Surrounded by water, your vacation rental in South Walton provides the perfect setting for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. The area boasts 17 fresh and saltwater lakes, the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. With so many options, our slice of Northwest Florida is a dream destination for the angler of every skill level in your group. Surf Fishing can be done anywhere along the 26 miles of beaches in South Walton and is most productive from April through November. From the shore, the most popular catches are Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Red Fish and Bluefish. Fish behind your vacation rental or at one of our state parks.
Bottom fishing and offshore fishing refer to fishing from a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Fish over wrecks and reefs from 40-180 feet or venture further offshore where the catches are some of the best. The waters off South Walton are home to Grouper, Snapper, Trigger Fish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, Blue Marlin and White Marlin, to name just a few. If you do not bring a boat, don’t worry, the beaches and nearby Destin, Florida have the best fishing charters available.
While the beaches of South Walton may be best known for their relaxing atmosphere, our area boasts some wonderful outdoor activities to complement the serene surroundings. Paddleboard in one of our Coastal 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 our properties with courts as an amenity. Biking and kayaking are probably the most popular activities other than swimming in our beach communities. These activities make for wonderful family time on vacation. 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.