When it comes to planning just the right beach getaway, travelers frequently set their sights on the stunning destination of Florida’s 30A. Here, the waves can be counted on to be blue and the sand is always chalk-white between your toes. Sunny, warm, and welcoming, 30A, and its many communities are a fun place to immerse yourself in a tropical atmosphere and indulge in rest, relaxation, and by the water moments. That being said, it’s also a place where outdoor adventurers can find their fill of opportunities. When you’re looking to pair your restful moments with outdoor exploration—make sure to add a stop at Point Washington State Park to your list of must-do activities while you’re in town.
Fantastic Florida Landscapes
Point Washington State Forest is settled at the southern end of Walton County near Santa Rosa Beach and is comprised of a 15,131-acre forest in the panhandle. This sprawling area of protected land can be accessed just off of South County Road 395 and is open to the public every day of the year between sunrise and sunset. This park is protected with the specific purpose of encouraging wildlife conservation, timber restoration and is created as a space of outdoor recreation as well.
Stepping into Point Washington State Park, visitors are introduced to 10 distinct natural communities which range from basin swamps and sand hills to flatlands, prairies, and cypress swamps just to name a few. Within these dynamic ecosystems, Point Washington State Park hosts a variety of wildlife—some of which make the endangered list and within the protected parameters, are allowed to finally thrive. Some of these species include the American Kestrel, the Flatwoods Salamander, and the gopher tortoise.
Things to Do at the Point Washington State Park
Point Washington State Park is a primary access point to the Eastern Lake Trail System, creating a maze of potential for those that love to spend time with their boots laced up, exploring different pathways. The trail system includes three double-back loop trails, ideal for adventuring on foot or by bike. Pets are allowed on the trails as long as they’re leashed for those out and about with a canine companion.
Enjoy the Florida Getaway
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