Governor Scott Signs Executive Order to protect public beach access

Governor Rick Scott today issued Executive Order 18-202, which urges Florida counties to protect public beach access and directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support these efforts. The executive order specifically calls on counties to not limit access to beaches. In March, Governor Scott signed HB 631, sponsored by Senator Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) and Representative Katie […] Read More

Federal Lawsuit Could Bar Public from Beaches

Federal Lawsuit Could Bar Public from Beaches and Recreation Areas A federal lawsuit, filed on behalf of a beachfront homeowner, attempts to block Walton County, Florida’s efforts to legally recognize customary use, or the public’s long standing right to use the beaches for recreational purposes. This lawsuit has national implications and, if successful, could deny […] Read More

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

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! […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More