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    South Walton Coastal Dune Lakes

    It is no secret that Walton County is known for its emerald waters and sugar white sand. Did you also know that South Walton is home to 15 named coastal dune lakes along the 26 miles of coastline. These lakes are a unique geographical feature and are only found here in Walton County, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, and Oregon! They are truly a unique piece of beauty, and we are privileged to get to say these rare lakes exist here at home. Since the coastal dune lakes are so rare, it is important that locals and visitors help protect the health and longevity of these unique ecosystems. If you spend any length of time along Scenic Hwy 30A you will notice just how beautiful these lakes can be, as well as a wide variety of activities that you can do on or around these lakes. Recreational activities may include kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding,  stand-up paddle board yoga, bird watching and fishing. There are also a wide variety of waterfront homes available for purchase, and many of which have views of the dune lakes, and the gulf. Doesn’t get much better than that! Contact one of our agents today to see current availability. 

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    Photo courtesy of Lori Ceier, Walton Outdoors

    Coastal Dune Lake Day at Grayton Beach State Park

    Are you interested in helping to preserve these rare local dune lakes? The Coastal Dune Lakes Advisory Board will be hosting the Coastal Dune Lake Day celebration on June 4th, 2016 at Grayton Beach State Park. The advisory board actively monitors the watersheds and the Coastal Dune Lakes for activities that affect the environmental conservation of the lakes, and we think this event is a great way to educate the community on their conservation efforts. There will be activities, food, exhibits and adventures for the whole family to enjoy.

    Schedule of events:
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn about Coastal Dune Lakes
    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Group Paddle & Cleanup on Western Lake
    2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Grayton State Park Cleanup

    To learn more about these rare local dune lakes please visit:

    www.basinalliance.org

    www.waltonoutdoors.com

     

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