Category Archives: Beaches

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Free admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park May 22 – Sept. 7

Beginning May 22, 2015 regular day-use admission fees will be waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). The program will be in effect May 22, 2015 until September … Continue reading







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World Turtle Day event at South Walton County Coastal Branch Library May 19

Date/time: May 19, 4 p.m. Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles an all-volunteer nonprofit group is kicking off efforts to meet their mission of sea turtle conservation through awareness and education with a special event to celebrate World Turtle Day … Continue reading







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Learn about WWII history and more in a guided tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve

Spring tours offered in April and May The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Dates: April 25, May 6, May 16 … Continue reading







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South Walton Fire District lifeguards take to the beaches of south Walton March 14

Season runs March 14 – Sept. 27 The South Walton Fire District lifeguards take to the beaches to protect our swimmers on Saturday, March 14. This is the 10th season that the Beach Safety and Education Program, a partnership between … Continue reading







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Co-existing with Florida’s beach-nesting birds

Be watchful and respectful of all nesting wildlife, it’s a matter of survival While we all enjoy the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida, it is important to remember that we share the beach with nesting shorebirds. While you are at … Continue reading







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Take a guided paddle tour of Western Lake with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: Feb. 10, Feb. 26, March 10, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 7, May 19 – 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its … Continue reading







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Free entry to Florida State parks Nov. 11

In honor of Veterans Day, there will be free entry for everyone at state parks* on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Florida Park Service encourages residents and visitors to celebrate veterans and active military personnel by bringing them to one of the 171 … Continue reading







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Learn the basics of surf fishing at Grayton Beach State Park Oct. 8

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Guide: Park Ranger Patrick Hartsfield Park Ranger Hartsfield will demonstrate and instruct the basic … Continue reading







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Historical tour of Coffee Nature Preserve offered Oct. 15

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 Walton county. 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 hike along No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 3

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you on a hike to view the parks natural beauty. This ranger-led hike will take you through several of the ecosystems that make this park unique. The walk will … Continue reading







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