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We know you come to the beach for, well, the beach. And 30A has some of the best beaches in the world! However, we know that it can still be nice to have a pool nearby. But what’s even better than a community pool? Yep, a private pool! And each of these fantastic rentals has just that.


Bon Temps

Enjoy this heated pool year-round! This Rosemary Beach home is close to the beach and the Rosemary Beach ‘Coquina Pool’…but we know it’s nice to have a bit of water all to yourself. Bon Temps sleeps 16, and the detached carriage house, Beau Soleil, can be booked along with the main house and sleeps an additional 4.

Pool Heating Charge is additional and upon request at $150/week or $30 per day for less than 7 night stays.


Grayt Fun

This dog-friendly beach rental has a backyard both you and your pet will love! The private pool is consistently a renter favorite, and at night, it lights up! Grayt Fun sleeps 12 and is located in the quirky and charming neighborhood of Grayton Beach. And did we mention it’s just 100 steps from the beach? So, feel free to switch between the pool and the beach all day long!


Easy Peasy

The private courtyard pool at Easy Peasy feels incredibly luxurious. The courtyard also includes a spacious lounging area and outdoor kitchen, so your kids can enjoy the water while you whip up lunch or dinner! This pool can also be heated for an added bonus during a fall, winter, or early spring vacation.

Pool Heating Charge is additional and upon request.


Leo’s Hideaway

Our first Panama City Beach rental is located in Laguna Beach has all the charm of an Old Florida beach cottage! It also features a private pool with a fenced in backyard and views of Lake Pierna. This cottage is very private and tucked away at the end of a palm-tree lined driveway. And if you’re wanting more waves, hop right on over to the beach…it’s just a tenth of a mile away!


Peace By The Sea

Conveniently located in Seacrest, just minutes away from other popular beach communities like Seaside, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, and WaterColor, Peace By The Sea features an outdoor area that includes a private heated pool, a covered patio, a pool deck, and an outdoor shower. And the underwater pool lights change colors, making night swims twice as fun!

Pool Heating Charge is additional and upon request at $150/week or $25 per day for less than 7 night stays.


Lifeguard Loop

Even though this dog-friendly rental has access to the 12,000 square foot Seacrest Beach community pool, we know it’s still nice to have your own private pool right out your back door! A favorite rental for spring breaks and girls’ weekends, Lifeguard Loop also features a private pool that can be heated year-round.

Pool Heating Charge is additional and upon request at $150/week or $25 per day for less than 7 night stays.


Sea La Vie

This Rosemary Beach home is sure to make you feel like royalty. And, Sea La Vie is a pet-friendly beach rental, which means you don’t have to leave your dogs at home! As far as humans go, the house sleeps 11, and the detached carriage house, SummerSalt, can be rented along with the main house and sleeps 4.

Pool Heating Charge is additional and upon request at $150/week or $30 per day for less than 7 night stays.


Book one of these 30A rentals for your 2020 vacation today. Or browse our website for available homes today and find the perfect place for you and your family. Need help booking? Call us today at 877.782.9302 (877-STAY-30A).

30A Songwriters Festival


The 11th annual 30A Songwriter’s Festival is set to take place this coming January 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th where exceptional songwriters and singers will be celebrated in a distinct 30A style. Whether you live along Scenic Highway 30A, or just like to escape to the area as often as possible, you won’t want to miss this incredible event. This event draws people from all over the world with stellar music performances by top industry performers, up and coming songwriters, and local artists.

Come out to hear more than 125 artists and over 200 performances in various venues across Scenic Highway 30A. With over 25 venues throughout South Walton, you’ll get to enjoy concerts on large outdoor stages and in small intimate cafés. Among the charming beach communities joining the festivities are WaterColor, Grayton Beach, WaterSound, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Gulf Place, Seacrest Beach and Seaside Beach.

The 30A Songwriter’s festival is popular throughout the music community as it highlights remarkable songwriting from an assortment of musical styles ranging from rock and blues to folk and country. So, you are sure to find something to everyone’s liking!

