The History of South Walton

Knowing the history of South Walton, Florida can make your beach vacation experience even more special. Learn about our Florida beaches’ rich history in this video, which recaps major historical moments of Florida’s Walton County. Long before South Walton became famous for its beautiful beaches, it was known for its turpentine, lumber and agricultural industries. Grayton Beach, established in 1890, was South Walton’s first organized beach neighborhood. Since then, the area has grown to include 16 beautiful beach neighborhoods – discover which one is perfect for you!


Outdoor Adventure in South Walton

Enjoy the outdoors in South Walton, Florida. During your beach vacation here, get out and get active in a South Walton park or a South Walton dune lake. From hiking and biking to stand up paddleboarding and kayaking, our beach neighborhoods offer plenty of ecosploring opportunities for you to enjoy during your beach vacation. The South Walton trails, lakes, and forests are perfect places to explore during your family beach vacation. Add these ecosploring activities to your beach holiday agenda, and see the stunning natural beauty that South Walton, Florida has to offer.


Emeril’s Florida – Seaside Food Trucks

Follow Emeril to South Walton, Florida, where he visits Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs, Raw & Juicy, and Barefoot BBQ food trucks. These Seaside restaurants serve up fresh food right on the sidewalk of scenic highway 30A. Many of the chefs interviewed note that they use local and organic Florida food in many of their dishes. The fun of food trucks adds even more excitement to a family Florida vacation – only one of the reasons why these South Walton food trucks are so popular!