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Top 5 Things to Do on 30A in South Walton FL When You Stay in Our Rentals

Top 5 Things to Do on 30A in South Walton FL When You Stay in Our Rentals Vacation Rentals
 
Published: Dec 10, 2018, 4:55 AM
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Top 5 Things to Do on 30A in South Walton FL When You Stay in Our Rentals

 

Highway 30A takes you past some of the most breathtaking scenery in Northwest Florida. When you stay in the South Walton-30A area, you’ll be able to enjoy both white-sand beaches with the emerald waters of the Gulf, plus wetlands and marshes that are full of wildlife. While you’re here, there are so many activities for you to try! Here are the top 5 things to do on 30A in South Walton FL:

1. Ride the 30A Bike Trail

Timpoochee Trail is 30A’s 19-mile paved bike path that runs parallel to the scenic road and passes through all the famous beach communities. You’ll get to enjoy a scenic bike ride past coastal dune lakes and see parts of South Walton you can’t see from a car. If you don’t want to ride the whole length of the trail, you can pick up the path anywhere along 30A. It’s a great opportunity to see the sights and enjoy some fresh air.

2. Fish or Kayak the Coastal Dune Lakes

Coastal Dune Lakes are extremely rare, only occurring in a handful of locations around the world — and South Walton is one of those locations! South Walton has 15 coastal dune lakes along its 26 miles of coastline, and they are the perfect spot for both fishing and kayaking! A Florida fishing license is required to fish on the lakes, and most of the fishing is freshwater, though saltwater species have been found as well. Common fish that are caught are bream, bass, catfish, flounder and mullet. For some fun out on the water, rent a kayak to take out on the lakes! It’s a great way to soak up the sunshine during a relaxing adventure.

3. Enjoy Dinner with a View

There are many dining options along 30A that not only offer a delicious meal, but a great view as well! Whether you’re planning a romantic date or just a family dinner, you’ll be able to find a tasty restaurant. One of the best restaurants to dine at is Bud & Alleys, a waterfront restaurant with a rooftop bar. The menu features Gulf coast classics paired with Southern-style cuisine, like crab cakes, filet mignon and seafood gumbo. After your meal, head to the rooftop bar and grab a drink while you watch the sunset.

4. Go Shopping

There are so many shopping opportunities along 30A. There are numerous local shops where you can find unique gifts. It’s a great area to find the perfect souvenir to take back home! Take your kids to Duckies Shop of Fun to find entertaining toys and beach gear, or head to Maui Waves for a one-of-a-kind surf shop experience. There is also Golden Seashell, where you can find all your beach necessities, from beach chairs, to rafts, to flip flops!

Where to Stay

When you come to explore all the amazing things to do on 30A in South Walton FL, you’re going to need a place to stay! We offer 30A vacation rentals that put you just steps away from all the excitement. All our rentals in this area promise a unique vacation experience for guests. Choose from rentals with amenities like Gulf-front pools, hot tubs, a complimentary tram to the beach and so much more!


Browse our South Walton-30A vacation rentals today and start planning your vacation!

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OPEN July 6 to 13!

The Cabana House

FROM: $781/NT
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  • 5.5
 
Private Courtyard w/ Hot Tub ~ 6BR in Rosemary ~Adjoins Neighborhood Pool~ Pool Table
OPEN July 13 to 15!

AWeigh From Home

FROM: $1,145/NT
  • 20
  • 8
  • 6.5
 
Huge 8BR in Seagrove Beach ~ Private Pool ~ 1 Mile to Seaside ~ Multiple Balconies
July 6 to 8 $1367 Total!

Open Air at Waterhouse

FROM: $386/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
 
3BR w/ Gulf Views on 30A ~ Rooftop Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna ~ Beach Service ~ Fitness Center
OPEN July 13 to 20!

The Salty Shamrock

FROM: $375/NT
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3.5
 
BRAND NEW 4BR on 30A * 6 Seater Golf Cart Avail * $2300/mo 4 Winter * Comm. Pool & Observ. Tower
July 1 to 4 $2016 Total

Villa by the Sea

FROM: $461/NT
  • 12
  • 4
  • 4.5
 
Heart of Old Seagrove Beach-Walk 2 Beach-Luxury w/3 Masters-$3500/mo for Winter
OPEN July 6 to 10!

