Exploring South Walton
The region known as South Walton stretches along the Gulf Coast from Rosemary Beach to Santa Rosa Beach, flanked by Destin to the west and Panama City Beach to the east.
It also encompasses the oceanfront communities of Alys Beach, Seacrest, Seagrove Beach, Seaside, Grayton Beach, and Blue Mountain Beach along scenic 30A.
South Walton is the home of Florida’s coastal dune lakes, a rare ecosystem only found in this region in the United States, and only one of three regions worldwide where this coastal phenomenon occurs.
These freshwater lakes perch close enough to the Gulf of Mexico to exchange waters with the Gulf whenever they are at capacity or when tides are high.