Are dogs allowed on the beach in South Walton?

Posted by Jamie Conley on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 4:49pm.


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 between 3:30 PM and 8:30AM
  • All dogs on the beach must be ON A LEASH at all times
  • Owners must clean up after their dogs

Apply here for a beach tag  – Online Application: 

Now that your dog is “Beach Legal”  here’s a list of:  Regional & Neighborhood Beach Accesses  to get out and enjoy!


Ready to start living the Beach Life - full time?  We're here to assist with making that dream a reality - let's talk! 


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