The Atticus

FROM: $628/NT
  • 10
  • 4
  • 4
 
4BR Luxury Home in Rosemary Beach - RainHead Showers - Walk2Beach - Fireplace
OPEN July 27 to Aug 3!

Comfort and Joy

FROM: $450/NT
  • 10
  • 4
  • 3.5
 
4BR in Seacrest Beach ~ Walk to Rosemary Beach ~ Deeded Beach Acces ~ 12,000sqft Pool!
OPEN Aug 3 to 10!

Seaside Dreaming

FROM: $499/NT
  • 13
  • 4
  • 4.5
 
Luxury 4BR in Prominence on 30A * NEWLY Built * Pool & Fitness Center * Beside The Hub
Aug 10 to 13 $1349 Total!

The Blue Lagoon

FROM: $399/NT
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  • 3
  • 3
 
3BR PoolFRONT in Seacrest Beach * 12,000sqft Lagoon Pool * Top Floor Balcony
Aug 9 to 12 $1696 Total!

Monkey Sea

FROM: $349/NT
  • 12
  • 4
  • 4
 
Private Heated Pool ~ Gulf Views 3rd Floor Wraparound Balcony ~ Gated Community
Aug 4 to 7 $1200 Total!

Gulf Place Caribbean 204

FROM: $239/NT
  • 9
  • 2
  • 2
 
Beautiful Designer Updated Unit by Gulf Place-Pool, Lake & Gulf Views-Private Beach Access- 3 Pools
Jul 7 to 9 $628 Total!

Topsail Village 411

FROM: $154/NT
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
 
Pool Front Patio ~ Santa Rosa Beach ~ $1350/mo for Winter ~ Community Pool ~ Near Gulf Place
Jul 10 to 13 $1752 Total!

Gulf Dreams at Waterhouse

FROM: $375/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
 
Top Floor at Waterhouse on 30A - Rooftop Pool & Hot Tub - Beach Chair Service - $2500/mo for Winter!
Jul 16 to 18 $1487 Total!

The Lookout at Waterhouse

FROM: $450/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
 
Top Floor Gulf Views on 30A * Rooftop Pool, Sauna, Steam Room * Beach SVC* $2500/mo for Winter!
OPEN Aug 3 to 10!

Dune Side Paradise

FROM: $337/NT
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  • 4
  • 3.5
 
4BR in Blue Mountain Beach on 30A ~ Screened Porch w/ Grill & TV ~ Walk 2 Beach & Redfish Village
Aug 16 to 19 $1087 Total!

Whispering Palms

FROM: $277/NT
  • 11
  • 3
  • 2.5
 
Upgraded home in Santa Rosa Beach * Walk to Beach * Balcony overlooking Pool!
OPEN Jun 29 to July 3!

Casa del Mar

FROM: $492/NT
  • 10
  • 5
  • 5.5
 
Luxury 5BR in Inlet Beach ~ 500 yards to Beach ~ Private, Gated Neighborhood ~ Walk 2 Rosemary Beach
Jul 29 to Aug 1 $1962 Total!

The Oasis

FROM: $364/NT
  • 12
  • 4
  • 4
 
4BR in Seacrest Beach ~ Walk 2 Rosemary Beach ~Deeded Beach Access 12,000sqft Pool~$2700/mo 4 winter
Jul 10 to 13 $1291 Total!

Surfin' Turtle

FROM: $239/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2.5
 
Large Screened-In Porch - 4 Adult Bikes - $3750/mo for Winter - Infinity Edge Neighborhood Pool
OPEN July 22 to 25!

Beach Bound & Down

FROM: $370/NT
  • 12
  • 5
  • 4.5
 
Luxury 5BR in Highland Park ~ 6-Seater Golf Cart ~ Custom Millwork & Cabinetry ~ Pool & Hot Tub
Jul 14 to 16 $1152 Total!

Southern Belle

FROM: $260/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
 
Seacrest Beach on 30A * Private Beach Access * $2100/mo for Winter * Community Pool
OPEN July 6 to 13!

The Nautilus

FROM: $709/NT
  • 12
  • 5
  • 5
 
Luxury 5BR in WaterSound- Sumptuous Master Ste-Priv. Plunge Pool-Golf Cart-4 Bikes
Jul 10 to 13 $1448 Total!

