Beaches of South Walton News

7/11/2018 7:55:00 PM
Florida resident Whit Roberts captured video of a whale shark he encountered while out fishing on his motorized kayak off Rosemary Beach, Florida, on July 11. Roberts estimated the mammal was around 1...

7/6/2018 8:29:00 AM
USA Today
The first underwater museum of art in the US is now open The Underwater Museum of Art is the first permanent underwater sculpture garden in the U.S. It's located just off the shore of Grayton Beach St...

7/5/2018 11:02:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) found unacceptably high levels of enterococci at Grayton Beach during its latest saltwater quality tests at local beaches. Water samples ...

7/4/2018 9:23:00 PM
ROSEMARY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Hundreds of children rode their way through the streets of Rosemary Beach Wednesday morning for their annual bike parade. Kids decorated their bikes and trikes durin...

7/2/2018 2:55:00 PM
The News Herald
It’s located 0.71 nautical miles from the Grayton Beach State Park walkover. Each sculpture stands 15 to 20 feet apart in about 57 feet of water. Articles about the museum, the first of its kind in North America, have appeared in such publications as ...

7/2/2018 1:09:00 PM
Going to 30A Rosemary Beach next week with the family. I was looking for some good bottle shops in the area. Also recommendations for good bars would be appreciated as well. We are coming from Texas and probably going through Mobile on the way down.

7/1/2018 4:49:00 PM
Rounding out the top three, the mile-long beach at Grayton Beach State Park is located in a 2,000-acre park on Florida’s Panhandle. There are 30 cabins available for rent in the park.

6/28/2018 7:56:00 AM
The News Herald
Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. For details, call 850-687-0568 or email The Alys Beach Amphitheatre, directly off the northern shoulder of Scenic 30A, will host live music by the Celebrity All-Star Band from 6-9 p ...

6/26/2018 11:36:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Those beaches are Miramar, Dune Allen, Blue Mountain, Grayton, Holly Street, Eastern Lake, and Inlet. All earned a rating of "good." For more information contact the Health Department at (850) 892-8021.

6/25/2018 8:29:00 AM
The Destin Log
Summer on Stage will be held at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach, unless noted. Camps include: Little Rascals camps for ages 4-6 are held from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $130. July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3.

6/25/2018 5:44:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
SANDESTIN — When the scales opened at Baytowne Marina on Saturday afternoon, Will Beard and Todd Terreson were confident their blue marlin would be competitive. Being the first boat in, they had little idea their fish would tip the scales at 699.2 pounds ...

6/22/2018 8:07:00 AM
Grayton Beach, Fla (WJHG) - Jordan was live on Western Lake in Grayton Beach with Emerald Coast Hydrobikes. Families can bike on the water with the hydrobikes. The bikes are very stable and easy to ride. Emerald Coast Hydrobikes offers rentals, half and ...

6/19/2018 10:52:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
More boats equals more prize money. More prize money equals the promise of a more eventful weight scale at the Baytowne Marina inside the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. A more eventful scale equals more food donated to Harvest House Destin. It also means ...

6/15/2018 8:45:00 PM
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL (WJHG Sandestin's Baytowne Marina is looking ahead to a very big week. It is getting set to host the 16th Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. Things there relatively calm heading into this weekend, but the energy getting set to really ramp ...

6/13/2018 12:30:00 PM
The Walton Sun
One of the most popular stops on the competitive Gulf of Mexico big-game circuit, the ECBC is hosted by the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and presented by Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore, Alabama. With the kick-off just days away, more than 80 boats ...

6/6/2018 6:22:00 AM
Eater New Orleans
New Orleanians love traveling to 30-A during the summer and it’s bizarre to think this vacation spot was ever called the “Redneck Riviera” with its bright blue water, tasteful architecture, and slate of top dining restaurants. From tapas and ...

6/3/2018 4:30:00 AM
National Geographic
Located about three-quarters of a mile off the Florida panhandle and the sugary-white shoreline of Grayton Beach in Walton County, the UMA is scheduled to open at the end of June 2018. Like similar undertakings near Cancun and the Museo Atlantico ...

6/1/2018 3:30:00 PM
Texarkana Gazette
Editor's Note: A photo of Grayton Beach State Park was unavailable. A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach ...

5/30/2018 11:28:00 AM
Located in Inlet Beach, you can easily walk to Rosemary Beach or take a short drive (or bike ride) down scenic 30A to Alys Beach and Seaside. This house sleeps up to 12 guests, and every room has an ocean view and a flatscreen TV. The family room has wall ...

5/28/2018 4:42:00 AM
Walton County is bracing for Subtropical Storm Alberto. At least one approved shelter has opened up. Channel 3's Hannah Mackenzie is on Grayton Beach in Walton County where the dangerous currents are building.

