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Here is a list of 30A beach access locations from east to west:

Walton County’s beaches along Scenic Highway 30A offer many public beach accesses. South Walton Fire District lifeguards are stationed at 14 locations. These locations offer adequate parking, restroom facilities and some offer handicap access with wheelchairs available.

Lifeguards are on duty from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., seven days a week from March 1 to Sept. 30.

County Beach Access With Lifeguards

Inlet Beach Access

Located 3/4 mile east of the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Scenic Hwy. 30A, turn south on Orange Street

• Lifeguards

• Portable restrooms

• Parking

• ADA access/wheelchair available

Rosemary Beach Walkover C

Located in Rosemary Beach on E Water St.

• Lifeguards

Rosemary Beach Walkover C

• Lifeguards

• ADA access

Grove Road/Santa Clara Street

Seagrove on Scenic Hwy. 30A

• Lifeguards

• Restrooms

• Parking

• ADA access with wheelchair available

Van Ness Butler, Jr. Access

Located between Seaside and WaterColor on Scenic Hwy. 30A

• Lifeguards

• Restrooms

• ADA access/wheelchair available

• Ample parking lot on the north side of Scenic Hwy. 30A

Grayton Beach

Located at the end of Garfield Street.

• Lifeguards

• ADA access

• Parking

Blue Mountain Beach

• Lifeguards

• Restrooms

• Parking

• ADA access with wheelchair available

Gulf View Heights

Located 1/2 mile east of intersection County Roads 393 and Scenic Hwy. 30A, turn south on Gulfview Heights Street

• Lifeguards

• Restrooms

• Parking

Ed Walline Access

Located at the intersection of 393 and Scenic Hwy. 30A

• Lifeguards

• Restrooms

• Parking

• ADA access / wheelchair available

Dune Allen/FT. Panic Access

Located west of County Road 393 on Scenic Hwy. 30A

• Lifeguards

• Restrooms

• Parking

• ADA access

Public Beach Rules

  • Leave No Trace– all items left on the beach overnight will be discarded to help maintain our pristine beaches and provide a safe environment for our South Walton Sea Turtles.
  • Vehicles require a permit to drive onto the beach, and are only allowed to drive on the beach at Grayton Beach. Permits can be applied for through the Walton County Board of County Commissioners lottery system.
  • Dog Permits are required for dogs on the beach, and are only available to residents of Walton County and/or property owners in Walton County. Those permits can also be purchased through the BCC. Permits are issued year round and expire on August 1st of each year.
  • Glass containers are prohibited on the beach.
  • Stay off the dunes.
  • Removal of sand, water and vegetation is strictly prohibited.
  • Two 15’ corridors are reserved for emergency vehicles; one extending 15’ from the dune toward the water, and the other extending 15’ from the water’s edge upland.
  • Amplified sound (audio device, speakers, radio, musical instrument, etc.) which can be heard by a person using normal hearing faculties at a distance of 100 feet from the source of the sound is not permitted.
  • Tents must be 10’ x 10’ or smaller and are to be set up only on the top 1/3 of the available beach space, still allowing for a 15’ distance from the dunes for emergency vehicles.
  • Charcoal grills are not allowed on the beach, all grilling must be done on Propane grills measuring at 225 square inches (approximately 12”x18” rectangular or 16” in diameter for circular grills) or smaller.
  • Bonfire permits can be applied for through the South Walton Fire District, Monday through Friday from 8 until 4. All bonfires must be put out and cleaned up by 1 AM and remnants must not be placed in the TDC trash containers. For in depth permit requirements visit South Walton Fire District’s website at www.swfd.org/beach-safety/beach-bonfires.