Outdoors & Nature
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.
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... Read More
Yolo Board Adventures Sandestin
YOLO Board Adventures at Baytowne Marina offers guests the opportunity to experience what many consider the world's fastest growing watersport, stand up paddleboarding. Stand up paddleboarding is an easy-to-learn, adaptable activity perfect for families and perfect for exploring Choctawhatchee Bay and nearby Jolee Island Nature Park. The low impact activity... Read More
Good Pedals specializes in on demand bicycle delivery so you never have to wait in line. There is no better way to enjoy the natural beauty of South Walton than on a bicycle. We offer bicycles of all sizes and delivery is complimentary. Book your ride now... Read More
Bamboo Bicycle Company
A bike shop nestled in Rosemary Beach, we feature bikes for all ages as well as tandems, kids' trailers, wagons, baby joggers and tag-a-longs. Book your vacation with Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company and receive 10% off your bike rentals. Call us 850.231.0770 or visit us online at www.bamboobicyclecompany.com to... Read More
Pedego Electric Bikes / Eventure Tour Co
Pedego 30A is the Emerald Coast’s first all-electric bicycle shop, providing sales, rentals and bike service of the country’s #1 electric bike brand. Located at WaterColor Crossing, Pedego 30A is nestled a convenient half mile distance between the sugar white beaches of Scenic Highway 30A and Point Washington State Forest’s... Read More
Deer Lake State Park
Deer Lake State Park shares its name with the coastal dune lake within its boundaries. Southern magnolias, golden asters, woody goldenrod, and scrub oaks can be seen in this coastal dune habitat. A boardwalk across the dunes offers easy access to the beach where visitors can picnic, swim, and fish.... Read More
Beach Tram Path at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
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
Peddler's Pavilion is a collection of kiosks, offering an array of open-air shopping and dining experiences. Peddlers Paddle Boards and Kayaks offers vacationers SUPs and kayaks for rent so that they can paddle the open Gulf water or one of the beautiful Coastal Dune Lakes on 30A. Daily rentals cost... Read More
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