If you’ve never ventured off 30A to explore all that its communities have to offer, seeing them from an aerial perspective might just be the motivation you need. Of course, even if you have seen all there is to see, seeing an entire community all at once against the backdrop of our beautiful beaches will definitely give you a renewed appreciation for just how unique South Walton is.

Here’s a very unique look at Alys Beach, the first in the Coastal Community Flyover Series shot by Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Owner Blake Morar:

Click here for more info about Alys Beach from Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty.

Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant30A South Walton chef Bud & Alleys to Host ‘Down South’ Dinner Featuring New Orleans Chef Donald Link — located on Scenic Highway 30A in Seaside — will host a special pre fixe wine dinner on Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 PM. featuring a menu especially prepared by celebrity chef and author Donald Link of New Orleans.

The four-course culinary adventure will begin with Blue Crab Beignets with White Remoulade, Pork Rillion with Onion Jam and Cheddar Bacon Gougeres. The first course includes Beach House Ceviche and Grilled Royal Reds. The second course features Braised Lamb with Lemon & Olives, and Fresh Mint Couscous. Lemon Blackberry Tart and McGaw’s Chocolate Cookies will offer up a sweet ending. Select wines will be thoughtfully paired with each course.

Tickets for this special event are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity. All guests will also receive a complimentary copy of Chef Link’s cookbook, Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything. Click here to purchase tickets via email, or call 850-231-5900.

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Here’s just a small taste of the many fun Easter-related events hoppin’ along Scenic Highway 30A this year:

30A South Walton SJCR kids easter egg huntjpg 300x248 Easter Activities Along Scenic 30AEaster Sunrise Beach Service at Ed Walline

Easter Celebration at Rosemary Beach

Family Easter Festivities at WaterColor

Easter Brunch at Vue on 30a

Easter Brunch with Matt Hall at Marie’s Bistro

– Easter Egg-stravaganza at Seaside

Easter Cruise Aboard the SOLARIS

Easter Brunch at Caliza in Alys Beach

Easter Explosion at Baytowne Wharf

Got something to add? Shout it out in the comments section below! And here’s a complete list of daily 30A events.

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Over 40 percent of South Walton’s land is protected, and the majority of that acreage is part of the Point Washington State Forest system. A popular access point is the Eastern Lake Trail System, located along S. County Road 395. This particular trail system offers 3.5, 5 and 10-mile loops, ideal for both hikers and bicyclists. Pets are also allowed, if on a leash.

The 15,400-acre forest is home to ten natural communities, including sandhill, cypress swamps, basin swamps, wet flatwoods and wet prairie.

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Fantastic turnout this weekend for the inaugural 30A Sand Rover Rally!

Here are just a few of the fan photos that have come in so far… For more videos and photos, check out the official event Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who drove here to support this event, as well as to our friends at Gulf Place, Messina’s, Red Bar, Shelly Swanger Photography, Isacks Imagery and 30A Television!

30A South Walton 1662554 652546531459905 86317747 n Meyer Boarding Co. to Host Land & Sea Paddle Battle at Topsail Hill State ParkMeyer Boarding Co. is hosting the first Land Paddle/SUP Paddle Biathlon at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park featuring rolling hills, picturesque scenery and some really nice pavement on Saturday, April 26th from 10 AM - 4 PM. This first-of-its-kind event will feature live music, food, demos, art and of course, tons of racing action.

The races will include a 6K Land & Sea Paddle Biathlon, a 5K Team Relay Race and an Individual Sprint Race. Paddle Battle early entry fee is $15. Click here to register.

The event is being sponsored by Meyer Boarding Company, 30A.com, G.U.S.U. Paddleboarding, Coastal Bank and Trust, Destin Honey Baked Ham, KENEDIK Design Studio, CUP, Happy Hippee Coastal Wear, Hungry Boards and more.

For more info, visit Meyer Boarding Co. or call 850-830-1893.

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30A South Walton SJCR Fish Out Of Water Dining DECK 001 Family Easter Festivities at WaterColor Lakehouse

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WaterColor Inn Resort will host a traditional Easter Brunch at The Lakehouse overlooking the pool and Western Lake on Sunday, April 20th, from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm.

The menu includes classic starters, soup, desserts and over ten delightful favorites from the Chef’s Station. The brunch costs $70/adult and $30/child (tax and gratuity not included). Prior reservations are recommended.

Fish Out of Water will be open Easter Sunday evening, featuring an Ala Carte Menu with special features.

These Easter Festivities are also FREE and open to the public:

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Grayton Bar and Grill is now open for lunch every Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. GO >

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