Here are “some” of the things that you can put on your list that may be of interest to you
while you’re at the beach.
Here is a quick rundown of South Walton beach traditions that you and your family can make
your own this season.
1. Breakfast of Champions
Vacation calories don’t count, right? So seize the day with one of those great breakfasts that
2. A Ride on the Timpoochee Trail
It’s easy, it’s flat, and it’s the best way to see some of South Walton’s unique beach
neighborhoods up close. Rent some bikes and take a nice ride along the paved 19-mile
Timpoochee Trail, which parallels Scenic Highway 30A from Dune Allen to Inlet Beach.
Check out: DESTINBIKESRUS, they will deliver bikes to your door. In Blue Mountain
3. Floating on Western Lake
The peaceful waters are a great place to explore nature and get into a water sport like
kayaking, canoeing, or stand-up YOLO boarding. You can rent any or all of the above
4. Lunch on Airstream Row
Everyone will find something they like at Seaside’s shiny lineup of ultra-cool food trucks.
From healthy smoothies to southern barbecue to gourmet-grilled cheese, there’s no better
place to grab a quick bite and do some people watching.
5. Playing A Round
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or almost a professional, you can’t
come to Florida and not play golf. South Walton is sure to have a course ideal for your level
and style of play, from the 6-hole Origins course in WaterSound to the highly rated
championship courses at Sandestin or Camp Creek. There’s even nighttime golf at The Golf
6. Shopping Day
Yes, the beaches are spectacular, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t take at least a few
hours to explore some of South Walton’s great shopping options, from Sandestin’s Grand
7. The Beach Photo
You’ve probably seen one in a friends’ home: a picture of smiling family members on a
sugar-white beach, all decked out in matching white shirts and khakis. It’s a classic South
Walton scene, and one you can easily mimic… or put your own spin on it with accessories
like cowboy hats or clown noses. Make memories that will last a lifetime!
8. Watching the Sun Set
Unlike most Atlantic coast beaches, South Walton is geographically situated for spectacular
sunsets over the water. Whether you watch it from the deck of Bud & Alley’s with a glass of
wine, or on the shoreline with the kids, be sure not to miss nature’s amazing dusk display on
the Gulf of Mexico. One of our favorite places for drinks to watch the sunset is Club 790 in
Destin, have a drink and sit outside on the deck. It’s amazing and a perfect way to enjoy the
evening. Don't want to venture out, well sometimes the best sunset is on your balcony or
simply sitting on the beach with a glass of wine in hand. Enjoy!
9. Eats at the Beach
You’re bound to do some grilling, cooking at our condo or you’ll be grabbing a quick casual
dinner on some nights, but everyone should have at least one night where they dress up (in
a beachy laid back way, of course) and have a celebratory vacation feast.
Dress-Up Dinner > the beachy laid back way, of course!
There are several South Walton restaurants to accommodate you, from Cuvee in Miramar
Beach, Seagars in Sandestin,Louisiana Lagniappe and Ruth’s Chris in Destin, Fish Out
of Water in Watercolor to V in Seagrove. Wanted to give a "shout out" to Basmati's on
30a. We enjoyed our dinner and loved loved the ambiance.
Laid Back Eats
deck outside for drinks, dinner and great sunset. And our new favorite "cheap Mexican Los
Rancheros. They have a "special" every day of the week. Our latest find for the best
"Happy Hour" -- Best deal in Destin is Mitchell's Fish Market, located on Grand Boulevard off
of Hwy. 98. 4pm - 7pm / Monday-Friday. We enjoyed a great meal at 98 Bar-B-Que, check
out 98bbq.com. We love...love... Pizza By The Sea in Blue Mountain & Watercolor.
Pick up Treats for a meal in the condo
Sarah K’s Gourmet Meals in Destin, “known for their crab cakes”
Fresh Market in Destin
10. Fun In The Village
place for the family to hang out for an afternoon or evening. The kids may want to try the zip
line or ropes course, while the adults can enjoy shopping or an evening of dining and
dancing in one of the numerous restaurants and bars here.
Sometimes it is just better to forget the list…..
And just kick back, relax and make memories that will last a lifetime at the beach!