New book released about South Walton’s coastal dune lakes

May 16, 2013

RareCDLPart-time South Walton resident and nature lover, Ginger Sinton has penned a colorful book on Walton County’s beautiful coastal dune lakes.

The area’s rare coastal dune lakes are 15 dynamic, geological treasures. The full-color, 112-page, softbound photo book reveals the beauty and rarity of the lakes and surrounding communities along the Scenic Highway 30A area. Author and photographer Ginger Jackson Sinton explores the beauty of the lakes and the diversity of their ecosystems. With an eye for nature and the environment, she weaves personal anecdotes throughout the photo guidebook. A “Sense of Home” in the subtitle is twofold: habitats of native plants and animals and her own fondness for the colorful locale along the Gulf Coast.

“I am excited to spread the word about the biodiversity of the area and share the photos with folks who are interested in our 15 little treasures. My book simply presents the lakes in a way that, hopefully, will enhance the appreciation of them and the surrounding flora and fauna,” said Sinton.

Author Ginger Sinton.
Author Ginger Sinton.

Rare Coastal Dune Lakes: Biodiversity and a Sense of Home can be found at bookstores and shops along 30A, including Sundog Books, The Hidden Lantern, The Blue Giraffe, and Grayt Grounds at Monet Monet. You may also purchase online at:

Sinton will be hosting book signings during the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend:
Friday, May 24, 10 a.m. -12 Noon – The Hidden Lantern, Rosemary Beach
Sunday, May 26, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Sundog Books – Seaside
Monday, May 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Blue Giraffe – WaterColor Resort