Located along a 26-mile stretch of the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico in North Florida, South Walton encompasses an unparalleled strand of 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with its own traditions, charm and visual style -- including Sandestin, Seascape, Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and Inlet Beach. South Walton is renowned for natural scenic beauty, turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches, including one of Travel + Leisure'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.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. The resort is located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, in Walton County. The resort of Sandestin is often called a "gated city", lodging and residences are spread through 30 neighborhoods with 1,600 condominiums, houses, villas, town homes and hotel accommodations. Many celebrities are often spotted vacationing there in the off seasons and a few even own homes inside of Sandestin. The resort has more than seven miles of beaches and bay front, four golf courses, 15 tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, children's programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village made up of shops, casual and fine dining restaurants, and nightlife venues.
In 2012, 2011 and 2010 Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the "Best Resort on the Emerald Coast" by Emerald Coast Magazine readers.
Deer Lake and Grayton Beach State Parks are located on CR 30A. The parks have such amenities as beaches, birding, fishing, picnicking areas, swimming and wildlife viewing.