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Walton area recreation closures, opens

As of March 19, 2020 many area recreation sites have been temporarily closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. It is difficult to keep up with all the changes, however here are a few closed areas: WALTON COUNTY BCC CLOSES BEACHES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC; SHERIFF’S OFFICE CHARGED WITH ENFORCEMENT. Walton parks beyond the beach remain open March 19, 2020 WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A vote early Thursday morning has closed beaches to the general public in Walton County. At their...

Regional beach access now open in Dune Allen area of Scenic Hwy. 30A

The Walton County Tourist Development Council has just completed a new regional beach access in Santa Rosa Beach. Located in the Dune Allen area on the west end of Scenic Hwy. 30 A the new access includes 18 parking spots, bike racks, golf cart parking, restroom facilities and a lifeguard station. The 1.51-acre property has 220 feet of beachfront and was purchased for $7.4 million in 2016. Two more regional beach accesses are expected to open in 2020, in Miramar...

Health advisories issued for Eastern Lake and Inlet Beach accesses

The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come from storm water...

International Coastal Cleanup Day across South Walton area beaches Sept. 21

International Coastal Cleanup is a world-wide event sponsored by Ocean Conservancy.  The organization engages countries across the globe to organize citizens in large cities to small villages in the cleanup of their ocean, gulf, lake and river beaches. Interested in making a difference? Here are locations where you can participate on Sat., Sept. 31 Camp Helen State Park – Lake Powell 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Camp Helen State Park as they participate in the International Coastal Cleanup. This...

Health advisory still in effect for Blue Mountain Beach

Aug. 29, 2019 -Walton County – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution,...

Health advisories issued for Inlet and Blue Mountain beach

Walton County – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come...

Health advisory issued for Blue Mountain Beach

April 11, 2019 – Walton County – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, infections, or rashes. The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal...

Volunteer for beach clean up at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 20

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Beach Cleanup on April 20, 2019 from 9:15 – 11:30 a.m.  Help keep the beach safe for the threatened and endangered species that call the beach home by minimizing the impact of marine debris on the beach and in the Gulf.  To register as a beach cleanup volunteer please call 850-267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming.  Volunteer check in is at Tram Stop #3...