Topsail Hill State Preserve - A Treasure Along the Emerald Coast

Do you enjoy being within pristine undeveloped lands, viewing native species in their natural habitat and taking in spectacular coastal views? If you answered “yes,” we want to let you in on a local treasure—Topsail Hill State Preserve.   In honor of Earth Day, we’re celebrating the area’s natural attractions. Topsail Hill is a beach-front state park that encompasses 1,600 acres! Celebrating 20 years since its founding in 1998, Topsail Hill features more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, five rare coastal Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 23, 2018

Eden Gardens State Park Blends History and Beauty

South Walton is well known for its beautiful beaches, but many travelers to our area are not aware of beautiful Eden Gardens State Park . Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Eva Pickens is an expert on South Walton and 30A real estate and recently highlighted this South Walton treasure. Here's what she shared :  Go back in time 100 years where this site was a hub for the Wesley Lumber Company, operating from 1890 until World War I, on the Tucker Bayou. In 1897, William Henry Wesley built an elegant white column wraparound porch antebellum style Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 8, 2017

Grayton Beach State Park Named A Best Beach in US by Dr. Beach

Each year, Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) ranks the nation's best beaches using 50 criteria, including water and sand quality, and announces his coveted list of the top 10 beach in the nation each spring. The local community was excited to learn that  Grayton Beach State Park was among the Top Ten Best Beaches in the United States for 2016.  This is the second time Grayton Beach has earned this ranking (the first in 1994). Previously, beaches could only earn this title once, however, recent changes in the "Best Beaches& Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 24, 2016

Topsail Hill State Park Adventures

In keeping with this week's theme, we are highlighting another of our favorite natural attractions in South Walton and Destin, FL. Topsail Hill State Preserve is one of the most pristine and diverse parks in the state. The park is home to three rare coastal dune lakes, 3.2 miles of pristine beaches, majestic dunes over 25 feet tall, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands. Miles of trails rare ideal for hiking and bird-watching. We love their regular ranger programs. On Friday, Aug. 24, park rangers will lead a program Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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