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May 2020

Found 4 blog entries for May 2020.

We’ve put together FAQ’s and guide to assist before and during your stay along 30A and the Beaches of South Walton. 



Bring provisions for your visit.  With many additional visitors to the area during summer months, food & general supply inventory may not keep up with increased demand. 

Pack a supply of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, paper towels and toilet paper.  These high demand items are hard to come by here at the beach - just like they are where you live, so it's best to come prepared. 

30A Shops, restaurants and local business may require use of face masks while in their establishments so pack one for everyone in your group. 

Go to VISIT SOUTH WALTON for the latest information and

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South Walton FL -  Local South Walton residents and summer visitors alike will once again be able to enjoy free day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Walton County Tourist Development Council is paying the cost of entry for day-use visitors in order to increase available Grayton Beach State Park, Grayton Beach floridaparking for beach-goers during the peak summer season, as well as raise awareness of the variety of eco-tourism activities South Walton offers. This year marks the sixth year of admission coverage for Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the fourth for Grayton Beach State Park. 

“This is our fourth summer covering day-use admission to both state parks,” says Visit South Walton Director of

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Walon County Florida Burn Ban NoticeOn Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Walton County Florida Board of County Commissioners issued a burn ban for all areas of Walton County including southern Walton County and the Beaches of 30A Florida. The ban went into effect immediately and will continue until lifted by Walton County BCC.

This ban includes ALL outdoor burning including beach bon fires and any other type of open fire.  Acceptable fires include cooking of food exclusively on a gas or charcoal grill  and authorized burns conducted by the Division of Florida Forestry Service

Burn bans are put into effect when weather conditions create extreme fire conditions. Because of the abnormally low level of rainfall that Walton County has experience lately, a burn ban was issued. 

For additional

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At a public press conference in  Jacksonville Florida on Friday afternoon, Governor DeSantis gave an update and  announcements on continuing Phase 1 of the of the  Safe Smart. Step by Step Recovery Plan to reopen the state.  New changes to take place include:


Governor DeSantis addressed the  status of the short term rental ban whichGulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach Florida has been in place state-wide since his Mar 27, 2020 order.  On Friday, he called on counties to  draft a safe, smart plan for re-opening the rentals in the respective counties and submit those plans to the state for consideration.  If a county's plan is approved, rentals could feasibly allowed to resume operation again as early as May 18th. 

The beach communities along 30A and

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