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Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park Oct 21

October 17, 2017
Walton County Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board is hosting Coastal Dune Lake Day

Century 21 Blue Marlin Golf Tournament Oct 20 to Benefit Five Local Charities

October 16, 2017
Take a swing for a good cause (actually five!) at Century 21 Blue Marlin's 5th Annual...

Bay Baits Grand Opening and Fishing Tournament Nov 4

October 16, 2017
Business partners Phillip Poundstone and Jacob Watkins are always hungry

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Captures Time

October 15, 2017
This past year has flown by for most folks, but Nathanael Fisher has figu

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival at Sandestin Oct 13-14

October 13, 2017
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, and The...

Festival of the Arts Set for Oct 28-29

October 12, 2017
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) presents its annual Fes

Kathleen Broaderick Finds Pure Joy in Art at Chroma

October 11, 2017
Award-winning Miramar Beach artist Kathleen Broaderick has a right to cro

30Awesome Vacation Rentals Is All About Relationships

October 11, 2017
Deciding to make your property a vacation rental is deciding to start a n

MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor Nov 3 & 4

October 8, 2017
Mountainfilm on Tour returns to WaterColor Marina Park Amphitheater on No

Harvest Wine & Food Festival at WaterColor Nov 2-4

October 8, 2017
Destin Wine Charity Auction F

State Parks & Forests in South Walton, Florida

October 8, 2017
The State Parks and State Forest Lands in South Walton are spectacular.

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for August 2017

October 8, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

Emeril's Coastal Italian an Immediate Hit in Grand Boulevard

October 8, 2017
Grand Boulevard is billed as

Bijoux Cooking Up New Orleans Brunch on Select Fall Dates

October 4, 2017
Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, loca

The Sanctuary at 331 Apartments Near Completion

October 3, 2017
The clubhouse has risen and the pool will be filled soon.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Announces Stellar Season 12

October 2, 2017
Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene

Annual Bloody Mary Festival Kickstarts Fall in SoWal Oct 7

October 2, 2017
The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival marks Fall in South Walton on Satur

South Walton Smells Fishy

October 2, 2017
The past two weeks we've had some wonderful weather here at the beach.

Finest Fresh Seafood & Much More at Destin Ice Market 30A

September 29, 2017
Did you hear that?

If You Need It They Got It at Grayton General Store

September 28, 2017
The Grayton General Store is truly SoWal’s convenience store of choice.

3rd Annual RUN/SUP Series at Grayton Beach Sep 30

September 26, 2017
The South Walton Run/SUP Series 2017 takes place on Saturday, September 30 from

SoWal Style: Paradise Vacation Home in WaterSound Beach

September 26, 2017
Just south of Scenic 30A in the heart of South Walton lies the amazing en

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse is Authentic Grayton Beach

September 21, 2017
Walking onto the grounds of the

Fashionably Late Always On Time

September 19, 2017
Open. Clean. Minimal.

13th Annual Hurricane Party CVHN Fundraiser at Bud & Alley's Sep 22

September 18, 2017
South Walton’s longest-established and award-winning restaurant,

Tryin' to Reason with the Season

September 17, 2017
The last two weeks had us trying to reason w

The Pearl Shines in Rosemary Beach

September 13, 2017
At the heart of Rosemary Beach lies its gem.

International Coastal Cleanup in South Walton Sep 16

September 1, 2017
Come out and join beach loving locals for the Ocean Conservancy’s 2017 International...

The Alys Shoppe is All About Beach Style

August 30, 2017
I often remind myself that we are not meant to be limitless.

Sunset Bay Café Has Stellar Food and Views

August 29, 2017
SoWal residents and visitors are fortunate to have so many fine restauran

Truly Terrorizing Tripletails

August 29, 2017
Got back from almost three weeks at Indian P

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for July 2017

August 28, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

The Legacy Continues at Elmore's Landing

August 21, 2017
Art lovers and collectors of Joe Elmore’s art will be glad to know that h

Harvest Time Means Hops At Grayton Beer

August 17, 2017
Mid august until late September is the prime time for harvesting hops, th

Building Skyward with Habitat for Humanity of Walton County

August 17, 2017
Habitat for Humanity of Walton County helps to create homes, improve live

SoWal Style - Coconut Cloud Is The Perfect Home for Vacation Memories

August 15, 2017
Easily unnoticed on the Western edge of Rosemary Beach, on the south side

Gulf World Marine Institute Tends to Turtles

August 10, 2017
Meeting a sea turtle up close is a powerful experience.

From Tunas to Tarpon

August 8, 2017
Today was my last day in Grayton/Seagrove fo

McQuage Bayou Trail Rebirth Provides Access to Point Washington Ecosystem

August 6, 2017
SoWal hikers, bikers, and equestrians are thankful that the McQuage Bayou

Snappers, Cobias and Kings, Oh My!

July 31, 2017
After a few real pretty days I am back on th

Point Washington Medical Clinic Freely Serves the Community

July 24, 2017
A doctor’s “bedside manner” will not usually appear on their resume, but

Seeing Red Wine Festival Highlights the Best of Seaside Nov 9-12

July 21, 2017
This fall, reds, whites, and rosés will be uncorked during Seeing Red Win

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for June 2017

July 19, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

Tranquility & Activity at Camp Helen State Park

July 18, 2017
On the east side of South Walton just east of Inlet Beach, turn off Highw

Jumpin' and Jammin' Fishing in July

July 15, 2017
I know, it's been awhile since I sat down and did a report but the G

Shopping Local & Healthy in Paradise

July 10, 2017
The term “just another beautiful day in paradise” is heard often here in SoWal.

