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).
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.
Ladies, this one isn’t for you..
Listen up guys. Do you feel forgotten? Are you tired of hearing about ladies’ nights, girls’ getaways, and pampering parties? Well, these ladies, 30A Beach Girls, haven’t forgotten about you because we know you could use some “Bro Time” too! Take a look at some of the activities, events and entertainment available on 30A for guys like you!
The Emerald Coast and 30A are home to many outdoor activities. In addition to the usual swimming, paddleboarding, hiking and biking, this area is also known for its annual fishing tournaments, golf courses, boating excursions and restaurants/pubs that serve up local brews and seafood from our shores. Doesn’t that sound enticing? It does to me and I’m not a guy. Take a look at some of the activities, excursions and entertainment designed with you in mind.
Strictly Business Fishing Charters – https://www.strictlybusinessfishing.com/ (706) 767-4427
Fishy Booty Charters – https://fishybooty.com/ (850) 586-0807
Shallow Minded Charters – https://www.shallowmindedfishingcharters30a.com/ (850) 376-4938
Raven Golf Club, Miramar/San Destin – 850-267-8155 Burnt Pine Golf Club, Miramar/San Destin – (850) 267-6500 Origins Golf Club, Panama City Beach – (850) 213-5090
Other “Bro-time” Experiences
Sky Diving, Scuba Diving, Jet Skiing and E-Surfing https://30a.com/adrenaline-fueled-adventures/
Finally, at the end of an adventurous day on land, air or sea, there’s nothing better than a cold beer and some local bites. Here’s some you won’t want to miss on your trip to 30A:
Johnny McTighes Irish Pub – https://johnnymctighes.com/ Redds Pub – https://reddsfuel.com/
Beach Camp Brew Pub – https://www.beachcampbeer.com/
Growlers Garage – https://growlergarage30a.com/
Local Catch Bar and Grill – http://www.localcatch30a.com/
The Red Bar – https://www.theredbar.com/
If you’re wondering where to stay, no sweat, we’ve got you covered with properties that sleep 2 to 26 and from Panama City Beach to Miramar Beach. So, grab your pals and plan a trip to 30A. Give us a call at (850) 849-7455 or go online to check out what’s available, www.30A-beachgirls.com. See you soon.
We are not exaggerating when we tell you that the 30A landscape (and seascape!) is quite possibly one of the most beautiful ones in the world, offering sugar white sands created from quartz that has eroded to the finest crystals over thousands of years, turquoise waters so clear it is easy to watch its denizens going about their daily business, and a verdant countryside so lush and serene visitors often wish they could call this section of Florida their home. But there’s more to the scenery than beaches and palm trees. There are historic coastal dune lakes that have been around for tens of thousands of years, there are charming neighborhoods that, while they could never blend into the background, complement the beauty of their surroundings, and beautiful nature preserves where flora and fauna coexist peacefully in the safest of environments. A visit to Florida offers an opportunity to play outside as often as possible, only coming in at the end of each day to enjoy the comforts a 30A Beach Girls sanctuary can bring, and this guide to all the fun you can have during your play will help you fill every minute of your 30A vacation in paradise!
A Walk Through Paradise
There are varying levels of walking, from a simple stroll along the beach at sunrise or sunset to a hike along the trails that lead guests through the parks and recreation areas that dot the landscape. Start every day with the stroll that will bring you peace, letting the serenity of the sea seep into your bones as the sky scrolls through a kaleidoscope of colors and the waters crash against the sugar white sands or, for those non-morning people amongst our guests, save this same delight for the evenings. A Florida sunset has been known to draw applause, stopping people in their tracks and leaving them mesmerized by the show in the sky, and ending your stroll on the beach with that high note will bring you memories you will cherish forever.
Time for the Hiking Shoes
If you really want to get out and enjoy the landscape, however, a hike along the trails is destined to be your favorite way to do so! There are over 15 miles of hiking trails to explore in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, including the No Name Trail that leads hikers to the idyllic beauty of the smallest coastal dune lake in the park, the No Name Lake! The coastal dune lakes are a rare natural phenomenon appearing in only four countries, with Florida offering up a whopping 15 of these bodies of water. The No Name Trail is a short one, but is filled with natural experiences, including possible alligator sightings, that you will want to document, so don’t forget to include a camera in your list of hiking necessities!
