Category Archives: Beaches

Explore the beautiful beaches of South Walton County.

Take a guided eco tour of Western Lake on a kayak or stand up paddle board April 28

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. You will travel from where the water comes in to Western Lake to where the water goes out from Western Lake to the Gulf of Mexico.  Discussion topics will include history, coastal dune lake ecology, … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe/kayak tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 24

Time: 1 p.m. Campbell Lake is one of the most pristine coastal dune lakes in South Walton. This tour is an opportunity to experience it up-close. Participants will meet at Tram Stop One in the parking area behind the ranger … Continue reading

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Explore nature at St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever wanted to step back in time and explore the natural beauty of Florida?  Pack yourself a lunch and head over to the undeveloped treasure chest that awaits you at the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). … Continue reading

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Camp SkyWay offering outdoor summer fun at Camp Helen State Park

Local Day Camp keeps your children moving, learning, and exploring, while creating memories and friendships Camp SkyWay, located at Camp Helen State Park, offers a one of a kind summer day camp experience for young campers ages 5-12. Campers will … Continue reading

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Walton County beach sampling results for April 8, 2014

Advisory issued for Grayton and Dune Allen beach WALTON COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from … Continue reading

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Learn about the flora and fauna at Deer Lake State Park April 17

On Thursday, April 17th at 9 a.m. join the Deer Lake Park services specialist for “The Dunes are Alive talk at Deer Lake State Park. Learn about the flora and fauna found in the sand dunes. Participants will meet at … Continue reading

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Walton County opening beach driving permit lottery April 1

On April 1st, the Walton County Board of County Commission Administration Department will begin the submission period for their annual beach driving permit lottery. Each year, the county issues 150 permits via the beach driving permit lottery. The in-person submission … Continue reading

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Take a dune walk with Topsail Hill Preserve State Park specialist April 3

Time: 1:00 p.m. Without the dunes, there would be no dune lakes. This hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will cover our unique dune areas here in South Walton. From primary dunes to scrubby back dunes, this hike will … Continue reading

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Take a guided sunset, night hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 8

Time: 5:45 p.m. Enjoy a beach sunset and guided night hike with a park service specialist at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. This walk will involve hiking a paved trail for approximately 1 mile and a short dirt trail about … Continue reading

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Take a dune walk with Topsail Hill Preserve State Park specialist March 25

Time: 1:00 p.m. Without the dunes, there would be no dune lakes. This hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will cover our unique dune areas here in South Walton. From primary dunes to scrubby back dunes, this hike will … Continue reading

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