Sanctuary at Redfish #3101

FROM: $300/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3.5
 
* Seasonal Beach Service * Kids will love the Ferry to Beach * 4 Pools * $2000/mo for winter
FROM: $248/NT
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  • 3
  • 2
 
Incredible Architecture ~ $2000/MO 4 Winter ~ 1 Mile to Beach Access
Jun 29 to Jul 2 $1565 Total!

The Grand Petite

FROM: $380/NT
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
 
Rare Balcony over West Village Greens w/ Gulf Views ~ Rosemary Beach ~Pools~ Sun Deck
Jun 26 to 29 $1802 Total!

The Great Escape B

FROM: $440/NT
  • 9
  • 3
  • 2.5
 
$2700/MO for Winter- Beach Service- BEACH Front- Near Grayton Beach!
OPEN Jul 27 to Aug 3!

Kiwi Grove

FROM: $875/NT
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  • 5
  • 5
 
5BR in Seagrove Beach - Private Pool - Across from Beach w/Gulf Views from Balcony
Jul 6 to 8 $1054 Total!

Palm Grove at Sago Sands

FROM: $239/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3.5
 
Pool Front in Seagrove Beach * Steps to Beach * Patio & Balcony * 1.5 Miles to Seaside
OPEN Aug 26 to Sep 1!

Day Is Done

FROM: $340/NT
  • 7
  • 3
  • 3.5
 
3BR in Cypress Dunes on 30A * Pool, Tennis, Nature Trails, Fitness center * Porch Swing
FROM: $295/NT
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  • 3
  • 2
 
3BR in Village of South Walton ~ Walk 2 Rosemary ~ $1650/mo for Winter ~ 2 Pools & Tram to Beach
OPEN Jun 30 to July 4!

Watercolor Townhome

FROM: $705/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3.5
 
Coveted Seaside Beach District! 30A - Watercolor Resort Amenities - 2 Bikes - Camp Watercolor
July 14 to 17 $1557 Total!

The GRAYTest 30A Beach House

FROM: $315/NT
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3.5
 
* BRAND NEW on 30A * Grayton Beach * Community Zero-Entry Pool * 4 Bikes included *
Jul 22 to 25 $1918 Total!

Indigo Moon

FROM: $336/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3.5
 
3BR in WaterSound West on 30A~ Boardwalk to Beach ~ Screened in Porch ~ Community Pool & Grill
OPEN Aug 6 to 11!

Seagrove Sanctuary

FROM: $361/NT
  • 15
  • 4
  • 4.5
 
Luxury 4BR in Seagrove Beach ~ $3000/mo for Winter! ~ Half Mile to Beach Access ~ Community Pool
Jul 29 to Aug 1 $1451 Total!

The Brown Pelican

FROM: $267/NT
  • 10
  • 3
  • 3
 
Walk to Private Beach Access ~ Screened in Porch ~ Community Pool ~ $2100/mo for Winter
Jun 26 to 28 $639 Total!

Blu Caribbean

FROM: $168/NT
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
 
Pool Views from Balcony * In Gulf Place * Across from Beach * Hot Tub & Grills
New to our Program!

Legacy 104

FROM: $685/NT
  • 10
  • 4
  • 3
 
Luxury 4BR in Seagrove Beach * BeachFRONT * Community Pool * Gated Complex * $3750/mo for Winter
Aug 23 to 26 $1362 Total!

SeaRenity at Inlet

FROM: $335/NT
  • 8
  • 2
  • 2.5
 
BeachFRONT - Balcony & Porch - Close to Rosemary Beach!
Jul 8 to 10 $717 Total!

Gulf Place Cabanas 203

FROM: $204/NT
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1.5
 
Updated in Gulf Place * Lake & Pool Views * Across from Beach * Pool & Hot Tub * $1350/mo for Winter
FROM: $232/NT
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
 
Brand New Townhome - Across from The Hub - Resort Style Pool
Jul 20 to 23 $999 Total!

The Starfish

FROM: $168/NT
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
 
2BR Steps 2 Beach in Seagrove *Pool & Tennis* Between Seaside & Rosemary Beach- $1450/mo 4 Winter!
Aug 10 to 13 $1585 Total!

The Happy Place

FROM: $455/NT
  • 11
  • 4
  • 4
 
4BR in Seacrest Beach ~ Walk to Rosemary Beach ~ Deeded Beach Access ~ 12,000sqft Pool!
Jul 6 to 8 $1101 Total!

