A great way to visit Walton County's pristine Gulf beaches, Timpoochee Trail follows the length of Scenic Route CR30A (southeast of Fort Walton Beach). Starting at US 98 near Dune Allen Beach to the west, it loops south (Gulfside), and runs east through multiple beach communities, past several state parks, with many beach access points and views. It ends back on US 98 at Inlet Beach. A unique feature are the coastal dune lakes, they only occur in five locations around the world - there are 15 here, the remainder in Madagascar, New Zealand, Australia, and Oregon. (Map link and photos below.)
Map link... Timpoochee Trail
Location: Walton County
End Points: CR30A, Dune Allen Beach to Inlet Beach
Mileage: 19 miles
Surface: Asphalt, 8'-12'
Nearby points of interest: Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Eden Gardens State Park, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
On its jaunt along Scenic Highway 30A, the trail passes parks and beaches, and runs through many beach towns (see map) with restaurants, shops, accommodations. The beaches here are pristine, many access points along the trail, and the parks offer additional biking options. The trail runs variously through busy beach towns and quiet natural areas. All roadside with no shade, bring hat, sunscreen, and water. It crosses 30A a couple of times, plus driveways and cross streets, so use caution.
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