Category Archives: Beaches

Explore the beautiful beaches of South Walton County.

Community workshop regarding beach accesses and potential change in future use of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 30

Date/time: July 30 at 6 p.m. – South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Center Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL The Walton County Tourist Development Council is proposing a public beach access within Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s western boundaries. The proposed … Continue reading

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Public workshop on proposed beach accesses including Topsail Hill Preserve State Park July 30

Interested in learning about proposed beach accesses including one slated for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park? Walton County will be hosting a public workshop on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or soon thereafter, to present and discuss proposed … Continue reading

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Take a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve July 30

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing.  The 220-acre … Continue reading

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Take a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve July 16

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing.  The 220-acre … Continue reading

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Take a guided kayak tour of Western Lake July 10

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. We will travel from where the water comes in to Western Lake to … Continue reading

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Nesting loggerhead turtle in south Walton nearly perishes in sand hole dug by humans

  Near disaster abated by quick thinking locals On the morning of June 16, 2014, a nesting loggerhead turtle nearly suffocated in the sand. A hole dug by humans was the culprit, as the sea turtle attempted to return to … Continue reading

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Learn about sharks and dolphins at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 27

Date/time: Friday June 27, 2- 3 p.m. Often times these two animals can be seen from the beach, this program will help you identify the differences between the two which will help you discover who’s who. There will be a … Continue reading

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Take a historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve June 25

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing.  The 220-acre … Continue reading

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Take a guided nature hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park June 13

Date/Time: Friday June 13, 10 – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will be hosting a nature hike. There are lots of things happening in the preserve, wildflowers, birds nesting, fledging chicks, and beautiful scenery that will satisfy all … Continue reading

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Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, are you prepared?

Here are some good tips for Walton area residents Native Floridians are familiar with the impact of hurricanes and the damage it can do to property, life and environment. However, many newcomers are not aware of the what is important … Continue reading

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