Inlet Rose

FROM: $291/NT
  • 9
  • 3
  • 2
 
2 Blocks from Beach Access ~ Walk to Rosemary ~ $2200/mo for Winter ~ Wraparound Porch w/ Seating
Aug 4 to 7 $2060 Total!

Point of View

FROM: $380/NT
  • 11
  • 5
  • 3.5
 
5BR in Seacrest Beach - 12,000sqft community pool
Jul 10 to 13 $1759 Total!

Seagrove Serenity

FROM: $327/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3.5
 
3BR Luxury Home in Seagrove Beach ~ 2 Pools & Nature Trails ~ Professional Grade Kitchen
OPEN Jul 27 to Aug 3!

Waterhouse 101

FROM: $450/NT
  • 10
  • 3
  • 3
 
Luxury 3BR on 30A ~ Rooftop Pool & Hot Tub ~ FREE Beach Service ~ Fitness Center, Sauna, Steam Room
Jul 7 to 10 $1286 Total!

Gulf Vista #10

FROM: $310/NT
  • 7
  • 2
  • 2.5
 
2BR Townhome- 500 Ft to Seacrest Beach! 3 Porches- 2 Miles to Rosemary! $1900/mo for Winter
July 1 to 3 $994 Total!

Bramble Cottage

FROM: $208/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 2
 
Walk 2 Beach - 4 Seater Golf Cart - $1500/mo for Winter - Screened in Porch - Near Gulf Place
Jun 27 to 29 $1424 Total!

Dune Our Thing

FROM: $394/NT
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3.5
 
Luxury 4BR in WaterSound West on 30A ~ Zero-entry Pool & Grills ~ Beach Access & Nature Trails
Jun 23 to 26 $1822 Total!

Sea Cliffs #12

FROM: $420/NT
  • 9
  • 4
  • 3.5
 
Beachside of 30A w/ Gulf Views ~ $2500/mo for Winter ~ Deeded Beach Access ~ 2 Balconies & Patio
Aug 2 to 5 $1004 Total!

Coastal Blue

FROM: $218/NT
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2.5
 
2BR Pool Front in Seagrove Beach ~ $1550/mo for Winter ~ Full Remodel ~ Walk 2 Beach & Restaurants
Jul 14 to 16 $915 Total!

Beachwood Villas C12

FROM: $255/NT
  • 7
  • 3
  • 2
 
Top Floor overlooking Pool * Walk 2 Beach * Shuffleboard, Tennis, Grills * Seagrove Beach
Jul 28 to 31 $1191 Total!

Sunsets at Rosemary Carriage House

FROM: $275/NT
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
 
Carriage House in Rosemary Beach w/ Balcony * $2100/mo for Winter- Walk to Beach & Barrett Square
OPEN July 27 to Aug 3!

Blue Whale

FROM: $825/NT
  • 18
  • 6
  • 4.5
 
Gorgeous 6BR on 30A - Walk to beach - 3 Porches! - Large Pool
Aug 18 to 21 $1398 Total!

The Light House

FROM: $340/NT
  • 12
  • 5
  • 4.5
 
Gorgeous Home in Highland Park w/Fab Pool & Observation Tower - Snowbirds $2500/Mo for Winter
Jul 28 to 31 $1362 Total!

Bluez Sea

FROM: $320/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 2.5
 
Highland Park - Lagoon Pool w/ waterfall - Observation Tower - Next to State Park
Jul 6 to 8 $635 Total!

Topsail Village 422

FROM: $154/NT
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
 
Community Pool ~ Close to Stallworth Park Beach Access ~ $1350/mo for Winter! ~ Fun Pass
Jul 30 to Aug 2 $1386 Total!

Chalet Mer

FROM: $280/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
 
Gorgeous Home in Highland Park * Next to Lagoon Pool & Observation Tower *
July 6 to 8 $779 Total!

Shore Fun on 30A

FROM: $192/NT
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2.5
 
350 Yards 2 Beach! 2 Pools ~ Hot Tub ~ $1550/mo 4 Winter ~ Under 2 Miles to Seaside
Aug 4 to 7 $1492 Total!

Inn at Blue Mountain 223

FROM: $399/NT
  • 10
  • 3
  • 3
 
Beach Front Bldg - Spacious Balcony + Balcony off Master
Jul 14 to 17 $1548 Total!

