Welcome to the Emerald Coast, a unique stretch of pristine white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s panhandle. Situated right in the middle of the Emerald Coast you will find South Walton’s fabulous Scenic 30A corridor. While each area within the Emerald Coast may vary on what it has to offer, each community has a commonality of gorgeous beaches and emerald green waters. And with each glance you can’t help but think you’re in paradise. Whether you are looking for your own private weekend retreat or for a permanent residence, this intoxicating area is a special place you will never want to leave. This is where you will build memories one sand castle at a time.
30A is short for Scenic Highway 30A, a 28.5-mile corridor that dips off and back on Highway 98 and hugs the Gulf of Mexico coastline in South Walton County. This stretch of sugar-fine white beaches and clear gulf water holds a diverse wonderland: Sea Oat-covered dunes, Live Oaks draped in moss, Pine forests, wetlands, marshes and the very rare Coastal Dune lakes. Few places lay claim to these rare Coastal Dune lakes, and the 30A area has more Coastal Dune lakes than anywhere else in the world to the delight of kayakers, paddle boarders, and nature-lovers. Walking and biking trails connect state parks, wildlife preserves, and residential areas. A paved hike-bike trail spans the entire length of 30A. Riders cruise the path through several neighborhoods, beach communities and small towns. Each 30A community has its own look and feel, it’s fun to just spend the day discovering the diversity of each community’s exciting and eclectic mix of hot Caribbean colors and soft pastels, with architecture to match each community’s charm it doesn’t take long to figure out what makes 30A so special!