Tucked away on the innermost dip of Choctawatchee Bay in the Tucker Bayou, the little community of Point Washington lies within southern Walton County, Florida in the Panhandle region. The unincorporated community is surrounded by Point Washington State Forest along the narrow peninsula adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawatchee River Water Management Area. It’s just north of Highway 98 leading to Panama City to the east and Eglin Air Force base to the west. The primary route in and out of the neighborhood is along North County Highway 395 which ends at Tucker Bayou.
The village itself is well protected from Florida’s broiling summer sun thanks to plentiful shade and lovely trees. The center of the town is dominated by a pair of churches, the Point Washington United Methodist Church and Crosspoint Church of Point Washington.
Eden Gardens State Park lies on the eastern edge of town, where an 1895 mansion stands. The mansion was built by a lumberman named William Henry Wesley. His partner and father-in-law, Simeon Strickland, had an identical mansion in the area, but there are only ruins left. Signs of the former lumber mill around which the town was built can also be found on the park grounds.
If you want to spend a day exploring the Choctawatchee Bay, Choctawatchee River, or the Intracoastal, Point Washington is home to 30a Airboat Adventures. Tours of South Walton are available for airboat fans. There are no other businesses listed in the town, so if you wish to dine after the tour, you’ll likely need to visit nearby Grayton Beach, Seaside, or Santa Rosa Beach.
480 children attend Bay Elementary School locally. 747 students attend Emerald Coast Middle School just off 98. Local high schoolers will likely attend South Walton High School in Santa Rosa Beach.
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