Travel + Leisure magazine voted Seaside in South Walton as the “Best Beach on 

Earth” for families for 2013.

  Approximately 40 percent of South Walton’s 56,000 acres is owned by the State of 

Florida and protected from future development.

  South Walton offers an amazing culinary scene and is home to six of Florida Trend’s

Top 500 restaurants in the state.

  South Walton offers 207 holes of championship golf.

  The area is home to the largest concentration of coastal dune lakes in the world. 

Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare and can only be found in South Walton, Africa, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand and the Northwest Pacific Coast of the United&nbsp


  The Wesley Mansion, located in the historic Eden State Gardens, was built in the 

1890s and houses the second largest collection of original Louis XVI Court furniture 

in the United States.

  Seaside was featured in the 1997 motion picture “The Truman Show”.

  Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy a scenic and enchanting trip, exploring more than 200 

miles of trails.

  Silver Sands Premium Outlets, located in Miramar Beach, has more than 100 

designer brand stores.

  Topsail Hill State Preserve is one of the most pristine and environmentally protected 

pieces of coastal property in Florida.

  Grayton Beach State Park was voted America’s Best Beach in 1994 by Dr. Stephen 

Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach), author of America’s Best Beaches.

  The Walton-DeFuniak Library, built in 1887, is the oldest library in the state of 

Florida still serving the public.

  Lake DeFuniak, located in historic DeFuniak Springs, is one of the only two naturally 

made, perfectly round lakes in the world. 


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