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Nestled along the stunning Gulf Coast of Florida, 30A and Rosemary Beach are not only known for their pristine beaches and charming communities but also for offering a unique and delightful shopping experience. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a virtual tour of the best shopping destinations on 30A, with a special focus on the vibrant Rosemary Beach area. Get ready to indulge in some retail therapy in paradise!

  1. Chic Boutiques in Rosemary Beach: Rosemary Beach boasts a collection of chic boutiques that line the charming streets. Explore fashionable clothing, accessories, and home decor at shops like Bombora Sun + Surf, Willow, and Hissyfits Boutique. Each boutique has its own distinct style, offering a range of carefully curated items that capture the essence of coastal living.
  2. Unique Artisan Shops: Embrace the artistic vibe of 30A by visiting the numerous artisan shops that showcase local talent. Discover handmade jewelry, unique artwork, and one-of-a-kind handmade greeting cards at places like The Hidden Lantern Bookstore and local art to purchase at Curate 30A. These shops not only provide beautiful keepsakes but also support the thriving artistic community in the area.
  3. Coastal Home Decor and Fragrance: Bring a piece of paradise into your home with coastal-inspired home decor stores scattered across Rosemary Beach. From beach-themed furnishings to elegant coastal accents, shops like Tracery Interiors and Pish Posh Patchouli’s offer a delightful array of items and fragrances to transform your living space into a seaside retreat.
  4. Outdoor Markets: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of outdoor markets that frequently grace 30A. Explore the Rosemary Beach Farmers’ Market, where local vendors showcase fresh produce, handmade crafts, and artisanal treats. It’s not just a shopping experience but a chance to connect with the local community and savor the flavors of the region.
  5. Designer Finds and High-End Fashion: For those seeking luxury and high-end fashion, Rosemary Beach doesn’t disappoint. Visit shops like Luminary Lifestyle and DISCO to discover designer clothing, accessories, and exclusive beachwear. Indulge in a shopping spree that combines sophistication with the laid-back elegance of coastal living.
  6. Beach Essentials: No trip to 30A is complete without some beach essentials. Explore surf shops like The Bamboo Bicycle Company for everything you need to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. From baby gear to beach umbrellas and bicycles, this shop caters to both seasoned beachgoers and those looking to dive into coastal activities.

Shopping on 30A, especially in the enchanting Rosemary Beach, is a delightful adventure that combines the best of coastal living with unique and eclectic finds. Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward clothing, artisanal treasures, or beach essentials, the shopping scene on 30A offers something for everyone. So, pack your bags, and let’s head to Rosemary Beach with available homes in this highly sought out location:

Did someone say, “Happy Hour”?

I’ll Cheers to that…

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of raising your glass and saying “CHEERS”, “PROST” or “SALUD” comes from? Well curious minds at 30A Beach Girls wanted to know and now you will too.

According to some historians, this tradition goes back to medieval times when apparently poisoning your enemy was commonplace. One way to be sure that the person you were drinking with had no ill intentions, was to combine a portion of your drink. They did this by clinking their glasses together so vigorously that the contents of each sloshed together. If there was poison in either cup/glass, then both would be doomed. Thankfully times have changed. Nowadays, people bring their glasses together for many reasons, not just grand events. And if you are like me, there’s always a good reason to raise your glass and say “Cheers!” especially on a 30A vacation.

Here’s a list of some food and drinking establishments that you’ll definitely want to visit while you’re here and check out their Happy Hour Specials too!

Shunk Gulley (Gulf Place)- https://www.shunkgulley.com/

Johnny McTighes Irish Pub (Blue Mountain) – https://johnnymctighes.com/

Beach Camp Brew Pub (Grayton Beach)- https://www.beachcampbeer.com/

Growlers Garage (Gulf Place) – https://growlergarage30a.com/

Local Catch Bar and Grill (Gulf Place) – http://www.localcatch30a.com/

Red Bar (Grayton)- https://www.theredbar.com/

The Wine Bar (Watercolor) – https://www.thewinebarfl.com/

Old Florida Fish House (Seagrove) – https://www.oldfloridafishhouse.com/

Amici’s 30A Italian (Inlet 30Avenue) – https://amici30a.com/

Cuvee 30A (Inlet 30Avenue) – https://cuvee30a.com/

Cheers Everyone….