5/24/2018 2:21:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
Grayton Beach State Park, which spans the Gulf of Mexico and most of Western Lake, is where you'll find Florida as it should be, as it once was. Along this stretch, the sand is as soft, white and fine as you'll find anywhere. That's because the sand was ...

5/24/2018 2:08:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science ...

5/24/2018 1:00:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach in the Florida Panhandle. Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, which was No. 1 on the 1994 list moved up to No. 3 this year. “This beach boasts of its sugar-white sand and emerald green water where ...

5/17/2018 11:55:00 AM
The Lepleys' home in Rosemary Beach has a story. In fact, it has had many stories since its completion in 2002, but it grew out of one story in particular--the one that's memorialized in the house's stained-glass windows. Owners Kim and Bob Lepley wanted ...

5/17/2018 9:28:00 AM
Watersound, Fla. - You can nibble on spongecake and watch the sun bake your neighbors at a newly proposed Margaritaville community in the 30A area. " Master developer Minto Communities USA, global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings and The St. Joe ...

5/15/2018 11:12:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
One weekend a year, projected artwork cloaks the white walls of Alys Beach with beams of color for Digital Graffiti. The projection art festival features artists from all around the U.S. and other countries participating for the chance to win prizes.

5/11/2018 6:28:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
ArtsQuest awards $10,000 in cash prizes. The 30th annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach, rain or shine. There is a $5 admission ...

5/10/2018 8:57:00 PM
In roughly two months, seven sculptures will be just off the coast of Grayton Beach, but for now, they are being displayed at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard. Thursday, The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, partnered with the South Walton Artificial ...

5/10/2018 3:05:00 PM
Mental Floss
But they will need their own scuba or freediving gear, plus a boat to get to the diving spot, which is located less than a mile off the coast of Grayton Beach. The sculptures lie at a depth of 60 feet in an area containing an artificial reef, which has ...

5/9/2018 9:36:00 PM
Frequent visitors will be happy to see a handful of new restaurants and boutiques have opened this spring, including Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar (74 Town Hall Road, Rosemary Beach. 850-213-4600, — a kid-free place to grab dinner ...

5/9/2018 6:48:00 PM
Mullet Wrapper
That was actually imperative this year as director Sean O’Connell, with major input from creative director Lily Zislin, was tasked with creating a vision of how to best use the city’s $10.5 million (and counting) Gulf Place renovation to further ...

5/8/2018 8:10:00 AM
If there's one word to describe Rosemary Beach, it's "inspired." Inspired by beauty. Inspired by family. Inspired by relaxation, luxury, and ease. The founders of Rosemary Beach were inspired by the idea of a neo-traditional community--one that encourages ...

5/7/2018 8:28:00 AM
The Destin Log
The Northwest Florida Theatre Festival is open to the public and will be held at ECTC’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard, upstairs, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Single tickets range $15 to $25 per show. All access ...

5/3/2018 1:41:00 PM
LSU Sprots
GULF SHORES, Ala. – The time has come for the No. 7 seed LSU beach volleyball team to begin competition at the NCAA Championship at Gulf Place, as the Tigers are set to play No. 2 Pepperdine, Friday at 11 a.m. CT on ESPNU. LSU is 26-12 this season and ...

5/3/2018 10:48:00 AM
Indianapolis Monthly
Apparently the cobblestone streets, bosky parks, and silken sand weren’t enough. A decade ago, the developers of Alys Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast wanted something else to distinguish their posh new community. Turning to the town’s most distinctive ...

5/2/2018 4:44:00 PM
Even though Crawford was almost four miles away in Rosemary Beach, he was the first rescuer on the scene to help. "It took a while. It took a while for people to get out here and the concern was, you could see debris just a little bit of something floating ...

5/2/2018 11:21:00 AM
FOX10 News
The City of Gulf Shores unveils a newly developed beachfront just in time for the start of summer. Gulf Place is a popular area for shopping, dining and festivals. The area attracts more than 300,000 people each year. With such a large crowd along the ...

5/1/2018 1:12:00 PM
PR Newswire
He, along with John Vawter and Ben Walker, is one of Capstone's three principals. "Being so close to Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach, we couldn't have asked for a better location, but we are probably most excited about the 30A beach access, especially at ...

4/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
Sandestin Investments, LLC (SDI) has received a development order from the Walton County Board of County Commissioners to proceed with the building of a new 250-room full-service hotel and conference center. The Sandestin Hotel and Conference Center will ...

4/26/2018 3:48:00 PM
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla., April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandestin Investments, LLC (SDI) has received a development order from the Walton County Board of County Commissioners to proceed with the building of a new 250-room full-service hotel and conference center.

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