La Vida del Sol

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Our family has been vacationing on the Emerald Coast for as long as I can remember. It started in 1960 when our Aunt Julie bought a modest cottage in Inlet Beach. Back then, this area of the Florida Panhandle, with its pristine sandy white beaches, was virtually unknown. Over the last several decades new seaside developments, restaurants, and trendy shops have sprung up. Today the South Walton coastline draws tourists from all over and offers something for everyone.

South Walton is very unique inthat forty percent of the land has been preserved through state forests and parks. There are acres of unspoiled, natural vegetation, miles of hiking and biking trails, magnificent gardens, and perhaps the rarest of its natural treasures is its 17 coastal dune lakes. Have a look at our links section for local tour operators to help you explore this area or a list of nearby parks.

La Vida del Sol is located in the residential community of White's Gulfview in Seacrest Beach. The house is about 100 yards from the beach and also offers a private pool. It's a perfect location for vacationing with family and friends. If you're not a beach bum, South Walton is considered a golfer's paradise. There are numerous golf courses in the area. However, if golf isn't you're thing, you can take a morning stroll on the beach or cycle, jog or walk the 18-mile bike path that winds along Scenic 30A passing several lakes and National parks, unique shops and restaurants, and offers gorgeous views of the Gulf. Moreover, there is always something going on at Rosemary Beach or Seaside including markets, craft fairs, free outdoor concerts, local theatre, and much more. Also, Pier Park, just 10 minutes down the road in west Panama City Beach, does a free outdoor concert series every Thursday evening from 7:00 -9:00 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For more information, call 850.233.5070. In addition, the brand new Pier Park entertainment complex offers the Grand Theatre 16-Plex cinema as well as 900,000 square feet of open-air shopping, attractions and luxury dining. You can enjoy a fantastic selection of restaurants and cafes or watch the sun set from the newly renovated pier and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville!

The beaches of South Walton have some of the finest restaurants around. Click here for a list of nearby eateries.

For beach umbrella and chair rental, give King Fish Beach Rentals a call at 850-598-SUNN (7866).

Click here for a street map and aerial image of La Vida del Sol, Seacrest, FL via Mapquest.com

South Walton Beaches