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The Monarch Butterfly: South Walton’s Majestic Mascot

Every fall, locals and visitors alike delight in the return of our own migrating mascot: monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies are arguably some of the most beautiful of their kind... so much so that many consider...

Beach Bonfires on 30A – Everything You Need to Know

Think you’ve got this whole 30A beach thing down? Well, let’s see … you’ve cheered the sunset ringing of the bell at Bud & Alley’s, you’ve sipped mimosas while grooving at The Red Bar and you’ve YOLO’d your...

Updated: What is Customary Use and What Impact Does it Have on 30A’s Beaches?

ARTICLE UPDATED on 11/5/18 On November 4, 2018, Walton County Commissioners voted unanimously (5-0) to uphold Customary Use for Walton County beaches, meaning the next step is to take the matter to court to have...

10 Fine Dining Options on 30A and Miramar

Looking for a nice restaurant for a date night? Maybe it is your anniversary or maybe you’re just looking for a reason to dress up and eat some good food with your family. Here are...

30A’s Mike Ragsdale Publishes His First Book, “Holier Than Thou”

Mike Ragsdale – founder of The 30A Company – has published his first book, an illustrated graphic novel entitled Holier Than Thou.  Based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, 30A® is a beach lifestyle and digital media brand...

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...

Local Companies Form The Sonder Project

Originally published April 14, 2016. Updated October 20, 2018 360 Blue, YOLO Board and The 30A Company are founding partners of The Sonder Project, a non-profit organization that supports high-impact, sustainable projects aimed at ending extreme poverty and hunger, locally, domestically...

Foye Belle Foundation: Local Organization Advocates for Breast Cancer Patients

"Breast cancer is not pretty. And it's no pink ribbon." When you visit the Foye Belle Foundation's website, that statement sits bold and blue on the landing page. Most of us equate Breast Cancer Awareness...

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...

Easy as Pie: Ten Delicious 30A Pizza Stops

Don’t feel like getting dressed up or just in the mood for some great pizza? Look no further. 30A has some amazing pizza that will always hit the spot. Here is a list of...

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...

Family Vacations are the backdrop for the New Book “Simply Seagrove”

Visitors have been making their way down to the 30A area even before there was a Highway 30-A, much less a Scenic Highway. One such longtime and loyal visitor is Robert Reynolds, author of...
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