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Outdoor Activities on 30A

While the Beaches of South Walton may be best known for its relaxing atmosphere, our area boasts some wonderful outdoor activities to complement the serene surroundings. Paddleboard in one of our Costal Dunes Lakes or, if more adventurous, try it in the Gulf of Mexico. Surf lessons at the beach are a must for children of all ages to learn an appreciation of the waves and this art form. It’s fun, too.If tennis is your game, try one of Southern Vacation Rentals’ properties with courts as an amenity. Biking and kayaking are probably the most popular activities, other than swimming, in our beach communities. They make for wonderful family time on vacation, as well.With the 30A bicycle path, and state parks along the way, there are plenty of places to bike, hike and enjoy.

If you still want a little more action, our Miramar beach community, closer to Destin, offers wave runner and sailing rentals from the beach. Parasailing is another fun pastime. Let a boat pull you as you dangle 100+ feet in the air, enjoying one of the best views of our coastline. Dolphin cruises, water parks and more can also be found in nearby Panama City Beach and Destin.

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Ride On Surfing School

850.582.2593
In Miramar Beach this surf school sponsored by Billabong offers lessons for nearly all ages. Southern guests receive Southern Perks from Ride On.
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Olin Marler Dolphin Cruises

850.837.7095
Olin Marler has two boats available for spectacular dolphin cruises throughout each day. Enjoy watching the dolphins jump and play in their natural habitat. Southern guests receive Southern Perks from Olin Marler
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Big Kahuna's Waterpark

850.837.8319
Head over to Destin to Big Kahunas offering over 40 water attractions from lazy rivers to wild rides for the kid and the kid at heart. With go-kart speed tracks, adrenaline pumping thrill rides and tropical golf, there’s something for everyone. Southern guests receive Southern Perks from Big Kahuna’s
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Camp Helen State Park

Bordering the Beaches of South Walton on the east is this park in Panama City Beach. Surrounded on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell– one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida it is a wonderful spot for swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking, and both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
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Eden Garden State Park

Consistently ranked among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States, this beach park provides a peaceful setting for discovery, swimming and fishing. Paddleboard or kayak on Western Lake getting a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. Nature trails wind through a coastal forest and a boat ramp awaits your craft.
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The Track

In Destin, the Track is your family headquarters for fun. This action-packed recreation center features the ultimate in go-kart tracks, miniature golf, bumper boats. For the more adventurous visitor, take your chance on bungee jumping here.
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Walco Eco Tours & YOLO Board Adventures

850.830.2475
Paddle with them in the coastal dune lake nature tours by kayak or paddle board.
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Street Legal Carts & Ecco Motors

Street Legal: 850.830.0415
Ecco: 850.837.2600
Enjoy a rental golf cart or LSV (Low Speed Vehicle) as you load up the family and cruise to the beach or premium shopping. Customization, sales, delivery, pick-up and storage is also available. Southern Vacation Rental guests will receive 10% off with reservation confirmation. Southern guests receive Southern Perks from Street Legal and Ecco
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Sea Blaster

850.654.6888
Climb aboard Destin’s ORIGINAL Sea Blaster located in the Destin Harbor to the west of the Beaches of South Walton. Cruise with Capt. Larry, searching for playful dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. This 73 foot passenger boat will carry up to 119 passengers, offering fun for the entire family. Visit us for snorkeling, beach and dolphin cruises and even sunset cruises. Southern guests receive Southern Perks from Sea Blaster
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Big Daddy's Bikes & Beach Sports

850.622.1165
In Blue Mountain Beach, this shop is your one stop source for bike rentals and kayaks.
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Deer Lake State Park

In Santa Rosa Beach, Deer Lake Park offers an amazing view of the dune ecosystem and Deer Lake a rare coastal dune lake. Boardwalks across the dunes offer easy access to the beach for picnicking, swimming and fishing.
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Shipwreck Island

Just to the east is Panama City Beach’s Shipwreck Island. This water park is a great value for thrill seekers, families and kids!
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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

In Santa Rosa Beach, you can find 3.2 miles of secluded, natural beaches with majestic dunes reaching up over 25 feet tall. Home to three coastal dune lakes, Topsail is complete with hiking trails, boardwalks to the beach and so much more.
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YOLO Boards

“You Only Live Once.” Explore paddle boarding in the Beaches of South Walton. 820 N. CR 393, Santa Rosa Beach.
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