Under the Sea
The world under the sea is a fascinating one that you will definitely want to explore closely, and snorkeling and scuba diving are two of our favorite ways to watch and learn. Snorkeling needs very little training and even less equipment, so it is often the most popular way to examine life underwater and can be done pretty much anywhere, including the aforementioned Topsail Hill Preserve State Park around Seahorse Reef. Many local companies (Dive 30A in Santa Rosa Beach is a popular one) offer snorkeling tours, so if you don’t feel comfortable trying it by yourself, be sure to check out what’s available out there. Scuba diving is a sport that requires more training, but if you have your certification and want to check out something really cool, the Underwater Museum of Art, located less than a mile off the shore of Grayton Beach, is something you really should explore! Every year artists submit works of art that are designed to be a permanent part under the sea and become home to many of the sea’s creatures, ensuring your explorations will be unlike anything you have ever seen before.
At Home with 30A Beach Girls
As comfortable as our Florida escapes are, you will also be able to find plenty to do outside them during your stay! Beachfront properties, of course, offer all the beachy fun you desire, including fishing, swimming, jet skiing, and all-around frolicking and during March, April, and part of May, 30A Beach Girls is offering free beach bonfires which just may be our most favorite outdoor activity of all! Our condos provide access to community amenities which can include resort style pools, hot tubs, barbecue grills, and even the use of bicycles for exploring the communities around the condo you chose. Reserve your favorite sanctuary today and discover how much the right vacation home can make your Florida getaway shine even brighter!
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.
30A is a unique 24 mile stretch of land that has pristine emerald waters, snowy white beaches, four amazing State Parks, fifteen rare Coastal Dune Lakes, restaurants, café’s, shopping galore and countless luxurious vacation homes. This year, 30A Beach Girls are giving away a 7-night stay at one of OUR luxurious 4–5-bedroom vacation homes. Who wouldn’t want that? This amazing giveaway can be used anytime (other than the week of the 4th of July), up to 24 months from 12-24-2022.
All you have to do to get a chance at winning this fabulous vacation, is starting on 12-12-2022, go to our 30A Beach Girls Instagram page and like and share our post for the giveaway. You can also share on Facebook. The more you Like, Follow, Share and Comment, you increase your chances of winning.
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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.
If you’ve never taken a winter vacation to the beach, what better place to do it than the Sunshine State, and where better to stay than the exclusive area of 30A? Along this famed stretch of highway, you’ll find a collection of beach towns, each offering its own unique character and appeal—there’s something for every traveler here, no matter your style! Wake up in the morning to take long walks on sugar-white sand beaches with views of strikingly turquoise-hued water, spend the afternoon biking through Rosemary Beach, and the evening dining out at a local restaurant with freshly caught Gulf seafood. Combine that with daytime temperatures in the mid-’60s, an abundance of outdoor recreation, and both boutique and name brand shopping, and you have the perfect destination for a winter vacation. If you’ve been thinking about escaping somewhere, it’s a great time to book your winter 2022 30A getaway today!
The Best Winter Activities in 30A, FL
When you visit us for winter on 30A, you’ll find you have tons to do. As we mentioned, the weather is moderate and cool, perfect for exploring outside in a light jacket—when the sun comes out, you might find you don’t even need it! If you visit us for the Christmas holiday, you’ll find lovely Christmas events to attend, such as the Holiday Market at the Watersound Town Center Pavilion in Panama City Beach, or the 12 Nights of Lights holiday light show at the lively Village of Baytowne Wharf in Miramar Beach. The Village of Baytowne Wharf also offers their Baytowne on Ice, where you can take the kids ice-skating—or maybe even go have a date night. With so many winter activities to do in 30A, it’s a good idea to book your 30A winter vacation rental ahead of time!
Relax on World-Class Beaches in 30A
Even though the wintertime water temperature can be a little chilly, you’ll find you can still spend hours at the beach, taking in the stunning scenery. If you’re feeling daring, you can rent a wetsuit and take a dip! But regardless of whether or not you’re in full beach mode, you can walk or bike along the coast, hunt for seashells, and wildlife watch. If you’re a kayaker or paddleboarder, you’ll find opportunities down in Seacrest Beach, while the Deer Lake State Park offers a rare coastal dune lake and a gorgeous stretch of shoreline. Once you get booking your winter vacation home settled, you can start planning out the best places to visit for your 30A vacation!
