacation rentals. Since

BeautifulBeach.com 5200 West Scenic Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (888) 267-2121

1958, presenting luxurious gulf-front homes, beach villas, seaside cottages, beachfront townhomes and condominiums.


Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort hotel in South Walton. The beautifully appointed hotel boasts 602 spacious accommodations, award-winning meeting space, world-class Serenity by the sea Spa

HiltonSandestinBeach.com

and fitness center, six onsite dining venues – including AAA Four-

4000 Sandestin Boulevard S

Diamond awarded Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood – abundant

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

recreation options, championship golf courses and more. Book

(844) 567-2686

today at HiltonSandestinBeach.com.


St. Joe Club & Resorts St. Joe Club & Resorts offers a diverse portfolio including South Waltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only two Forbes 4-Star Rated and A A A 4-Diamond Rated boutique hotels - WaterColor Inn & Resort and The Pearl Hotel; as well as 300 upscale vacation rentals that range in

StJoeClub.com

size from one to six bedrooms. All guests and vacation rental

6652 East County Highway 30A

homeowners have access to a multitude of activities and

Watersound, FL 32461

private benefits at various St. Joe-owned and operated

(844) 666-8934

facilities throughout the region including beach clubs, golf courses and more.


ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals With thousands of vacation rentals across Northwest Florida, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers everything from Gulf-front condos and beach homes to full service resorts. Many of our luxurious accommodations are located right here in Walton

MyRQ30A.com

County, nestled among the unique beach towns along Scenic

546 Mary Esther Cut Off, Suite 3

Highway 30A. At ResortQuest, our goal is to make your vacation

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

a fun, enjoyable and memorable experience. Stay with us and experience the difference.

(844) 993-9859


Counts Oakes Resort Properties Delivering an experience that is unique to you. Your Time... Your Experience. Choose Counts Oakes Resort Properties for the best selection of vacation rentals on the beaches of South Walton and 30A featuring resorts, condos and beach houses. We specialize

CorpFLA.com

in luxury beach house vacation rentals ranging in size from 3 to 9

5231 E County Highway 30A

bedrooms. Perfect for family gatherings, weddings, special events

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

and sports teams. Many of our vacation rentals are pet friendly.

(800) 621-2462


GarreF Realty Services, Inc. Located between the trendy beach communities of Seaside and Rosemary Beach, our vacation properties include cozy cottages, Gulf-front homes or amenity-laden condominiums. Here, you can soak in Seagroveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old Florida setting. You can build a sandcastle, bike or hike at a nearby lake or state park, enjoy lunch at a quaint

GarrettRealty.com

sidewalk bistro or spend the afternoon exploring 30Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many

3723 East County Highway 30A

open-air markets and eclectic galleries. So, contact us today to

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

indulge in our vacation paradise. RENT & RELAX!

(800) 537-5387


KNOW THE RULES OF THE BEACH South Walton’s beaches are beautiful, scenic and refreshing — and to keep them that way, we must respect our fellow visitors and the natural environment by following beach ordinances and state statutes. For a complete guide on South Walton’s beach rules, Leave No Trace policy and beach safety guidance, go to VisitSouthWalton.com.

BEACH RULES Glass containers and littering are prohibited

Items left on beach overnight will be discarded

Vehicles, dogs, and bonfires require permits*

Removal of sand, water or vegetation from the beach is strictly prohibited

Obey all beach flag warnings

Keep off the dunes

HELP PROTECT NESTING SEA TURTLES From May through October, our beaches are precious nesting grounds for sea turtles. Sea turtles need us to keep the beaches #CleanDarkFlat. Here’s how to help protect these species: • Prevent all lights from illuminating the beach. • Look but don’t touch. Disturbing is a federal and state violation. • Don’t leave holes in the sand. • Keep the beach clean.

SEA TURTLES ARE FEDERALLY PROTECTED. Never pick up baby turtles. Please call the number below instead. Florida Marine Patrol: 888-404-3922

• Contact Florida Marine Patrol at (888) 404-3922 if you see a baby sea turtle.

VIOLATIONS OF THE BEACH RULES MAY RESULT IN CIVIL FINES AND/OR OTHER PENALTIES. *PERMITS FOR RESIDENT VEHICLES AND DOGS MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE CLERK OF COURTS, (850) 267-3066. PERMITS FOR BONFIRES MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SOUTH WALTON FIRE DISTRICT, (850) 267-1298. 25&&| BEACHGOER’S&GUIDE


BEACH FLAG WARNINGS TEXT SAFETY TO 31279 FOR SURF CONDITIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE EMERGENCIES, CALL OR TEXT 911

WATER CLOSED Water activity is prohibited

HIGH HAZARD

MODERATE SURF/CURRENTS CALM CONDITIONS DANGEROUS MARINE LIFE

Knee deep is too deep Absence of flags does not assure safe waters. Swim at your own risk.

ENJOY THE WATER SAFELY Text “SAFETY” to 31279 for daily surf condition updates.

BEACH SAFETY Before you head to the beach, be sure to check the beach flag conditions at VisitSouthWalton.com or on the Visit South Walton app. Lifeguards are on duty at eight public beach access points including Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Ed Walline, Gulf View Heights, Blue Mountain, Van Ness Butler Jr., Santa Clara and Inlet Beach.

BEWARE OF RIP CURRENTS Rip currents are powerful currents of water that can sweep even the strongest swimmers out to sea. If you get caught in one, don’t panic and don’t swim against the current. Relax, float with the current until it dissipates. Swim parallel to the shore and diagonally back in.

BEACH&SAFETY&INFORMATION |&&26


AT YOUR SERVICE Whether you need driving directions or restaurant recommendations, the helpful team at the South Walton Visitor Center is at your service. Our Visitor Center doors are open seven days a week, so stop in to let us help you plan your trip, find a place to stay or select a memento to remember your vacation. Our friendly Visitor Center staff and volunteers love sharing their local knowledge — and a little Southern hospitality — when it comes to our 16 beach neighborhoods. Located at the intersection of US Highways 98 and 331 in Santa Rosa Beach, the Visitor Center is open during the day. To learn more about South Walton’s 16 picture-perfect beach neighborhoods, or to start planning your trip, visit our website at visitsouthwalton.com/about/visitor-center or speak with us at (800) 822-6877. No matter where you’re located, South Walton is never too far away. With three airports within driving distance, our beach neighborhoods welcome visitors from near and far.

AIRPORTS Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport - ECP (850) 763-6751 • www.iflybeaches.com

A I R P O R T L O C AT I O N S

Air Service: Delta, Silver Airways, United Airlines, Southern Airways Express and Southwest Airlines

VPS PNS

ECP

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport - VPS (850) 651-7160 • www.flyvps.com Air Service: American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, United Airlines and Southern Airways Express Pensacola International Airport - PNS (850) 436-5000 • www.flypensacola.com

PNS - Pensacola International Airport VPS - Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport ECP - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

Air Service: American Airlines, Delta, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, US Airways and United Airlines

VISITSOUTHWALTON.COM • 25777 US Highway 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 • (800) 822-6877

59&&| AREA&MAP


Home of Scenic Gulf Drive & 30a Miramar Beach Seascape Sandestin Dune Allen Gulf Place Santa Rosa Beach Blue Mountain Grayton Beach WaterColor Seaside Seagrove Watersound Seacrest Alys Beach Rosemary Beach Inlet Beach

25777 US HIGHWAY 331 SOUTH SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLORIDA 32459 (800) 822-6877 • VISITSOUTHWALTON.COM • #SOUTHWALTON

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