Picky Eaters & Vacation

Are you planning a trip to 30A but are worried the picky eaters in your family and group will starve or worse, become hangry while you’re here? Don’t worry, 30A Beach Girls can help with that. As you may know or have discovered, there are no chain restaurants anywhere on 30A, except for a few Starbucks. A feature that I personally love and that makes this area even more exceptional as well as a great way to support our local entrepreneurs. But back to the picky eaters; thankfully most restaurants in our area provide kids menus, including some fine dining establishments. (If you want to get away for a romantic dinner, sans kiddos, let us know, we can recommend some babysitters too). For all the other meals, here’s our guide to kid friendly food favorites from Inlet Beach to Gulf Place…

Starting with the most important meal of the day, breakfast. It’s important to fuel up on a hearty meal before you head out to the beach or pool for the day and there’s nothing better than starting your day than with donuts! Alright, I know what you’re thinking… but it’s vacation, no rules apply (at least not the eating rules).

Breakfast:

The Donut Hole, Inlet Beach

Charlie’s Donuts, Alys Beach

Dough Sea Dough, Seagrove

Blue Mountain Bakery (amazing cinnamon buns), Blue Mountain

Some other kid friendly breakfast establishments with offerings for the whole group:

Canopy Road Café, 30Avenue, Inlet Beach

Big Bad Breakfast, Inlet Beach

Cowgirl Kitchen, Rosemary and Blue Mountain

Effin’ Egg, Inlet Beach

Perfect Pig, Seagrove, Watercolor, Gulf Place

Blue Mountain Bakery, Blue Mountain

After your little ones have awakened from their sugar coma naps, hopefully while you’ve been enjoying your quiet time by the sea, they’ll be ready to refuel and start again. Here are some great family friendly food options on 30A for lunch and dinner …

Lunch and Dinner:

Amici 30A Italian Kitchen (awesome pizza), 30Avenue shops, Inlet

Amigos 30A Mexican Kitchen, 30Avenue shops, Inlet

Pizza by the Sea, Seacrest Beach, Watercolor, Gulf Place

The Big Chill (food court and entertainment), Prominence – Watersound

Bruno’s Pizza, Watersound

Old Florida Fish House, Seagrove

Food trucks and restaurants of Seaside – multiple options including restaurants like Bud & Allies

Grace Pizza and Shakes, Grayton Beach

Perfect Pig, Seagrove, Watercolor and Gulf Place

Shunk Gulley, Gulf Place

30A Beach Girls are here to help with all your vacation dining and activity needs. Just give us a call (850) 849-7455 or text us at (850)660-7911.

 

We are number #1!

 First Place – Diamond Award for Best Property Management Company in South Walton! We are so grateful for the recognition. 30A Beach Girls continues to be committed to delivering memorable vacation experiences for friends, families and corporate teams visiting 30A. Thank you to all our homeowners, guests, and families that made this award possible.

Reward and Loyalty points aren’t just for airlines and credit card companies… in 2023, the Beach Girls will have them too!

 

We’re so excited to offer our guests an opportunity to accrue Beach Girls – Beach Points. Starting January 2023, for every $10 that you spend while staying at one of our properties, you will earn 1 point, equal to $1. These points can be used at any time towards your next stay with us. They will never expire and there are no blackout dates! Woohoo!

For example, you make a reservation to stay with us for your Spring Break getaway and your total comes to $3000. You will earn 300 points towards your next stay with us. Since you had such an amazing time during Spring break, you decide to come back in the Summer or Fall and your 300 accrued points will be applied to your reservation. It’s that easy.

Give us a call or go online to book your next 30A beach vacation so you can start collecting points instead of just seashells and sand. 850-849-7455 and http://30A-beachgirls.com

 

Did you know that coastal dune lakes are rare and found only in a handful of locations around the world?

 

In the United States these coastal dune lakes can be found in Oregon, South Carolina and here on 30A. From Dune Allen to Inlet Beach, there are 15 of these beauties and something you won’t want to miss on your next trip to 30A.

 

What’s a coastal dune lake? It’s a shallow, permanent body of water that forms along a coast where fresh water and salt water are exchanged. Most of the water in these lakes come from ground water seepage from the coastal sand dunes surrounding them. The rest comes from rain, streams, and storm surges.

 

These beautiful lakes are home to a variety of plants and animal species including the Little Blue Heron and the North American river otter, and there are many opportunities to see them along the hiking paths or while enjoying the outdoor activities available on them. Surround yourself in nature and take in the sites that these rare coastal lakes offer with a kayaking or paddle boarding excursion. The largest coast dune lake on 30A, is Lake Powell, located in Inlet Beach Here you can also, motorboat and jet ski.

 

Next time you’re visiting the Emerald Coast, don’t just hang out on the sugar white sands, check out these beautiful coastal dune lakes. You won’t regret it.