Best Treats & Sweets Along Florida’s Scenic 30A - 30A

Best Treats & Sweets Along Florida’s Scenic 30A

Prepare your taste buds for a sugary expedition along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A, where delectable treats await to satisfy your sweet tooth. Just like the breathtaking coastal views, these handpicked destinations will dazzle your senses and take your dessert game to a whole new level. Through the votes of devoted locals and confectionery enthusiasts, we’ve curated a list of the top sweet havens that promise an unforgettable journey filled with irresistible flavors and delightful delights.

Winner: Pecan Jacks Ice Cream and Candy

Located directly on Scenic Highway 30A, mere steps away from Gulf Place, Pecan Jacks Ice Cream and Candy is the ultimate destination for all those with a penchant for sweetness. Crowned as the 2023 Hottest Spot for Sweets on 30A, this delightful establishment offers a mouthwatering array of treats that will leave you yearning for more. From their creamy, artisanal ice cream flavors to the handcrafted candies, Pecan Jacks has perfected the art of satisfying cravings in a vibrant coastal setting. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the tempting aroma of freshly made confections, inviting you to indulge in their delightful creations. Whether you’re hankering for a classic scoop of ice cream, a tantalizing caramel-covered apple, or a box of delectable chocolates, Pecan Jacks will surely satisfy your cravings in the most delicious way possible.

Runner-up: Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

Coming in a close second, Blue Mountain Beach Creamery has captured the hearts of locals as a beloved ice cream haven. Nestled in a charming house along Scenic 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, this delightful creamery is a haven for ice cream enthusiasts. Their artisanal ice cream flavors, crafted with love and creativity, deliver pure indulgence with every spoonful. From timeless classics like chocolate and vanilla to inventive concoctions such as salted caramel and lavender honey, Blue Mountain Beach Creamery offers a palate-pleasing range of flavors that cater to all tastes. The sandy ambiance and warm service create a welcoming outdoor atmosphere for families, friends, and ice cream enthusiasts of all ages.

Third Place: Kilwins

Attention all chocolate lovers and confectionery connoisseurs! Kilwins, with locations in Rosemary Beach and Grand Boulevard, is the place to be. This sweet shop entices a delectable selection of handmade chocolates, fudge, caramel apples, and other mouthwatering delights. As you step into Kilwins, the rich aroma of freshly made fudge and the sight of vibrant candies will captivate your senses. Indulge in their velvety ice cream, available in a delightful array of flavors, and make sure to sample their renowned Mackinac Island fudge. With its nostalgic charm and an irresistible assortment of sweets, Kilwins is an absolute must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth.

So, you’ve conquered the top three sweet spots on 30A? Bravo! But don’t stop there. We’ve got seven more sweet spots that were nominated by 30A fans for this prestigious annual honor. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful adventure as you explore these additional sugary havens:

Moo La La Ice Cream & Fudge: Prepare to be wowed by the heavenly combination of homemade ice cream and fudge at Moo La La. This charming spot in Seaside offers a delightful range of flavors that will satisfy even the most discerning ice cream enthusiasts. Indulge in their creamy scoops or treat yourself to their irresistible fudge creations. It’s a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth!

30A’s Beach Happy Cafe: Happiness is guaranteed at Beach Happy Cafe. Located in WaterColor, this beachside gem offers a delightful selection of sweets to satisfy your cravings. From mouthwatering pastries to delectable cakes and cookies, every bite will transport you to dessert heaven. Soak up the coastal vibes as you savor these delectable treats.

Blue Mountain Bakery: Take a detour to Blue Mountain Bakery for a dose of sweetness that will leave you craving more. This hidden gem in Blue Mountain Beach offers a delectable assortment of freshly baked goodies. From flaky croissants to mouthwatering muffins and irresistible cookies, their treats are a testament to the art of baking. Treat yourself and indulge in these delightful creations.

The Sugar Shak: Get ready to satisfy your sweet cravings at The Sugar Shack. Located in Rosemary Beach, this candy wonderland is a paradise for candy lovers of all ages. Step inside and immerse yourself in a vibrant world of colorful treats, from gummy bears and chocolate-covered delights to nostalgic candies that will transport you back to childhood. It’s a must-visit spot for those seeking a delightful sugar rush.

It’s Heavenly Ice Cream & Shortcakes: For a heavenly experience, head over to It’s Heavenly Ice Cream & Shortcakes. Located in Seaside, this charming spot specializes in homemade ice cream and irresistible shortcakes. Indulge in their creamy scoops of ice cream, topped with fresh fruits and delectable sauces, all nestled on a fluffy shortcake. It’s a slice of dessert paradise that will leave you in pure bliss.

Dawson’s Yogurt & Fudgeworks: Treat yourself to a delightful combination of yogurt and fudge at Dawson’s Yogurt & Fudgeworks. Located in Seaside, this cozy shop offers a range of yogurt flavors, allowing you to create your own personalized dessert masterpiece. Top it off with their delectable homemade fudge for a sweet and creamy treat that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Sweet Henrietta’s Treats: End your sweet journey at Sweet Henrietta’s Treats, a charming bakery in Santa Rosa Beach. From delectable cupcakes and cookies to custom cakes for special occasions, Sweet Henrietta’s creations are a true labor of love. Their attention to detail and commitment to flavor will make every bite a memorable experience.

{EDITOR’S NOTE: While we sincerely appreciate the votes, 30A’s Beach Happy Cafe in WaterColor was excluded from the final poll to help ensure fairness.}

For a complete list of this year’s 30A Hot Spot Award winners, click here. So, what are you waiting for? Let your sweet journey begin!