There’s this little stretch of road in Walton County Florida affectionately known as 30a. It’s a 28-mile corridor hugging the Gulf of Mexico coastline in Northwest Florida. If you’ve ever been there (or dreamt of going there), you probably now notice the iconic logo for the area everywhere – on the back of car windows, on shirts, even on wine glasses. There’s good reason for all of that. Once this little piece of the Gulf Coast makes it into your heart, it’s not a place you easily forget. From the white-sand beaches and emerald green water to the mouthwatering cuisine, I was hooked with the very first visit.
30a is made up of 12 distinct beach communities. Each one has their own personality, architecture and charm. They include Dune Allen Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacreast, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach and Carillon Beach.