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What is Red Tide and Other FAQs about this Phenomenon

Each year as fall approaches, a naturally occurring phenomenon called "red tide" is on a lot of people's minds up and down the Gulf Coast. We've compiled some information with the help of the...

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...

McCaskill & Company to Receive Design Excellence Award

Scenic Corridor Foundation has announced McCaskill & Company in Miramar Beach as the winner of its Design Excellence Award. Owners Bill and Elizabeth Campbell and Carolyn Campbell Brigman will receive the award at a...

Florida’s Coastal Dune Lakes

Coastal Dune Lakes are a very rare natural phenomena that only occur in a handful of locations around the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar and South Walton, Florida. In fact, South Walton has 15...

The 30A Way: Giving Back

Every day, The 30A Company works hard to promote our laid-back beach lifestyle and to help support and promote Gulf Coast businesses. But we're also very passionate about giving back to our local and global community. Here are a few of the ongoing projects...

Beach Wheelchairs and Accessibility: What You Should Know

In Okaloosa and Walton counties about 58,800 children over the age of 5 and 57,700 adults have some kind of disability. While it's challenging for ANYONE to walk through sand, for many people with disabilities...

What Makes a Community Garden So Important?

Community gardens are empowering tools. Their benefits are often times too numerous to mention, but we'll give it a try. They increase access to fresh produce, improve nutrition and food security, and they bring...

17 Finds for Vegetarian/Vegan Options on 30A

From full menus to delicious one-off items, 30A has a respectable number of options for vegans and vegetarians at restaurants when the rest of the group is a bit more of an omnivore. Vegan vs....

Q&A: Beach Locals Give You the Scoop

RICHARD OLIVAREZ Director of Marketing, Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals & Real Estate 1. What makes living at the beach so special? Being surrounded by all this natural beauty is humbling. Spending time on or by the water...

Alys Beach Condominium Residences: The Camden & The Whitby

Alys Beach, the luxury seaside community town located along Scenic Highway 30A, announced that The Camden & Whitby condominium residences are available for purchase. Designed by Hart Howerton of San Francisco and New York City,...

15 Free Things to Do on 30A

It can be easy to spend some cash on entertainment and eating out along Scenic Highway 30A, but there are also plenty of free things to do from concerts to getting creative with that...

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

JUSTIN T. SMITH Manager/Escrow Officer, Coastal Land Title 1. What is your favorite part about living here? Having access to the beautiful waterways and beaches. I also love the relaxed feeling that is always in and around...
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