If you’re looking for a charming beach town on 30A that’s a little under the radar, consider Inlet Beach. While Inlet Beach might not be one of Florida’s most well-known vacation destinations, it is ideal for travelers looking for a tranquil getaway. For that reason, many families choose Inlet Beach as their home base for a vacation to 30A.
Paradise Properties offers a wide variety of vacation rentals in Inlet Beach. We love this beach town and think more travelers should consider adding it to their Florida itinerary. We’re happy to share five reasons why you should choose Inlet Beach for your next vacation.
When you stay at Inlet Beach, you’re surrounded by some of Florida’s most pristine beaches. Whether you want to catch some sun rays, swim, or enjoy water activities, there are plenty of beaches near Inlet Beach to keep you busy. Inlet Beach Regional Access is your closest public access beach; here, you’ll find parking, artificial reefs, aquatic life, and lifeguards during peak season.
Proximity to Camp Helen State Park
Beautiful Camp Helen State Park borders Inlet Beach, and this park is jam-packed with things to do and see. Camp Helen State Park is home to Powell Lake, the largest coastal dune lake in Florida, hiking trails, idyllic paddling, fantastic fishing, an abundance of wildlife, and more. No matter your interests, immersing yourself in this natural sanctuary will leave you feeling more connected to nature.
The towns on 30A offer visitors a wide range of restaurant options, and Inlet Beach is no exception. Here, there’s an eclectic mix of cuisine and style; from fast-casual to elevated eateries, Inlet Beach has you covered. Amici 30A Italian Kitchen is one of the area’s standouts; the menu features pasta and pizza, and the outdoor patio is a delight. Cuvee 30A is another highlight, the perfect place for a special occasion or grabbing happy hour specials.
If you’re looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy peace and quiet, Inlet Beach is a great destination for you. While nearby Panama City Beach and other nearby destinations feature a more fast-paced lifestyle, things are slow and steady in Inlet Beach, and that’s just the way we like it. You’re free to get up to as much or as little as you please.
Local Shopping Opportunities
If you like to shop, you can shop until you drop in Inlet Beach and the greater 30A area. 30Avenue in Inlet Beach is the area’s premier shopping destination; it features a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and services. From fashionable clothing to interior decor and everything in between, 30Avenue has it all.
Stay in a Vacation Rental in Inlet Beach
Whether you want to spend your days enjoying countless activities or take things nice and slow, Inlet Beach is a versatile vacation spot ideal for all types of vacationers. If you’re looking for a private vacation rental in Inlet Beach, browse our selection of rentals. From spacious vacation homes to cozy cottages, we have you covered. Please book online or give us a call at 850-588-7136.
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.