Walton County includes Defuniak Springs, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Sandestin and the scenic beaches of 30A. Pristine beach towns fill the southern portion of the county, whereas just north of the Gulf Beaches lay farm country and historic remnants.
South Walton offers 15 beach neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality. “Some have architecture reminiscent of exotic locales, and others that feel like they sprang from the lyrics of a Jimmy Buffett song. There are places that will keep the entire family constantly entertained, and places perfect for that private romantic getaway. There are quaint streets lined with stately vacation homes, and pristine natural settings untouched by development” (South Walton’s 2012 Visitor Guide).
Defuniak Springs, in the northern part of the county, is home to a list of nationally registered historic buildings, to include Victorian homes, local government buildings and a restored CSX Train Depot. Additionally, Walton County’s North Country is also home to Britton Hill, the highest natural point in the state of Florida. With a summit of 345 feet above sea level, Britton Hill is located near the town of Lakewood where one can visit Lakewood Park to view the monument that marks the high point and several trails.
Walton County offers the best of both worlds, small town beaches and rural, farm country all within a short drive.
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Disclaimer: the above list does not include all cities and/or towns in Walton County.