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30A Q&A: 5 Fun Questions Answered by Locals

THOMAS GALLION Owner, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar and Gallion Construction 1. What makes living at the beach so special? For me, the natural aspects that surround us are a huge part of what makes living at the...

Safety Guidelines Help Us All Enjoy Our Beach Time

The beach is fun all year round as a place to relax and people watch while enjoying your time in surf and sand. However, it's important to remember we all must do our part...

30A Q&A: Locals Tell All

MEGAN LYONS National Sales Director, The 30A Company 1. What makes living at the beach so special? What I love most is the vacation feeling that surrounds the beach. Everyone tends to be more relaxed and in...

5 of the Top Sunset Spots On 30A

Sunsets and 30A. Whether you’re a local, visitor, or admirer from afar, you know these two things to go together like happy hour and a darn good time. There’s just something about taking in...

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...

5 Spring Blooms You’ll See Everywhere in Florida

Mild Florida winters give way to a beautiful spring where the beaches flood with locals and tourists. The welcome sunshine not only warms the soul but also wakes up those spring blooming flowers. From roadsides...

How is a Ukulele Made? Watch Driftwood Guitars Build One for 30A

Chris Alvarado of Driftwood Guitars is creating a one-of-a-kind tenor ukulele for the 30A Company, handcrafted from ziricote rosewood, spruce and mahogany along with a 30A inspired inlay. Updated: March 18, 2019 "I've really always...

30A Q&A: Local Tips from Those in the Know

Jamie Glennon Merchandise Manager, The 30A Company 1. Favorite thing about living at the beach?  Always having something to do! I love paddle boarding, sunsets, walks on the beach with my puppy, not to mention soaking up...

10 Ways You Can Be Green and Help Our Oceans

This planet’s gracious seas, which cover over 70% of the planet, have been giving and giving some more, while we humans have tried on every color of the rainbow--except green. Producing over half...

Six Things You Didn’t Know About the Seahorse

While there are approximately 50 species of seahorses worldwide, the Hippocampus Erectus – also known as the Lined Seahorse – is the most common form of seahorse found in the Gulf of Mexico and...

30A Hot Spot Award Winners 2019

We've counted your votes (almost 4,000 of them!) and here are the top five in each category! Congratulations to all of our nominees and to those taking home the award this year. From 1st place to 5th,...

Apartment Homes Slated for Watersound Origins

The St. Joe Company and HomeCorp announced today the formation of a joint venture to develop, manage and lease apartments in Watersound, Florida. This is the second joint venture between the two companies. The parties are working...
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