There’s never an off-season for sweet treats on Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast, especially when vacationing on 30A, the most beautiful slice of white sand in the U.S. 30A boasts roughly 20 miles of pristine white sand, stretching from Inlet Beach westward to Dune Allen. Despite this fact, this picturesque beach haven remains a Southwestern hidden gem—and we like it that way. After all, there’s nothing quite like relaxing on a crowd-less beach, splashing in the turquoise Gulf water, and dining on fresh-caught seafood in a spacious seaside eatery. Today, we’re going to shine a light on the tastiest, most mouthwatering ice cream on 30A, ranging from a beloved Santa Rosa Beach chocolate “factory” to a long-standing Blue Mountain Beach staple. The kiddos won’t soon forget their week in the sun, especially when waffle cones and Paradise Properties are combined!
Most travelers know Pecan Jacks for its finger-licking chocolates, including those delightful pralines, milky toffee bars, and crunch-tastic brittles. However, families return time and time again for the vibrant, undeniably scrumptious ice cream concoctions, ranging from blueberry lemon cheesecake to red velvet cake and peach cobbler. Celebrating with friends? Try Pecan Jacks’ liquor-infused ice creams, featuring infusions of Grand Marnier, Baileys, and Kahlúa.
Kahve is Turkish for coffee. And there’s nothing overly idiosyncratic about Kahve & Cream’s business model: They proudly serve Lucky Goat Coffee (based out of Jacksonville), Charlie’s Donuts (a local food truck), and Pecan Jacks’ ice cream. There’s something comforting to know that Pecan Jacks’ unique offerings are available in both Gulf Place and Seaside. The thought of munching on coffee, donuts, and ice cream on Kahve’s peaceful front patio ushers in strong feelings of grandiose getaways with the kids.
3. The Creamery
The Creamery, also known as “Blue Mountain Beach Creamery’ is the first of its kind in Santa Rosa Beach. To no one’s surprise, The Creamery still crafts some of the tastiest ice cream on 30A. We particularly relish The Creamery’s growing collection of sweet treats, including its frozen yogurts, shave ice, milkshakes, and sorbets. Unlike most local ice cream shops, it’s only one block away from the beach!
Quintessential 30A Vacation Home Rentals
After a full day of sunbathing, snorkeling, and ice cream treats in one of 30A’s finest seaside communities, return to your luxurious vacation rental for an evening to remember. Paradise Properties manages the area’s sleekest collection of 30A vacation rentals, ranging from Views from Above to Breakers and Pompano Palace. “Common” on-site amenities include Gulf views, community pools, private balconies, chef’s kitchens, modernized bedrooms, and distinctive decor and interior design.