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Fall Price Break :: The Village at Grayton Beach

It’s one of the most beautiful seasons on 30A! A taste of fall breeze brings a sweet end to a lively summer in Grayton Beach. To kick off the fall season, The Village at Grayton Beach is now offering a limited time Fall Price Break on four brand new homes. Improved pricing is only available […] Read More

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The Red Bar Breaks Ground 10/8 | A Closer Look at 30A’s Most Iconic Restaurant

UPDATE: The Red Bar officially broke ground on Tuesday, October 8th at 10AM. The following article appears in the latest issue of The 30A Life, CLICK HERE to read online. Young or old, conservative or hippie, Alabama or Auburn. It’s rare for a restaurant to have the power to bring people of all backgrounds together, […] Read More

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#GraytLife in The Village at Grayton Beach

The Village at Grayton Beach is a coastal community comprised of 47 homesites, a neighborhood pool with waterfall feature and an ideal location close to the greatest treasures of Grayton Beach. Every new home is built with the highest quality standards and excellent finishes including shiplap accents, wood cabinetry with soft-close features, granite countertops, durable […] Read More

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Celebrate Independence Day on 30A

No matter where you are along 30A, there’s plenty of family-fun ways to celebrate the 4th of July. Check out some of our favorites! Seaside The annual South Walton 4th of July Parade starts at 8 AM from the Seagrove Plaza. Festive floats (decorated cars, golf cars, bikes and even children and dogs) make their […] Read More

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Dr. Beach Names Grayton Beach State Park A Top 10 U.S. Beach

Grayton Beach State Park is once again near the top of the Dr. Beach’s infamous Top 10 Beaches of America for 2019. Ranked at number three, Grayton Beach State Park boasts nearly 2,000 acres of preservation land with a pristine coastline, rare coastal dune lake Western Lake, hiking and biking trails, camping and more. The […] Read More

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March Sales in Review :: 30A Beaches

  Residential sales remained steady along Scenic Highway 30A during March with a total of 70 properties closed and 71 under contract. Overall, a Gulf front property in Blue Mountain Beach was the highest priced single family home to close at $4.3 million while the highest priced condo sold for $2.3 million in Seagrove’s beach front Tre Viste […] Read More

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Parking Improvement in Grayton Beach Has Begun

A Parking Improvement Project is scheduled to begin in the vicinity of County Highway 30A and County Highway 283. This project will provide parallel parking along the north side of County Highway 30A east of the County Highway 283 intersection. Parallel parking and a new multi-use path will also be constructed south of the intersection […] Read More

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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.   Read More

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SATURDAY: Run, Paddle and Race to the Finish at Run/SUP Event

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced they will host the second annual 2016 South Walton RUN/SUP Series event on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Grayton Beach State Park from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The after party and awards ceremony will be held at The Craft Bar 30A in Grayton Beach from 2 to 5 p.m. that day. Registrant packet pick-up will take place at The Craft Bar 30A on Friday, September 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The race takes you on a two-mile run through beautiful Grayton Beach State Park followed by a two-mile paddle on Western Lake, one of the area’s rare coastal dune lakes. With four total races, a world-renowned venue and both Family and Competitive/Advanced groups, the 2016 South Walton RUN/SUP Series will continue to set a standard in the local and regional athletic communities for the future. With RUN/SUP once again sponsoring the event, they will offer a limited amount of their new RUN/SUP boards for rental on the day of the event, should a participant need one. Just be sure to select that you will need a board provided when registering. Board rentals are limited and available for an extra fee when registering online. Boards up to 12’6 are allowed. Participants in the first race can arrive as early as 8 a.m. with the races beginning promptly at 9 a.m. The event schedule will go as follows: Race 1: Competitive Division at 9:00 a.m. (Cash prize will be awarded in this category.) $75 entry fee Race 2: Recreation Division 1 at 10:15 a.m. $65 entry fee Race 3: Recreation Division 2 at 11:30 a.m. $65 entry fee Race 4: Family Division at 12:45 p.m. (This race includes youth participants age 8-12.) $55 entry fee *Please note that this race is shorter and is only a one mile run and a one mile paddle. Register now at Walton Area Chamber of Commerce or by clicking here. Day of event parking is available at Grayton Beach State Park. Overflow parking will be available at The Craft Bar 30A and Pandora’s Steakhouse & Lounge for those renting boards or for those strictly there to observe the race and cheer family and friends to the finish line. Parking instructions will be noted in all racer packets. The 2016 South Walton RUN/SUP Series is produced by Barber & Gall promotions in conjunction with RUN/SUP and the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, the benefiting organization. Current sponsors and vendors include: Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Chelco, Insurance Zone, VIP Destin Magazine, SoWal, The Craft Bar 30A, RUN/SUP, Salt Water 30a, Gulf Wind Paddle and Surf, Sunrise Chair Company, Advance Media Group and Visit South Walton. For more info, sponsorship opportunities or to register, contact the Walton Area Chamber office at 850-267-0683. Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About Fishing in South Walton

Clear and deep sea or brackish and shallow, however you like your fishing conditions, South Walton offers almost too many options. Whether you’re an amateur or a passionate professional, you’ll quickly find that we have some of the best fishing in the world. Although the bustling harbors of Destin and Panama City Beach are better known for deep-sea fishing excursions (mainly because their harbors have direct access to the Gulf), that certainly doesn’t mean that you need to drive to either place to get your fishing fix. Book your fishing trip now. South Walton is home to some of the most experienced and successful fishing guides, who host captivating charter trips. With a little help, they’ll have you saying, “I got one!” as soon as you’re out in the water. The water in the Choctawhatchee Bay and the connecting river runs from a few feet deep to over 50 feet. Out fishing, you can catch anything from redfish and speckled trout to jack crevalle and flounder. And of course, the dolphins will be out there to cheer you on as they do their own fishing. The best part? You can take whatever you catch home with you to cook your very own “Bay-to-table” dinner. A few fishing charters launch directly from the sand at Grayton Beach, returning a few hours later with grouper, cobia, wahoo, red snapper, king mackerel, flounder, pompano and more, depending on the season. Pretty soon you’ll be fishing like a local! The next step is to get a vintage cast-net and have a good old-fashioned mullet-fry. Hey, don’t knock it ’til you fried it, folks. Watch this video to learn more about fishing in South Walton: For a list of our local fishing guides, visit 30Afishingcharters.com. The 30A Company interns, Caroline Giddis and Lindsey Rogers, contributed to this article.  Read More