5th Annual 30A Sand Rover Rally

Bring your funky beach cruiser to the 5th annual 30A Sand Rover Rally in South Walton, Florida, on Friday, April 6 and Saturday April 7, 2018.

SCHEDULE (MORE DETAILS BELOW):

FRIDAY 6-9pm: PRE-PARTY @ Grayton Beer Company

SATURDAY MORNING: Get muddy on the trails! (weather-permitting)

SATURDAY Noon – 3pm: Rally @ Grayton Beer Company

SATURDAY 3pm – Until: Hit the trails! (weather-permitting)

Every year, over 100 Land Rovers, dune buggies, Broncos, Jeeps, vintage military vehicles and assorted beach cruisers roll into South Walton, Florida for trail rides, live music and much more at this family-friendly event, presented by Land Rover Gulf Coast. The event is also sponsored by Coastal Customs & Restorations, Adventure Motor Cars, European Parts, The Java Can and 30A Radio. Spectators are welcome, and there’s no fee to participate and no need to register.

The 2016 30A Sand Rover Rally in South Walton, Florida. Photo by Isacks Imagery.

2018 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 6th (6:00pm – 9:00pm):
Kick-Off Party @ Grayton Beer’s Tap Room

This year, we’re hosting a 30A Sand Rover Rally Kick-off Party for all guests on Friday night in Grayton Beer Company’s Tap Room. This party is also FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, and guests will be able to enjoy 30A Beach Blonde Ale and our brand new 30A Rosé Gose beer. This event is kid-friendly and dog-friendly.

We’ll have LIVE music by Eat a Peach, the Allman Brother’s tribute band!

SATURDAY, APRIL 7th (Noon – 3:00pm):
30A Sand Rover Rally @ Grayton Beer Company

Due to rain in the forecast, Saturday’s main event will be held indoors at Grayton Beer Company, where we’ll have booths, craft beer and live music by Josh Fox and The Beach Happy Band!

The Official 2018 Sand Rover Rally Shirt

The official 2018 30A Sand Rover Rally shirt is now available for sale at 30Agear.com.

Photo by Isacks Imagery

We’ll also have it for sale during the event on Saturday. This year’s design is printed on 30A’s Dumpster Diver shirts, all made from recycled plastic bottles!

TRAIL RIDES

South Walton, Florida features over 25,000 acres of protected land to explore, including Point Washington State Forest.

Due to increasing attendance numbers, we will NOT attempt to all meet out in the woods on Saturday morning, as we have in previous years. Instead this year, trail rides will be 100% “on your own.” You’ll have a chance to meet and buddy-up with trail partners during the party on Friday night at Grayton Beer Company.

All drivers are reminded to be responsible and courteous to other drivers and to state property. All activities should adhere to Tread Lightly principles. We’ve also been asked to remind everyone that DRONES are not allowed on any state property. Also, please note that NO ALCOHOL is allowed on state property. Officials will be on patrol in the forest to help ensure everyone’s safety.

Some of the trails in Point Washington State Forest are very narrow. If you don’t like the sound of limbs scratching along the sides of your vehicle, we recommend that you stick to the main dirt roads (see map below).

Photo by Isacks Imagery.

If you drive down narrow sand trails, you might not be able to back out, especially if you’re part of a long caravan. Please also note that anything on TOP of your truck (flood lamps, luggage, paddle boards, etc.) could easily be damaged on the narrow trails, so please take it slow and easy. Please don’t feel pressured to venture onto these narrow trails. There are plenty of regular dirt roads to explore! This map shows the best access points for trail rides:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE MAP

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Rovers North magazine covered our 2017 rally with a feature article, and here we are hanging out with Editor Jeff Aronson, who is also returning for the 2018 rally:

4th Annual 30A Sand Rover Rally

today’s 30A Sand Rover Rally @ Gulf Place with Jeff Aronson, Editor of Rovers North magazine:

Posted by 30A on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Photo by 8 FIFTY Productions
Photo by 8 FIFTY Productions.

Camping:

Our local campgrounds fill up fast, so if you plan to camp, please make your reservations as soon as possible. Local camping options include:

Grayton Beach State Park

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Camping on the Gulf

Live Oak Landing

Point Washington State Park (RSVP: 850-373-1801)

Hotels & Rental Homes:

South Walton is home to a very wide range of accommodations, from multi-million dollar beach front estates to cabins, studio apartments and boutique hotels. To find some great options, visit 30Ahotels.com and 30Arentals.com.

2018 30A SAND ROVER RALLY
IS PRESENTED BY:

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Here are some photos from the 2015 rally by Sean Murphy:

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