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Facts at a Glance

Facts at a Glance


  • Located along a 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida’s Coast, South Walton encompasses an unparalleled strand of 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own traditions, charm and visual style. South Walton is renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, including one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s “Best Beaches on Earth” for families in 2013. An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the place to rejuvenate and build lasting memories. It is here that visitors find their perfect beach.
  • Fifteen coastal dune lakes and the Choctawhatchee Bay add many more miles of recreational waterfront to the destination.


  • Along Northwest Florida’s Coast, 25 miles south of I-10 along Emerald Coast Parkway. Major Corridors in close proximity to South Walton include: I-65, I-55, I-10 and US Hwy. 331.
  • South Walton is bordered on the east by Inlet Beach and on the west by Miramar Beach.

Sixteen Beach Neighborhoods:

Miramar Beach              Gulf Place                     WaterColor                   Seacrest    

Seascape                     Santa Rosa Beach         Seaside                        Alys Beach

Sandestin                     Blue Mountain               Seagrove                      Rosemary Beach

Dune Allen                    Grayton Beach              WaterSound                  Inlet Beach

Time Zone: Central

Average Temperature:

Winter              68 °F

Spring              79 °F

Summer           91 °F

Fall                   80 °F


Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

(850) 763-6751


Air Service:                 Southwest, Delta, United

Direct Service:            Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, St. Louis

Car Rentals:                Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty

Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)

(850) 651-7160


Air Service:                 American Airlines, Allegiant, United, Delta, Southwest

Direct Service:            Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Bowling Green, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Little Rock, Louisville, Memphis, New York/Newark, Oklahoma City, Peoria, Pittsburgh, Springfield/Branson, St. Louis, Washington D.C.

Car Rentals:                Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National


Atlanta, GA                 315                              Memphis, TN              485

Birmingham, AL          280                              Miami, FL                    605

Chicago, IL                  920                              Montgomery, AL         160

Columbia, SC             495                              Nashville, TN              445

Dallas, TX                   715                              New Orleans, LA        260

Detroit, MI                   990                              Orlando, FL                 425

Houston, TX                610                              Pittsburgh, PA             975

Indianapolis, IN           755                              St. Louis, MO              775

Jackson, MS               300                              Tallahassee, FL          140

Little Rock, AR            570                              Tampa, FL                  400


About South Walton:

Located along a 26-mile stretch of white sandy beaches in Northwest Florida, South Walton encompasses 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own visual style, amenities and charm. South Walton is home to four state parks, one state forest, and more than 200 miles of hiking and biking trails. Renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, South Walton was named one of the “Secret Florida Beaches” by Travel + Leisure, but is easily accessible as a drive to destination or by flying to nearby airports Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) or the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton is the place to recharge and build lasting memories. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com or follow Visit South Walton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.