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Secret Bars of 30A

While a handful of die-hard locals have no doubt sampled all of 30A's wonderful watering holes, out-of-town visitors don't always have a lot of extra time to venture off the sandy path. And although the following bars are somewhat hidden away from public view,...

Finding Truman

By Laura Braune Smyer For fifteen years after its inception, 30A’s quaintly idyllic beach community of Seaside was a little-known secret gem of a vacation spot along Florida’s Emerald Coast. But in 1996, the master-planned New...

30A Secrets: Deer Lake State Park

Deer Lake State Park is truly one of 30A’s best-kept secrets. The beach here is secluded and undisturbed and the quarter-mile dune boardwalk is incredible. It provides astounding views and is ideal for those who...

When To Visit 30A: A Month-by-Month Guide

Anytime is a great time to visit the beautiful, pristine beaches and unique seaside communities of Scenic 30A, but certain months have their own set of benefits and reasons to plan your stay. Check out...

30 Tips from 30A Locals

Ever dream of moving to the beach? Before you do, there's a 'secret code' that permeates our laid-back flip-flop culture. After you've been around for a while, you'll gradually figure some of these things out on your own. But for...

Bears in South Walton: What You Need to Know

By Shannon J. Winslow-Claunch Here in South Walton, rising temperatures mean an increase in tourists. And it also means more opportunities for potential encounters with some of our longtime locals: Florida black bears. In fact, Florida's black...

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...

Camping in South Walton

Whether you’re in a $1 million RV with flat-screen TVs and granite kitchen counter tops, or a 2-person pup-tent with a gas lantern and mosquito net, South Walton is truly a camper’s paradise. Routinely voted...

A Complete Guide to Golf on 30A

Some people love the beach. Some people love golf. Some people love both… and those are the people who come to 30A and South Walton, round after round, to indulge in the best of both worlds. In...

Alaqua Animal Refuge

A source of great local pride (and for great reason), Alaqua Animal Refuge and founder Laurie Hood have won the hearts of everyone that learns of their saintly mission. The refuge was founded on a...

12 Killer Cocktails on 30-A

South Walton is well known for its beaches and coastal dune lakes; however, salt water isn’t the only liquid we’re good for. Scenic 30-A is also home to an extremely creative slough of mixologists....

Music on 30A

Live entertainment can be found each night for visitors and locals who want to experience 30A’s thriving night life. Outdoor concerts, regional headliners, impromptu celebrity jam sessions, and laid back nights listening to our world-class...
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