Reserve Your Luxury 30A Vacation Home Rental
Here at 30A Beach girls, we’re pleased to offer a stunning selection of upscale vacation homes for rent. From smaller condos perfect for a quick getaway to huge beachfront homes made for a family holiday vacation, there’s something for everyone. Combining the comforts of a home with luxury living and a coastal style, you’ll find our vacation rentals make the ideal home base for exploring all 30A has to offer. Each home is unique, but amenities you’re likely to find include things like flat-screen TVs, washers and dryers, and complimentary Wi-Fi. As an additional bonus, you’ll find many of our homes are pet-friendly as well—just look for the paw print when browsing our properties. It’s typical for the properties with the best amenities and locations to be fully booked, so it’s wise to act now if you want to get the vacation rental you like!
Fantastic Amenities in Our Winter 30A Vacation Homes
From our homes with glamourous private pools surrounded by lush foliage to our properties with brilliant ocean views, you’ll find that our collection of properties is the best vacation rentals available on 30A. Rent a home with direct beach access for those sunset walks on the sand or reserve a home with a screened-in porch where you can take in the views from a charming porch swing. Many of our homes also have in-ground hot tubs, which can be an amazing amenity to have on a winter vacation. Other outside amenities can include things like BBQ grills, elevated outdoor decks, and high-quality outdoor dining furniture. Every home has a fantastic feature to fall in love with, whether it’s a cozy outdoor sitting spot or a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. The rental market can be competitive, especially during the holiday season, so if there’s a home with a feature you want, you can beat the rush by booking it now!
Book Your Winter 30A Getaway with 30A Beach Girls Today!
We offer only the best at 30A Beach Girls, from our meticulously maintained luxury properties to our personalized customer service. To learn more about our winter vacation rentals, call one of our friendly reservation specialists to book your winter 2022 vacation today!
When the spring weather hits and the sand warms up, it’s the ideal time to head to the Gulf Coast, and 30A offers a great choice. As a collection of sea towns along the iconic highway 30A make up the area, each offers its own distinct character, from those perfect for family-friendly fun to those more appealing to those looking for a bit of lively fun. It’s a terrific place for a road trip, as having your own car allows you the freedom to experience all of them or just a few, in addition to a plethora of sights along the way, from any direction you’re heading in from! If you’re starting to plan your 30A road trip, then keep on reading for some ideas below!
Discover Florida and Beyond Along the Way
No matter the direction you’re driving from, you’re likely to have a few exciting cities and sights to see on the journey—and if you want, you can plan an epic Florida road trip of a lifetime! If you’re coming from the west, you can add New Orleans to your itinerary, and do everything from eat beignets at the French Quarter to attending a jazz concert at a local club. If you’re looking for some family-friendly fun, you can add in Orlando to the agenda, along with a few days at Disney World, or Universal Studios. Those heading from the north can add in famous cities like Atlanta, Washington D.C., Nashville—really, the list is endless, as there are several ways to reach 30A from the eastern seaboard. Those looking to take a grand tour of Florida could always loop down the eastern coast of Florida, seeing famous spots like the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Orlando, and Miami, then go down to Key West, and up the west coast of the peninsula to 30A! The possibilities when you road trip to 30A are nearly limitless.
Check Your Lists Before You Go
In preparation, be sure to have your trusted mechanic give it an oil change and check everything out, just so you know you’ll safely make it to your destination! It’s always smart to pack a cooler full of beverages and snacks, that you can later take out to the beach when you’re enjoying the good weather on the shore. Download your route and maps of your route offline in case you run into an area with low service, and those traveling with kids be sure to download movies and pack activity bags! The Florida Department of Transportation website has lots of traveler’s resources, including maps, rest area locations, list of scenic highways, and driving tips for inclement weather. Another great tip is that you can always make sure your rental has beach gear available before you go, saving you precious space for other important things!
Explore 30A From the Familiarity of Your Own Vehicle
There’s nothing better than driving along the coast in your own car, playing your favorite songs and enjoying the sunshine with your family and friends. 30A is a great place to drive the roads that run along the shore, and you can make a day of it journeying to different towns. Stay in a low-key area of Rosemary Beach but make your dinner reservations in the lively Seaside—it’s your choice when you stay on 30A! The area offers a wealth of versatility for outdoor activities, from exploring dune lakes to biking down quaint beach city streets. Camp Helen State Park, Deer Lake State Park, and Grayton Beach State Park are all popular destinations, and offer some variety from the white sand beaches of the coast—not that you really need it! From local shopping to seaside restaurants, you’ll always find plenty to do in 30A, and will love the mini trips you can take from town to town.
