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30A has become an iconic beach community and beckons the likes of beach enthusiasts, families, athletes, and romantics from all across the world. Quickly a must-experience drive destination and flight destination from sister states to across North America and beyond, the Emerald Coast has been discovered.

While 30A encompasses 19 miles of beautiful beaches along those beaches are pockets of beach communities, exclusive in architecture and energy, the all over feel of each community is unique to itself. Allowing visitors and locals to choose what fits best with their beach lifestyle, whether it be luxurious gulf front amenities or relaxed old beach styles where time means nothing and the day revolves around the rising and setting of the sun.

One of the most treasured communities along the 30A corridor is Grayton Beach! If you’ve never experienced Grayton Beach where you find “Nice dogs, Strange people” allow us to be the 1st to suggest the Top 3 Things You Must Experience While in Grayton Beach!


Paddle Board on Western Lake

Discover snow white sandy beaches for miles and nestled between rolling dunes and gorgeous gulf waters a natural rarity – a dune lake. Paddle with the whole family or treat yourself to the quiet and tranquil experience of gliding atop the smooth lake as the sun begins to warm the expansive naturalscape beyond. Treasure memories made as you watch you own adventure unfold and explore the great outdoors of Northwest Florida as you travel from the sand to the lake and from the lake to the gulf. Exploring all along the way, new adventures with old Florida charm.

Dine at the Red Bar

Locals and visitors eagerly anticipate the reopening of a fundamental Grayton Beach experience – The Red Bar. A fire devastated the original beach side bar and restaurant in 2019 and recently announced that the “new” Red Bar that we all know and love will open their doors in July of 2020! If you don’t know what you’re missing let us elaborate on our favorite way to play, at the Red Bar…Sunday Brunch, with bottomless mimosas, live music, kids on the dance floor, and a limited menu (because when everything is this good fewer options are better).

Let’s Go Ride a Bike

Look mom, no hands! Just kidding, we suggest hands and a helmet, sunscreen for sure, and a camera because you’re certain to see super awesome sights along the way. Travel from Grayton to WaterColor for boutique shopping, happy hour at the Wine Bar, and beautiful pathways throughout the more than 500 acres of rural naturalscape. Travel west to Blue Mountain Beach for the best ice cream in town, healthy alternatives or a massage at For the Health Of It, or a quick spin to the highest point along 30A, Highpoint Plaza.

Stay, Plan, or Play in Grayton Beach and surrounding beach communities with Dune! Book Direct at (855) 813-3783.



Celebrate Independence Day 2019 in Grayton Beach for the annual Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade tomorrow! Beginning at The Zoo Gallery and winding through the beautiful historic Grayton Beach, this local parade is fun for all ages. Line up on Holtz Avenue with your favorite 4th of July comrades or dress up your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, or even yourself. We’ve seen some Grayt style over the years and each year more than the one before! No registration necessary – just show up! Staying with Dune Vacation Rentals? Keep an eye out for Dune’s Vintage Red Dodge Truck!

A Grayton tradition wouldn’t be complete without a sweet provided by Grayton Coast Properties. Stop by for cool refreshments at the end of the parade route!

What’s Up? The Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade

What Time Will the Parade Kickoff? 8:30AM – But show up early for the best spot in line

Where Should We Connect? Meet us in front of The Zoo Gallery

Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous moms in the world! If you’re celebrating your Mother’s Day Weekend along the Emerald Coast we have a few suggestions to make mom’s special day unforgettable!

Day on the Beach ~ Relax & Rejuvenate

Allow Dune Vacation Rentals to organize the ideal beach day for your vacation party from beach chair and umbrella sets to bonfires Dune is ready to create memories for you and yours!

Sunquest Cruises Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise ~ May 12, 2019

From 1-3PM escape from your daily activities and cruise the local waters after cruising from Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

30A Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach ~ Every Sunday, 9AM-1PM

Discover local perishable goods every Sunday from 9AM-1PM. Enjoy the best of local produce, meats, canned goods, ready to eat foods, and more set up in the town center of Rosemary Beach for your strolling enjoyment. Spend the morning with locals and visitors a like in one of the most iconic communities along 30A.

Local’s Favorite ~ Sunday Brunch

Pescado’s in Rosemary Beach ~ 10AM-2PM

Black Bear Bread Co. in Grayton Beach ~ Open Daily until 3PM

Bud & Alley’s in Seaside, FL ~ Now Serving Breakfast

Great Southern Cafe in Seaside, FL ~LOCAL Favorite

Big Bad Breakfast in Inlet Beach ~ Open Daily 7AM-2:30PM