There are many great reasons to vacation on 30A, including exciting outdoor activities and beautiful beaches. However, don’t overlook another perk of taking a trip to 30A, all of the tasty restaurants! Along 30A, you’ll find cuisine of all types; even the pickiest of eaters will find something they enjoy here.
The team at Paradise Properties has been lucky enough to try many delicious eateries along 30A. To help you find some of the best eats in the area, our resident foodies have cooked up a guide on the top restaurants on 30A.
Since 1995, Cafe Thirty-A has been delighting tourists and locals alike at their Seagrove Beach restaurant. Here, you’ll find an innovative menu filled with new spins on seafood, steaks, and more. Cafe Thirty-A features classy decor and has a large selection of wines; this restaurant is a great place for a date night on 30A. However, keep in mind, reservations are required.
Grayton Beer Brewpub
If you want to enjoy a delicious craft brew with your meal, head over to Grayton Beer Brewpub. Don’t just expect the standard pub fare here; in addition to burgers and sandwiches, Grayton Beer Brewpub is serving up fresh seafood, along with other dishes you wouldn’t expect. This brewery is kid and pet-friendly, so everyone is welcome.
Chanticleer Eatery is a casual restaurant located in Santa Rosa Beach that brings the flavor. The interior of this 30A restaurant is bright and colorful; it’s definitely a fun place to grab a bite. Some of our favorite menu items include jambalaya, roast beefy sandwich, and ribeye. Please note that Chanticleer Eatery serves lunch Monday through Friday, and dinner is only offered on Thursday and Friday.
Enjoy a meal with a view at Surfing Deer, an upscale beachfront restaurant. Not only will you enjoy a delicious assortment of fabulous food, but fine wines and lively libations. Check out the Skinny Thyme Mule, which is a step beyond the usual Moscow Mule. This modern restaurant has something for everyone and shouldn’t be missed when in Seagrove.
La Crema Tapas & Chocolate
If dessert is your favorite meal, La Crema Tapas & Chocolate is a must-stop. They offer a delicious selection of savory tapas, like crab cakes and patatas bravas, but the highlight for sweet tooths is the chocolate menu. You’ll find everything from chocolate fondue and hot chocolate molten cake to seasonal fruit tarts and dessert lattes.
Stay near the Best Restaurants on 30A
These are just a few of the great restaurants 30A has to offer, and you can stay close to them with a pristine vacation rental from Paradise Properties. We have well-appointed vacation homes and condos all over the area, including Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, and Inlet Beach. Regardless of where you want to stay, enjoy our selection of weekly, monthly, and long-term rentals along 30A. To 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.
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.