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 there

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 18,833 house rentals near South Walton. From 5,522 Houses to 11,367 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: 12,346 vacation rentals
  • Destin: 11,240 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,556 vacation rentals
  • Florida Panhandle: 35,425 vacation rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,764 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: 12,346 rentals
  • Destin: 11,240 rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,556 rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,764 rentals
  • Okaloosa Island: 8,687 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:

  • Panama City-NW Florida Bea. Airport (ECP): 11,255 home rentals
  • Eglin Afb (VPS): 11,174 home rentals
  • Destin Airport (DTS): 12,529 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in South Walton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in South Walton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gulf Coast State College: 8,950 vacation homes
  • Pier Park: 12,439 vacation homes
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center: 11,396 vacation homes
  • Emerald Coast Science Center: 11,735 vacation homes
  • Frank Brown Park: 12,502 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around South Walton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around South Walton

Panama City Beach
12,346 vacation rentals
11,240 vacation rentals
Miramar Beach
10,556 vacation rentals
Fort Walton Beach
9,764 vacation rentals
Okaloosa Island
8,687 vacation rentals
Panama City
7,082 vacation rentals
11,477 vacation rentals
Lower Grand Lagoon
7,147 vacation rentals
16,553 vacation rentals
Mary Esther
3,176 vacation rentals
Cinco Bayou
5,088 vacation rentals
Choctaw Beach
6,676 vacation rentals
Ponce De Leon
4,310 vacation rentals
West Bay
6,866 vacation rentals
Eglin Air Force Base
12,800 vacation rentals
Ocean City
4,729 vacation rentals
3,576 vacation rentals
Lake Lorraine
5,755 vacation rentals
DeFuniak Springs
2,231 vacation rentals
7,570 vacation rentals