BCC workshop scheduled on beach accesses at Headland Avenue and Walton Dunes

MAP SHOWING the location of the 2.3-acre county-owned property known as Walton Dunes.

By DOTTY NIST

A May 14 Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) workshop has been scheduled on the topic of potential beach access improvements at Headland Avenue in Seagrove and at the 2.3-acre county-owned parcel in the Eastern Lake area known as Walton Dunes.

During the course of their April 9 regular meeting at the South Walton Annex, the officials voted to schedule the workshop. It was set up to last approximately two hours if needed.

LOCATION MAP for area south of Headland Avenue where a potential public dune walkover is to be discussed.

The two locations have been described as “existing unimproved beach accesses” by Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) staff. A sand path to the beach currently exists at the south end of the Headland Avenue in the SeaHighland subdivision. Located south of Beachfront Trail, the Walton Dunes property is in the Lakewood subdivision and has 280 linear feet of beachfront. Neither property contains dune walkovers at this time.

BCC and staff discussion and taking of public comment are planned in connection with the workshop, with no decision to take place at the workshop regarding the potential beach access improvements.

The workshop is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on May 14 at the South Walton Annex, with the BCC regular meeting to begin afterward at 4 p.m. at that location.