Start with the incredible blessings of our natural surroundings: 26 miles of sugar-white beaches and the magnificent turquoise of the Gulf of Mexico, brimming with sport fishing opportunities and water warm enough for swimming most of the year; rare coastal dune lakes, maritime forests, and windswept sand dunes.

Then add 16 unique beach neighborhoods, each with its own charm and personality. Some worldly and exotic, a few eclectic and artsy, others as friendly and casual as your favorite Jimmy Buffett song. Sprinkle them all with a wide range of accommodations, from premium resorts to charming B&Bs to cozy beachside cottages. Spice with a delectable mixture of beach cuisine, whether it be local seafood prepared by an award-winning chef, casual comfort food, or warm homemade donuts.

Finally, mix in the amenities that put an exclamation point on the ideal vacation: world-class golf and tennis facilities, outdoor eco-adventures and experiences, family fun activities, a shopper’s paradise, a thriving arts community, and a long list of exciting events and festivals.

Warm it all under a sunny, four-season Florida climate… and you’ve got South Walton. The recipe for a perfect beach vacation.

Grand Boulevard is a distinctive town center offering exclusive shops, fine dining, state-of-the-art office space, a lush park, and contemporary accommodations. Experience the dynamic lifestyle offered in Grand Boulevard.

Tucked along the Florida panhandle is a remarkable piece of America – sugar white sand beaches, warm emerald waters and rich forests – a place where a handshake matters, impromptu backyard parties happen in a heartbeat and all are invited. Here, your neighbors are your friends, and our brewery is located in the heart of this community. At Grayton Beer Company, our beer suits our way of life and sums up the lighthearted panhandle mentality. We brew our beers with a Gulf-Coast state of mind to provide pure, simple refreshment. Grayton Beer is proud to call South Walton, Florida home. Welcome to our home. Welcome to Grayton Beer. Slow down. You’re here.

Nestled in scenic Miramar Beach, near countless area attractions, the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard provides a home away from home for business guests and families. You’ll be delighted with our modern hotel accommodations, well-designed meeting rooms, golf course views, and incredible customer service. Stretch out and relax in your room or suite, and enjoy perks including free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and plush bedding. Some of our hotel rooms even offer private balconies. Start your day in Sandestin with a meal at The Bistro, or stop by later for lunch (seasonally) and dinner. And be sure to explore while you’re here; spend time on sunny Santa Rosa Beach, or venture to one of the beautiful state parks in the Miramar Beach area. It’s all waiting for you here at the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard!

Emerald Coast Magazine
Capturing the essence of Florida’s thriving Emerald Coast with award-winning writing, bold layouts and stunning photography, Emerald Coast Magazine has been entertaining area residents and visitors for more than a decade. A new design and editorial direction gives readers a blend of provocative features, regular topical departments, quick reads and information they can use. Our social section, business journal, people profiles, home & garden section, health section, calendar of events, chef profiles and dining guide are the perfect complements to our proven variety of compelling feature stories. Emerald Coast Magazine, the region’s premier full-color lifestyle magazine, provides our loyal readership the very best this area has to offer.
Walton Sun

The Walton Sun provides dedicated news and information for the beautiful beaches of Walton County. We have been known to use your contributions on this page in our print edition Saturday.

Wine World

Wine World’s unparalleled selection of premium quality wines, beers and liquors is a direct result of founder Chan Cox’s passion to bring to Northwest Florida the very best selection of quality products that the world has to offer.

Wine World is Northwest Florida’s most successful and influential full service retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer. Wine World also provides a selection of gourmet foods, cheeses and accessories from Pensacola to Panama City Beach. Three locations also provide unique dining experiences with award winning wine lists.

Wine World was founded in 2000 by Chan Cox with its first location in Destin. His founding principle was to provide unparalleled selection and customer service delivered at highly competitive pricing. That founding principle remains strong and this spirit along with innovation has enabled Wine World to capitalize on evolving market conditions and strategies through initiatives such as the Winery Direct program, among others.

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Donner-Peltier Distillers is located in Thibodaux, LA. We are distillers of premium Louisiana Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey.

At the UPS Store #4873 in Grand Boulevard, we support small businesses with the products and services they need. We’re locally owned too. And while we know you love being on your own, with us, you’re not alone.

Grayton Beach Catering offers a variety of services from shrimp boils and bonfires on the beach, low country boils to go, weddings/private parties, in-house family-style dining.

We offer flexible menus to fit your event and budget. We coordinate live music, photography, floral needs, shopping, and everything in between, we’re here to serve you.

Call today for creative ideas for your next event. It’s gonna be pretty … the food will be awesome and everyone will be loved!

