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.

Dreamy days spent soaking up the sun on beaches with sugary white sands and stunning turquoise waters, and nights spent walking on the beach in the twilight hour before setting out for an evening on the town—it’s all in a typical romantic vacation itinerary on 30A, and that vision is just the beginning of a world of possibilities! The famed stretch of highway known as 30A runs along a collection of beach communities on the Gulf Coast, each with its own unique character and attractions, giving you and your partner multiple adventures over the course of your vacation. Go on an underwater scuba expedition or take it easy and go on a fun snorkeling trip—whatever you choose to do, the 30A area is home to countless romantic activities to keep you busy, from excellent local dining to unique local experiences. If you’re ready to take your romantic vacation to 30A, we have a list of romantic 30A activities perfect for traveling couples!

Visit Stunning 30A Beaches

It’s no secret that 30A and the Gulf Coast are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with tropical scenery you usually must travel out of the country to find! One of the most romantic things you can do is just bring your beach gear and relax on the sand, drinking in the otherworldly scenery and moderate weather. You can also walk along the beach for a romantic stroll, and shell hunting is always a fun thing to do together. You’ll find popular beaches all up and down the coast—Blue Mountain Beach has lovely sand dunes, and Rosemary Beach offers easy access to the quaint neighborhoods of Inlet Beach.

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Discover National Wildlife Parks

If you love the outdoors, there’s another way to experience some of the Gulf Coast’s beauty as we have quite a few state parks within easy reach. All of them offer hiking and biking trails, whether it’s beachside or in a secluded forest. Deer Lake State Park offers a gorgeous beach, as well as rare coastal dune lake right off the beach. For a romantic outdoor adventure, take an afternoon to hike the trails in the Point Washington State Forest, where you can wander through tranquil cypress groves and try to spot local wildlife.

Take a Sunset Cruise

There’s nothing more romantic than a sunset cruise, and when you’re visiting 30A, you’ll find quite a few to choose from. It’s always a great idea to add on a dinner option, and you might be able to reserve a private cruise depending on how busy it is! SunQuest Cruises is a popular local option, and you’ll find other companies on 30A offer a variety of cruises that can be enjoyed with your loved one. Whether it’s a sunset spectacular or a day tour out on the water, experiencing life out on the Gulf is a must!

Treat Yourself to a Luxury Spa Day

When you’re on a romantic vacation it makes sense to treat yourself and having a luxurious couples’ spa day does just that. Get a couples massage or relax in the sauna—maybe even get pedicures together! There’s a variety of options with local spas, each with their own menu and specialties. Some local options include the Spa in Seaside, a day spa, and the Serenity by the Sea Spa at the Hilton Resort in Miramar Beach. You’ll find plenty more options, and luckily there’s no shortage of ways to pamper yourself along the Gulf Coast!

Step Into a Dreamy Romantic Rental Along 30A

From Santa Rosa Beach to Panama City Beach, we have a lovely collection of properties along 30A—beachfront rentals, seaside condos, upscale townhomes, and beach cottages. Just like every beach community along 30A, it has its own unique charm, so do our rental properties, but amenities you might find include amazing features like private pools and jacuzzies, bright and airy living spaces, ocean-facing patios, spa-like bathrooms, direct beach access, flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, and so much more! From taking a romantic movie night at your vacation home, to sunrise walks on the beach, our romantic rentals in 30A allow your romantic vision to become a reality!

Reserve Your Romantic Rental and Enjoy These 30A Activities!

At 30A Beach Girls, we go the extra mile for our guests, every time! Whether you need a personal suggestion for the most romantic spot in town or have any questions at all during your stay, our friendly team is here to support your vacation with anything you might need. We value giving our guests a personalized experience and unbeatable luxury properties at amazing rates that will keep them coming back year after year. If you’re ready to take the plunge on your 30a romantic getaway, give us a call and we’ll assist you with booking your 30A romantic vacation rental today!