There’s so much to explore along 30A, from gorgeous state parks to unique shopping opportunities and so much more. However, one thing not to be missed is the Timpoochee Trail. This 18.5-mile trail runs parallel to Scenic Highway 30A from Dune Allen to Inlet Beach and is an excellent way to get some exercise while having fun doing it. Whether hiking or biking, the Timpoochee Trail is a pleasurable way to enjoy all of the beauty that 30A has to offer.
An Insider’s Guide on Timpoochee Trail
Are you thinking about checking out Timpoochee Trail? The team at Paradise Properties is here to help. We’ve created a helpful guide on the Timpoochee Trail, so you can be prepared and make the most of your adventure.
Exploring the Timpoochee Trail: Hiking or Biking?
Before you set off on the Timpoochee Trail, you’ll need to decide whether you want to hike or bike. The trail is paved, smoothed, and mostly flat, so it is optimal for both hiking and biking. However, due to the trail’s length, most people choose to bike. In either case, remember that the trail is 18.5 miles one way or 37 miles there and back. If you need a bike, there are tons of bike rental companies nearby.
Where to Park
There are plenty of places to park along the Timpoochee Trail, but most people choose to park in Dune Allen, where the trail begins. However, if you find yourself in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park beforehand, you can park and embark there, as it is not far from the start of Timpoochee Trail.
What to Expect
When on Timpoochee Trail, you can expect to take in an abundance of beauty. You’ll walk or ride past state parks, rare dune lakes, numerous beaches, and quaint beach neighborhoods. Plenty of spots provide beach access along the trail, so pack a towel and swim gear if a detour to the beach sounds like fun. You can also expect the route to get quite busy; Timpoochee Trail is a popular destination, so be prepared to share the path with plenty of other hikers and bikers.
Timpoochee Trail Highlights
You’ll experience many fun and fascinating things as you make your way on Timpoochee Trail, but there are some highlights you should be aware of before you start your venture. To start, Timpoochee Trail runs near Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Grayton Beach State Park, and Deer Lake State Park. All three of these state parks are packed with natural beauty and are well worth exploring. You’ll also see several dune lakes, unique geographical features only found in a few places in the world. You’ll also pass through Seaside, a colorful neighborhood you might recognize from “The Truman Show.”
Of course, there’s plenty of other amazing things you’ll experience on your adventure. There are countless restaurants and shopping opportunities, pristine beaches, and more.
Pristine 30A Vacation Rentals
You can stay close to the Timpoochee Trail at one of Paradise Properties’ 30A vacation homes. We have vacation rentals in Inlet Beach, Grayton Beach, Seaside, and more. To book your stay with us, please check availability online or give us a call at 850-588-7136.
There’s no shortage of activities to keep travelers busy along 30A, like shopping at trendy boutiques, casting a line, and enjoying the beach. However, Eden Gardens State Park is the perfect place for an escape for travelers looking for a little peace and serenity. Eden Gardens State Park offers fun activities such as fishing and hiking, though many visit to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes. There’s so much to explore at Eden Gardens State Park; it’s worth a visit when you stay along 30A.
Everything You Need to Know About Eden Gardens State Park
Located in Santa Rosa Beach, Eden Gardens State Park is near many of the vibrant communities along 30A. Admission is just $4, making Eden Gardens State Park one of the more affordable activities near 30A. Open from 8 a.m. to sunset, 365 days a year, there’s never a bad time to explore what the park has to offer.
The Wesley House
The focal point of the Eden Gardens State Park is the Historic Wesley House, a renovated two-story beauty built back in 1897 featuring elegant columns. Surrounded by oak trees and ornamental gardens, the Wesley House looks straight out of a fairytale. Guided tours of the Wesley House occur hourly and cost $4 for adults and $2 for children. However, the Wesley House is only open to the public on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, so if you’re interested in exploring the history of the house, be sure to visit on one of those days.
Other Activities to Explore at Eden Gardens State Park
Outside of the Wesley House, Eden Gardens State Park visitors enjoy numerous outdoor activities. Saltwater fishing is permitted on the dock or off the seawall. There are also hiking trails; the Living Shoreline Trail will take visitors through the ornamental gardens, while other trails provide access to the scenic areas west of the gardens. Paddling in canoes and kayaks is another popular option.
The Perfect Place for a Picnic
There are few spots more idyllic for a picnic than Eden Gardens State Park. Enjoy your food and drink under the shade of the live Virginia oaks that call the park home. There are picnic tables and picnic pavilions throughout the park as well.
Beautiful Vacation Rentals Along 30A
After your fun trip to scenic Eden Gardens State Park, come back and relax at one of Paradise Properties’ well-appointed vacation rentals. We have rentals in Santa Rosa Beach, just minutes away from the park, as well as other amazing locations like Rosemary Beach, Laguna Beach, and more. You’ll have access to amenities and comforts of home, including cozy living areas and fully stocked kitchens. Check availability online or connect with a reservationist at 850-588-7136.
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 Rosemary Beach rentals, 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.
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).