Fancy Camps is a luxury camping company founded on a love for the outdoors, a passion for camping, and a long history in the Florida State Parks. We strive to give our clients a taste of old fashioned camping with a modern luxurious twist. Fancy Camps provides fully furnished Sibley (Bell) tents with special attention to design and details. We provide services with all of the necessary amenities for family camping trips, weddings, parties, corporate events, family reunions, retreats, music festivals, and so much more. Our events cater specifically to each client’s unique needs. No request is too big or too small! If it matters to you, it matters to us. Let us make your escape perfect.

30A Kids Club
We’re 30A’s premier source of information for families. Our sections on Style, Wellness, Adventure, Art and Food let you know where to take the kids, what to buy and the best places to grab some grub.
See more at 30akidsclub.com.
Walton Area Chamber
The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce represents the voice of business. Our commitment to our membership is to advocate a positive climate to retain business, foster success, cultivate leadership and strengthen the economic environment.
Pizza by the Sea

Our customers love our food and it’s because we only use high-quality, fresh ingredients.  We know that if you have the best recipe on the planet, if your ingredients are inferior, your dish will be inferior. Our flavor packed sauces and Grande cheese along with our soft thin pizza crust make the perfect foundation of our pizza and sandwiches. We bake our fresh dough to order, directly on the hot stone surface of the oven. You may have a bit of a wait, but we just don’t take shortcuts like some of the other guys just to make a “quick” pizza. Fresh and delicious pizza and Italian food is what Pizza by the Sea is all about.

Having great food is only half of the recipe of a successful restaurant. Most people won’t go back to an establishment no matter how great the food is if the staff is not attentive and polite. We pride ourselves on having the best team on 30A. Each customer should feel welcomed and attended to each time they visit Pizza by the Sea. And we will always be family-friendly so bring the kids along (we have a great kids menu) and both restaurant locations provide a casual and fun atmosphere everyone will enjoy.

At Pizza by the Sea we are very proud of our product and our staff, and we hope to be able to serve you soon!

Every child is welcome at Christ the King’s Community Children’s Chorus. We are searching for kids between between the ages of 9 and 13 who love to sing and would like to participate in our very first season. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to get involved in music. Joining a choir is a fun way to learn fundamentals of singing, strengthen creativity, and build life-long relationships. For more information or to register, contact Kara Bishop at karakbishopsoprano@gmail.com.

Tam Tam Stitches

TamTam Stitches offers the following services:monogram, applique, and custom sewing. Visit www.tamtamstitches.com to see products and ordering information. Located in Retail Therapy across from Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

G&Co. boasts a captivating art gallery, interior design firm, and a custom frame & mirror showroom all under one roof.

Formerly Geana’s Art Gallery, G&Co. has been a staple of Destin, Florida for more than 12 years. The goal of creating an elite art gallery in the Southeast has proven successful, affording an opportunity to expand the gallery in order to better serve their clients.

The art and design gallery is located in the City Market/Destiny Center and displays the remarkable artwork G&Co.’s customers have come to expect. Kacy Turpin and her staff adhere to the mission of striving to provide quality and value with a “Good, Better, Best” approach, allowing them to provide design and artwork for all budgets.

Customers from all over the country visit the gallery seeking help to select fine art, interior design consultation, and custom framing. The G&Co. experience is evident in maintaining happy clients. No job is too small or too big, in town, or out of state.

Visit G&Co. at City Market/Destiny Center
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

(850) 650-0779

As an independently owned store we can offer you a level of service you thought no longer existed while supporting your local community. We’re proud to deliver the kind of specialized attention and help that you simply won’t find in larger chain stores. Our store professionals are trained specialists whose experience and helpful advice will ensure the success of every project.

You’ll also find an array of superior quality products, including premium Benjamin Moore® paints and stains, for all of your projects, simplifying your shopping to one convenient stop – our store!

Abrakadoodle is a mobile art education program that brings school art programs, enrichment classes, mommy and me classes, arty parties, field trips and summer camps to schools, churches and community centers across the Emerald Coast!
Kinder Music with Katie

Every day is a new beginning. A chance to help your child develop his or her highest potential and strongest foundation for learning. Your child’s journey to success begins here. You’re here because you instinctively know what science continues to demonstrate: young children thrive on music. Experience a Kindermusik music class with your child and see why we’re the world’s leading music-and-movement program for children in early childhood. And, as we say, a good beginning never ends.

Drama Kids offers unique and fun-filled drama programs used across the USA and around the world. Whether destined for the stage or the boardroom, children and teens need to learn how to communicate confidently and think creatively. Our unique drama program uses drama to develop important life skills that kids need to succeed. All kids participate fully in fast paced fun classes. Now in 18 states and growing nationally through our franchise system that allows teachers to develop Kids through Drama!

A bakery and diner rolled into one, The Donut Hole has an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Expect to wait in line on Sundays and often in the on-season.

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The vision of the CAA is to make Walton County a creative place in which to live, work and visit – a destination for cultural and artistic excellence where lives are enriched, economy is stimulated and community is strengthened. Learn more at CulturalArtsAlliance.com.