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Photo: Jeff Rogers

Whether you’re in a $1 million RV with flat-screen TVs and granite kitchen counter tops, or a 2-person pup-tent with a gas lantern and mosquito net, South Walton is truly a camper’s paradise.

Routinely voted one of the best campgrounds in America, the Gregory E. Moore RV Resort at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has gorgeous shaded lots, full hook-ups, cabins, exceptional amenities, vast miles of hiking and biking trails to explore and access to over 3 miles of state-protected beaches.

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30A South Walton  Justin Gaffrey Studio / Gallery

Justin Gaffrey

Justin Gaffrey Studio / Gallery

Over the years, Justin Gaffrey has become 30A’s signature artist, with his unique “sculpting with paint” technique.

Justin’s style of work is instantly recognizable. His Studio / Gallery in Blue Mountain Beach has also become a “must see” local attraction.

Once a renowned chef and South Walton restaurant owner, Justin left the daily grind of the restaurant business in 2001 to instead pursue the full-time creative lifestyle of a visual artist. With a palette knife and pure acrylic paints, Justin sculpts vibrant, deeply textured and multi-dimensional works of art. And although many of his works are wildly colorful, Justin also works with softer palettes, and even occasionally sculpts entirely in white.

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YOLO Boarding on a Coastal Dune Lake

Coastal Dune Lakes are a very rare natural phenomena that only occur in a handful of locations around the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar and South Walton, Florida.

In fact, South Walton has 15 named coastal dune lakes along its 26 miles of coastline.

They are (moving from west to east): Fuller Lake, Morris Lake, Campbell Lake, Stallworth Lake, Allen Lake, Oyster Lake, Draper Lake, Big Redfish Lake, Little Redfish Lake, Alligator Lake, Western Lake, Eastern Lake, Deer Lake, Camp Creek Lake and Lake Powell, adjacent to Camp Helen and Inlet Beach.

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30A South Walton boat water shell Boating

South Walton and Scenic Highway 30A are home to many boating options…

Whether you’re into fishing (gulf, bay, river or lake), skiing or wakeboarding, sailing, sunset dinner cruises, or just gliding over to The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Crab Island, Shell Island or Destin Harbor for a full day of fun in the sun, there’s just nothing quite like being on a boat.

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30A South Walton Miramar Beach YOLO YOLO Boarding

YOLO Boarding in Miramar Beach

Y.O.L.O…. You Only Live Once. It’s more than a hollow cliché here in South Walton.

For many locals, it’s become a battle cry.

The South Walton-based YOLO Board team might not have invented the Standup Paddle Board (SUP) phenomena, but they’ve certainly captured and inspired the SUP lifestyle in a way that no one else has.

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30A South Walton Tornado Rider Music 30A Sticker 300x257 Music

Photo: Shelly Swanger Photography

The constant ebb and flow of the Gulf tides create a natural rhythm here, and that tempo certainly carries over into 30A’s passion for live music.

Whether it’s an outdoor concert featuring regional headliners, an impromptu celebrity jam session at Red Bar, or just another laid-back night listening to our world-class local talent, South Walton’s music scene is as bright as the white sands on its shores.

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George’s at Alys Beach

Fresh right-out-of-the-Gulf seafood? Check. Locally grown farm-fresh ingredients? Check. Award-winning creative chefs? Check.

South Walton has all of the necessary ingredients to whip up that perfect beach dining experience, and as such, it’s home to some truly exceptional restaurants. Some settings feature stunning Gulf-front vistas, while others are tucked away from the tourist tracks and must be discovered to be savored.

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30A South Walton Kids Beach Family 300x257 Just for Kids

Photo: Ocean Jewel’s Images

Kids of all ages love the beach. Hey, swimming, sandcastles, skim-boarding, wake boarding, snorkeling, surfingfishing, shell collecting… what’s not to love? But let’s admit it, eventually sand fatigue sets in, and sun-weary kids and parents alike look for alternative family-friendly activities to enjoy.

Fortunately, South Walton is home to numerous state parks, playgrounds, kids camps, shops and kid-friendly festivals and events.

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