Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

Located on the corner of Hwy 83 and 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, this local ice cream shop makes its frozen yogurt onsite daily with real yogurt, no powders. They also offer delicious green tea smoothies and sweet velvety ice cream.Location: 2129 S. Scenic Hwy 83, Blue Mountain BeachContact: (850) 278-6849Web:

Barefoot BBQ

No trip to the south is complete without some good BBQ, and this Seaside Airstream’s got it. The meats are smoked on location and you’ll find a fun variety of unique house-made barbecue sauces including Hang Ten (tomato base with brown sugar and bourbon), Wipeout (vinegar base, light and tart), Pipeline (mustard base, sweet and spicy), and Hot Lava (spicy with a kick of cayenne and pepper sauce). Dine outside at one of their picnic tables or oder a picnic package to go.Location: 2235 E County Highway 30AContact: (850) 534-0313Web:


Fantastic breakfast case in Grayton beach. Fun boutiques while you wait. Try teh chicken and waffles!Location: 51 Uptown Grayton CircleContact: (850) 231-7835Web:


Cafe Thirty-A

For a fine-dining experience in an casual atmosphere, Cafe Thirty-A has an island-inspired menu full of surf-and-turf options and a wide selection of wines available by the glass. They also have one of the most creative martini menus in South Walton. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2012 and Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Winner for 2012, your palate is sure to be pleased. Whatever you order, be sure to save room for desert and try their Banana Beignets.Location: 3899 East Scenic Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa BeachContact: (850) 231-2166Web:


Cowgirl Kitchen Market

Gourmet market where local foodies go to stock up on provisions, but they also have a quaint cafe offering homemade biscuits, soups, casseroles, salads, spreads, and jams. This Rosemary Beach restaurant serves gourmet, handmade pizzas and has six craft beers on tap.Location: 3005 E. Co. Hwy 30A, Seagrove BeachContact: (850) 231-1120Web:

The Great Southern Cafe

Chef-owner, Jim Shirly is well-known throughout the state of Florida for melding world flavors with Southern comfort. His “Grits A Ya-Ya” is famous! It includes sautéed shrimp with applewood smoked bacon, spinach, and portobello mushrooms served over smoked gouda cheese grits. It’s one of the top Seaside, Florida restaurants. Hungry yet?

Location: 83 Central Square, SeasideContact: (850) 231-7327Web:


Hibiscus Coffee House

Just one block off of 30A, you’ll find that of all the 30a restaurants, this is the place to be for Sunday brunch in their Backyard of Love. The antique Florida kitsch decor and vegan-friendly menu will have you feeling like you’ve stumbled into a yummy earth-day party.Location: 85 Defuniak St, Grayton BeachContact: (850) 231-2733Web:

FOOW—Fish Out Of Water

Located at Watercolor Resort, this is one of my favorite places for beachside dining with a view. They’re best known for their fresh local seafood and locally sourced produce, but my favorite meal there is their southern breakfast.Location: Goldenrod Circle on 30A, Watercolor Contact: (850) 534-5050Web:

Pickles Beachside Grill

This retro 1950‘s-style diner is a beachside burger bar famous for fried pickles. Mosey on in wearing your swimsuit and flip-flops to refuel after a day of play in the sun. Their salty seasoned french fries are the best! Perfect for a snack fix at the beach.Location: 2236 Scenic Hwy 30A, SeasideContact: (850) 231-5686Web:

Stinky’s Fish Camp

Thankfully, this is one of the 30a restaurants that doesn’t live up to its name. If you’re in the mood for oysters, you’ll be pleased to discover they offer them 10 different ways. They’re also known for serving crawfish, including, crawfish hot tamales, crawfish hushpuppies, crawfish pie, and creamy crawfish étouffée with fried green tomatoes. The rustic cabin-like atmosphere feels pretty cozy and the floor to ceiling windows provide excellent views of one of Dune Allen’s rare coastal dune lakes.Location: 5994 West County Road 30A, Santa Rosa BeachContact: (850) 267-3053Web:

The Vue On 30A

This place does live up to its name! With floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, all overlooking the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll be stunned by the view. And if that isn’t reason enough to come for a visit, then the delicious Florida food will definitely convince you. Chef Gio’s culinary skills helped him make it to the top 6 on Season 5, Hell’s Kitchen. Yup, he’s a celebrity chef.Location: 4801 W County Highway 30A, Dune AllenContact: (850) 267-2305Web:

Cafe Tango

Situated in a small cottage just off of 30A, dining here is like going to a friend’s house. Cozy and elegant, it’s a great place for a romantic date night or anniversary dinner.Location: 14 Viki Street, Santa Rosa BeachContact: 850-267-0054Web:


Bud & Alleys

Watching the sunset at Bud & Alleys rooftop bar has become a tradition for the oldest restaurant in Seaside. Since 1986, locals gather around to guess the exact time it will set. The bartender rings a bell when the golden orb finally sinks into the sea, and if you guessed the time correctly, you get a drink on the house.Location: 2236 E County Highway 30A, SeasideContact: (850) 231-5900Web:

The Taco Bar

After a hot day in the sun, if you’re in the mood to kick the sand off your toes and relax with a cold beer or icy margarita, this is the top choice out of the restaurants on 30a. Sink your teeth into their authentic Mexican-style tacos, or, if you’re really hungry, try one of their gigantic burritos. Swimsuits and flip-flops welcome, the Taco Bar is perfect for a quick and casual meal.

