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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 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.

Walton Outdoors

WaltonOutdoors.com provides a wide variety of information on places to explore beyond the beach activities including kayak and canoe eco-tourism adventures, places to hike, bike and journeys off the beaten path. This website also include a comprehensive guide to the best nature based outfitters available in the area and hosts... 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

Big Daddy's Bike Shop

Big Daddy's Bike Shop features way cool bikes & gear from TREK, Electra, KONA, Niner, CamelBak, CatEye, Nantucket and Burley, Come see us!! Accessories include (but are not limited to); Saris, Continental Tire, Magura, Carver Surf Racks, Saris, Hollywood Racks, Louis Garneau, Primal, Thule, Bontrager, Kali Protectives, Sherpani, Electra, Burley, CycleDog,... Read More

Old Florida Outfitters

With a network of premiere anglers, Old Florida Outfitters can put you on the water with the most knowledgeable guides in fly fishing, light tackle and shallow water expeditions. As an official Orvis partner, Old Florida Outfitters also has the gear you need to weather the outdoors. From flip-flops to all-terrain... Read More

Fancy Camps

Fancy Camps is a luxury camping company based out of beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Our company was founded on a love for the outdoors, a passion for camping, and a heart for community. We strive to give our guests a taste of old fashioned camping with a modern luxurious... 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

Boathouse Paddle Club

Western Lake in WaterColor, Florida is the most explored of South Walton's 15 rare coastal dune lakes. Brackish water created from the picturesque outflow of freshwater trickling through sugar-white sand dunes, winds through acres of coastal lowlands, scrubby flatwoods, and baygall that is preserved land. The Boathouse Paddle Club features... Read More

Old Growth Trail

Identified as the most pristine piece of coastal property in Florida, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park features 1,600 acres of stunning bald cypress swamps, nature trails over mountainous sand dunes and two freshwater coastal dune lakes. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is known for its 25-foot-high sand dunes and 14... Read More

Morris Lake Trail

Identified as the most pristine piece of coastal property in Florida, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park features 1,600 acres of stunning bald cypress swamps, nature trails over mountainous sand dunes and two freshwater coastal dune lakes. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is known for its 25-foot-high sand dunes and 14... Read More