Beach Bonfires on 30A – Everything You Need to Know - 30A



Beach Bonfires on 30A – Everything You Need to Know

By: Susan Vallee | Posted Jan 1, 2022

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 and you’ve YOLO’d your way across Western Lake … but have you experienced the magic of a bonfire on the beach?

When you combine the fun of a campfire (s’mores, cuddling and shared laughter) with the dramatic beauty of the beach at night, it becomes an experience that is hard to top.

Cool sand between your toes, the warmth of a roaring fire, the sound of waves crashing in front of you while burning embers float upwards towards the sky – it really is an extraordinary experience. Plus you can do it with only one day’s notice, so for a spur-of-the-minute fun time, this can’t be beaten.

Beach Bonfire on 30A!

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Posted by 30A on Thursday, 12 November 2020


Photo by Ragan Smith

Of course, the only thing better than enjoying a beach bonfire is not having to haul all the chairs and coolers down to the beach, setting up the fire pit, and then cleaning up the ensuing mess in the dark.

South Walton has plenty of companies willing to come down to the beach and set one up for you – and they know how to do it right.

If you’d rather do it all yourself, it’s not hard to obtain a permit from the South Walton Fire District. Cost is $50. Visit their website for more info.

WARNING: Fines for a not properly permitted or executed beach bonfire range from $200 to two months in jail, so make sure you understand the rules and regulations before setting out on your own.

Go ahead. Book your own beach bonfire.


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Susan Vallee is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past 20 years writing about the 30A area. She’s the author of the popular guidebook, “Meet Me on 30A,” a content creator, a published fiction writer and an editorial reader for the Peauxdunque Review, a literary magazine. She’s currently working on a few short fictional stories and a book proposal. You can follow her writing exploits on her occasionally-updated blog at