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Vroom, Vroom…Tuk Tuk: Introducing Tuk Tuk 30A

Beyond our beautiful beaches, there are few things that make 30A more iconic than all of our bike-friendly and walkable communities. But, when you’re looking to travel a little further, where do you turn?...

What’s in a name? The Story Behind Shunk Gulley

If you’ve passed by the corner of Hwy 393 and 30-A, you’ve more than likely seen the addition to the 30A landscape, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar. The seafood and casual fare restaurant (and 30A...

How to Spot Dolphins in South Walton

A few 30A fans might remember the hit 1964 TV series about the bottle-nosed dolphin known as Flipper. And who wouldn't want to spot "a Flipper of their own?" Well, in the waters and along the coastline of...

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...

How is a Ukulele Made? Watch Driftwood Guitars Build One for 30A

Chris Alvarado of Driftwood Guitars created a one-of-a-kind tenor ukulele for the 30A Company, handcrafted from ziricote rosewood, spruce and mahogany along with a 30A inspired inlay. "I've really always wanted to make an instrument...

What are those mysterious pilings in Choctawhatchee Bay by the 331 bridge?

Locals and visitors often speculate about the origins of the hundreds (actually 2,040 to be exact) of old wood pilings strewn across Choctawhatchee Bay just east of the U.S. Highway 331 bridge and just...

30A Q&A: Locals Answer Our Fab 5 Questions

CAROLINE STEPHENSON Mom/writer/student 1. What makes living at the beach so special? Beach living matches my disposition and personality perfectly. People don’t move here to be miserable or live small, and you genuinely feel that when meeting...

The Stickler Family Sticks with 30A

One step onto South Walton’s white sandy beaches was all it took to convert casual visitor Dr. Michael Stickler to loyal local. In 2006, this dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon at Dermatology Specialists of Florida was...

30A Q&A: Locals Put You in the Know

JASON HEFNER Pharmacy Manager, Walmart Pharmacy 1. What makes living at the beach so special?  Everyone, locals and visitors alike, seems so happy to be here. Our beach itself is special, but the friendly people who live...

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...

30A Q&A: 5 Fun Questions Answered by Locals

THOMAS GALLION Owner, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar and Gallion Construction 1. What makes living at the beach so special? For me, the natural aspects that surround us are a huge part of what makes living at the...

Safety Guidelines Help Us All Enjoy Our Beach Time

The beach is fun all year round as a place to relax and people watch while enjoying your time in surf and sand. However, it's important to remember we all must do our part...
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