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!