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New Beer Cans Display 30A Logo

Grayton Beer Company Announces New Cans and Rebrand    Grayton Beer Company announces the addition of two new cans to its lineup of keg and bottled beers. Over the next four weeks consumers in Grayton Beer Company’s six state footprint will begin to see cans of the flagship 30A Beach Blonde Ale and newly released 30A […] Read More

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo & The Kentucky Derby in South Walton

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo & The Kentucky Derby in South Walton WALTON COUNTY, Fla.—April 26, 2018 – May 5th is just around the corner and South Walton certainly has its fair share of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in South Walton with your toes in the sand and a taco in hand! […]

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Panama City Beach Rock Festival Scheduled for April 26-28

Sublime with Rome and Fitz and the Tantrums were recently announced as the headliners for the inaugural SandJam Fest Presented by Pepsi adult-alternative rock music festival in beautiful Panama City Beach. This morning organizers announced an additional 20 acts will join the headliners and already announced Kaleo, St. Lucia and Capital Cities on the sugar-white […]

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Bartender Contest at The Gulf

WHO: The Gulf Okaloosa Island WHAT: CALL FOR BARTENDERS! Battle at the Bar benefitting Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge DESCRIPTION: The Gulf restaurant on Okaloosa Island is now officially accepting applications for bartenders to apply to compete in their Best Bartender Competition sponsored by Ketel One. The Gulf will select 15 bartenders for this exciting craft […]


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Step Back in Time at Rosemary Beach

One of 30A’s planned New Urbanist communities, Rosemary Beach is an architectural treasure trove, boasting influences from the West Indies, New Orleans, Charleston and St. Augustine, among others. The grand homes (many with adjoining carriage houses that are just as extraordinary) are interconnected by a discreet network of pedestrian paths and boardwalks, which become even […]

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Spring Break 2017: When Are Schools Out?

Spring Break is here, folks, and South Walton will once again welcome tens of thousands of visitors this season. For easy reference, we’ve put together this round-up of when all of the major colleges, universities and school systems will be here at the beach. PRO TIP: Looking for something fun and different to do this year? You can book […]

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Book a Private or Group Yoga Session with 30A Namaste

From the very first moment she stepped onto the mat, Angela Ragsdale knew that yoga was her life’s calling. Her fun and friendly style of instruction is welcoming for both beginners and seasoned yoga experts. Angela offers private personal and group lessons on the beach and in private residences, tailored specifically for you and your needs. […]

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Point Washington State Forest

Over 40 percent of South Walton’s land is protected, and the majority of that acreage is part of the Point Washington State Forest system. A popular access point is the Eastern Lake Trail System, located along S. County Road 395. Over 40 percent of South Walton’s land is protected, and the majority of that acreage is part of the Point Washington State Forest system. A popular access point is the Eastern Lake Trail System, located along S. County Road 395. This particular trail system offers 3.5, 5 and 10-mile loops, ideal for both hikers and bicyclists. Pets are also allowed, if on a leash. The 15,400-acre forest is home to ten natural communities, including sandhill, cypress swamps, basin swamps, wet flatwoods and wet prairie. Overnight camping is allowed in special primitive areas of Point Washington State Forest. You can get more info and reserve a spot for only $10 by calling 850-373-1801. Check out this 30A Facebook Live video of the primitive camping sites: South Walton Campinga secret spot in South Walton for only $10/night?? 30A.com/camping Posted by 30A on Monday, November 7, 2016 You can also find wonderful (and affordable) camp sites nearby at Grayton Beach State Park and in Topsail Hill State Preserve‘s higher end RV Park. If you don’t mind getting your car a little dusty, feel free to turn down one of those little sandy roads and take a casual drive through the forest. But unless you’re in a 4-wheel drive, it’s probably best not to turn off the main corridors, as some of the smaller roads get pretty tight, pretty fast. For official information, visit Point Washington State Forest. Truman explores Point Washington State Forest: Best places to go off-roading:

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Camping in South Walton

Whether you’re in a $1 million RV with flat-screen TVs and granite kitchen counter tops, or a 2-person pup-tent with a gas lantern and mosquito net, South Walton is truly a camper’s paradise. Routinely voted one of the best campgrounds in America, the Gregory E. Moore RV Resort at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has gorgeous shaded lots, full hook-ups, cabins, exceptional amenities, vast miles of hiking and biking trails to explore and access to over 3 miles of state-protected beaches. Although the campground at Grayton Beach State Park features fewer amenities than Topsail, the waterfront sites on Western Lake are spectacular and the crashing waves of Grayton Beach are within easy earshot. This is also South Walton’s most affordable camping option (unless you’re camping in your backyard, which works just fine too). In the 15,400-acre Point Washington State Forest, primitive camping sites are available for only $10 a night. Enjoy over 10 miles of trails for hiking and biking and many miles of off-road paths perfect for your four-wheel drive. Call 850-373-1801 for more information and to reserve a spot. Just north across Choctawhatchee Bay, Live Oak Landing offers campsites, quaint cottages, guided fishing excursions and more, all along the gorgeous Black River. The mouth of the river is a gorgeous and untouched habitat, home to bald eagles, ospreys, alligators, dolphins and more. If you venture out here, you’re seeing something quite special that even most South Walton locals never get to enjoy! But perhaps the most unique camping experience in South Walton is found just a few miles west of 30A, in Miramar Beach. Just across the street from the largest designer outlet mall in the nation, you’ll find Camping on the Gulf, where you can not only camp close to the beach… you can camp on it. There’s not much shade here, but that direct Gulf breeze will certainly keep you cool on those long, hot summer days! Or you can have a beach bonfire on a cool, winter night.