The Battle of the Butts: Addressing the Most Littered Item in the World

We call this incredible planet home but we only borrow it. We delight in her vast oceans, her breathtaking mountains, but we leave behind...

30A Q&A: The Locals will Lead You

Our Q&A series features some of our beach locals sharing some of their favorites spots to eat and spend time.  Mike Ingram Owner, Mike’s Pressure Washing 1....

The 30A-List: Make Your Weekend Count!

Uncover the best happenings about town this weekend! 1. Wine Walkabout: Thursday, July 18th, 5 - 7 p.m. Start the weekend right! For just $20, you...

A Day in the Life of a Lifeguard

This isn’t your typical lifeguard job at the community pool. The South Walton beach lifeguards are a group of highly trained, physically fit guards...

The Two Most Important Things to Know About Rip Currents

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re in your favorite suit, the hot sun is beaming down and you feel the soft...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Does it Exist? Things You Need to Know

First things first: Is there such a thing as a flesh-eating bacteria? This is a headline grabbing term but a misnomer. A more apt term would...


Watersound Origins | Watersound
4 bd    3 ba    2480 sqft

Crystal Lake Phase I | Miramar Beach
6 bd    4 ba    1 ½ ba    4521 sqft

Watercolor | Santa Rosa Beach
5 bd    5 ba    1 ½ ba    3605 sqft


How to Spot Dolphins in South Walton

A few 30A fans might remember the hit 1964 TV series about the bottle-nosed dolphin known as Flipper. And who wouldn't want to spot "a Flipper of their own?" Well, in the waters and along the coastline of...

Stand-Up Paddleboarding in South Walton

By Lindsey Rogers White sand and crystal-clear water aren't all South Walton has to offer. In fact, all the other activities -- fishing, horseback riding, hiking, bike riding -- are what make this area so...


Hailed by Time magazine as perhaps “the most astounding design achievement of its era,” Seaside is credited with founding a global town-planning movement known as New Urbanism. Founded by Robert and Daryl Davis in 1981,...



8 Cool Facts About Whale Sharks

Whale sharks are literally one of the great fishes of the world’s oceans. They may have a lot in common with whales - their...

Meet the Incredibly Odd Humphead Wrasse

All sea animals are unique in their own way, but once in a while, you stumble across a creature that is so strange it...

7 Must-Try Breakfast Spots on 30A

Get yourself fueled up for a fun day in the surf and sun! These eateries each deliver on taste and service, and you may...

The Blobfish: 5 Facts About the Ocean’s Ugliest Mug

In the aquatic world, there are a lot of stunning-looking creatures, like the mandarinfish, the rainbow parrot fish, and the clownfish. If those are...