Follow the sandy dunes along the Emerald Coast that guides you down scenic highway 30a. Lined with aquamarine waters, 30a holds iconic charming beachfront colonies with some of the best dining on the Panhandle.
Come explore the immaculate community that welcomes you into 30a! A calm neighborhood with various dining gems and the largest beach access point in South Walton.
Shaka – sushi, noodles, poke, fried rice, hand rolls, soups, salads, sake, beer wine & more! Located in the Shoppes @ Inlet. Opening daily at 4pm, this spot has great outdoor and indoor seating available. Our beach girl favorites are the baked avocado & custom bento boxes! For a full menu & more information check out their website https://shaka30a.com
30a Burger– A casual restaurant with a not so casual menu! Offering burgers, chicken, shakes, local beers, wines, and even a plant based burger so our vegetarian pals can be in on the fun in this vibrant setting that looks over the 30a Avenue Greene. The perfect spot for lunch, its even pet friendly with a “dawg” menu for your furry friends to enjoy!
Amici– Italian for “friends”, this family owned authentic Italian restaurant shines on Inlet Beach. All ingredients are locally sourced that make up their signature menu consisting of; small plates to share, pastas, entrees, and their staple item Neapolitan pizza pies. These special pies are baked in an innovative Marsal pizza oven for extra crispiness. Pair your meal with a vintage wine or enjoy their full bar in this unique environment.
Lined with cobblestone streets, this quaint beach town gives you total 1950s vibes. Take a bike ride around town to see how truly mesmerizing Rosemary Beach is.
La Crema– inspired by the restaurants of Spain, this tucked away bar has an array of small plates, authentic wines, and interesting desserts. i.e chocolate bacon
Havana Beach Bar & Grill– Residing in the focal point of Rosemary Beach, The Pearl Hotel features the rooftop Havana Beach Bar & Grill with breathtaking gulf views.
Cozy between Rosemary & Alys Beach, the places to explore are endless! A good pair of flip-flops or a bike ride will get you everywhere you want to go around the village of shops and food.
La Cocina– Latin inspired cuisine with a coastal twist! A menu filled with deliciousness; pick from a variety of tacos, mouth watering appetizers, or entrees to satisfy your latin & seafood cravings all in the same place. Located in the heart of the Village of Seacrest.
Decadent Coffee– A gift to your senses, walk in and immediately get overwhelmed by the sweet aroma of the fresh baked goods and custom in house blend roast.
Right out of a California dream! Alys Beach is the symbol of glamour on 30a– towering palm trees line the road that welcomes you into the Bermudan inspired all white architecture.
Georges-Upscale yet casual, located on a beautiful part of the beach. Plates are designed based off locally grown organic produce and fresh caught seafood!
Just over two miles of beautiful oakwood trees,Gulf views, and the most public beach access points on 30a, Seagrove Beach has been a prime hangout spot since the 1940s.
Seagrove Village Market Cafe– Serving “deep fried love” since 1949. Their famous grouper sandwich was named one of the “100 things you must eat before you die” by Garden and Guns magazine.
Cafe Thirty-A- Routinely voted as one of 30a’s hot spots for fine dining, casual yet sophisticated, you can rock just a pair of flip flops here and fit right in for dinner 7 days a week.
Beautiful walking paths along white sandy beaches and calming waves, there’s a reason Seaside has been named “Best Beach on Earth” in the Travel and Leisure magazine & was also included in USA Today’s “Top 10 Beach Towns” in Florida. The most unique part of this authentic colony is, “Airstream Row” which is made up of an array of food trucks & vintage air streams with a variety of food choices all made to order.
Barefoot BBQ– Hormone and steroid free BBQ, even better than your neighborhood get togethers
Frost Bites– serves Hawaiian shaved ice, homemade frozen custard, and fresh squeezed lemonade, the perfect spot to cool you off at the beach
The Meltdown on 30a– A new spin on the grilled cheese sandwich tomato soup that mom used to make
Raw & Juicy– Organic juice smoothies, raw food, and healthy snacks perfect to take down to the beach
Wild Bills Beach Dogs– hotdogs from grass fed beef from the Five Dot Ranch, as well as. family farmed pork and pasture raised turkey hot dogs
Crepes du Soleil– Taking France to the beach, delicious made to order crepes, either sweet or savory. Be sure to grab a frose or frozen lemonade!
Pickles Beachside Grille– A colorful environment, Pickles Beachside Grille is ideal for the whole family. All American, serving burgers, chili cheese dogs, fried grouper sandwiches, and their MEGA famous fried pickles.
Most of you have probably heard that any wine YOU like is a good wine. This is true if simply enjoying wine is your goal. To determine what is good for you, all you need is to give it a swish and take a sip. Your taste buds will decide “yes” or “no.”
