South Walton Boat Ramps

South Walton Boat Ramps
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There’s nothing like a day relaxing in a boat out on the water. And with the Emerald Coast boasting access to both the expansive Gulf and Choctawhatchee Bay, it’s pretty easy to grab your boat and go.

Maybe you want to spend the day lounging with your buddies, some music, and drinks. Or, maybe you want to enjoy some quiet fishing time alone. You might also want to take the family water skiing or wakeboarding. Whatever you decide, there are plenty of places to get your boat into the water for a great day. You can find many accessible boat ramps along the coast, and five are in Santa Rosa Beach.

Check out these five South Walton boat ramps, all of which are free to use, and start planning a boat day!

East Hewett Boat Ramp

The East Hewett Boat Ramp is located at the north end of East Hewett Road, and on the south side of the bay. Though there is no designated parking area, it is possible to park one or two vehicles along the side of the road. The single-lane gravel ramp enters an area of shallow water, which is great for shallow draft boats only. Don’t bring your larger boats to this ramp! (GPS: N 30 23.900 W 086 16.748)

Cessna Landing

You will find the Cessna Landing Boat Ramp on N CR 393 along Hogtown Bayou near Choctawhatchee Bay. The boat ramp features two concrete lanes, both of which have L-shaped loading docks and a sandy beach area for your boat. A designated parking lot has parking spots for about 15 vehicles with trailers, and additional spots for single vehicles. The nearby park includes restrooms, a picnic area with tables and grills, a fishing dock, playground, and basketball court. (GPS: N 30 23.922 W 86 13.730)

393 Boat Ramp

The 393 Boat Ramp is located at 3198 N CR 393, which is at the north end of the highway. It is a single-lane concrete ramp. The ramp includes designated parking, as well as a small pad on the west side of the road for backing up and turning around. (GPS: N 30 25.158 W 086 13.672)

Thomas Pilcher Park (331 Bridge)

Thomas Pilcher Park, located underneath the Highway 331 and Clyde B. Wells Bridge, features four boat ramps. In addition to the boat ramps, the park includes a 380-foot fishing pier and three fishing platforms, six large docks, a picnic area, and restrooms. The designated parking provides plenty of space for boat trailers and single vehicles.

Point Washington Boat Ramp

The Point Washington Boat Ramp is located at 492 Eden Park Drive, at the north end of CR 395 N. It is a single-lane ramp made of concrete and packed sand. There are loading docks on both the east and west sides of the ramp. The ramp enters into Tucker Bayou, which is very shallow—something to be aware of! While there is designated parking for about six trailers, there are no restroom facilities. (GPS: N 30 23.701 W 086 11.721)

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