Coastal Dune Lakes are extremely rare ecosystems, which exist in just a few places around the world. They are primarily freshwater systems that sit along the coastline, but in South Walton County, the lakes periodically break through the beach and connect to the Gulf of Mexico. A saltwater exchange occurs, which supports an incredible biological community.
Below are the links to the Coastal Dune Lake Protection Zone regulations in the Walton County Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan regulations can be found in Policy C-1.4.1 of the Conservation Element. The LDC regulations can be found in Section 4.02.06.B. of Chapter 4.