Scenic 30A is home to world-class beaches, gorgeous views, and quaint beach towns, but it’s also known as a premier shopping destination. Here you’ll find over 50 unique shops, all with their own distinct attitude and style. From bike shops to fashionable boutiques and everything in between, 30A has everything a shopping enthusiast could want. When you stay with Paradise Properties at one of our vacation rentals along the beautiful Emerald Coast, you’re close to all of these fabulous shops. Check out our list of the best 30A shopping opportunities!
World-Class Shopping Opportunities on 30A
If your goal is to come away from your 30A shopping trip with an incredible treasure you can cherish forever, we guarantee you will be successful. These are some of the best shopping destinations on 30A.
Lined with independent boutiques, Rosemary Beach is the perfect place to start your day of shopping on 30A. Here, you’ll find a lively atmosphere and a wide variety of shops. Be sure to check out Rosemary Beach Trading Company; they offer everything from fashionable clothing to fine gifts. 30A Store is another popular shop offering an assortment of apparel inspired by the beach and Americana. A nice benefit of shopping at Rosemary Beach is that these shops and more are located within a five-minute walk from the town center, Barrett Square, providing shoppers with a central location close to all of the action.
If you head north on 30A from Rosemary Beach, you’re minutes away from Seacrest Beach, a relaxed community near the Gulf and filled with great shops. Stop at Peddlers Pavilion for a centralized hub of Seacrest Beach shopping, food and drink, and live entertainment. There, you can stop at Toobydoo, a trendy kid’s boutique where you can find cute clothing for the kiddos. If you have a sweet tooth, The Sweet Peddler is a cute little candy shop offering a colorful and tasty assortment of candy, ice cream, and other delectable sweet treats. You can also find Peddlers, the largest bike rental shop on 3A, here.
About an hour away from Rosemary Beach and Seacrest Beach, you’ll find Destin, home of Destin Commons. Destin Commons is a large shopping center that features big brand retailers like Bass Pro Shops, Express, and Lowe’s mixed with quaint boutiques. It’s the variety at Destin Commons that keeps shoppers coming back. And if you get hungry during your shopping trip, Destin Commons features 20 dining options to choose from.
Paradise Properties, Home to Luxurious 30A Beach Rentals
Stay close to all of these amazing 30A shopping destinations by booking your stay on 30A with Paradise Properties. We have luxury rental options in the most beautiful locations on 30A, including Seacrest Beach rentals and more. We also offer dog-friendly rentals, so your favorite four-legged friend can join you on your unforgettable vacation.
Check availability online or give us a call at 850-588-7136 and get ready to turn your travel plans into a reality.
When you stay with Paradise Properties at one of our vacation rentals along the beautiful emerald coast, you are in the perfect place for the fishing trip you’ve been dreaming of. Bring the kids or your fishing buddies and drift far out to sea to search for the king mackerel, grouper, and monster Red Snapper. Discover the fish that call these waters home by booking a fishing excursion with one of the local Grayton Beach fishing charters. Check out our list and start planning your Grayton Beach adventure today!
1. Dead Fish Charters
Dead Fish Charters, a five-time Diamond Award recipient, is one of the area’s most trusted tour groups. Having fished the local waters for over forty years, Captain Larry Pentel is very familiar with Grayton Beach’s most rewarding fishing spots. The charter also provides everything you need for a full day of fishing including poles, tackle, reels, and even your fishing license.
2. Fish On Charters
Fish on Charters is a multi-generational operation anchored in Grayton Beach. Captain Jimbo Bishop prides himself on his flexibility, he will cater each voyage to your needs, based on your desired length and personal skill level. Their prices are also some of the most competitive prices in the area, so you enjoy the same fun-filled excursion for less than the others.
3. Nothin’ Matters Fishing Charters
Nothin’ Matters Fishing Charters welcomes everyone, from those who have never fished before to the most advanced fishermen. Captain Tyler and Captain Blake both have thousands of spots to help guarantee you catch what you desire. Upon your return to the docks, they will even clean your fish and put it in bags for you to either take or have one of the restaurants on the dock cook up.
4. Trigger Happy Fishing
Led by Captain Mike Valentino, Trigger Happy Fishing transports you to the deeper waters of the Gulf aboard the Cape Horn vessel. Captain Mike has been fishing in the plentiful Gulf waters for over 20 years and will take you to the best spots for grouper, snapper, Cobia, and other sport fish.