It’s true that figuring out what you like is an important component of wine tasting, but it’s not the only component. Quickly passing judgment about a wine is not the same as truly understanding and evaluating it. As you become more knowledgeable you will begin to acquire a taste profile and you will begin to identify the main flavors and scent components in every wine you try. You will know the basic characteristics of the most important varietal grapes, and beyond that, the blended wines from the best wine-producing regions. You will also be able to quickly point out specific flaws in bad wines.
Picking the best wine for yourself or a dinner party can be truly exhausting. Just look at all those bottles lining the shelves! Red, white, sparkling… it’s easy to pick the same bottle over and over, but variety is key when hosting. To help you narrow the choices, here is a list of the most popular types of wines so you can find something everyone might like:
Particularly from Italy, is known for being dry, light, fruity, and easy drinking; making it one of the most popular wines. These acidic pinot grigios pair easily with fish, chicken and shellfish.
Chardonnay is the most planted grape in the world and the U.S., though many either love it or hate it. It is often noted as being “buttery” or “oaky” in flavor varietals.
More of a style of winemaking versus a grape, rosé wines are made when red grape skins are left in contact with the wine for a short time, allowing a little color to be imparted but not as much as a red wine. Rosé has soared in popularity over the past few years due to its quaffability and ease of pairing with pretty much everything. Flavors can range from strawberry to citrus to melon.
Lighter than other grapes (such as merlot, malbec and cabernet sauvignon), pinot noir is fruity and soft, making it a crowd pleaser for red-wine drinkers.
With flavors of black currant, anise and black pepper, cabernet sauvignon is the most popular red wine. Cabernet sauvignon known for its’ boldness is grown in almost every wine-growing region in the world. Cabernet sauvignon is a fabulous choice if you’re serving red meat; if it’s a little too strong for your palate look for blended wines such as merlot, malbec, cabernet franc, or petit verdot.
There are often local wine tastings making it a great way to be introduced to new wines and gain knowledge of types and pairings. Now it’s time to get out there and start tasting. Here is a list of places to start with. Have fun and enjoy the ride!
Local places to go for wine:
Wild Olives – Rosemary Beach, FL
Paradis – Rosemary Beach, FL
Havana Beach Bar and Grill in the Pearl – Rosemary Beach, FL
Cuvee, 30Avenue – Rosemary Beach, FL
Old Florida Fish House – Seagrove, FL
Coastal Dunes – Seagrove, FL
The Wine Bar – Watercolor
A guide to all the fun along 30a that the whole family can enjoy!
30a Photo Bus- A gem created by 30a Beach Girls, the 30a Photo Bus is a vintage 1963 Volkswagon van that has been converted into a photo booth with fun props to strike a pose! Get your pictures printed on the spot to have memories to last a lifetime, and yes it still drives!
Grayton Beach All Natural Kiddie Pool-Where Western Lake meets the Gulf of Mexico creates a perfect pool of water with no waves or currents making it great for kids to enjoy
Vintage Movies at Eden Gardens- Enjoy free great vintage movies under the stars in the beautiful Eden Gardens National Park for just $4 admission to the park. Blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome!
Another fantastic fresh-air adventure available on 30A is SUP stand up paddleboarding! This activity is perfect for adventurous older kids and teens. We recommend paddling across one of our rare coastal dune lakes. Lake Powell and Western Lake are two of our faves, there are many to choose from. South Walton’s Dune Lakes are very rare, only appearing a few places around the globe. The calm waters make it the most ideal place to learn or perfect Paddleboarding before taking it out to sea! Several of 30A Beach Girls properties include SUP boards!
If the little ones tire of the beach but still want some fresh air, go on a family bike ride! 30A is one of the best places in. Northern Florida for biking due to its impressive network of 30A Bike Trails with ahhmazing scenic views. We recommend trying the Timpochee Trail, which stretches almost the entire length of 30A. Best part of this is all of 30A Beach Girls properties come with FREE bikes!!!
Let’s go sightseeing….A fun, relaxing, and easy way to get some fresh air without spending too much time at the beach is going on a 30A boat tour. Everyone in your group will love an immersive and unforgettable trip through misty mangroves, stunning clear-water springs, and beautiful bays. We recommend booking a trip with Backwater Tours, we are more than happy to make these arrangements for you!
Let’s get artsy and channel their creativity. The Shard Shop in Grayton specializes in a unique form of art called ShardWorx Art. ShardWorx Art allows you to build a gorgeous masterpiece by placing glass on canvas then covering it with a clear glistening coat of resin. Go to one of their daily DIY art classes in Grayton to try out a one of a kind art experience. They have everything you need to make your own art including glass, resin, mixed media materials. Makes for a perfect escape from hot or rainy weather.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a short 20-minute drive away. The kids will love climbing the rock walls, going ziplining, playing in the water features, and attending magic shows here. The adults in your party will love it, too! There are countless boutiques here offering upscale ladies’ clothing, beachwear, fishing gear, gifts, and more.
