As our beachside community embarks on yet another epic summer full of Florida sun soakin', fresh cut grass picnics, and ice cold lemonade cheersing, April is the perfect time to plan your adventurous summer with family on 30A! As you're planning your dream vaca getaway or considering a move, you may be pondering what areas are right for you... And what your plans are when you get there? What does a day look like on 30A? Undoubtably, the dozens of public beach accesses have plenty of excitement to offer, but each of our 30A connected towns have a different set of amenities to offer. Think of our 30A towns like snowflakes, there are no 2 exactly alike. 

To help you answer these life-or-death summer fun questions, we’ve teamed up with several local vendors to launch a series of photoshoots that will highlight a blend of daily activities to enjoy along the coast! The stories and photos will showcase various beach town amenities from Inlet Beach to Dune Allen! Whether you’ve been visiting 30A since it was all white beaches, a breeze, and nothing else, or it’s your first time on this hoppin’ scene, let’s take a fresh look at spending a day on 30A! 

What better place to start than the HEART of 30A... Seaside!  We had the privilege of spending the day with some of our newest homeowner / clients of Live 30A & dear friends, the Gough family. Cortney, mom of two girls and wife to Lucas also happens to be a fantastic stylist/model with a knack for marketing and community and was a huge part of creating this storytelling photoshoot with us. Keep your eyes peeled for our interview of her & the fam where they share their take on moving to the area and getting involved in the community... coming soon to the blog! 

Ah, you’ve arrived at your idyllic Seaside home for vacation (or move in) at the perfect pink cottage with wraparound porch, and you’re ready to get out there and enjoy life to the fullest. We recommend starting out those gorgeous cool morning hours with a family play-date in the grassy Amphitheater, surrounded by palm trees and passerbys. Toss a ball, play tag, ride your Frankie Bike Shop rental bikes, snag a pretzel at Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs on the retro airstream trailer row, or just lounge the afternoon away! Whatever you day entails, it will be complete with a fresh vanilla cone from Dawson’s Yogurt just west of Great Southern.
After your fun filled day of fresh air & exploration, ride out for a beach stroll & firey sunset just west of Seaside in Grayton Beach! If you’re one of the “lucky” ones with an annual beach pass for your vehicle, you could drive out top-down, and secure the perfect sunset watching spot down by the water. For an easy breezy beach experience, we recommend setting up a group chair and bonfire by our friends at Beach Brother’s Beach Service and having Carly with Graze 30a build you the most delectable and creative charcuterie tapas boards. For the different foodies in your group, you could order up a variety of tacos, guac, sauces, and chips from Taco 30A who will be more than happy to deliver for your bonfire rendezvous! 
Special thanks to our friends and local businesses who made the day and shared their gifts and services with us. 
Modeling (and styling assistance): Cortney Gough & Family
Hair and Makeup: Stacy Alderson
Photography: Fantasia with Little Miss Creative 
Charcuterie Board: Carly with Graze 30a 


Is there something you’re curious about in the area but haven’t experienced yet? What community / amenities / businesses should we get to know and share next? Shoot an email and let us know. OR DM us on Instagram

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