Location: 2236 E County Highway 30A, Seaside (Just downstairs from Bud & Alleys)Contact: (850) 231-4781Web:


Amavida Cafe

With two locations in South Walton County, Amavida is dedicated to promoting love, life, and great coffee. Their name even expresses this in its translation, with “ama” meaning love, and “vida” meaning life. Here at this earthy coffee shop you’ll find an array of espresso drinks, loose-leaf teas, wine, cheese, tapas, and an authentic latin food menu with including arepas, empanadas, and tamales. In the mood for a traditional coffee house snack such as a crumbly pastry or chicken salad sandwich? They’ve got those, too. If you’re a coffee aficionado, their Rosemary Beach location offers free coffee classes.

Location: 2236 E. Co Hwy 30A, Seaside and 104 North Barrett Square, Rosemary BeachContact: (850) 231-1077Web:


Amid the white stucco Mediterranean style homes in Alys Beach, you’ll find a quaint cottage with a friendly frog-faced logo welcoming you inside. This is George’s, where the menu is divided up into two categories: Behave and Misbehave. I’d recommend behaving with the entree so that you can misbehave with one of their decadent desserts such as George’s brown sugar cheesecake with fresh cream caramel.Location: Corner of 30A and Castle Harbor Dr., Alys BeachContact: (850) 641-0017Web:

Modica Market

This family-owned gourmet grocery store will have you feeling like you stepped into yesteryear with quaintly stocked shelves and rolling wood library ladders. In the center of the store is a coffee and wine bar where you can order something to sip while you shop. The deli sandwiches and salads are so good that they’ve become a lunchtime favorite. 

Location: 109 Center Ave, SeasideContact: (850) 231-1214Web:

Bruno’s Pizza

This classic old-school pizzeria has been around for 20 years and still makes their own dough and sauce every day. Their open kitchen is a great form of family entertainment where you can watch them hand-toss pizzas into the air. Their menu includes traditional pizzas, calzones, garlic knots, and oven baked subs.

Location: 6652 East County Hwy 30A, SeagroveContact: (850) 231-1699Web:

La Crema

A chic tapas bar with a Mediterranean feel, La Crema is perfect for a girls-night-out of unhurried laughter, conversation, and tasty snack foods. They’re best known for their selection of chocolate dishes, such as fondue for two or chocolate dipped bacon. Everything here is made for sharing and the wine list is pretty extensive.

Location: 38 Main Street, Rosemary BeachContact: (850) 624-8272Web:

La Cocina

This colorful Mexican grill lures in diners with the scent of hot melted queso and grilled meats. For a beachside twist on a traditional favorite, try the lobster quesadilla, or order one of their generous portions of enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and fajitas. Pose in front of their hand-painted mascot, the adorable LuLu, for a memorable vacation photo.

Location: 10343 E County Highway 30A, Rosemary BeachContact: (850) 231-4021



Arielle Langhorne, Newborn PhotographerPensacola (will work in a 80 miles radius, all the way to Seaside)850-341-8135 /

Attaway Studio/Chase Attaway (Portraiture/Real Estate)385-223-0787 /

Coastal Home Showcase (Real Estate Photography)Miramar Beach850-830-5067 /

Jamie Rich Photography303-815-7660 / /

Laura Jennings Photography & Fine Art Panama City Beach 850-583-4557 /


GulfWind Paddle and Surf4552 State Hwy 98/Santa Rosa Beach850-502-4357 /, Surf Boards, Kayaks, Accessories – sales and rentals)


Alive + Kicking 30A2166 W County Hwy 30A Suite E, Santa Rosa Beach850-502-1647 /

Beach Yoga 30A

Mallory Trumpfheller Yoga / all of 30A; on-location/will come to you214-240-4244 /

MYST 30A | Modern Yoga Style12805 US Hwy 98 East L 101, Rosemary Beach850-909-0141 /


Hair Stylists/Salons/Studios

The Grove Salon/Candace or Alifare50 Uptown Grayton Cir., Unit 2/ Santa Rosa Beach850-231-0905 /

Jade Nails/Dennis 118 Spires Ln Unit 5A/Santa Rosa Beach850-660-1050 /

Lofts 30A/Richard Murray 95 Laura Hamilton Blvd Santa Rosa Beach850-204-9792 /

Markeen Foy Hair Artistry @ Love 30A Salon274 Serenoa Rd, Suite 1D, Santa Rosa Beach850-238-6189 /

Taylor By The Sea ~ A Salon at Grayton Beach/Lisa Parker1394 County Highway 283 S Bldg 10/Grayton Beach850-231-0605 /

Upper Room Salon/Emily Cunningham 850-737-4089

Nail Salons

Happy Nails Grayton Beach51 Uptown Grayton Circle, Unit 3/Santa Rosa Beach850-213-4322 /

Sandy Nails & Spa/Jenny 4821 US Hwy 98 W, Suite 105 /Santa Rosa Beach850-622-4090 /

Massage Services

Bodywork Babe(850) 290-2969 /

For the Health of It2217 West Co. Highway 30A/Santa Rosa Beach850-267-0558 /

Thai Massage by Bee1234 Airport, #118/Destin850-333-8901

The Spa in Seaside29 Quincy Circle/Seaside850-213-0036 /


Baytowne Golf Club9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W/Sandestin Baytowne, Miramar Beach850-267-8155 /

Raven Golf Club1199 Troon Dr/Sandestin Beach Resorts, Miramar Beach850-267-8155 /

Windswept Dunes Golf Course 11 Clubhouse Dr/Freeport850-835-1847 /

Water Activities

Fishing Charters

Surfing Lessons

Wakeboard / Wake Surf Boat Charter

Kiteboarding Lessons