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Got Scallops? Experience Natural Florida on the Forgotten Coast

One of Florida’s favorite pastimes, scalloping is a fantastic way to experience the raw beauty of the bays of Northwest Florida’s Forgotten Coast while also gathering the star ingredient for a fresh Gulf Coast feast. With no commercial harvest of bay scallops permitted in Florida, it’s also the only way to bring this coastal delicacy […] Read More

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What’s New From The St. Joe Company | South Walton, Panama City Beach & Port St. Joe

The St. Joe Company is one of the largest developers in Northwest Florida with active projects spanning from South Walton to the Forgotten Coast. The company also owns various commercial, resort and club properties in addition to operating the St. Joe Community Foundation which provides charitable grants toward the civic infrastructure of communities in Northwest […] Read More

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Paddle the Day Away | Econfina Creek

Discover a whole new Florida away from the beach with a paddling adventure to Econfina Creek, a spring fed creek in Bay and Washington counties that is part of Florida’s greenways and trails. Despite suffering damage to its protective forest canopy during Hurricane Michael, this natural wonder is open and accessible for a day of […] Read More

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Islands of Adventure | Two Barrier Islands to Explore

As our beaches begin to open to the public along the Northwest Florida Coast, many will be looking for ways to have fun in the sun while also practicing social distancing. A day trip to Shell Island in Bay County or St. Vincent Island in Franklin County could be the answer! These undeveloped barrier islands […] Read More

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New Nonstop Flights Coming to ECP

The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) continues  to expand its services making it easier and more convenient to visit Panama City Beach and surrounding areas. New flight offerings will begin in March, just in time for the busy spring break season. “We are excited about for United Airlines to add more nonstop service for our […] Read More



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Hope + Survival :: The Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

By Jimmy Burgess, Chief Growth Officer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida The world needs more of what I’ve seen in the Panhandle since Hurricane Michael. I’ve seen people come together with a common cause of helping others like I’ve never seen before. I’ve witnessed people with different political beliefs, different religious beliefs, from […] Read More

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5 Ways RiverCamps Residents Spend Their Weekends

Nestled along the shores of West Bay, Crooked Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway in Panama City Beach, the RiverCamps on Crooked Creek community offers an unparalleled lifestyle in Northwest Florida. A modern fish camp with unexpected luxuries, this community is an outdoor lover’s paradise. How do homeowners spend their time in this one-of-a-kind retreat? Scroll […] Read More

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And the Winners Are … 30A Hot Spots Poll Results Released

You nominated them. You voted for them. And now, it’s time to reveal the winners of this year’s 30A Hot Spots Awards! Almost 1,750 of you cast 52,000 votes across 31 categories, and we are pleased to present a list of your choices for the hottest spots in South Walton. With hundreds of amazing local businesses in […] Read More