The Perfect 30A Vacation Rental
We offer a variety of homes for vacation rental in 30A, from those right on the beach to those that are removed from the hustle and bustle of town. Our variety of locations spans from Santa Rosa Beach to Inlet Beach, and when you road trip here with your own car, you can choose the rental you’d like the most, without having to worry about the distance to the beach or other points of interest. Our friendly staff can help you pick the perfect one based on what you’d like to do most, and as locals ourselves can give you an idea for the feel of each location.
Reserve Your Spring 30A Road Trip Vacation Home Today!
If you’re ready to start planning your 30A road trip, we’re here to help you make it happen—starting with the ultimate 30a vacation rental. Our knowledgeable team is waiting to take your call if you’d like to learn more about our spring road trip vacation rentals!
You have to experience summer along 30A to know how incredible of a season it is—and once you have, we can confidently say you’ll keep coming back year after year! It’s an ideal time to take advantage of all the water sports the Gulf coast has to offer, between scuba diving and jet skiing, or just enjoying the swimmable beaches of clear blue-turquoise water. It’s the epitome of a dreamy tropical beach lifestyle, all right in the sunshine state. Bike up and down the shoreline, or shop everywhere from local boutique shops to outdoor malls with all your favorite stores. From hiking trails through the Point Washington State Forest to boat tours through nearby bays and lagoons, you’ll always have your choice of ways to take in all the natural beauty that surrounds you. It’s no question that summer is a high traffic season for vacation rentals, and we recommend that you book your summer 2023 30A vacation now!
Homes and Condos that Showcase Coastal Luxury at Its Finest
Maybe you need a huge, modern home in a contemporary style for your birthday vacation, or a condo that’s only a walk from the beach for a family vacation with the kids. No matter the occasion, we have a vacation rental that will make the perfect home base for enjoying your time along 30A. We have elegant condos with ocean views, and pastel Key West-inspired homes with their own elevated decks. Many of our properties are pet-friendly as well—just look for the paw print when browsing rentals. It goes without saying that the properties with the best amenities and locations get reserved first, which is why it’s best to act now if you want to guarantee you get the one you want!
Dazzling Interiors with Accents of Coastal Elegance
When you rent a property with 30A, you’re getting more than just a vacation rental—you’re getting immersed in an upscale beach experience! Sun-soaked living spaces offer up a relaxing place to unwind with friends, while bedrooms can offer coveted features like private decks, ocean views, massive bathrooms, and rooms with twin beds so the kids can have a space to call their very own. You’ll always find fully equipped kitchens in our properties, so you can throw together a picnic lunch to take to the beach or make your own drinks to have out on your furnished patio. Every property has their own specific list of amenities, but you’ll probably enjoy laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. If you want that home with the master bedroom that has the private ocean-facing balcony, or that offers free beach gear in the garage, don’t miss the chance and book it as soon as you know it’s the one!
Gorgeous Landscaping for Soaking Up the Sun
Beyond the stunning interiors of our vacation rentals, guests find that our outdoor spaces are made for living the best of the 30A lifestyle. Rent a home with a private pool for the kids, or one with direct beach access so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. BBQ grills will let you cook up your own summer BBQ with the family, while screened-in porches allow you to relish the ocean breeze from a quaint porch swing. Other highlights you might find could be Jacuzzis, outdoor dining areas, resort-style pools, and rooftop patios. Of course, each property has its own design and specific highlights, but every home has a unique gem of a feature waiting to be discovered. The rental market can be competitive in the summer for properties with must-have outdoor spaces—but you can get ahead of the booking frenzy by reserving your rental now!
Save by Booking Early and Have the Ultimate 30A Vacation
When you book early, you ensure you get the property you want, as well as save money for all the things you’re going to do once you arrive in 30A, from renting bikes to cruise the coast to snorkeling out on the Gulf. Planning ahead on your activities is never a bad idea either, from snagging a reservation at the best seafood restaurants to booking an eco-excursion in advance. The glory of summer awaits you on 30A—all you need to do is reserve your rental property first!
30A Beach Girls—The Experts in Coastal Luxury
From our immaculately maintained homes to our five-star customer service, we’ve been making summer dreams come true all along 30A. When you reserve your summer vacation rental with us, you’re guaranteed to experience the things that make 30A a beach destination that you’ll never forget. Our friendly team can help you pick out the perfect summer vacation rental, and then all you have to do is sit back and wait for what will surely be an unforgettable summer. Give us a call and reserve your summer 2023 getaway to 30A now!