Who Dat

FROM: $365/NT
  • 7
  • 3
  • 2.5
 
Free Tram Service to Beach & Lagoon Pool - Private Community - $2100/mo for Winter!
FROM: $279/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3
 
Gulf Views in Villas at Seagrove * Short walk to private Beach * Lowrise Condominium
FROM: $271/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 2.5
 
NEWLY constructed w/ New furnishings- Large Resort Pool- Seasonal Shuttle- Walk 2 The Hub
Jun 26 to 29 $1274 Total!

Heron's Watch

FROM: $293/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
 
$2850/month for WINTER - Walk 2 Grayton Beach - Walk to Grayton Beach!
Aug 4 to 7 $1466 Total!

Grayt Paradise

FROM: $264/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3.5
 
Stunning NEW HOME! Village at Grayton Beach-Walk to Shops- 4 Bikes Included!
July 10 to 12 $1560 Total!

Adagio F205

FROM: $436/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3
 
Luxury! Pool Front ~ Huge Balcony! ~ $1800/MO 4 Winter!
Jul 11 to 13 $847 Total!

Ramsgate 3

FROM: $228/NT
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
 
$1300/MO 4 Winter * Gulf Front! * Near Alys Beach * Ground Floor
Jul 31 to Aug 2 $848 Total!

Blue Sky Bungalow

FROM: $218/NT
  • 7
  • 2
  • 2.5
 
* Walk to Seagrove Beach * Comm Pool & Hot Tub * $1550/mo for Winter
Jul 13 to 16 $835 Total!

Village of South Walton 210-E

FROM: $168/NT
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
 
30A LARGE Studio! Near NEW 30Avenue! $1100/mo for Winter!
Jun 26 to 29 $1185 Total!

Tree Top

FROM: $260/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
 
Walk to Beach- Pool Access- Right by Gulf Place! - $1500/month in Winter
Jul 28 to 31 $1426 Total!

Abacos 305

FROM: $345/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 2.5
 
Gulf Place- Gulf Views fr 2 Balconies- 65yds to Beach- $2000/month for Winter
Jul 6 to 8 $900 Total!

Surfer Girl

FROM: $212/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
 
Walk to Beach & Walk to Gulf Place! Wrap Around Porch ~ $1500/mo for Winter
Aug 11 to 14 $784 Total!

Sugar Sand Cottage

FROM: $192/NT
  • 8
  • 2
  • 2.5
 
Walk 2 Seagrove Beach - 400 yards from beach! - $1550/mo for Winter
Jul 14 to 17 $1848 Total!

Anchors Up

FROM: $336/NT
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3
 
WaterSound West on 30A! 4 Bikes ~ Zero-Entry Pool ~ Boardwalks & Nature Trails ~ Close to The Hub
Jun 23 to 25 $616 Total!

Gulf Place Cabanas 311

FROM: $172/NT
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1.5
 
Gulf Place Town Center * Directly Across from Beach Access * 3 Pools * Tennis * $1250/mo 4 Winter
Aug 10 to 13 $1769 Total!

The Great Escape A

FROM: $451/NT
  • 11
  • 3
  • 3
 
$2700/MO 4 Winter * Beach Service * BEACH Front * THREE Balconies!
Jun 27 to 29 $909 Total!

Capistrano 103

FROM: $276/NT
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
 
Gulf Front * Ground Floor * $1700/MO 4 Winter! Close to Rosemary & Alys Beach
Jul 28 to 31 $1833 Total!

Captain's Cottage

FROM: $390/NT
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3.5
 
3BR in WaterSound West on 30A~ Boardwalk to Beach ~ Community Pool & Grill
Jun 30 to Jul 3 $712 Total!

Village of South Walton 203 Bldg E

FROM: $132/NT
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
 
Studio - On 30A b/t Rosemary & Alys Beach- 2 Comm. Pools- Near NEW 30Avenue! -$1050/mo book 4 winter
Jul 28 to 31 $1695 Total!

Beachful Bliss

FROM: $331/NT
  • 10
  • 4
  • 3.5
 
NEW Home! 4 Bikes! Fabulous Pool & Hot Tub - Highland Park - 360 degree Observation Tower
Aug 11 to 14 $784 Total!

Sandy Toes

FROM: $240/NT
  • 7
  • 2
  • 2.5
 
400 yds to Seagrove Beach - Community Pool - $1550/mo for Winter

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