8 Things to Know About Horseshoe Crabs – A Little Creature Making Big Ripples

Although horseshoe crabs are big enough to make you pause when you encounter one as they come onto the shore to mate, they are...

30A Snorkel and Diving Reefs: Everything You Need to Know

The Emerald Coast is best known for its sugar white sand, enchanting sunsets, and sparkling tranquility as far as the sunglasses can see. But...

Game of Drones: Mind-Blowing Aerial Beach Photos

Husband, father and drone specialist, Seth Willingham shows off his magnificent drone skills above the water on his fascinating, captivating Instagram account. Based in California, he uses...

Stick a Little 30A Under the Tree This Year

Not lucky enough to celebrate the holidays at the beach? Why not do the next best thing and gift a little slice of 30A...

9 Fun Facts About Manatees

Q: What do you call a cow that lives under the sea? A: A manatee! Well ok, manatees are not really cows. But they’re often referred...

Your 30A Guide to Thanksgiving at the Beach

The Thanksgiving season is upon us and it's time for gratitude, peace, reflection and celebration. If you're looking for a huge meal that's both traditional and...


Watercolor | Santa Rosa Beach
6 bd    6 ba    1 ½ ba    3771 sqft

Watersound Origins | Watersound
4 bd    3 ba    1 ½ ba    2410 sqft

Watercolor | Santa Rosa Beach
5 bd    4 ba    1 ½ ba    3267 sqft


Rosemary Beach Cam at Pescado
Sandestin Beach Cam
WaterSound Beach Club Cam


Find Out Where the Locals Play: 30A Q&A

We visit with our beach locals and ask them their favorite spots around town. Stephanie Madden Marketing Coordinator, 30Avenue 1. What makes living at the beach so special? I am always in awe of the sky here. No...

Florida’s Coastal Dune Lakes

Coastal Dune Lakes are a very rare natural phenomena that only occur in a handful of locations around the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar and South Walton, Florida. In fact, South Walton has 15...

BEach LOCAL: Our Q&A Series Gets You in the Know

TOM SCHELL Owner/Designer, Richard-Paige Leather 1. Favorite thing about living at the beach?  Being an Australian (and a local since 2015), I’ve always been fortunate to live near the beach, but I’m pretty stoked that the water...



The Top 10 Surfer Movies of All Time

In the mood for a movie featuring waves and a lifestyle so carefree it makes you want to pack up your bags and live...

Climbing The Ladder: A Simple Technique That Could Change Your Life Forever

In March 2017, Mike Ragsdale of The 30A Company served as Guest Editor of Good Grit magazine. This article by Ragsdale and photos by...

Four MORE Great Tasting Florida Fish

You loved our first post about the best tasting fish in Florida so much that we’re back for round two! Here are four more delicious...

Four of the Best Tasting Fish in Florida: Have You Tried Them All?

The Florida coast is teeming with all kinds of wonderfully tasty fish you can enjoy in endless ways both at home and in restaurants. Sustainable...