Explore Year-Round Beach Destinations in Florida’s South Walton

Alys Beach With 26 miles of stunning sugar-white sand beaches and 16 unique neighborhoods, South Walton offers endless opportunities for visitors to find their perfect spot in the Florida Panhandle.

Discover a different type of beach vacation during the fall and winter months along the Gulf of Mexico, with mild temperatures and a laid-back atmosphere that will make you feel like you’ve discovered a secret.  

Trebeache Blue Mountain Beach South Walton FLSouth Walton is set apart by its diverse culinary scene, with more than 200 restaurants highlighting a fusion of flavors using fresh-from-the-Gulf and locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re in search of waterfront dining or local favorites, you can find the perfect location for every dining experience. If you’re hosting a gathering or planning a romantic date night in, opt for a private culinary experience where Walton County’s finest chefs will prepare a one-of-a-kind meal.  

Enhance your stay at the many world-class festivals of food, wine, art, film, and more that are part of fall and winter events.

South Walton Beach FL Family on the BeachWhether you’re a first-timer or a dedicated South Walton vacationer, there’s always something new to discover with year-round beyond-the-beach activities. Challenge yourself on the tennis court or browse the area’s chic and sophisticated boutiques and art galleries. If you’re looking to dig your toes in the sand under a South Walton sunset fading into a starry night, plan a beach bonfire experience and create lasting memories alongside friends or family.  

Outdoor activities in South Walton are abundant, with more than 200 miles of trails, 4 state parks, a 15,000-acre state forest, and 15 rare coastal dune lakes. Run or bike the 19-mile  Timpoochee Trail  for panoramic views of New Urbanist neighborhoods and stunning scenic beauty.  

Downtown South Walton People Riding BikesFor a unique day trip or a quick stop with picturesque views, head north of the Choctawhatchee Bay to  DeFuniak Springs, where you’ll find a charming downtown with specialty shops, restaurants, and nearly 200 historic homes and buildings sure to inspire.  

An upscale, yet casual spot to unwind, South Walton is the ideal place to rejuvenate, create lasting memories, and find your perfect beach. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com.