Stay in a Panama City Beach Vacation Rental
After a day spent out on the waters of 30A, there’s nothing better than unwinding in luxury. At Paradise Properties, you’ll receive more than a typical hotel experience. When you stay in one of our 30A vacation rentals, you’ll have access to amenities and comforts of home. This includes cozy living areas, a fully-stocked kitchen, and 24/7 on-call property management service to cater to your individual needs, making your beach vacation a memorable one!
The team at Paradise Properties is excited to share our knowledge and love for the 30A and gulf coast beach communities. Check availability online or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136 and get ready to turn travel plans into a reality.
There are an abundance of activities in Panama City Beach to explore. Water-based attractions are some of the most popular, including dolphin tours, jet ski rides, and more. But almost none of the other aquatic activities can match parasailing when it comes to the thrill factor. In addition, parasailing in Panama City Beach provides you with a bird’s eye view of the world’s most beautiful beaches. If you’re looking to experience the exhilaration of parasailing while visiting the Emerald Coast, you’ll have no trouble finding great parasailing companies with friendly guides who want to show you amazing views of the beach from above!
3 Best Parasailing Outfitters in Panama City Beach
Parasailing is one of the most exciting ways to see Panama City Beach and there are many outfitters to choose from. Below is a list of the best parasailing outfitters in Panama City Beach. Check it out!
- Whether you want to stay dry, dip your toes in the Gulf, or do a full-out free-fall experience, Panama City Parasail can customize your experience according to your preferences. And with over three decades of experience, you are in good hands with Captain Jim and Vicky Holloway.
- Paradise Watersports offers multiple parasailing tours customized to meet the needs of various adventurers. Every expedition begins with a banana boat ride and a detailed safety briefing.
- Parasailing is just one of several tours and rental opportunities offered by Sunshine Watersports of Panama City, but parasailing is one of the most popular because of their reasonable prices and friendly guides.
Stay in a Panama City Beach Vacation Rental
After a fun-filled day soaring high above the emerald waters of the Gulf with one of the excellent Panama City Beach parasailing outfitters mentioned above, come back and unwind at one of our Panama City Beach vacation rentals. At Paradise Properties, we offer more than a typical hotel experience. You’ll have access to amenities and comforts of home, including cozy living areas, fully stocked kitchens, and 24/7 on-call property management service to cater to your individual needs, making your beach vacation one you’ll never forget!
30A may be home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, but it is also home to endless family fun! From paddleboarding on the many dune lakes to learning about sea creatures at Gulf World Marine Park, there is something for the whole family. The team at Paradise Properties has cultivated a list of kid-friendly things to do on 30A to make your trip go as smoothly as possible.
1. Spend a Day at the Beach
Kids and adults alike love to spend a day at the beach soaking up some rays. The kids can make sandcastles, swim, and more while the adults can lounge in the sun with a book or dip in the water as well! Some of the best beaches in 30A include Santa Rosa, Blue Mountain, and Crystal Beach.
2. Hike or Bike the 30A Trail
Explore the area by hiking or biking along the Timpoochee Trail. This 18.6-mile paved pathway winds past the dune lakes, state parks, and beach neighborhoods along 30A. Getting exercise while also enjoying stunning views? Sounds perfect to us! And don’t forget to keep an eye out for wildlife while on your hike or ride.
3. Go Paddleboarding on Coastal Dune Lake
Another fun-filled outdoor activity available in 30A is paddleboarding. This activity is perfect for daring older kids and teens. The Rental Shop or La Dolce Vita are great places to rent gear and also get some great paddleboarding tips!
4. See Creatures of the Sea at Gulf World
You’ll want to make time for Gulf World in Panama City Beach, especially when you’re traveling with kids. Gulf World is an aquarium, but it also features indoor and outdoor tropical gardens as well as several exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, sea turtles, and more.
5. Visit a 30A Farmers Market
During your family trip to 30A, be sure to stop by the Seaside Farmers Market. You can get a taste of local delicacies, while also discovering unique gifts. After a morning of sampling and shopping, you and the fam can lay a blanket down on the grass and listen to live music.
Bring the Family to One of Our 30A Vacation Home Rentals
After a full day of exploring, shopping, and sunbathing in one of 30A’s finest seaside communities, return to your luxurious vacation rental to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy every moment of your 30A getaway by letting the team at Paradise Properties help you get settled in your ideal home away from home.
Check availability online or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136 and get ready to turn travel plans into a reality.
Escape to Florida’s scenic highway 30A for a relaxing vacation that you won’t forget at Paradise Properties. With the world’s most beautiful white-sand beaches, great shopping, and many breweries and pubs, you’re sure to find something for everyone. If you’re looking to grab a brew while on your next getaway at our 30A beach rentals, take a look at our 30A brewery list and decide which fantastic establishment fits you best!
