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10 Fine Dining Options on 30A

Looking for a nice restaurant for a date night? Maybe it is your anniversary or maybe you’re just looking for a reason to dress up and eat some good food with your family.Here are...

Let’s Eat! Kid Friendly Dining on 30A

After a hard day’s play on the beach, we’re all thinking the same thing: I’m beat. Let’s eat.If you have hungry kids in tow, you know that time is of the essence. Meltdowns born...

30A Welcomes the First Ever Underwater Museum of Art in North America

The Underwater Museum of Art is the first of its kind in North America and is located approximately 0.7 miles off the shore of Grayton Beach and is 60 feet deep.The Underwater Museum of...

Justin Gaffrey’s ‘Self Portrait’ Awaits You 60 Feet Below

In 2001, Justin Gaffrey was ready to rinse his schedule of furniture design and culinary arts. Instead, he was anxious to work hands-on and creatively in an effort to do what would make him...

From Lawyer to Life Saver: How an Ad Changed this Local’s Life

The waters of South Walton bring something to our area every day. Quite literally, tides move in and out, fishermen source seafood, and visitors flock here to create vacation memories. But for one beach local,...

The 30A Company Recycles 1 Million Plastic Bottles

Last year, The 30A Company (30A.com) decided it needed to do more to help reduce the amount of plastic being dumped into landfills and waterways."Plastic can take up to 1,000 years to decompose, and...

What to Do on a Rainy Day at the Beach

Sometimes the sun just won't come out, even when you're at the beach, but we don't let that stop us from enjoying what the area has to offer. We knew our more than a...

Seeing the Milky Way from 30A

Joshua Chastain is a local photographer whose Instagram account never ceases a jaw drop. He shares his simply gorgeous beach photos, along with more from his travels to the mountains and other places. He’s...

Huck and Lilly: Music for Kids and the Grown Ups Who Love Them

Ken Johnson and Andi Zack-Johnson came to 30A for the summer. At the end of October, Ken looked at his wife and said, “We’re not leaving, are we?”That was in 2016. The Johnsons -...

The Grayt Pineapple Welcomes Divers to the Underwater Museum

The pineapple is a traditional expression of Welcome and Friendship, and the sun represents Life. So when the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) in South Walton announced a competition and invited artists to participate,...

20 Years After The Truman Show, Locals Share Memories of the Movie

“It was like the circus coming to town.”  So describes the day that Hollywood came to Seaside, Florida and filming began on The Truman Show, the movie that arguably put the 30A town on the...

A Surfer’s Guide: Catching the Best Wave on 30A

First time surfer? Experienced surfer? Maybe you have been before, but want to learn more? Well have no fear, we are here to tell you all you need to know to get in a...
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