Welcome to sunny South Walton, Florida for your beach vacation! Each year South Walton welcomes millions of beachgoers to enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal clear emerald waters. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your beach time during this vacation!
Get a Beach Chair Set Up
Spring for the beach chairs and umbrella if you plan to spend more than an hour at the beach. The sun/UV exposure is not to be taken lightly during the summer months and making sure you are protected from it during your time on the beach will ensure your ability to enjoy it for more than one day! The good news is that for many vacation rentals beach chairs and umbrellas are included or a vendor is on site at the beach to assist with your beach going needs. In fact, many of the public beach accesses also have beach chair vendors available during the summer season eager to assist should a setup not be included with your vacation rental. If you like to budget for your trips keep in mind that beach setups on 30A and Miramar beach usually cost about $40 to 50 per day.
Laying on the beach and floating in the water is fun for the first day, but if you plan multiple trips to the beach during your stay you may want to consider some activities to incorporate during your visit. Parasailing, Sandcastle Building Lessons, Jet-Skiing, Banana Boat Rides and Water Inflatables to name a few.
Sandcastle Building Lessons
Dan Castles and Beach Sand Sculptures are two local companies that offer sandcastle building lessons for groups. This is a great way for everyone in the group to have fun while on the beach and learn a new skill! Do this early in your trip and the kids will spend the rest of the time creating new masterpieces.
Rent a Jet Ski
Jet-Skiing is another fun adventure to explore while at the beach. La Dolce Vita offers jet ski rentals right from the beaches along the Gulf in Miramar Beach. They have spots at Seascape Resort and Sandestin Resort. If you want to explore other Emerald Coast beaches there are a number of jet ski rentals available at the Destin Harbor. You can rent hourly, half day, or full day.
Play at the Waterpark
A waterpark of inflatables is available both at Sandestin Resort and Seascape Resort beaches in Miramar Beach. If you are not staying at the Sandestin Resort we would recommend heading to Seascape to enjoy their awesome beach and this fun waterpark. There is public parking along Scenic 98 right along the beach; however, you will want to go early to find a spot as it does fill up fast in the summer. The inflatables are owned and managed by La Dolce Vita. They offer an all day fee, but you can receive a discounted rate after 1:00p.m. This will keep the kids entertained for hours and they will definitely sleep well that night. Anyone playing on the inflatables are required to wear life jackets for safety.
Of course before you can enjoy any of the above activities you need to have a place to rest your head. Check out Radiant Resort Properties to locate a rental to meet your needs and start planning your next beach vacation today!