We’ve put together FAQ’s and guide to assist before and during your stay along 30A and the Beaches of South Walton.
Found 4 blog entries for May 2020.
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 parking 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…
On 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.
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:
STATUS OF SHORT TERM VACATION RENTALS:
Governor DeSantis addressed the status of the short term rental ban which 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…