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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...

6th Annual 30A Sand Rover Rally: April 12-13, 2019

The 6th Annual 30A Sand Rover Rally is April 12-13, 2019 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Presented by Land Rover Gulf Coast, this annual family-friendly event welcomes over 100 Land Rovers, dune buggies, Broncos, Jeeps, vintage...

The Truth About Sea Turtles in South Walton

While thousands of beachgoers share the beaches of 30A with each other every year, many may not know they are also sharing the beach with endangered sea turtles. Posted by Nathan Frymire on Tuesday, 23 May...

Jeremy Sprenkle is 30A’s Local of the Year

Hurricane Michael was the defining moment of 2018 for almost everyone in northwest Florida. And there is one dedicated individual who stands out for his compassion and daily efforts to help those who were...

How to BEach LOCAL: 5 Fun Questions Answered by Locals

ANN DELANEY Marketing Coordinator, Alys Beach 1. Favorite thing about living at the beach?  SUNSETS! Our sunsets constantly remind me of how grateful I am to be living and working in 30A. When I finish each...

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show is Coming to Town

As the Spring sun starts to warm the Emerald Coast, families who love spending time on the water or just enjoying the coastal lifestyle have a weekend all their own! The 3rd annual Emerald Coast...

Biking in South Walton

County Highway 30A‘s 19-mile paved bike path (sometimes referred to the “Timpoochee Trail”) parallels the entire length of the scenic road and passes through all of its famous beach communities, from Dune Allen in the west...

Spring Break 2019: When Are Schools Out?

Spring Break is almost upon us, folks, and South Walton is once again gearing up to welcome tens of thousands of visitors this season. For easy reference, here is a round-up of when all of...

14 Chances for Brain Freeze: Ice Cream Shops of 30A

Whether you prefer the old-school Mom & Pop places or the newest shops to open their doors, you’re sure to find the perfect place for you and yours. Listed from east to west, here...
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