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30A Events


From plays to movies, and football, to farmers' markets there's plenty to do along 30A this weekend!   Check out our list of just a few fun things going on here at the beach!

International Ocean Film Tour at Watersound Origins

Date:                 Friday Sept 17 – Saturday Sept 18th

Time:                7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where:             Watersound Origins Village Commons Lawn  - Event Details & Ticket Info


Moonlight Paddle on Lake Powell

Date:                    Friday Sept 17

Time:                   7:30 – 8:30 pm

Where:                Camp Helen State Park  -  Event Details


Seaside Farmers’ Market

Date:                 Saturday – Sept 18th

Time:                9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:            

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When you live along the Gulf Coast, hurricanes, and storms are simply a way of life. As communities both far and near, we always come together to help one another in a time of need. In an effort to assist those who want to help our neighbors in Louisiana who are living through the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, we’ve put together a list of relief efforts currently underway by 30A local businesses.  Please consider reaching out to support these local efforts!   

Also please check back often - as we receive additional sources of relief efforts we'll update the list below with new information!

From Seaside FL Facebook Page: Please visit our Stories or Hurricane Relief Story Highlight on our Instagram page @seasidefl to learn more. We will continue…

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Sunset on the Beach

South Walton's Beach Access & Parking Updates

This upcoming fall and winter, construction will begin on three new parking areas and beach access points at Seagrove Beach; and extensive parking with public transit just north of Gulf Place. 

One of the new locations coming to Seagrove will be a Regional Access Point, which includes seasonal lifeguards, ADA-compliant boardwalk, restrooms, and parking -- making two Regional Access points for Seagrove Beach. (The other location is south of Santa Clara Ave.)

The following are new and renovated locations: (click below to view locations on a map)  

  • Seagrove Regional Beach Access (located across from Café Thirty-A) is nearly through the design/permit phase. Improvements will include 21 +/-…
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30A Beach Towns
  

What areas/beach towns along 30A are experiencing the most activity and interest of buyers so far this year? If you live in or own property in Seagrove Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, or Watercolor then you’re in a very popular location indeed. So, like most property owners, in today's market, you are not only most likely enjoying a significant equity increase, but buyers are actively looking and buying in your Beach Towns the most right now!

Maintaining its #1 ranking as a 30A Favorite Beach Town is Seagrove Beach.  This little town was branded as "The Place Where Mother Nature Did Her Best" by founding developer CH McGee back in the 1920s. and 30s.   Today Seagrove begins on the eastern border of Seaside and extends just beyond the Eastern Lake…

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Yesterday in the news, according to NAR (National Assoc of Realtors);  June median home prices nationwide are up by 23.4% compared with the previous year.   But the first rule in real estate is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.  Trends in real estate markets are hyper-local.  So, to get a snapshot of what’s happening here along 30A we’ve pulled together some year-to-date trends to share.

In South Walton, specifically, homes located south of Highway 98 and along the 30A corridor are where we focused our info today.  The local median home price here increased this year by 42.5%.  The current median home price in the area is $1,255,000. The trend for the number of homes sold so far this year is up along with the gap between the seller’s asking price compared…

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Camp Creek - Coastal Dune Lake - Watersound Florida

When driving down Scenic 30A in South Walton Florida you’ll no doubt notice a series of lakes along the way.  This unique chain of 15 lakes which is found dotting the 19+ miles of our Northwest Florida coastal highway is not your ordinary lake! They are indeed rare, unique, and found in only 4 places throughout the world!  Because of the combination of fresh water and their close proximity to Gulf waters, the result is the existence of a highly delicate ecosystem.  As such, these special lakes found along Scenic Highway 30A are  also protected to insure their continued health and vitality.    

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, (CBA), Walton Tourist Development Council  (TDC) and the Walton County Board of County Commissions are sponsoring a DIY…

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Fourth of July on 30A

Rags to Riches Regatta    July 3      7 a.m.  at Grayton Beach

The Rags to Riches Regatta is a 40-year sailing tradition where 30A locals and visitors gather to cheer on teams as they navigate 16-foot catamarans in a race from Grayton Beach (originally known as the “rags” side of town) to Seagrove (also known as the “riches” neighborhood). Presented by Crater Train Brewing Company, The 30A Company, and Tribe Kelley Surf Post, the race will benefit South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) and their mission to protect and preserve our local marine resources. 

Blue Mountain Bakery Block Party   July 3          5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Blue Mountain Bakery is celebrating two years of operation with a block party. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy…

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30A Real Estate Market

People love real estate! Who doesn’t enjoy binge watching HGTV on a rainy day or spending time online searching and dreaming about beautiful beach homes? Right! All you real estate fanatics out there ---- you know who you are! Over and over again, the question du jour comes up in conversation; “So, How’s the 30A Real Estate Market these days?” Real Estate markets are LOCAL not national and for our current LOCAL 30A market, we would say without hesitation, the answer for how the market is doing all depends on whether you’re selling or you’re buying!  

If you’re thinking about selling – or ready to sell – then it’s probably one of the best times ever to be in the market! And here’s why:

  • Properties along 30A and South Walton have appreciated on…
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Beach - Bay - Lake - 30A Good Life

Summer is already here and what’s sure to be a remarkably busy time on South Walton Beaches. Sir Winston Churchill once said: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” And as I think about the record-setting Spring visitor season we’ve just experienced, there’s no denying that the secret is out! Walton County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and folks are flocking here to experience the good things that we   already know and love about it here! 30A’s beautiful beaches, state parks, communities and quality of life are unique, special, and one-of-a-kind!

Those of us who are lucky enough to live here, work here and call this place home, will undoubtedly be presented with both challenges AND opportunities this busy…

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Habitat for Humanity Walton County - ReStore

SANTA ROSA BEACH FLORIDA -

After three years of anticipation, planning, design, and construction, a brand-new Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 2260 U.S. Highway 98 West, Santa Rosa Beach, FL is nearing final stages of completion. The group hopes to be open for business sometime in July. The new facility has been in the works since 2018 when Habitat for Humanity Walton County received a grant from IMPACT 100. The grant money allowed for the purchase of the property at their soon-to-be new location in South Walton County.  Once completed, the new, more spacious modern facility will enable the non-profit group the ability to handle more donated items that will be offered for resale to the public.

Proceeds from sales of items through the…

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