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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...

Shopping in Grayton Beach

While not as closely clustered as shops in some of the other planned communities, the fun, funky and fiercely independent retailers of Grayton Beach are certainly worth exploring. North of Scenic Highway 30-A, there are the colorful Shops...

30A: Where Oysters Are King

The last time someone walked into a restaurant and ordered a dozen bivalve mollusks was, well…never. But talk to me of a dozen fresh oysters and oh, boy, you’ve hit on one of the...

Your Guide to the Best Hotels on 30A

Our coastal beach-town is brimming with emerald waters, sugary white sands and an endless summer, making it a popular holiday destination year-round. The area is dotted with some of the most picturesque hotels and...

30A Stickers Around the World

Our famous 30A stickers have been spotted all over the planet! Have you seen a 30A sticker in a fun, creative or exotic place? Email us a pic, or share it with our 1.2...

Make a Splash at Shipwreck Island Water Park

Established in 1983, Shipwreck Island Water Park is located in Panama City Beach, Florida. Spread over a twenty-acre landscaped area, the park offers several fun options including Ocean Motion Wave Pool, The Lazy River, White Knuckle River, Tree Top...

Stand-Up Paddleboarding in South Walton

By Lindsey Rogers White sand and crystal-clear water aren't all South Walton has to offer. In fact, all the other activities -- fishing, horseback riding, hiking, bike riding -- are what make this area so...

Seaside

Hailed by Time magazine as perhaps “the most astounding design achievement of its era,” Seaside is credited with founding a global town-planning movement known as New Urbanism. Founded by Robert and Daryl Davis in 1981,...

30A Welcomes the First Ever Underwater Museum of Art in North America

The Underwater Museum of Art is the first of its kind in North America and is located approximately 0.7 miles off the shore of Grayton Beach and is 60 feet deep. The Underwater Museum of...

Justin Gaffrey’s ‘Self Portrait’ Awaits You 60 Feet Below

In 2001, Justin Gaffrey was ready to rinse his schedule of furniture design and culinary arts. Instead, he was anxious to work hands-on and creatively in an effort to do what would make him...

From Lawyer to Life Saver: How an Ad Changed this Local’s Life

The waters of South Walton bring something to our area every day. Quite literally, tides move in and out, fishermen source seafood, and visitors flock here to create vacation memories. But for one beach local,...

11 Places to Grab a Drink with a View

With so many gorgeous views and an impressive selection of delicious beers, cocktails and wines, it’s hard not to say “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” here in South Walton. Whether you’re looking for a view of...
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