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. 2019 sponsors included Grayton Beer Company, Coastal Customs & Restorations, Adventure Motor Cars, European Parts, The Java Can, RMR4x4, and 30A Radio. Our 2020 sponsors will be announced SOON!
Planning to attend? Please register below to let us know you’re coming. There’s no fee to participate!
2020 LODGING SPECIALS
For more information about camping, hotels and rental homes, see below.
2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, April 17 (6-9pm):
Kick-off party featuring live music (location TBD)
Last year’s pre-party took place at Grayton Beer Company. The party featured live music by Dread Clampitt. This event is FREE, kid-friendly and dog-friendly. Grayton Beer Brewpub’s team sold food during the event including brisket, mac & beer cheese, pulled-pork sandwiches and more.
Saturday, April 18 (9am-4pm):
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, April 18 (2pm):
In 2019, we gave away cool prizes for vehicles in each 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.