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Things to Know About Sharks on 30A

Are there sharks gliding through the emerald clear waters off the coast of Scenic Highway 30A? You betcha. But 99 times out of 100, that shadow you see slipping through the shallow waters near...

Shades Bar and Grill: 25 Years on 30A

A lot of hard work, late nights and family support has made Shades Bar and Grill a local success for the past 25 years.     Co-owners Joe Freer, John Freer and Greg Wakeham started Shades...

30A Q&A: Where Do the Locals Really Hang Out?

George Barnes Co-Founder 30A Coastal Dunes Wine Company and General Manager of Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 1. What makes living at the beach so special? I’ve been a local since 1995. The natural beauty of this area...

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. Here are fourteen terrific ice cream...

30A Q&A: The Locals will Lead You

Our Q&A series features some of our beach locals sharing some of their favorites spots to eat and spend time.  Mike Ingram Owner, Mike’s Pressure Washing 1. What makes living at the beach so special? As a local...

A Day in the Life of a Lifeguard

This isn’t your typical lifeguard job at the community pool. The South Walton beach lifeguards are a group of highly trained, physically fit guards who keep visitors to our beaches safe. The South Walton Fire...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Does it Exist? Things You Need to Know

First things first: Is there such a thing as a flesh-eating bacteria? This is a headline grabbing term but a misnomer. A more apt term would be "flesh-eating infection."   There are several types of bacteria that can...

Q&A: Learn What the Locals Love

Krystal Rose Wife/Mom/Entrepreneur 1. What makes living at the beach so special? Beach life is the best life! The people are so sweet and laid back. The food is ah-mazing. There is always something to do here...

What is a Prescribed Fire? Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

Smokey the Bear is famous for the line, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” However, the truth is that a lot of work goes in to preventing forest fires here in Walton County as...

30A Q&A: Check Out Where the Locals Play

KATIE GULAK Company Member, Seaside Repertory Theatre 1. What do you like most about living at the beach? The small community of people, the sunsets, the great food, the music that comes through this area, the combination...

7 Must-Try Breakfast Spots on 30A

Get yourself fueled up for a fun day in the surf and sun! These eateries each deliver on taste and service, and you may even find yourself becoming a regular. The Perfect Pig Now with their...

Q&A with the 30A Beach Locals

TIFFANIE NELSON Founder/CEO, Food for Thought Outreach Inc. 1. What is your favorite part about living here? As a northern transplant, I am so happy to be raising my children at the beach! There is a wonderful...
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