Escape to Emerald Paradise: Fort Walton's Gulf Coast Gem
South Walton’s 16 unique neighborhoods pair scenic landscapes and cultural pleasures with toes-in-the-sand vibes.
The gorgeous Gulf-front neighborhoods of South Walton set amid picturesque coastal scenery are the makings of vacation dreams. Located in Northwest Florida, the destination boasts 26 miles of sugar-white beaches for all types of sunny, sandy escapes, plus stylish accommodations, outdoor adventure, and local flavor.
Explore the area’s stunning beauty that includes vibrant turquoise water, 15 coastal dune lakes (found only in a few places in the world), Choctawhatchee Bay, four state parks, and the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest. With nearly 40 percent of the land preserved for nature, you’ll enjoy easy access to more than 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. And more fresh-air activities beckon in every beach neighborhood, from tennis, championship golf, and kayaking to cycling, stand-up paddleboarding, and beachside yoga. You can also delight in the blissful natural setting as you dig into the diverse culinary scene. Soak in South Walton’s spectacular views among the upwards of 200 restaurants. You’ll discover casual beachside eats, rooftop eateries, and elegant beachfront dining. Savor fresh-from-the-Gulf cuisine thanks to celebrated chefs who tap into locally sourced ingredients. For a private gastronomic experience, enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal prepared by one of Walton County’s finest chefs as you take in mesmerizing vistas from the comfort of your porch or balcony.
It’s all part of the distinctive character and relaxing atmosphere of this remarkable place. Plus, small businesses including boutiques, art galleries, and craft breweries make each neighborhood unique and they’re all within easy reach. Travel is a breeze by car or by plane with South Walton less than 25 miles from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. Find your perfect beach at VisitSouthWalton.corn