Category Archives: Beaches

Explore the beautiful beaches of South Walton County.

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

Spring tours offered January through 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: Jan. 31, Feb. 11, Feb. 28, Mar. … 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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Enjoy star gazing by the shore at Henderson Beach State Park Oct. 17

Date: Friday, October 17th, from 3 – 10 p.m. The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of south Walton’s coastal dune lakes Oct. 16

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Brooke Saari, UF/IFAS Sea Grant Extension Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This educational tour will introduce participants … Continue reading

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Back To Nature Festival, benefit for South Walton Community Council at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 19

Silent auction items available for viewing at Seaside merchants Oct. 17-18 South Walton Community Council is hosting its 13th annual Back To Nature Festival at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Oct. 19. Fall is approaching and what could be … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping clean the beach at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 27

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to come help beautify the park. The summer crowds are gone but their trash is not, come out to National Public Lands Day and help clean up … Continue reading

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