Located on the Northwest Florida Panhandle along the Gulf of Mexico, South Walton’s 26 miles of stunning sugar-white sand beaches and 16 unique beach neighborhoods offer endless opportunities for visitors to find their perfect beach. Easily accessible from nearly every part of the U.S., South Walton is an ideal destination for a weekend trip or an extended stay, whether planning for a romantic getaway or a family trip.
Winter months in South Walton are set apart by mild temperatures and a laid-back environment that might make you feel like you’ve discovered a secret. Experience a different type of beach vacation during this time of year with unique events, including world-class food and wine, art and film festivals that are sure to enhance your trip.
South Walton’s 16 beach neighborhoods are abundant in natural beauty and stunning architecture, with the charming character of restaurants, shops and accommodations to enjoy year-round.
With accommodations ranging from cozy cottages to boutique hotels and luxury resorts, South Walton has the perfect place to stay for any occasion. Once settled in your home-away-from-home, discover award-winning restaurants and countless activities on the beach and beyond.
Experience a diverse culinary scene, with more than 200 restaurants highlighting a fusion of flavors using fresh-from-the-Gulf and other locally sourced ingredients. For a memorable gathering or a romantic dinner, opt for a private culinary experience where Walton County’s finest chefs will prepare a one-of-a-kind meal from the comfort of your beach home.
Vast nature preserves create a relaxed respite, offering adventure-seekers more than 200 miles of hiking and biking trails, four state parks, a 15,000-acre state forest and 15 rare coastal dune lakes. Challenge yourself on the tennis court or browse the area’s chic and sophisticated boutiques and local artists’ galleries. If you’re looking to dig your toes in the sand under a South Walton sunset, plan a beach bonfire experience, and create lasting memories alongside friends or family.
Just beyond the Choctawhatchee Bay to the north, you’ll find the charming downtown of DeFuniak Springs, with specialty shops, fun boutiques and local restaurants to explore. While you’re there, take a walk around Circle Drive surrounding Lake DeFuniak for picturesque views of nearly 200 historic homes and buildings, about 40 of which are noted on the National Register of Historic Places.
An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton, Florida, is the ideal place to rejuvenate for an inspiring winter vacation.
Learn more at www.VisitSouthWalton.com.