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  1. CURRENT BEACH CONDITIONS
    Safely Enjoy the South Walton Beaches by Knowing the Beach Safety Flag System. View Current Conditions
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    Follow the Walton County Beach Rules

    • Leave No Trace - Items left on beach overnight will be discarded
    • Permits Required - Vehiclesdogs and bonfires require permits
    • Stay Safe - Obey all beach flag warnings
    • Sea Turtle Season rules, ordinances and laws
    • Know Before You Go (Beach and Waterways Ordinance 2017-05)
      • To prevent crowding, no tents larger than 6x6 are permitted on county owned or maintained beaches ( Section 22-54 (q))
      • No glass containers are permitted on the beach (Section 22-54 (d))
      • Removal of sand, water or vegetation is strictly prohibited
      • Keep off the dunes
         

    What is Customary Use?

    In June of 2016 the Walton County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Customary Use code, allowing all areas of flat sandy beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico to be used in the traditional beach manner. Traditional use includes swimming, sun bathing, fishing, beach chairs and beach towels, as well as shade umbrellas under 7’ in diameter.

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  2. Mon, Aug 21

    Ice Cream Social - Walton County BCC, Walton County Schools and Charter Communications Partner to Bridge the Digital Divide As part of the partnership, Charter Communications will be donating 5 computers each to the Students Participating in Community Education after-school programs (S.P.I.C.E) at Maude Saunders Elementary School and West DeFuniak Elementary School in DeFuniak Springs. In order to present the donated computers to the School System, Charter Communications will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 21st, at Maude Saunders Elementary School located at 416 John Baldwin Road in DeFuniak Spri...
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Walton County Spotlight

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    Beach Driving, Charter Fishing and Dogs on the Beach Permits

    Walton County offers a variety of Beach Driving Permits, Charter Fishing Permits and Dogs on the Beach Permits for Walton County landowners and/or residents.  The procedures for applying for and receiving a permit are outlined and dictated by the Walton County Beach Activities Ordinance 2017-05.  


    For those wishing to receive a permit, each permitting processes has its own set of qualifications that must be met, and procedures that must be followed. For detailed information, please view the Walton County Beach Activities Ordinance 2017-05.

    Additionally, each permitting process comes with it own set of application opening dates and deadlines for applying.  As these dates arise, the links to the online applications and printable applications will be available under the headings below.

    For a high-level overview, please see the Beach Driving and Charter Fishing Permits 2017 fact sheet.  

    Please visit the Beach Driving Permits Page for more information and applications.