Easy On 30A Benefit Concert at WaterColor July 3

July 3, 2017
The 6th annual Easy on 30A Benefit Concert will take place July 3rd, 2017 from 5 p.m. –...

How to be a Fourth of July SoWal Beach Hero

July 3, 2017
As people make plans to go to the beach for the Independence Day holiday, the Florida...

South Walton Beach Accesses - Beach Parking, Lifeguards, Restrooms

July 2, 2017
Everyone wants to know where to park at the beach in South Walton.

Free Scenic 30A Trolley Summer Schedule & Map

June 29, 2017
The 30A Sunshine Trolley is a private/public  system providing free transportation along...

Rags to Riches Regatta at Grayton Beach July 1, 2017

June 29, 2017
The 21st edition of the annual Rags To Riches Regatta re

The Green Owl in Seagrove Beach is Full of Inspiration

June 29, 2017
This morning I ventured out to explore The Green Owl

Relax & Connect with Dune Vacation Rentals

June 24, 2017
With so many vacation rental choices in South Walton, and so many vacatio

The State Is Messing With Our State of Fishing

June 22, 2017
The big news in the ongoing political football of Red Snapper manage

A Visit Inside the Visit South Walton Visitor Center

June 22, 2017
Entering the South Walton Visitor Center is like walking into a room full

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for May 2017

June 20, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

SoWal Style - Modern Majesty on Dune Allen Beach

June 17, 2017
Reflections is a new six-bedroom vacation renta

Cultural Arts Alliance Summer Creative Kids Camp

June 17, 2017
CULTURAL ARTS ALLIANCE INTRODUCES CREATIVE KIDS CAMP SUMMER SESSIONS AT THE FOSTER...

Big Daddy's Bike Shop Gets You Rollin'

June 14, 2017
SoWal adventure comes in many forms.

Summer Time is Snapper Time

June 12, 2017
Red Snapper are the main item on just about

Multiple South Walton Artificial Reef Deployments Commence June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017
The installation of artificial reefs has gotten off to a great start in S

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for April 2017

June 1, 2017
The latest SoWal Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton real est

Goatfeathers Twin Markets Have Freshest Seafood On Scenic 30A

June 1, 2017
After 29 years in business, Pat Miller’s Goatfeathers Seafood Markets are

You Can Help Strengthen Our South Walton Community

May 30, 2017
South Walton is a strong and proud community, and an important part of our purpose at...

Red Snappers Every Day

May 29, 2017
The long awaited steady opening of Red Snapp

SoWal Style - Exclusive Courtyard Vacation Rental Home in Alys Beach, Florida

May 29, 2017
Alys Beach in South Walton, Florida is a luscious beachfront community of

Grits & Grind Serves Excellent Breakfast in Seacrest

May 26, 2017
SoWal has a new breakfast hotspot that makes our taste buds holla “mercy

Live Well Interns Live the Dream

May 22, 2017
Live Well 30A is we

Free Entrance To Grayton Beach & Topsail Hill Preserve State Parks

May 16, 2017
Walton County Commissioners approved covering entrance fees for day use at

Fish Are On The Right Schedule

May 15, 2017
The weather the past couple weeks has been m

Seacoast Collegiate High School First Class Excellence

May 11, 2017
The 2017 class of Seacoast Collegiate High School (SCHS) has much to cele

Sea Turtle Season Spans South Walton Summer

May 8, 2017
Sea Turtle Season runs May 1 - October 31 in South Walton.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival May 13-14

May 7, 2017
The 29th annual 

Inaugural Choctawhatchee River Festival at Morrison Springs May 13

May 1, 2017
Come on down to the river on May 13 from 10am to 4pm for the first ever Choctawhatchee...

Seaside Dance Festival May 5-7

May 1, 2017
Seaside Dance Festival weekend May 5-7, 2017 draws professional dancers a

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival Apr 27-30

April 27, 2017
A dazzling roster of more than a dozen celebrity winemakers, brew masters, distillers,...

Inaugural CVHN Smile Mile & 5K May 20

April 27, 2017
Grab your stroller, wrangle up coworkers, friends, and family and join us in supporting ...

Warm Weather, Hot Fishin'!

April 24, 2017
Well, after a short break for some knee surg

Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for March 2017

April 21, 2017
The latest Walton County Real Estate Report includes all of South Walton

Seabreeze Jazz Festival Is a Blast on the Beach Apr 19-23

April 17, 2017
Multi-Platinum-selling saxophonist Kenny G, keyboardist Brian Culbertson,

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April 16, 2017
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Lola's on Scenic 30A Holds Extraordinary Dreams

April 12, 2017
Step into the showroom at Lola’s on Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach and be

Easter Happenings in South Walton 2017

April 11, 2017
It is time to follow the bunny tracks in the sand along the beach and fin

Walton County Opens Pilcher Park On The Bay

April 10, 2017
About 50 people attended the opening of Pilcher Park on Friday, April 7th

Bijoux Keeps It Friendly for Locals

April 4, 2017
Once in a while, the SoWal staff likes to meet up at the end of the day f

OKO Empowers Women and Kids

April 3, 2017
Equipping people to overcome.

O'Fishily Spring Break

April 3, 2017
It's o'fishily spring here at the beach.

SoWal Live BeachCams

March 30, 2017
From Inlet Beach to Miramar Beach, our LIVE BeachCams

Stinky's Pompano Tourney & All Day Happy Hour Starting 7 AM

March 27, 2017
It’s always fun to watch the Pompano action heat up on SoWal Beaches at t

Camp Helen State Park 20 Year Celebration March 25

March 24, 2017
Camp Helen State Park invites everyone to their 20-Year Anniversary Celebration on...