Located on the Northwest Floridas Emerald coast along Panhandle highway 98, the Greater Walton County was relatively unexplored until recently when a few enterprising developers built residential complexes and resorts coexisting with the natural environment of the area. But the community is determined to not let the area loose the bountiful gifts bestowed on it by mother nature as a result most of the county is still preserved in its natural glory. From the sugar white beached adorned by sand dunes to the willowy sand palms swaying in the cool breeze, South Walton Beaches are a veritable treasure trove of scenic beauty. You may remember one of the beaches Seaside which was home to Jim Carreys character in his flick The Truman Show. With 30 km of cycle paths along the main County Road, all you will ever need is a bike which can be easily rented to explore this tropical paradise. This is the perfect Florida beach vacation destination for people seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of work life. Particularly in fall when the Monarch butterflies make a stopover at Walton en route to Mexico, the sight is like no other in the world.
Whatever your Florida beach Vacation desires South Walton will certainly cater to all your needs. The area abounds in pristine white beaches with sparkling emerald water all you have to do is simply take you pick of the beach put on your swim wear and head out. You can go to Seaside, Rosemary Beach or Watercolor to see an architectural amalgamation of New Orleans, West Indian, St . Augustine and natural tones or your could head to the oldest beach town of the area Grayton Beach renowned for its artistic community. Sandestin is relatively modern with a marina resort and full service golf course. The 42 km of parks and reserves are enough to whet the appetite of any adventure seeker. Sports aficionados will feel right at home in the county with the area offering a range of sporting options ranging from golf and tennis to kayaking, angling, and jet skiing. The area seamlessly blends the natural with the modern in its shopping experience. Visitors are charmed by the haute couture establishments that exist along side the quaint garden boutiques. Baytowne Wharf a small Sandestin village has a spectacular array of restaurants, specialty shops and night clubs. Among the plethora of recreational activities that the region has to offer are bird watching, fishing and trailing through acres of parks like Grayton Beach State Park, TopSail Hill Preserve State Park and Deerlake State Park. To take a journey back into time head to DeFuniak Springs or to the Eden Gardens State Park.
Some of the popular restaurants in the area include Borago at Grayton Beach which serves delectable italian cuisine, D&Ks Beach cafe for coastal cuisine, Fabrice Pattisier for the tuna burger, Hibiscus Coffee and Guesthouse for a warm inviting breakfast, Onano for the indoor and outdoor dining experience and Picolos Restaurant & The Red Bar for its fine cuisine and the Red Bar Jazz band.
You also have a range of options when it comes to accommodation. You can opt for the Ernie Ocean View at $110 per weeknight or go for the more luxurious Theta Waves at $250 per weeknight
South Walton is just the place to have the most immaculate Florida Beach vacation experience.