The Beaches of South Walton/30A
Exploring South Walton
Those looking for a vacation home, or even permanent one, in paradise need to look no farther than South Walton and the communities along State Road 30A in the Florida Panhandle. This region of the state is brimming with opportunities for home owners looking for a relaxed, laid-back community where flip flops and colorful Hawaiian shirts are the appropriate attire all year round.
Coming to South Walton from the hustle and bustle of northern communities is like taking a breath of fresh air. The community is located along a 17-mile stretch of the Northwest Florida coast and consists of 16 pristine beaches as well as a number of neighborhoods scattered throughout that offer a hefty dose of local charm. All of this is connected by a 17-mile stretch of continuous bike path.
With so many beautiful areas of the region to explore, there’s never a dull moment in South Walton. One of the area’s most exciting pastimes is ecosploring, which is a great way to get out and discover the surroundings by kayak, bike, and horseback or even on foot. The county of Walton is home to over 200 miles of hiking and biking trails, many of which wind through state forests and parks.
Walton is one of the most beautiful counties in the country, and much time and energy from the local government is spent in preserving that beauty. As a result there are hundreds of acres of forests offering incredible vistas and first-hand experiences with the natural flora and fauna of the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Those who choose to escape from the pressures of daily life with a little retail therapy will delight in the range of shopping offerings in South Walton. From unique boutiques to some of the world’s most renowned luxury brands, the shops scattered throughout South Walton’s various plazas have something for everyone.