Ever feel the need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? The crowded subways and streets. The cacophony of individual voices mixed with the deafening sounds of transportation. The soaring buildings that inspire awe, yet at times feel claustrophobic. While the thriving city beat can be surprisingly calming, sometimes it is necessary to escape the chaos and find somewhere new to recharge.


If you have never been to the beaches of South Walton in Northwest Florida, it is time to change that! South Walton is a 26-mile stretch of crystalline beach that encompasses Scenic Highway 30A and its world-renowned coastal towns. The glistening emerald waters of the Gulf Coast and the miles of pristine sand stretching along the coast are exactly what you need to relax, leaving the frenzy of the city behind you – even if just for a few days. From enjoying local art and culinary excellence to shopping at quaint boutiques and relaxing on the beach, you are in for an incredible vacation getaway when you visit this Emerald Coast oasis.



Wining and dining on South Walton’s 30A is an experience in and of itself. Relax one sip at a time at one of many top-notch restaurants, ranging from easy-going cafes to fine dining locales. You can enjoy fresh seafood straight from the Gulf while catching a breathtaking sunset or grab a quick bite before starting your next adventure. Whatever the case, you can certainly expect culinary excellence no matter where you go!



Expect nothing less than fun seasonal events, festivals, and activities wherever you visit on 30A. The Seaside Amphitheater provides live music during its summer concert series and live shows put on by the local theatre. For the creative, South Walton offers art shows and walkabouts to appreciate the local art. From the annual 30A Songwriter’s Festival to the Thanksgiving 30A 10K charity race, this side of the coast presents a truly unique experience to all of its visitors.



The city skyline can be magnificent, but we are definitely suckers for fabulous beach views! Trade in those skyscrapers and city lights for the calming hues of the Gulf Coast waters and stunning blue skies. Feel instantly relaxed as your everyday worries wash away on the tide. Of course, the South Walton beaches offer more than just a stunning view. You can unwind with your favorite book and some wine, while soaking up the sun or relaxing under the shade of a colorful umbrella. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, rent a paddleboard or grab a snorkel to explore the watery world beneath the waves. There is no limit to the memories you can make!


Get out of the city and hit the beach. When you are ready to start planning your paradise vacation, check out Ocean Reef Resorts. Besides helping you find the perfect South Walton vacation rental, their expert reservation specialists will provide you with everything you need to make beach memories that will last a lifetime.