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With 26 miles of sugar-white sand along the Gulf of Mexico, visitors to Walton County are drawn to our incredible beaches and turquoise water. It’s along these beaches that families come to make memories and enjoy quality time with family and friends.

Throughout the county, you’ll find a variety of public beach access, private beaches through your rental as well as state parks where you can enjoy a day in the sun. In fact, there are more than 50 beach and bay accesses. Also, everyone can traverse the wet sand area along our entire 26 miles of beach.

Whether a first-time or long-time visitor, we want to make sure you have the information you need to plan your perfect beach stay.

The interactive map shows the location of public and private beaches as well as their access points. Simply type in your address to find the nearest beach access and amenities. Upon navigating to an area, click on the color-coded beach and surrounding icons to see the full description. Scroll below the map for a full key describing each color and icon. The map is being updated regularly, so keep checking back for the latest information.

Areas in red include rental and vacation properties that offer exclusive beach access to guests, such as Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Check with your accommodation host for details specific to the property.

As outlined in the settlement, public access to privately owned beaches is now allowed up to 20 feet landward from the wet/dry sand line, known as the Transitory Zone. Beachgoers can use this area for walking, running, jogging and entry into the water for swimming and other water activities. These other rules and restrictions apply:
- Sunbathing, whether with personal beach chairs or towels, is allowed between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Chair/umbrella rental through a vendor may be offered.
- To avoid overcrowding, the number of beachgoers in an owner-managed private beach is limited to the equivalent of one person per five feet of the private beach frontage.
- Beachgoers cannot access the transitory zone through the owner-managed beach site. Pay attention to signage at these areas to determine where you can enter.
- Private beach owners, their guests/renters have full use of their private beach, and may relocate or remove beachgoers if they are not complying with the rules.

Thank you for choosing Walton County, Florida. We’re glad you’re here.