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Guide to Beaches in 30A

Travelers that can’t wait to take time to enjoy fun under the sun, on the sand and in the waves will find that time exploring our guide to beaches in 30A is time well-spent. Here, amazing weather defines your getaway and options to bike, hike, sunbathe, restaurant hop or shop your way through a stay are all available. Of course, spending time on the sand is certainly a highlight for many travelers and the good news is that when it comes to appealing beaches, there are plenty to choose from! Across the charming coastal communities that make up the 30A area, visitors will find that there’s no shortage of options for exploring amazing stretches of shoreline whether they’re looking for a vibrant place to spend an afternoon or a tranquil retreat surrounded by the beauty of nature. Whether your beach-going includes paddleboarding, fishing, surfing, or simply taking in the view, the following 30A beach guide is designed just for you to enjoy. 

30A Beach Guide

When you’re looking for a quiet destination surrounded primarily by residential destinations, Blue Mountain Beach is your best bet. Here, you can easily dig your toes into the sand and watch the waves roll in relatively undisturbed. The beach acquires its name from its elevated landscape which offers up a great vantage point to take in while you visit. Come for an hour or stay for an entire afternoon. Either way, you’ll be glad you did! 

Grayton Beach

For a vibrant take on a beach day filled with easy access to fun and plenty of others to enjoy time on the shoreline alongside, make Grayton Beach your top stop in 30A. This stretch of shoreline is loved for its proximity to nearby shops, restaurants, and charming beach bungalows that give the area a welcoming and energetic vibe. It’s not uncommon to come across live entertainment on and around Grayton Beach and the nightlife here is also notorious. The beach is wide and welcoming and whether you’re paddleboarding, surfing, or sunbathing, it’s easy to linger longer than you ever originally planned. 


30A adventurers with a passion for beach days that’s rivaled only by their love of unique architecture will find both waiting to be enjoyed in Seaside. This charming coastal community has a reputation for beauty built on its picturesque usage of New Urbanism architecture. From the cobblestone streets and pastel buildings to the ornate beachside pavilions, stopping here can feel like stepping into a fairytale for a while. The beaches are just as appealing and after a day on the sand, you can make your way to town center and check out the quaint eateries that abound. Seaside is truly the coastal experience at its finest and most aesthetically pleasing! 

Dune Allen Beach

Head to the west end of 30A and you’ll find yourself on Dune Allen Beach which puts you in the perfect place to enjoy a day under the sun. This beach sits across from Oyster Lake and a collection of captivating beach homes. It’s often noted as one of the most scenic beaches in the area and sits within proximity to an area horse ranch as well. This is a beach where grabbing a beach chair and binoculars is advisable thanks to the variety of shorebirds to observe and the calm and comforting environment that awaits. 

Topsail Hill

For a beach day experience in 30A where the emphasis is on space and scenery, heading to Topsail Hill is a must! Here, visitors will enjoy access to no less than 3 miles of shoreline to enjoy as well as an accompanying park that sprawls across 1,600 acres of terrain. Topsail Hill puts beach goers in reach of gorgeous wetlands, amazing wildlife, and rare coastal dune lakes that are just waiting to be admired and explored. Sand dunes are part of the scenery here too and the birding trails that run through this area are integrated into the Great Florida Birding Trail, making it a prime place for bird watchers.  

Rosemary Beach

Relish time relaxing at your own pace on the sand when you add an afternoon at Rosemary Beach to your list. This beach is located on the east end of 30A and is defined by its scenic terrain and peaceful atmosphere. Sprawling estates dot the landscape nearby offering up an elegant take on a coastal escape. There are plenty of boutiques, art galleries, and bookstores nearby to check out when you’ve had your fill of time on the shoreline.  

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