Walton area beach parks/accesses

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Beach parks with easy access, parking, lifeguards and restroom facilities

inletlifeguard21Walton County’s beaches in Miramar Beach and along Scenic Highway 30A offer many public beach accesses. South Walton Fire District lifeguards are stationed at 14 locations. These locations offer adequate parking, restroom facilities and some offer handicap access with wheelchairs available.

Lifeguards are on duty from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., seven days a week from March 1 to Sept. 30.

The following rules apply to all beach-goers:

  • Leave No Trace– all items left on the beach overnight will be discarded to help maintain our pristine beaches and provide a safe environment for our South Walton Sea Turtles.
  • Vehicles require a permit to drive onto the beach, and are only allowed to drive on the beach at Grayton Beach. Permits can be applied for through the Walton County Board of County Commissioners lottery system.
  • Dog Permits are required for dogs on the beach, and are only available to residents of Walton County and/or property owners in Walton County. Those permits can also be purchased through the BCC. Permits are issued year round and expire on August 1st of each year.
  • Glass containers are prohibited on the beach.
  • Stay off the dunes.
  • Removal of sand, water and vegetation is strictly prohibited.
  • Two 15’ corridors are reserved for emergency vehicles; one extending 15’ from the dune toward the water, and the other extending 15’ from the water’s edge upland.
  • Amplified sound (audio device, speakers, radio, musical instrument, etc.) which can be heard by a person using normal hearing faculties at a distance of 100 feet from the source of the sound is not permitted.
  • Tents must be 10’ x 10’ or smaller and are to be set up only on the top 1/3 of the available beach space, still allowing for a 15’ distance from the dunes for emergency vehicles.
  • Charcoal grills are not allowed on the beach, all grilling must be done on Propane grills measuring at 225 square inches (approximately 12”x18” rectangular or 16” in diameter for circular grills) or smaller.
  • Bonfire permits can be applied for through the South Walton Fire District, Monday through Friday from 8 until 4. All bonfires must be put out and cleaned up by 1 AM and remnants must not be placed in the TDC trash containers. For in depth permit requirements visit South Walton Fire District’s website at www.swfd.com/beach-safety/beach-bonfires.

Beach Flag Reminders:

  • Double Red Flag: Water Closed, all water activity is prohibited.
  • Red Flag: High Hazard, knee deep limitation
  • Yellow Flag: Moderate Surf/Currents
  • Green Flag: Calm Conditions
  • Purple Flag: Dangerous Marine Life
  • White/Blue Flag: Temporary Technical Issues- Text SAFETY to 31279 for updates when this occurs.
  • For current conditions and flag status text FLAG to 31279 any time.

Here is a list of beach access locations from east to west:

Tower 1 – Inlet Beach Access click here for map
Located 3/4 mile east of the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Scenic Hwy. 30A, turn south on Orange Street
• Lifeguards • Portable restrooms • Parking • ADA access/wheelchair available

Tower 2 – Rosemary Beach Walkover C – click here for map
• Lifeguards

Tower 3 – Rosemary Beach Walkover G – click here for map
• Lifeguards • ADA access

Vann Ness access has ample parking and restrooms on the north of CR30A.
Vann Ness Butler access has ample parking and restrooms on the north of Scenic Hwy. 30A between WaterColor and Seaside.

Tower 4 – Grove Road/Santa Clara Streetclick here for map
Seagrove on Scenic Hwy. 30A
• Lifeguards • Restrooms • Parking • ADA access with wheelchair available

Tower 5 – Van Ness Butler, Jr. Accessclick here for map
Located between Seaside and WaterColor on Scenic Hwy. 30A
• Lifeguards • Restrooms • ADA access/wheelchair available • Ample parking lot on the north side of Scenic Hwy. 30A

Tower 6 – Grayton Beach (open spring 2017) – Click here for map
• Lifeguards • ADA access

Tower 7 – Blue Mountain Beach – Click here for map
• Lifeguards • Restrooms

Tower 8 – Gulf  View Heights click here for map
Located 1/2 mile east of intersection County Roads 393 and Scenic Hwy. 30A, turn south on Gulfview Heights Street
• Lifeguards • Restrooms • Parking

Ed Walline has parking, restrooms and lifeguards during the summer season.
Ed Walline has parking, restrooms and lifeguards.

Tower 9 – Ed Walline Accessclick here for map
Located at the intersection of 393 and Scenic Hwy. 30A
• Lifeguards • Restrooms • Parking • ADA access / wheelchair available

Tower 10 – Dune Allen/FT. Panic Accessclick here for map
Located west of County Road 393 on Scenic Hwy. 30A
• Lifeguards • Restrooms • Parking • ADA access

Tower 11 – Sandestin East – Hilton Beachhouse Restaurant – Resort guests only
• Lifeguards

Tower 12 – Sandestin West – Southwinds condo – Resort guests only
• Lifeguards

Tower 13 – BeachHouse condo – Geronimo Street – Click here for map
• Lifeguards

Tower 14 – Miramar Beach Access Pompano Joes click here for map
Located on Scenic Gulf Drive off of U.S. 98 in western Walton County
• Lifeguards • Restrooms • Parking • ADA access with wheelchair available

For a complete list of all of the beach accesses click here.