By Jessie Taylor

30A South Walton unnamed 4 300x278 Local Catch is Fresh, Local and Truly a CatchI am not only a fan of Local Catch because the owners, Jimmy Hasser and Adam Yellin, are Alabama football fans, but also because the environment is one of the best on 30A. The first thing that Jimmy said to me when I sat down to interview him was how incredibly grateful and blessed that he and Adam both feel to have a successful restaurant at their age, especially at the beach.

My favorite thing that Jimmy said to me was his answer to my first question, “What was your vision for Local Catch when you first started?”

His response was, “Exactly what it is now.”

They picked 30A to open Local Catch because they had both been down to the area countless times and loved it, as I am sure everyone reading this can relate. The area was exactly what Jimmy and Adam were looking for at the time, chilled out and fun with plenty of potential business.

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30A South Walton photo 2 1024x636 FOR SALE:<br>1981 Land Rover Santana Series III Lightweight

PRICE: $24,000 USD

This incredibly rare ex-Spanish military Land Rover Ligero (“Lightweight”) is the perfect beach cruiser.

It received a full body restoration in Spain in the spring of 2012, followed by a new engine and new transmission in Germany in the summer of 2012. This 1981 Landy features a Spanish military body, military suspension, a heavy-duty military front bumper, rear bumperettes, and a roll-bar. The Land Rover was shipped to Orange Beach, Alabama in August 2012, where it has been in covered storage ever since. Only 500 miles have been put on the the new engine/transmission.

Other features include:

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30A South Walton angie and junior marvin Junior Marvin Coming to the Coast!Bob Marley & The Wailers’ legendary guitarist — Jamaican-born singer/songwriter Junior Marvin – is coming to town and here’s the official line-up of his Gulf Coast concerts:

Saturday, July 5th: The Green at Gulf Place on 30A

Junior Marvin’s Force One will perform live, with Boukou Groove opening. The gates open at 3:30 pm. Show is from 5:00 – 9:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person (general) and $35 per person for preferred seating (includes 2 chairs). Concert day tickets are $35 (general) and $45 for preferred seating. Click here now to buy tickets.

Monday, July 7th: Sunquest Cruises’ Solaris at Baytowne Marina

Junior Marvin’s Force One, also featuring Donnie Sundal and Derwin Penkins of Boukou Groove. Check-in is at 6:00 pm for the Sunset Cruise from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Tickets are $100 and include the concert, Jamaican cuisine, and the sunset cruise. To buy tickets, visit Sunset Cruises or call 850-650-2519.

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Did you know that over 50,000 photos have been tagged #30a on Instagram?

We LOVE seeing all of the creative, fun and beautiful photos that our fans share with us every day! This week, these scenes from Seaside caught our eye. Visiting Scenic Highway 30A from California, Ashley Walters Kanter is a former L.A. lawyer turned Pilates instructor. Check her out on Instagram and at We hope your family enjoyed your time here on 30A, Ashley, and thank you for sharing your photos with us!

Be sure to follow 30A on Instagram (@hey30A), and you can #30a your beach photos any time and see them LIVE on and in all of our free mobile apps, including 30A iPhone, 30A Android and 30A iPad!

Just in time for our big 4th of July celebrations here at the beach, the new July / August issue of Thirty-A Review Magazine hits stands today. And it features something as American as mom and apple pie… COOL CARS!

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The magazine’s new cover features James (“Murph”) Murphy’s 1969 Barefoot B-B-Q Dodge Super Bee muscle car.

Riding shotgun with Murph is Mike Ragsdale of 30A, along with Truman, his right-hand-drive 1986 Land Rover 90 (and a six-pack of 30A Beach Blonde by Grayton Beer, of course).

Inside the pages of the new issue, you’ll find many more vintage cruisers, including Louis Petit’s (of Red Bar and Louis Louis) 1977 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, Jack McTighe’s (of Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub) 1970 Oldsmobile 442, Dave Rauschkolb’s (of Bud & Alley’s) 1967 Jeepster Commando, Ron Romano’s (of The Beach Group) 1977 Pontiac Trans Am, Jason Beer’s (of Pizza by the Sea) 1973 Jeep, Michael and Kelly Rafferty’s 1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Cabriolet, and Robert Davis’s (Founder of Seaside) 1975 Pontiac Grandville.

The photos were taken by 30A's Jackie Ward.

Sincere thanks to Thirty-A Review Magazine for always showcasing our many wonderful locals and their businesses, and to all of our South Walton’s auto aficionados for keeping Scenic Highway 30A so fun and funky.

You can pick up the new issue for free in local businesses, or check out the digital version now on Thirty-A Review’s website.

30A South Walton folk at fish 960 Win This $1,000 30A Beach Blonde Original by The Moore Family Folk Art!

Enter now to win this unique “30A Beach Blonde Ale” folk art fish made from 30A bottle caps. This original piece is valued at $1,000 and measures 42″ x 22″. The Moore Family is giving it away to one 30A random fan on July 9th! To find out more about the Moores and their recycled southern-fried folk art, drop by The Blue Giraffe in WaterColor or visit

By Jessie Taylor

Here on Scenic Highway 30A, July 4th is not only a national holiday, it’s a deep-rooted local tradition. For my family, this is the assumed “schedule” that we go by each year…

30A South Walton 4th of July parade 960 300x189 Create Your Own Independence Day Traditions Along Scenic 30A1. Wake up at 5:30am to brave the fierce battle for the best spot on Grayton Beach.

2. After helping my dad set up, we go on a short run down each road in Grayton to scope out the other decorated cars, to see if we have a chance at being honored as the best float (unfortunately, this has never happened).

3. Arriving back from our run, we frantically wake up the lazy members of the Taylor family, explaining that we have exactly 30 minutes to make the best float in Grayton Beach.

4. Throwing on our best red, white, and blue bathing suits, we grab duct tape and the box of 4th of July decorations and get to work, while dad is yelling not to rip the paint off of the jeep (this happens every year).

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30A South Walton 1619503 251902394984089 457351933 n New Book Showcases the Spectacular Sunsets of 30AWithout any books written on the subject, you could say that “the sky was the limit” for first-time editor/publisher and Seagrove Beach resident Cindy Moskovitz when she published her new photography book, Sunsets of 30A: The Magic of Light on the Emerald Coast.

Scenic Highway 30A is well-known for its natural beauty, and for the dozen or so quaint beach towns that the 20-mile road connects. And although the “personalities” of each town are different, Moskovitz said that one commonality that connects them all — the glory of the sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico.

“I had done some research, and I couldn’t believe that there had not already been a book featuring sunset images from here,” said Moskovitz.

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