When it comes to getting bang for your beach, the locals know best. And according to them, Fall brings the bang. And the boom. Here’s the local lowdown.
The humidity takes a hike (yellow flies are gone!), and everyone takes a sigh of relief.
Check out some cool beach sunset shots on our Instagram feed.
Grab some warm coffee, a book, and a bench and let the kids take on Fonville Park.
From the Witches of South Walton bike ride down 30A to Seaside’s town wide trick-or-treating and costume contest, it’s a night of ghostly fun.
With camping sites near Western Lake, everyone in the family (even the four-legged ones) can be one with nature and enjoy the view.
Snuggle by a crackling bonfire with friends, make s’mores with the kiddos, and sip wine in the brisk, salty, night air. 30A Tours can set one up for you.
Beat the Turkey Day pounds to the punch with this annual 5K/fun run event. Get in some exercise and community camaraderie, and count the number of desserts you’ve burned and earned.
Head down to the docks in Destin and check out the rodeo catch. Anglers, young and old, compete. And so can you.
Four nights of wine tastings, culinary events, music, and fun! Plan for it the second weekend in November.
Sample from over 200 beers and enjoy live music, while a portion of the proceeds go to charity.
So long summer sweat. All hail Fall!
As for me, my favorite is….without the distraction of lots of people and goings-on, a long walk on the beach is best this time of year. The Gulf is calm, flat, therapeutic, and ripe for soul searching. ~ Chick Hughes, local since 2000
CHRISTY (CHICK) HUGHES is a freelance writer and a respiratory therapist living in South Walton. She and her husband moved to the beach in 2000. One sunset…and the couple never looked back. Find her at her blog chickhughes.com.