FIRST, CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE & ADD-ONS
Up to 10 Chairs 2 Hour Beach Bonfire Package $454
Bring your friends and family together for an experience they will never forget. Our 10 person Bonfire includes an attendant to take care of your 2 hour bonfire, fire pit, firewood, permit, up to 10 chairs, a table with tablecloth for your use, and tiki torches. Add s'mores for up to 10 people for $25.
Up to 20 Chairs 3 Hour Beach Bonfire Package $580
Make lasting memories with a Beach Bonfire perfect for any occasion. Our 20 person bonfire includes an attendant to take care of your 3 hour fire, up to 20 chairs, fire pit, firewood, permit, table with tablecloth for your use, and tiki torches. Add s'mores for up to 20 people for $50.
For either package, you may--
*Add an additional hour for $50.
*Add s'mores for $25 per 10 people.
*Bring a cooler of ice and any food or beverage that you want, just remember not to bring glass or ceramic onto the beach.
*Bring a blue tooth speaker if you like.
THEN, CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION
Beach Bonfire Locations and Permitting
Bonfires can be held at several public beach accesses or at many gulf front homes with home owner's written permission; however, all fires are subject to Walton County bonfire permit availability.
Click here to enter your address into our interactive Google Map to view the public access points that are closest to you. TIP: From within the Google Map, click the spy glass, enter your address, then, zoom out until you see OUR icons (black and orange). You will see many access points along the beach, but you're looking specifically for the ones that we service. Black circle icons with fire inside are Regional Beach Accesses, and Orange circle icons with fire inside are Neighborhood Accesses.
We can setup bonfires at the following public beach access points. They are listed from the east to the west along 30A. RBA indicates Regional Beach Access. Click the access name for more information about each access point. Click "Video" on the RBA points to view a video of those locations.
|South Walton Lakeshore/Phillips Inlet||Ltd.||No|
|Inlet Beach RBA (Video)||Yes||Yes|
|One Seagrove Place||No||No|
|Santa Clara RBA (Video) (not avail. til 10/1)||Yes||Yes|
|Gardenia (not avail. til 10/1)||No||No|
|Scenic 395 (not avail. til 10/1)||No||No|
|Nightcap (not avail. til 10/1)||No||No|
|Van Ness Butler Jr. RBA (Video)||Yes||Yes|
|Grayton Dunes/Grayton Beach||Ltd.||No|
|Gulf View Heights RBA (Video)
|Ed Walline RBA (Video)||Yes||Yes|
|Fort Panic RBA (Video)||Yes||Yes|
|Dune Allen RBA (Video)||Yes||Yes|
We can setup bonfires for homeowners who own their property to the water line.
With written permission from the homeowner, we can setup bonfires on private beaches for their renters. The homeowner must complete the SWFD authorization form and submit along with requested ID.
Bonfires on private beaches are still subject to permit availability.
Common Bonfire Questions
What time should I start my bonfire?
That's totally up to you! Some folks want to watch the sunset, and others want to start when it's totally dark. Click here to preview local sunset times. Keep in mind that it gets dark roughly one hour after sunset.
Why do you ask me to choose my top three location choices when booking a bonfire?
There are a limited number of permits available at each location. If we cannot purchase a permit at your first choice, we will automatically try for your next choice.
What if I have more than 29 guests at my bonfire?
Walton County has special event permit requirements if you have more than 29 guests at your event. Ask and we'll walk you through the process!
What if the weather is bad?
You have until 1 pm on the day of your bonfire to decide if you would like to cancel due to weather conditions. If you cancel due to weather, all money is refunded minus the non-refundable/non-transferable $105 bonfire permit fee. If you would like to reschedule your bonfire, we will work with you to make the proper arrangements, but you will need to pay $105 for a new permit as the original permit cannot be transferred to another date or location.
Turtle nesting along the Gulf Coast beach occurs from May through October. It's an exciting time! We are grateful to the South Walton Turtle Watch folks for their diligent husbandry management. If you happen upon a stranded turtle, DON'T touch it and DON'T blind it with your flashlight. DO call the turtle hotline 850-865-4503 immediately. If you would like more information on these beautiful creatures and how to support local conservation efforts, contact Friends of SW Turtles or Sea Turtle Conservancy. Occasionally, we need to work around turtle nests, so thank you in advance if that comes up.