Beaches of South Walton
Walton County's visitor based economy is heavily rooted in the diverse beach communities of the Emerald Coast. Scenic Highway 30-A winds along for the Gulf for 25 miles and showcases a vast variety of beach towns, each of which has its own district personality. From the world renowned architectual splendor of Seaside to the "old Florida" look of Dune Allen Beach, from the master-planned town center of Rosemary Beach to the slightly Bohemian flair of Grayton Beach, there's a new discovery around every bend.
To the west of Highway 30-A, the mega resort Sandestin (Walton County's largest employer) offer golf and distinctive accommodations all the way from the Gulf to the Bay.
The economic engine of tourism is a lot more than just visitors. It's the thousands of Walton County residents who live in these same communities and make their living in fields ranging from hospitality to the military to construction. The coastline is also home to St. Joe Companies, the storied forestry-company-turned-land-developer that is a huge corporate presence in the County, and has its home base here.