Eden Gardens State Park

Locals work unbelievably hard during the season to ensure that Destin Travelers have an amazing experience. Every day is the opening act for a new set of guests and it is a rare occasion for some of us to get out and about during Spring or Summer, but last Sunday we had the most amazing time strolling through Destin and the Beaches of South Walton on our motorcycle.

Down Beach Road 98 in Destin, along Highway 30A in South Walton, with a final destination of Eden State Park. Breathtaking beauty nestled gently within the borders of one of America’s finest beach destinations. Perfect for calm walks on the gorgeous nature trail, picnicking with the family, or fishing off the pier for a quiet respite. Awarded on multiple occasions as one of America’s most beautiful State Parks, this is a must see while on the area. Take a break from the beach, put down the golf clubs and discover one of South Walton’s treasure locations.

During our two hours at Eden Gardens we sat on the pier and snapped a few photos of the Flying Fish, walked the nature trail, gazed at the reflection pool and met a few friendly travelers.

From Destin, take Highway 98 East toward Panama City. Take a left on County Road 395 and then follow the signs to the park. You’ll stroll through an older, yet charming neighborhood and view one of the oldest schools in the area before embarking on the park. Entrance is $1 per person without a vehicle or $3 per vehicle.