Destination guide

The beachside setting of South Walton is ready to explore

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday 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 accommodation options 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 cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 highlights

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 holiday in South Walton. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre. 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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 18,382 holiday rentals near South Walton. From 5,399 Houses to 11,055 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes 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 long holiday or just a weekend break in South Walton. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Destin: 10,997 holiday rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 12,006 holiday rentals
  • Beachfront II: 24 holiday rentals
  • Ft Walton Beach: 9,527 holiday rentals
  • Seaside: 931 holiday rentals

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

What are the main cities to discover in South Walton?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South Walton with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Destin: 10,997 holiday homes
  • Panama City Beach: 12,006 holiday homes
  • Ft Walton Beach: 9,527 holiday homes
  • Miramar Beach: 10,316 holiday homes
  • Panama City: 7,078 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to South Walton?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in South Walton are:

  • Eglin Afb (VPS): 10,920 holiday houses
  • Destin Airport (DTS): 12,170 holiday houses
  • Panama City-NW Florida Bea. Airport (ECP): 10,840 holiday houses

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in South Walton. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center: 9,499 holiday rentals
  • Northwest Florida State College - Ft Walton Beach Campus: 9,847 holiday rentals
  • Eglin Air Force Base: 12,468 holiday rentals
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve: 15,451 holiday rentals
  • St. Andrews State Park: 7,782 holiday rentals

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 of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around South Walton

10,997 holiday rentals
Panama City Beach
12,006 holiday rentals
Ft Walton Beach
9,527 holiday rentals
Miramar Beach
10,316 holiday rentals
Panama City
7,078 holiday rentals
Ponce De Leon
4,132 holiday rentals
Okaloosa Island
8,815 holiday rentals
Eglin Air Force Base
12,468 holiday rentals
DeFuniak Springs
2,844 holiday rentals
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Upper Grand Lagoon
5,991 holiday rentals
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Lower Grand Lagoon
6,953 holiday rentals
Lake Lorraine
5,894 holiday rentals
Pretty Bayou
5,186 holiday rentals
Mary Esther
2,640 holiday rentals
Ocean City
4,867 holiday rentals