Gulf World Marine is so much more than an aquarium! You’ll find indoor and outdoor tropical gardens as well as several exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, sea turtles, and more. Additionally, there are daily live shows starring dolphins, sea lions, reptiles, and tropical birds. It’s a perfect stop for all ages (and an exceptional rainy day activity).
The Hub is your one-stop shop for family fun on 30A. This festive gathering place features world-class music and weekly events. After a fun day at the beach, come out for a night of live music, great food, and drinks. The Hub also features a family movie night on the 25’ Jumbotron and has multiple TV screens to watch the latest game.
Camp Rosemary Beach There are plenty of fun activities to enjoy on Rosemary Beach. During the summertime, your kids will love going to Camp Rosemary. This day camp is a great way for your child to make friends while having a blast on vacation. Each day includes arts and crafts, sports activities, crazy pool games, beach expeditions, and more! The camp is designed for children 5-12 years old, but there is also a teen night on Thursdays.
End your perfect day of fun in the sun with a relaxing bonfire on the beach! Relax by the fire, listen to the waves crash on the beach, roast a marshmallow or three, and enjoy the company of your favorite people. Smores, a seafood boil we can customize whatever you want to add.
Treat the little ones to this family-friendly fishing charter! This kid-focused fishing trip is designed to introduce your children to the excitement of saltwater fishing and the love of the Florida outdoors. Share your love of the open water with your kiddos on this 2 or 3 hour customizable fishing trip. Your experienced captain will take his time explaining the different types of fish and gear. Your kids will have the opportunity to catch some fish and enjoy quality time with their loved ones on the water!
Parasail with an awesome crew! Fly with your closest friends or family members as you soar to astounding heights above the Emerald Coast. Feel the calm weightlessness as you glide over the stunning waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With safety always in mind, you can trust that Xtreme H2O will make this the most memorable parasailing experience ever. We are happy to make reservations for you and your family for this exciting adventure!
Hey girl hey, grab your best girlfriends and plan your 30a getaway!
Aquatic activities are a must when you come to the beach. 30a Divers is a local establishment that offers a variety of aquatic adventures like spearfishing, guided dives, snorkeling and lion fish hunts. No certification required. Check out their website for more details and pricing. http://30adivers.com
There’s no better way to start your day than with some yoga! What can make that even better? The Beach! The morning weather is perfect for a yoga session with the Gulf of Mexico in full view. Whether it’s solo, or scheduled with our private instructor, yoga on the beach is a great way to bond with your ladies, and start your day right.
For some, you can’t have a girls trip without drinks being involved. 30a holds some of the best spots for wine tasting & brews with a view! Whether it’s on the rooftop of The Pearl, enjoying the breeze during happy hour at Wild Olives, or finding your favorite beer at Grayton Beer Brewery, you will be sure to find your dream beverage on 30a.
Paddleboarding on the crisp waters of the lakes that meet the gulf should be on everyone’s bucket list! Even if you’re not a pro, the calm waters make it easy to learn. If you’re not comfortable on a paddle board, there’s other options like kayaks to still get you in the water! Our favorite spots are Dune Lake & Western Lake.
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30a is the perfect location to reconnect with your partner, spark a flame, or treat someone special to a special night. Whether you’re a foodie or adventure chaser, 30a holds something for everyone.
For those with children who need an escape, 30a Beach Girls offers in-home babysitting. To ensure comfort knowing your little ones are in good hands & having just as fun of a night as you are, we bring activities that your children will enjoy such as coloring, games, or movies. Contact us for booking & rates.
Watch the sun go down the best way. Many boating companies offer sunset tours from the water. The “Keep on Sippin” cruise takes place on a pontoon boat while encouraging couples to bring their own wine & snacks to enjoy. If you prefer sailing, “Paradise Adventures” takes you on a sailboat for 2 hours with a bottomless bar available for purchase, while also offering 1 complimentary drink per guest. Live music is also part of the journey.
Something that will never get old is fun for free! Grab your favorite beer or bottle of wine, blanket, snacks & head to the beach for a nighttime picnic with good conversation & the sound of the waves crashing filling your ears for a perfect night of relaxation with your special someone.
Bud & Alley’s
Located in Seaside with Gulf Views. Where fine dining meets southern cuisine with locally sourced fish & produce, Bud & Alleys features an array of seafood dishes including steak & pasta, making it the perfect spot for anyone’s date night.
Two words. Citrus butter. Actually, four words, citrus butter and martinis. Mediterranean cuisine with a martini list of over a dozen combinations. They have made themselves a star in Inlet Beach, The Terrace is a perfect cozy night made for great conversation & cocktails.
Edward Fine Food & Wine
Create a date night straight out of an old movie. Candle lit tables while black & white movies are displayed in the court yard. Double French doors open to allow you to view the chef working their magic in the kitchen, while sipping on 115. different wine selections. This is truly an experience you can’t get anywhere else.