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A Guide to Beach Parking in South Walton

Walton County is blessed with a plethora of public beach access locations, ranging from fully developed facilities with bathrooms, showers and wheelchair access to more remote trailheads that are more suitable for cyclists and...

Tune In: How to Listen to 30A Radio

A new and revamped all-digital 30A Radio is up and cranking out the tunes and 30A coverage 24 hours a day, and now there are even more ways to tune in. General Manager Cory Davis...

Grand Boulevard

Grand Boulevard is a gorgeous outdoor shopping center just outside the well-manicured gates of Sandestin. The burgeoning development is one of the larger players on the South Walton shopping scene and has been quickly adding a variety...

Ten Big Facts About the North Atlantic Right Whale

Like any savvy sea-loving tourist, the North Atlanta Right Whale is one of the oceans’ most rare and endangered beauties. It travels great distances to visit our warm, emerald waters and has been spotted...

30A Snorkel and Diving Reefs: Everything You Need to Know

The Emerald Coast is best known for its sugar white sand, enchanting sunsets, and sparkling tranquility as far as the sunglasses can see. But you’ll have to ditch the sunglasses and look deeper to...

6 Best Playgrounds in South Walton

By Sarah Murphy Robertson As sticky summertime stretches into the milder season called fall, there are more reasons than ever to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Our area boasts many wonderful amenities including some...

The Best Bloody Marys on 30A

By Anthony M.J. Maranise If I were to employ a tradition technique used by life-coaches known as 'word association,' stating the sequence: "tomato," "vodka," and/or "zing-zing," chances are most of us would think: "Bloody Mary!" Yes,...

Dining

Fresh right-out-of-the-Gulf seafood? Check. Locally grown farm-fresh ingredients? Check. Award-winning creative chefs? Check. South Walton has all of the necessary ingredients to whip up that perfect beach dining experience, and as such, it’s home to...

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...

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...

Driftwood Guitars to Create Custom 30A Ukulele

Chris Alvarado of Driftwood Guitars, will partner with The 30A Company to produce a one-of-a-kind, custom tenor ukulele. The instrument will be branded with 30A.com themed inlays. The handcrafted piece will be sold exclusively...

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...
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