New Year Beach Access & Parking Project Updates from South Walton
by Jamie Conley
on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 2:22pm.
The proposed Seagrove Beach Regional Beach Access, located across the street from Café Thirty-A, has now reached 85% completion within the design and permitting phase. Construction is expected to begin sometime in the spring.
Efforts are underway to enhance the Walton Dunes (258 Beachfront Trail) beach access. Design and permitting has reached 30% completion and construction is also expected to begin this spring. Improvements will include 16 parallel ROW parking spaces, restrooms and an ADA-accessible boardwalk.
Work is underway at the Santa Clara Regional Beach Accesslocated in Seagrove Beach. Boardwalk and dune walkover renovations are expected to take 90-120 days to complete. The boardwalk and dune walkover are closed while repairs are made.
Additional Parking Projects underway in South Walton
Progress continues as the county and representatives from NUE Urban Concepts work through plans that would add additional parking for visitors and residents at four properties in South Walton. The locations for the projects are on S. HWY 283 in Grayton Beach, S HWY 393 north of Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach and on Eastern Lake Road in Seagrove Beach.
GRAYTON BEACH: The Walton Board of County Commissioners gave the green light in October to move forward with design and permitting for the CR 283 project, which includes paving, a shelter for passengers awaiting the Grayton Beach Shuttle and a restroom facility. The “Grayton Central” parking lot, is 6.995-acres and located across from the Shoppes at Grayton. This property has been leveled and improved with 238 designated parking spots currently used by visitors to Grayton Beach, employees and patrons, as well as a shuttle location for Grayton Beach, Seaside and other nearby businesses.
SEAGROVE BEACH:This parking project consists of two neighboring parcels, located at 392 and 406 Eastern Lake Road in the Seagrove neighborhood. 392 Eastern Lake Road, .215-acres, is located just south of Williams Street on Eastern Lake Road. 406 Eastern Lake Road, a .278-acre parcel, is located just next door (east) of 392 Eastern Lake Road.
SANTA ROSA BEACH: The County Road 393parcel is 2.3-acres and located north of the Gulf Place Town Center on the west side of County Road 393.
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