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!
If you’ve never celebrated Christmas at the beach, it’s the perfect time to check that experience off your bucket list—in where else besides the Sunshine State? In the exclusive 30A area, you can enjoy long walks on white sand beaches with views of turquoise water, a community feel with big city amenities, and a more peaceful and unhurried pace than many fellow Florida beach towns. The area is home to a collection of beachfront communities each offering their own unique charms, and you’re sure to find something for travelers from all walks of life. When you’re thinking of planning your next Christmas vacation to 30A, rest assured that you’ll find plenty of ways to get into that seasonal spirit, while enjoying some of Florida’s most scenic highlights along the coast of the Gulf. We’ve rounded up some inspiration for your Christmas on 30A!
Beaches Like You’ve Never Seen Before
It’s amazing that beaches as perfect as these exist, but they do, and they can make all your tropical dreams come true! Pay a visit to Blue Mountain Beach for a low-key atmosphere and sparkling blue-green water, or visit the historic town of Seagrove Beach for a shoreline against lush greenery. The huge Grayton Beach State Park offers opportunities for recreation, such as hiking and biking trails, as well as ocean swimming (though you might need a wetsuit in the Christmas season), and it also boasts a marshy lakefront. Paddleboarders and kayakers will love Seacrest Beach, where the far end of 30A is home to Inlet Beach with its picturesque seaside atmosphere.
Endless Choices for Christmas Fun on 30A
The great part about 30A is that it’s home to several beach towns, giving Christmas vacationers their choice of events, whether they’re looking for family-friendly activities or celebratory adult-centered Christmas events. In downtown Seaside, you’ll find a performance of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” on weekends in December, at 11 a.m. in front of the Seaside Post Office. Visit the bustling Village of Baytowne Wharf to see their 12 Nights of Lights holiday light show, commencing at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays December. The area is also home to a number of shops and restaurants, giving you so much to do that it can be more than a festive Christmas outing. On Wednesdays you’ll also find a holiday concert series, and visits from Santa!
Do Some 30A Style Christmas Shopping
Whether it’s for a treat yourself gift or a souvenir for a loved one, Christmas visitors will find plenty of opportunities for shopping in 30A, from outdoor malls to local farmers markets. The 30A Farmers Market offers several convenient locations—Grand Boulevard Farmers Market in Miramar Beach, and the 30A Farmers Market at Palm Plaza on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the 30A Farmers Market Rosemary Beach in the Florida Town Center on Sundays at the same time. The market offers up local vendors of all sorts and might even have some seasonal treats for sale. The Watersound Town Center Farmers Market presents a gorgeous outdoor setting and runs Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outdoor malls boasting both local and nationwide shops include Destin Commons and Harborwalk Village and can be an excellent choice for some last-minute Christmas shopping and only-from-30A gifts!
Celebrate in Style at the 30A Holiday Market
Christmas Markets aren’t just for the freezing cold cities in Europe! You can find a bit of holiday market cheer right here on 30A at the Holiday Market at the Watersound Town Center Pavilion in Panama City Beach. The market gives visitors the chance to peruse aisles lined with local food vendors, gourmet farm stands, 30A based food trucks, and Christmas themed crafts and gifts. It’s a great way to support local businesses and get something special to remember your Christmas vacation on 30A! The Holiday Market takes place December 23rd and 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy Some Classic Winter Fun at Baytowne Ice Rink
A fun activity to give the kids some of that classic Christmas cheer is to take a day to ice skate at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Baytowne on Ice. Running from Halloween to February, visitors will find it conveniently located to other Christmas points of interest like the 12 Nights of Lights show, making it easy to combine both for a fun day and evening exploring one of 30A’s holiday attractions.
Spend Your Christmas 2021 with 30A Beach Girls!
We’re one of 30A’s top vacation rental companies for a reason, and we take the extra time and effort to pair you with a rental that will fit your vacation needs like the missing piece of a puzzle. Take a look at our properties and give us a call to reserve your Christmas 2021 30A vacation home today!