Beaches of South Walton – Explore the Sugar-White Sand Beaches of Scenic 30A
Nestled against Northwest Florida's Gulf coast, the beautiful Beaches of South Walton offer a 26-mile stretch of dazzling white sand, brilliant emerald-green waters, and tranquil beauty. Scenic Highway 30A connects 16 vibrant beach communities dotting the Gulf of Mexico coastline, all with distinct personalities and charm. Stretching from Santa Rosa Beach to Inlet Beach, each community offers something extraordinary. You’ll quickly discover pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, word-class golf courses, amazing water activities, and spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. It is, quite simply, like no other place in the world.
You’ll find a variety of 30A rentals and Santa Rosa Beach rentals by Condo-World, with awe-inspiring amenities and accommodations to fit up to 26 people. Join us and experience our upscale, yet casual, way of life.
Things to Do
Recreation and activities are abundant throughout the South Walton area for everyone and every lifestyle. Along scenic Highway 30A, you’ll find plenty of rental locations for bikes, kayaks, canoes, boating, fishing, and other water activities. There are also six different scenic golf courses to choose from, and the Florida State Parks that surround the area are perfect for biking, hiking, or picnicking.
For those wanting a more laid-back activity, take a stroll or bike ride and enjoy the beauty, architecture, history, and character of each South Walton beach community. Paved paths throughout the 26-mile stretch of beach make walking or biking a breeze.
Or, simply take time to visit the area’s many festivals and events including favorites such as the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, and so much more.
There’s plenty to do, and so many great South Walton restaurants that you’ll find yourself wanting to come here again and again just to have the chance to experience it all. You’ll also learn that many of the chefs throughout the South Walton Beaches are among some of the most talented culinary artists in the world.
In South Walton you’ll find cuisine that is innovative, creative, palate-pleasing, and simply delicious. From casual roadside stands and rustic fish camps to beachside grills and award-winning, AAA Diamond-rated world-class restaurants, our local eateries offer the freshest ingredients and the best local seafood.
It’s your time to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and prepare for your special South Walton dining experience.
If shopping is your passion, bring an empty suitcase. You'll easily fill it up with amazing finds at our outlets, malls, boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops throughout the South Walton area.
With a quick drive down scenic Highway 30A to Panama City Beach, Destin, or Fort Walton Beach, you can choose from distinctive locally owned boutiques, traditional malls and outlets with big-name brands, charming downtown areas, relaxing open-air complexes and delightful pedestrian villages.
For shopaholics, some of our best “must visit” shopping destinations include Destin Commons, HarborWalk Village and Downtown Fort Walton Beach where you'll find plenty of retail therapy to meet your needs.
Visit soon to see for yourself and find your treasures.
One of the best aspects of South Walton’s climate is that you can visit anytime and enjoy a great experience with weather that’s likely better than the weather at home. Golfers typically love the ideal golf weather of spring; whereas, families look forward to enjoying warm summer weather. Other visitors prefer the less-crowded fall season filled with mild and beautiful days.
The South Walton Beach area enjoys an average of 229 sunny days each year. The highest monthly average temperature for the South Walton Beaches is in July at 89 degrees, with the lowest monthly average temperature being in January at 45 degrees.
How to Get Here
Getting here is easy. Leaving is the hard part.
The South Walton Beaches are located on the Florida panhandle, in between Destin to the west, and Panama City to the east.
For air travelers, there are three airports offering affordable air service options. Destin-Fort Walton Beach Regional Airport (VPS) and the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City (ECP) are both located approximately 30 miles from South Walton Beaches. Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is located approximately 50 miles from South Walton Beaches. Each airport offers from 20 to 50 non-stop flights daily on major airlines to hubs and cities nationwide.
If you’re driving, you’ll find South Walton just south of Florida Interstate 10.
To visit the Highway 30A area, use Exit 85 – Defuniak Springs/Freeport. Head south on Hwy 331, cross the bay, and continue to Hwy 98. Turn left, and after 1.5 miles, turn right onto Co Rd 283. This will bring you right into Grayton Beach and Highway 30A, which can be followed south to other South Walton destinations such as Rosemary Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, and Seagrove Beach.
To visit the South Walton destinations from Miramar Beach to Santa Rosa Beach, coming from the east, you’ll take Exit 70 – Niceville/Eglin Air Force Base/Hurlburt, or Exit 56 – Crestview/Niceville if coming from the west. Either way, follow the signs to Niceville, and cross the Mid Bay toll bridge. This will bring you to Emerald Coast Parkway, where you’ll turn left for Miramar Beach.