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Living History: The Longest Running Businesses on Scenic Highway 30A

“My mom and dad ate here with their parents in the 1970s.”  “Our family has been visiting 30A since before I was even born.” These are comments regularly overheard around town, and they always bring...

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....

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...

The Truman Show Marks a 20-Year Milestone

It's been twenty years since Peter Weir's film The Truman Show was released in theaters. Shortly after the film's 1998 release, the beach community of Seaside, Florida was no longer a secret gem on...

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...

Living the Beach Dream as a Local

Lindsay Havlicek Bell always dreamed of living at the beach. So a couple of years ago, she took a chance and followed her dream. She donated her belongings, bid farewell to the snow and...

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...

The History of Inlet Beach

By Jordan Morgan There is nothing better than discovering a secluded beach, largely untouched by the worries of the world. If you're traveling through Walton County and crave such an experience, the spot to seek is...

South Walton For Adrenaline Junkies

For those who prefer a little more action in their daily diet (instead of just beach bummin' it all day), our coast offers plenty of activities that will get the adrenaline pumping. Here's our list of...

What is the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)?

by Sarah Murphy Robertson Did you know the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) runs for 3000 miles – from the Eastern seaboard in New Jersey, where it connects with the Atlantic Ocean, all the way to the Gulf...

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Alys Beach

Many people are familiar with Alys Beach's iconic white-walled homes, but there's much more to this Gulf-front community than just a pretty face. Here are seven little known facts about one of 30A's most beautiful and...

What Are the Best Local Fish to Eat? We Asked the Experts!

By Caroline Giddis Salty, meaty, flaky, mild. These are some of the characteristics of the favorite fish of executive chefs, seafood market managers and fishing captains in South Walton. Whether they come from the bay...
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