With 26 miles of stunning sugar-white sand beaches and 16 unique beach neighborhoods, South Walton offers endless opportunities for visitors to find their perfect beach. Nestled on the Northwest Florida Panhandle along the Gulf of Mexico, South Walton is easily accessible but set apart by its unmatched natural beauty. Unique landscapes, eclectic shops, luxury accommodations and award-winning dining options are part of South Walton’s distinctive character and relaxing atmosphere.
16 BEACH NEIGHBORHOODS
Set apart by its 16 unique beach neighborhoods, South Walton is abundant in stunning architecture and the charming character of restaurants, shops and accommodations. With options ranging from cozy cottages to artistic escapes and upscale resorts, South Walton has the perfect place to stay for any occasion.
Santa Rosa Beach
Blue Mountain Beach
EXPLORE BEYOND THE BEACH
There’s always something new to discover with South Walton’s countless year-round activities. Vast nature preserves create a relaxed respite not often found in similar destinations, with more than 200 miles of trails, four state parks, a 15,000-acre state forest and 15 rare coastal dune lakes. Run or bike the 19-mile Timpoochee Trail for panoramic views of New Urbanist neighborhoods and stunning scenic beauty.
Challenge yourself on the tennis court or tee off on a championship golf course, or take time to browse the area’s eclectic mix of chic and sophisticated boutiques. Check out the destination’s arts and culture by visiting local artist galleries, or explore the destination’s calendar of events, with world-class festivals of food and wine, art and film.
For unique activities and picturesque views north of Choctawhatchee Bay, explore charming downtown DeFuniak Springs for historic sites such as the oldest continuously operating library in America and nearly 200 historic homes and buildings.
AWARD-WINNING CULINARY EXPERIENCES
With more than 200 restaurants, foodies will relish the fusion of flavors created by award-winning chefs showcasing fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood and other locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re in search of waterfront dining or local favorites within quaint neighborhoods and unique town squares, you are sure to find the perfect location for every craving.
Travel is a breeze, whether by car or by plane – South Walton is conveniently located less than 25 miles from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS).
An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the ideal place to get inspired and create lasting memories. Find your perfect beach at VisitSouthWalton.com.