Assuming event permits become available again, the 7th Annual 30A Sand Rover Rally is tentatively rescheduled to September 11-12, 2020. All dates are information is subject to change.
Presented by Land Rover Gulf Coast, this family-friendly event welcomes over 100 Land Rovers, Broncos, Jeeps, dune buggies, vintage military vehicles and assorted beach cruisers each year for trail rides, live music and more. The event is sponsored by Rustic Mountain Overlanding, Grayton Beer Company, Coastal Customs & Restorations, Adventure Motor Cars, European Parts, The Java Can, RMR4x4, and 30A Radio.
2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, September 11 (6 – 9 p.m.):
Kick-off party featuring live music (location TBD)
This event is FREE, kid-friendly and dog-friendly. Guests will enjoy live music and there will be food available for purchase. Grab a 30A Beach Blonde, meet fellow participants and let your hair down!
Saturday, September 12 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.):
7th Annual 30A Sand Rover Rally (location TBD)
Saturday’s main event had vendors, vehicles on display, special awards and music by 30A Radio. Attendees can also explore our local trails all day long (see trail info below).
Saturday, September 12
(2 p.m.): Awards Presentation (location TBD)
In 2019, we gave away cool prizes for vehicles in each of the following categories. Watch for more fun during 2020’s big event!
COOLEST VINTAGE LAND ROVER (30 YEARS OR OLDER): Presented to the coolest old Land Rover in attendance (1989 or older).
FANCIEST RIDE (ANY MAKE/MODEL): Presented to the vehicle that packs the biggest “WOW” factor in terms of customizations and finish.
MUDDIEST RIDE (ANY MAKE/MODEL): Presented to the vehicle that rolls into Saturday’s rally wearing the most mud before the 2pm announcement.
JUDGE’S CHOICE (ANY MAKE/MODEL): Presented to the vehicle that simply catches the judge’s eye for being truly extraordinary. Last year’s winner received a Superwinch EXP 12,000-lb Winch donated by Bill Burke of 4-Wheeling America.
LONG-DISTANCE ROVER AWARD: Presented to the attendee who traveled the farthest to attend this year’s rally.
Here’s a look back at the 2019 30A Sand Rover Rally:
ABOUT THE TRAIL RIDES
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida features over 25,000 acres of protected land to explore, including Point Washington State Forest.
Trail rides will be “on your own” this year. You’ll have a chance to meet and buddy-up with trail partners during the party on Friday night.
All drivers are reminded to be responsible and courteous to other drivers and to state property. All activities should adhere to Tread Lightly principles. Vehicles are only allowed on numbered roads and any power line right of ways are off limits.
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. Last year, forestry officers said they issued quite a few citations to those who didn’t follow the rules, so please respect our local forest and trails and always follow the rules.
Please note that 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). If you drive down narrow sand trails, you might not be able to back out, especially if you’re part of a long caravan. 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:
Our local campgrounds fill up fast, so if you plan to camp, please make your reservations as soon as possible. Local camping options include:
Point Washington State Park (Phone: 888-879-3859)
HOTELS & RENTAL HOMES
Santa Rosa Beach is home to a very wide range of accommodations, from multi-million dollar beachfront estates to cabins, studio apartments and boutique hotels. Below are some attractive rental options you can explore:
To explore more fantastic options, visit 30A Rentals.