Destination guide

The beachside setting of South Walton is ready to explore

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in South Walton. This relaxing city is known for its sporting events, bars and surfing. Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Destin Commons are a couple of places to search for that perfect souvenir. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in South Walton

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy South Walton for its surfing and golfing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that South Walton has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
  • Gulf World Marine Park (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)
  • Burnt Pine Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • The Golf Garden of Destin (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Emerald Bay Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in South Walton

South Walton is famous for its breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in South Walton. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Rosa Beach (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Blue Mountain Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Point Washington State Forest (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Grayton Beach State Park (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Seaside Beach (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)

How to get to and around South Walton

The nearest airport is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), located 14.6 mi (23.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is 21.3 mi (34.3 km) away.

Where to stay near South Walton?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 17,972 house rentals near South Walton. From 5,186 Houses to 10,925 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Walton is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Walton?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Walton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Panama City Beach: 11,593 vacation rentals
  • Destin: 10,665 vacation rentals
  • Florida Panhandle: 33,158 vacation rentals
  • Ft Walton Beach: 9,156 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,121 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in South Walton! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Walton?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Walton:

  • Panama City Beach: 11,593 rentals
  • Destin: 10,665 rentals
  • Ft Walton Beach: 9,156 rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,121 rentals
  • Panama City: 6,805 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to South Walton?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in South Walton are:

  • Destin Airport (DTS): 11,955 home rentals
  • Panama City-NW Florida Bea. Airport (ECP): 10,562 home rentals
  • Eglin Afb (VPS): 11,042 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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