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Whether you're a full-time South Walton resident or absentee 30A property owner,  we'll keep you posted on what's happening along the Beaches of South Walton. Our local news covers
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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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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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As beautiful as our 30A beaches are, Mother Nature sometimes brings in high surf and rip tide conditions.  When these conditions occur then swimming and other water activities can be dangerous and sometimes life threatening! If you're  a visitor or new resident to South Walton and 30A  and you see DOUBLE RED FLAGS are flying at the beach access it is unsafe to get in the water. That means our beaches are open but the WATER is CLOSED to activities. and choosing to do so can put your life, those you love, life guards and first responders at risk. 

According to the South Walton Fire District's Facebook page, we are CURRENTLY under DOUBLE RED FLAG conditions for the remainder of this week.   Walton County EMS, first responders and life guards…

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Hwy 30A & Hwy 98 Intersection_Inlet Beach Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation just announced that construction on the The Inlet Beach Pedestrian Underpass project at the intersection of Hwy 98 and the entrance of Scenic Hwy 30A is set to begin at the end of February. The underpass project is anticipated to be complete by the end 2022. The Pedestrian underpass design includes constructing an 8-feet tall, 12-feet wide and 136-feet long underpass beneath U.S. 98 with safe-way lighting.

Other improvements include:Map Locator - Inlet Beach Fl Pedestrian Underpass

  • Installing lighted access points at the northeast and southeast corners of the U.S. 98/C.R. 30A intersections. *Construction will include stairs and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps.
  • Enhanced pedestrian crosswalks and sidewalks.
  • Adding a new U.S.…
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Read the full issue here ----->    IN•REVIEW - Winter 2021

The Winter Edition of  IN•REVIEW is out and  it's overflowing with interesting, informative details about the 2020 real estate market, including Market Trends for each of our 30A Beach Towns.  In this issue you'll also find our top 3 picks for most interesting properties in Seagrove Beach.  We also show you the 5 properties we selected as "Best Values" sales in Seagrove during the year  and round out the issue with an update on South Walton Beaches Accesses and parking projects.  

Anytime you have questions or curiosities about living at the beach, home trends, market trends or would just like to get an authentic locals' insight, reach out - we're here for you.  

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South Walton Beach Chairs

Beginning in 2021  Managed Vendor Program will now be in effect at all regional beach access points, as well as neighborhood beach accesses greater than 100 feet in South Walton. 

The Managed Vendor Program was first initiated in 2019 as a pilot program to address and eliminate “ghost sets” (unoccupied/unused beach chairs and umbrella rental sets) placed on the beach by local beach equipment rental companies. The program has now been refined and improved and is overseen by the South Walton Beach Service Association.

So how does this new program work?

All local Beach Vendors have equal opportunity to participate, in the program and must be a permitted vendor in Walton County. Through participation in the program Beach Vendor Rental companies…

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Underwater Museum of Art

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and Visit South Walton celebrated the successful deployment of eight new sculptures in the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. 

The Underwater Museum of Art is the first permanent underwater sculpture garden in the U.S. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, off of Walton County, Florida, the museum lies at a depth of 58-feet and at a distance of .93-miles from the shore of Grayton Beach State Park. Each year, a juried selection of sculptural works, drawn from artists throughout the world, is installed in the underwater garden. The sculptures quickly attract a wide variety of marine life and, over time, metamorphize into a living…

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