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Adventure lies around every corner in South Walton. While you could easily spend the entire day soaking up the Florida sunshine, shopping, dining or relaxing along our 26 miles of sugar-white sand and turquoise water, and we wouldn’t blame you, why not get out and explore?

There are endless ways to quench your thirst for adventure in South Walton. With access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, dropping a line and reeling in the big one is a true Florida adventure. With four state parks and the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest, hit the trails and traverse your way through the scrub oaks and pines all while catching a glimpse of the local birds and wildlife.

If a truly unique South Walton experience is what you’re looking for, be sure to check out the rare coastal dune lakes that dot the coast. These incredibly diverse bodies of water are a combination of freshwater and saltwater, and are home to their own special ecosystems. With 15 dune lakes to explore, you’d have to travel to New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar or the Pacific Northwest to find them outside of South Walton.

Everything about South Walton inspires you to be outdoors. The sights, sounds and smells challenge you to take full advantage of your senses.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Three miles of white-sand beaches bordered by dunes over 25-feet tall. With rare coastal dune lakes, camping and picnic areas, this park is recognized as one of the nation's outstanding parks. RV spaces have full hook-up, swimming pool and laundry. Camping sites and cabins also available. Tram service available to the... Read More

La Dolce Vita

Looking for family fun and adventure? At La Dolce Vita, we offer daily and weekly beach chair and bicycle rentals for the 30-A, Sandestin, and Miramar Beach areas. We also offer 1/2-day or full-day kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals for exploring the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and 1/2 hour... Read More

Backwater Tours

See Walton County's natural side beyond the beach. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind eco tour or stand-up paddle adventure while exploring the historic Choctawhatchee Bay and River Basin.... Read More

Cassine Trail

Located within the Point Washington State Forest and connecting to the Eastern Lake Trail, Cassine Trail offers a variety of terrain and showcases the diversity of Northwest Florida’s ecosystems. The trail is accessed through a rustic camping site in Point Washington State Forest and connects to the 30A corridor, through... Read More

Thomas Pilcher Park

Whether you are looking to drop a line in the Choctawhatchee Bay, launch a boat or wave runner, or just enjoy a breathtaking view at lunch or sunset, Thomas Pilcher Park is just the place. The newest addition to Walton County’s park system, Thomas Pilcher Park is located underneath U.S. Highway... Read More

Yolo Board + Bike

Head to YOLO Board + Bike in Gulf Place to discover the true meaning behind “you only live once.” This local shop is staffed by passionate ecosplorers who are eager to share tips for exploring South Walton by foot, bike or water. At YOLO Board + Bike, you’ll find water... Read More

Jongle Beach Service

Jongle Beach Service is a beach rental shop specializing in bicycle, paddle board, kayak, beach chairs & umbrellas, and beach bonfires. We serve the Beaches of South Walton and offer free deliveries and setup. Stop by our store location 7 days a week 8 a.m.- 5 p.m, visit us online... Read More

Big Fish Bike Rentals

For almost two decades BigFish Bike Rentals has been proudly serving the 30A/South Walton area. BigFish offers a wide variety of bikes and sizes to suit all types of riders, from a typical beach cruiser to a rugged mountain bike, BigFish has what you need to keep you rolling during... Read More

30A Bike Rentals

Located along 30A in Seagrove we provide delivery service of Bicycle rentals and beach wheel chairs to the entire Highway 30-A stretch, including Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Dune Allen, WaterColor, Seaside, WaterSound, Seacrest, Seagrove & Rosemary Beach.... Read More