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

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 around South Walton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 18,804 vacation rentals near South Walton. From 5,552 Houses to 11,241 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Walton are 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:

  • Destin: 11,233 vacation rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 12,331 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,530 vacation rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,774 vacation rentals
  • Seaside: 942 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 traveling 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:

  • Destin: 11,233 rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 12,331 rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,530 rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,774 rentals
  • Panama City: 7,362 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 traveling 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 vacation rentals in South Walton are:

  • Panama City-NW Florida Bea. Airport (ECP): 11,241 vacation rentals
  • Eglin Afb (VPS): 11,277 vacation rentals
  • Destin Airport (DTS): 12,538 vacation 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 holidays in South Walton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals 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:

  • Pier Park: 12,431 rentals
  • Grayton Beach State Park: 6,882 rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 11,730 rentals
  • Okaloosa Island Pier: 11,782 rentals
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk: 12,326 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.

Explore destinations around South Walton

Destin
11,233 vacation rentals
Panama City Beach
12,331 vacation rentals
Miramar Beach
10,530 vacation rentals
Fort Walton Beach
9,774 vacation rentals
Panama City
7,362 vacation rentals
Okaloosa Island
9,040 vacation rentals
Niceville
11,816 vacation rentals
Lower Grand Lagoon
7,228 vacation rentals
Mary Esther
3,610 vacation rentals
DeFuniak Springs
2,889 vacation rentals
Freeport
16,783 vacation rentals
Choctaw Beach
6,689 vacation rentals
Shalimar
6,284 vacation rentals
Upper Grand Lagoon
6,182 vacation rentals
Ocean City
5,103 vacation rentals
Hurlburt Field
2,637 vacation rentals
Valparaiso
7,949 vacation rentals
Ponce De Leon
4,272 vacation rentals
Lake Lorraine
6,155 vacation rentals
Wright
3,966 vacation rentals