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About the area

Lots of places say it, but there really is something special about this area. Maybe it's the beaches — which have the whitest sand in all the continental U.S. (Click here to learn why they're so white!) Maybe it's our thriving beach communities, our unique shopping experiences, our outdoor fun opportunities, our restaurants, our friendly people...our guess is it's the way it all comes together in an ideal place for vacation (or year-round living!)

 

The South Walton area encompasses several beautiful beach communities, each with its own charm. And while you're here, your comfort and safety are our top priority, so please take a moment to review our beach safety guidelines.

 

Casual Dining | After-Dinner | Wine | Outdoor Rentals | Amusement Parks | Golf | Diving | Fishing | Shopping

Casual Dining

The Red Bar - is a popular indoor destination in Grayton Beach. A favorite of locals and visitors to the area. It’s the place for the evening’s first cocktail (and sometimes the last). 850-231-1008

Old Florida Fish House - is a local favorite, located in Seagrove Beach and offering the finest sushi and fresh cuisine. 850-534-3045

Stinkey’s Fish Camp - is a new name for an old favorite (The Lake Place Restaurant), which burned down. The owners turned Angelika’s Gift Shop into a new restaurant instead of rebuilding. Offering fresh local seafood as well as catfish. 850-267-2871

Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin Resort - offers a wide variety of eateries from Jim & Nicks Bar-B-Que to Bistro Bijoux

HarborWalk Village- Where restaurants, activities and entertainment will please each and every taste on your next South Walton family vacation. With so many things to do here you can find waterfront shopping, paddle board and kayak rentals, pontoon and jet ski rentals, parasailing, glass bottom boats, world class fishing, pirate ship excursions, dolphin cruises, concerts and live music, weekly fireworks, weekly Fat Tuesday parades, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants, including Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville and Harry Ts, to satisfy all tastes.

Seaside- Built on 80 acres on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is located on South Walton County’s Hwy. 30-A, between Panama City Beach and Destin. Acclaimed world-wide as one of the iconic examples of New Urbanism, SEASIDE® offers a thriving town center with shopping and dining, all within walkable distance to homes, cottages and offices. Consisting of more than 300 homes, many of them vacation rentals, the community offers more than 12 restaurants and eateries, and 41 shops and galleries.

Amusement

 

Gulfarium-Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park has entertained millions since its inception in 1955. In the early 1950's J.B. "Brandy" Siebenaler, a well-respected marine researcher and graduate of the University of Miami's Marine Laboratory, had a vision to display marine life in a way that visitors to this area had never seen before.Brandy sold the developers of northwest Florida the idea that we needed an aquarium, a tourist attraction, and scientific research center.

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park-Enjoy the giant wave pool or relax in the easy-goin’ Lazy River. Scream down the 5-story Jumanji, or scream along the Maui Pipeline. Fly the Skycoaster and play miniature golf.

 

Just Chute Me-We specialize in providing the safest, easiest, and most exciting watersports activity available – PARASAILING! Breathtaking panoramic views of the Emerald Coast beaches await you as you are gently lifted from the boat’s flightdeck to your chosen altitude.

Crab Island-Activities at Crab Island range from snorkeling and relaxing on your boat, to eating boiled peanuts, sandwiches, or ice cream from one of the many floating food vendors, to watching your kids play on a giant inflatable slide, trampoline, or at the inflatable obstacle course known as Crab Island Waterpark, to partying with friends to local bands playing on a floating stage. Crab Island is large enough for everyone and there is always plenty to do and see!

The Track-Your family headquarters for fun. Our action – packed family fun recreation center, with many amusements, Features the ultimate in go kart tracks, like The Wild Woody, a three – tiered go kart / roller coaster hybrid. Race your kart around our large figure eight style Track. Challenge your friends and family to exciting themed miniature golf, splash ‘em on Blaster Boats, and smash ‘em on Bumper Cars. Enjoy the thrill of a skydiving effect on The SkyFlyer! Visit Kids Country for your kid’s activities, which feature the following: The Rio Grande Train, The Carousel, The Red Baron Planes ride, The Spin Tops, The Swing, The Ferris Wheel, and The Jungle Jumper! Also featured are two smaller go kart tracks better known as The Kiddie Karts and The Rookie Karts. Whether you are local here or on vacation, consider having you kids birthday party here with us. Maybe you are a part of a large group? We would be happy to put a vacation package together for your particular needs. The Track is centrally located near condos, hotels, and the beach!

Yellowfin Ocean Sports-Yellowfin is an authentic, locally owned and staffed outfitter offering bike rentals, kayak and paddleboard rentals and sales, and local bait, tackle and advice.  We have the best selection of  surf fishing gear in the 30A and south Walton County area.

Outdoor Rentals

 

 

The Rental Shop- offers beach bonfires, kayaks, paddle boards, and bicycle rentals, along 30A. 850-260-0001

Yellowfin is an authentic, locally owned and staffed outfitter offering bike rentals, kayak and paddleboard rentals and sales, and local bait, tackle and advice.  We have the best selection of  surf fishing gear in the 30A and south Walton County area.  Fishing shirts by Columbia, Hook & Tackle, and Mojo Sportswear, as well as the world famous Yellowfin T-Shirts and Stickers are always in stock. Please call 850-231-9024

 

850 Event Rental-Servicing areas including: Destin, Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, 30A, Santa Rosa Beach.  We offer a full line of chairs, tables,tents, bonfires, lighting, decor, arbors and party equipment for that special occasion.  Call us today 850-399-1660 or check us out on the web at 850event.com

Reef Beach- is the Gulf Coast’s premier provider of beach rentals and services.Our Golf Carts, Scooters, Beach Chair Sets, Bikes, Paddle Boards, Kayak Rentals, Boogie/Body Boards, Bonfire Parties and Vacation Services are conveniently located along Walton County’s Hwy 30-A (Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, WaterSound Resort, Seacrest Beach, Seaside Resort, WaterColor Resort, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, Gulf Trace, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, and Dune Allen Beach).For more information please feel free to give us a call at 850.296.9077