If you look for a lot of diversity in your 30A brewery selection, Beach & Brew on 30A is the place for you. The owners, the Shultz family, made it their mission to create a space where zythophiles visiting Seacrest Beach can sample a unique variety of world craft brews, a few sweet ciders, or indulge in a glass of wine. Stop by for a friendly chat with their staff, and discover your new favorite brew.
Make your way to Santa Rosa Beach and crack open a cold one at Grayton Beer Company. This 30A brewery is a great place to relax with friends. Their taproom features over 20 delicious brews, cornhole, life-sized Jenga, darts, and a food menu.
Enjoy a crisp beer from Growler Garage’s extensive tap list on the beautiful South Walton shoreline. If you foster an appreciation for bikes and custom paint jobs, pop into The Garage and peruse their nostalgic signage, guitars, surfboard, and, of course, bikes. Raise a toast to your 30A getaway, and delight in a few rounds surrounded by loved ones.
Idyll Hounds Brewing Company takes great pride in constantly improving their craft. Travelers from near and far admire their taproom selection, which always features a new brew or two. If you find something you like (or love!), purchase a few cans to enjoy from the privacy of your 30A beach rental.
Help support a veteran-owned and veteran-operated 30A brewery, and visit Props Brewery & Grill. Founded by two USAF Special Operations Pilots with a deep appreciation for the brewing craft, Props Brewery & Grill has become a Panhandle staple. Stop by for a flight (of beer) and take a few cans home with you!
Enjoy 30A Breweries near Your Beach Rental
When you stay at our spacious 30A rentals along the beautiful emerald coast, you’ll receive more than a typical hotel experience. You’ll have access to all the amenities and comforts of home. However, you choose to spend your stay in our Florida beach rentals, make sure to check out the craft beer scene at one of the stellar 30A breweries on this list.
To learn more about Paradise Properties, please call us today at 1-850-588-7136 (or check availability online).
It’s hard to imagine a more paradisal Gulf Coast destination than Florida’s 30A, a 24-mile-long utopia known to many as the “Emerald Coast.” Despite boasting some of the nation’s most pristine white-sand beaches, 30A remains a semi-secretive hidden gem, dotted with idyllic Gulf-front communities, including Seagrove Beach. The region is known for its luxurious beachfront vacation rentals, many of which are managed by Paradise Properties. Seagrove Beach itself has more public beach access points than another 30A destination. However, when you book a stay in Paradise, you’ll instantly obtain private, unobstructed beach access to the Gulf of Mexico’s genuinely breathtaking shoreline.
A Fleet of Luxurious Seagrove Beach Rentals
While 30A is home to 24 miles of pristine public beach access, there’s just something magical about Seagrove Beach, a two-mile-long stretch of sand that feels more like a community rather than a popularized gathering place. Seagrove Beach sees much more foot traffic than other lengthier strands, providing a desirable level of security and a family-first atmosphere. Paradise Properties’ fleet of lavish Seagrove Beach rentals is within eyeshot of the Gulf. Some of our most beloved beachfront rentals include Eastern Shores, Sand Angels, and Leeward I, all of which feature private balconies that tower above the beachgrass and pearly sand. You’ll have no problem whatsoever earning a prime spot near the Gulf in the morning. Other on-site amenities include full kitchens, flat-screen televisions, and near-instant access to Seagrove Beach’s finest restaurants, shops, and attractions.
Plan a Genuinely Unforgettable Beach Day
Is there anything more relaxing and rejuvenating than a full day at the beach, especially amid such a heavenly destination? After embarking on an invigorating sunrise jog and sipping on a cup of java on your private balcony, gather the kids and slip down to Seagrove Beach for six to 10 hours of play in paradise. The Emerald Coast, thanks to its sugary sand and microalgae, provides near-perfect conditions for snorkeling. Commonly-spotted underwater critters include whiting, bluefish, ladyfish, blue runner, and sheepshead. Mom and Dad can sunbathe, people-watch, snap photos, and read while the kiddos swim, toss the Frisbee, fly kites, play with squirt guns, and, of course, build a mighty sandcastle. Seagrove Beach is also a splendid place to learn how to surf, paddleboard, or comb the beach.
Take a mid-day break with a well-planned beach picnic, complete with turkey sandwiches, ripe fruit, fresh vegetables, and perhaps some Veggie Straws or Sun Chips. Renting a Seagrove Beach rental has many perks, including the unique ability to take infrequent breaks back in your waterfront condo or villa.