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30A local Native Landscape Professional - Jen Jones shares advice on why creating a landscape plan that incorporates native plants is a win-win!

As a local landscaper/gardener, I often get asked “What are the best and lowest maintenance plants to use in my yard?” My answer is always the same; "It is best to leave what is here naturally, if not, then look at the natural area surrounding you and mimic it, that is what works here." I am talking about native trees, shrubs, palmettos, ornamental grasses, perennials and wildflowers that have traits which are uniquely adapted to our local climate, geological, hydrological and biological conditions.  We have sand not soil, salty air, high heat and humidity, floods, droughts, strong wind and the…

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Beach House


So, you’ve decided to take the leap and buy the beach house! Congratulations! We’re excited for you and stand ready to help you prepare to realize your dream of owning a home at the beach. As a first step in the process it's important to have a good understanding of current price ranges. Having this information will save time in your search process and will assist in knowing which areas to look according to your financial goals.  Below is a list that we’ve put together showing the current median price for single-family home sales this year from a selection areas along 30A.

 

 

Like so many other areas of the country –South Walton and the beach communities of 30A is currently experiencing a continuation of exceptionally low housing…

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Mothers Day Brunch Options in South Walton

 

There's never a lack of great places in South Walton to celebration special events and holidays.  And Mother's Day is no exception.  From "MoMosas" to  "MoMentous Occasions" to Jazz brunch and everything in-between local eateries are pulling out the stops to help you celebrate Mom on her special day!  rom

Sending our warmest wishes from the beach to all the Moms out there! We hope you enjoy a wonderful day with family, friends and lots of fun!

 

GRAYTON BEACH

 Chiringo

Mother’s Day Beach Brunch Featuring special menu items like lobster frittatas and veggie frittatas + $25 Bottomless Mimosas until 4 p.m.

Website: chiringograyton.com     Address: 63 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459     Phone: (850) 534-4449

 

AJ’s…

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Dogs on the beach in South Walton FloridaThe short answer is; “Yes”! but there's a little more to it than that.  Walton County has a specific ordinance and rules about dogs on the beach including permit requirements.  We’ve put together a quick recap of the rules along with the links you'll need to obtain a beach tag to help make the process smooth & seamless!

  • Dogs must have county issued beach dog tag to be allowed onto Walton County beaches.
  • Only Walton County property owners and residents may apply for a beach dog tag.
  • Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination.
  • Fees for the beach dog tag is $40.00 per year per animal. (ALL permits expire every August 1st)
  • Beach dog tags are non-transferable nor can they be shared with others.
  • Dogs are allowed on the beach…
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HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE

HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE Is Now Available

The Idea Boutique, located in Grayton Beach Florida and publisher of the national luxury lifestyle magazine VIE, has just published the brand’s first coffee-table book, HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE. 

The genesis of the legacy coffee-table book was a desire to write a love letter to the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast and the people who make it beautiful. Architects, interior designers, artisans, and chefs make their indelible marks on the area and all who visit it. A blend of Southern hospitality, an easygoing beach mentality, and sophisticated taste has made this a truly unique slice of paradise.

For all those who have visited, the creators hope the stories and rich…

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After being closed for in-person attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions,  The REP Theatre is excited to announced their re-opening for concerts and performances again.

The new season kicks off on Saturday, April 17th with their Concert Series LIVE@TheREP featuring TOWNE. The concert will be held at Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre, located at 216 Quincy Circle, Seaside FL. 

Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 pm   Tickets: $40 and $32 for REP Members
Nashville, Tennessee-based indie folk-pop trio TOWNE consists of longtime singer/songwriter collaborators Steevie Steeves and Jon Decious. Inspired by the likes of everyone from; Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, Heart, The Killers, and the perfectly imperfect harmonies of Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty,…

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Celebrating Easter in South Walton


One thing about living, working or visiting along the beaches of South Walton- there's never a lack of great places to gather, enjoy great food or attend fun events.  And with Easter  now upon us, we've collected a list of of local options that's sure to make your family 's Sunday gathering memorable and entertaining.   

Easter at Stinkys Fish Camp • 5960 West County Road 30A, Santa Rosa Beach FL  • 850.267.3053

Brunch will be served 10:00 am – 3:30pm with music by Longleaf Drive.


Vue on 30A- Easter Lunch • 4801 W County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach FL  •  850.267.2305

Celebrate Easter 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with great views of the Gulf !  Offering Dine-In &  To Go options. Learn more: Vue on 30A


AJ’s Grayton  • 63 Defuniak St,…

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South Walton Street Art Festival

 

CAA Announces Street Art Festival To Join Art Month Lineup

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce its newest signature event, The South Walton Street Art Festival (SWSAF), will join this year’s Art Month South Walton schedule of May events. Artists, families, friends and school groups are invited to participate in this three-day festival that will take place in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center throughout Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th - 9th.

 

“Due to the great volunteer needs and logistical challenges of producing ArtsQuest, we made the decision to move that event to the fall when we believe a fine arts show of its size and caliber can be more safely produced,” said CAA Executive…

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30A Coastal Dune Lake Locator Map  Coastal Dune Lake Map courtesy of WaltonOutdoors                      

Scattered along 22.5 miles of the Scenic 30A Florida coastline is where you’ll find rare and ecologically unique coastal dune lakes.   Occurring only five places world-wide, these exceptional lakes with rare ecosystems are only found here in Northwest Florida, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand & Oregon. 

The existence of the fifteen dune lakes found in South Walton, also gives our area the exclusive distinction of having the largest concentration of these ecological wonders in one area. Of the fifteen lakes located in South Walton; three are found in Topsl Hill Beach State Park; one in Grayton Beach State Park; one in Deer Lake State Park. Lake Powell, the largest lake is…

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Monarch Trail - Art in Public Places

 

CAMP CREEK PARKWAY & 30A FLORIDA

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce a new public art project and is requesting proposals from artists or artist groups for the design, fabrication, and installation of small-scale or mid-scale permanent outdoor works of art along the planned Monarch Art Trail (MAT). Eight (8) pieces of work that are inspired by, representative of, or celebrating the natural environment of Northwest Florida and/or the migration of the Monarch butterfly through our region will be installed along a one-mile stretch of bike path that connects Highway 98 with Scenic Highway 30A.

The Monarch Art Trail will be an obvious north/south thoroughfare for cyclists, joggers and walkers connecting them…

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