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Winter Guide to 30A

Savoring a trip to Florida’s beautiful 30A is always a good idea! Those who head this way are in for sugar-white sands, plenty of sunshine, and a long lineup of access to fun to top it all off. A trip here in the winter is no exception to the rule. With daytime highs in the mid-60s and fewer crowds to contend with, it’s easy to fill an itinerary with customized options for adventure and discovery. Feel free to use this guide as a starting point from our 30A coast vacation rentals! Whether you’re looking forward to flavor, time on the water or seasonal festivals, our winter guide to 30A has something wonderful waiting for you.  

Winter Guide to 30A

Winter in 30A is a fantastic time of year to get out on the water and cast a line. The waters here are teeming with a variety of fish species, making every outing a one-of-a-kind opportunity to reel in something exciting! While both shoreline fishing and pier fishing are popular options across 30A, there are just as many reasons to hop on a fishing charter and let a local guide show you where the biting is at its best. Fishing charters often come with the gear you’ll need included making the experience that much more convenient when you don’t want to pack or purchase fishing essentials during your winter stay. Throughout the winter season, anglers will find an abundance of pompano available and if you’re looking to pair your 30A catches with even more, head over to nearby Destin and add that as a place to cast your line as well! 

Savor the Flavors of Local Breweries

Travelers with their sights set on 30A this winter who also have a passion for bold brews and flavors will find an exciting and expanding micro-brewery scene thriving here! A winter trip this way is a wonderful time to check out some of the favorite brewery stops across the area. Whether you’re pairing your drink with dinner or simply cozied up in a laid-back taproom, there’s something savory for everyone to enjoy. Head over to Growler Garage in Dune Allen Beach when you’re looking to pick and choose from a variety of Gulf Coast craft beers. Because this location is situated just next door to the Ed Walline Regional Beach access point, there’s always an option to sip your selection under the winter sun! A stop at the Grayton Beer Company in Santa Rosa Beach is also a treat for the tastebuds! Guests here can settle in and order up a variety of savory menu options while the highlight is often the selection of over 20 beers available in their taproom. 

Bike Your Way to Winter Fun

Those excited to spend a winter vacation in 30A will love that temperatures are just right for exploring the terrain on two wheels. If cycling is your idea of fun, there are plenty of local trails and pathways to check out while you’re here this winter. The Timpoochee Trail is a must-try for those who are looking to enjoy the view and experience a variety of 30A coastal communities at the same time. This 19-mile paved pathway connects communities across 30A and includes a variety of stopping points for savoring sea and sand vistas alike. Don’t have your own bike? Not to worry! 30A is packed with places that offer rental bike options by the half-day, full-day, or multi-day timeframes.  

Attend a Variety of Seasonal Events and Festivals

30A is a vibrant and bustling destination for travelers to enjoy year-round. However, winter revelers will find they’re just in time to make the most of a few fun events and festivals that are specific to the season! At the end of February, Alys Beach typically hosts its annual 30A Wine Festival which is a wonderful gathering for those who enjoy pairing robust flavors, live music, and fun alike! In mid-February, the Sandestin Gumbo Festival often rolls into town while travelers who arrive in mid-January can enjoy the 30A Songwriters Festival too.  

Book Your 30A Winter Stay Today

Enjoy every moment of your 30A winter getaway and when you’re looking for amazing accommodations to match the moment, Dune Vacation Rentals has you covered. Our collection of stunning rental options is designed to inspire travelers of all types and provides our guests with access to a variety of home-away-from-home experiences that promise to be one-of-a-kind. Whether you’re looking to settle into Seaside, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Inlet Beach, or beyond—we have the property options that are sure to inspire. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our exciting portfolio of property options across the 30A area. We’ll handle all of the detail so that you can simply relax and focus on the fun! We look forward to seeing you in 30A soon.  

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