This event is co-produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and Russell Carter Artist Management, and all proceeds will benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County.

Get your tickets now and prepare for a weekend of soulful melodies, enchanting vocals and captivating lyrics!


Whether you’ve joined us before or not, we look forward to seeing you this January for the 30A Songwriter’s Festival!

Looking for accommodation? Book your 30A rental today with Paradise Beach Rentals for the selected dates before they are full!  Need help booking? Call us today at 877.782.9302 (877-STAY-30A).

“Thanksgiving” and “at the beach” might be words you never thought you would use in a sentence. But we think it’s about time you do! Not sure if there is anything to do at the beach on Thanksgiving? Think again! We have a whole list of activities and dining options to give you one of the most memorable (and hopefully drama-free) Thanksgivings you and your family have ever had!

Start The Morning With A Run

Already feeling guilty about that extra piece of pie you know you’re going to eat later? Earn those extra calories by running in the 30A Thanksgiving Day 10K (or 5K…or 1 mile…if a 10K isn’t quite your thing)!

This race takes place every Thanksgiving, and has become a tradition for countless families that either call 30A home, or choose to spend Thanksgiving here every year. Whichever race you choose to run, you will start and finish in beautiful Rosemary Beach.

All proceeds from this event benefit a group of local charities. Register early! Last year, the race sold out.


Eating Out

When you think about Thanksgiving, you most likely think about food! But maybe you don’t get very excited about cooking that food. We completely understand! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of different restaurants and experiences along the Emerald Coast to make sure you get the Thanksgiving feast you want (and deserve!) while keeping you out of the kitchen.


The Pearl Thanksgiving Buffet

Located in the ballroom of The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, you can enjoy live music and a renowned Thanksgiving Buffet! This year, they are offering three seatings at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM. Reservations are required, so please call 850.588.2882. Prices are $79 per adult and $39 per child (13 and under).


The Pearl Thanksgiving Plated Dinner

The Pearl also offers a plated dinner from 11 AM – 7 PM at the Havana Beach Bar & Grill. Their regular menu will not be available, but you can still find their interpretation of Thanksgiving classics on the special 3-course Thanksgiving menu. Reservations are required, so please call 850.588.2882. Prices are $79 per adult and $39 per child (13 and under).


Stinky’s Fish Camp

If you’re looking for a fuss free holiday dinner, make reservations at Stinky’s! They will be serving your holiday favorites as well as selections from their regular menu. Call 850.267.3053 for reservations. 


Old Florida Fish House

Old Florida Fish House will be serving up Thanksgiving on the Lake again this year. You can choose from the special buffet or from their sushi menu. Select regular menu items will also be available. Prices are $39 per adult and $15 per child. Make your reservations by calling 850.534.3045.


Vue on 30A

Vue on 30a will be serving up traditional holiday dishes with a coastal flair at their Annual Thanksgiving Brunch. Enjoy a delicious meal in a spectacular setting! Make your reservations today by calling 850.267.2305. Price per adult is $49.95, and price for kids (aged 6-12) is $15.95. Children 5 and under are complimentary.


Cafe Thirty-A

Make your reservations for Cafe Thirty-A’s Thanksgiving feast early…it always sells out! Book now and enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving dinner with all the extras! Adults eat for $60 and children eat for $20. Make reservations online, or call 850.231.2166.

OR, get a take-out feast for 6. Order early! Pick-up will be Thanksgiving Day.


Solaris Yacht

Set sail this Thanksgiving on the Solaris Yacht and enjoy a spectacular feast on the water. This year, enjoy either lunch or dinner during your two and a half hour cruise. This event sells out every year, so make your reservations as soon as possible! Prices for adults (11 & up) are $68, children (3-10) are $38, and infants (2 & under) are $23 (no meal served).


Cuvee 30A

Tim Creehan’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet happens every year exclusively at Cuvee 30A at 30Avenue. Early reservations are highly recommended, and can be made online. Buffet prices are $49 for adults, and $21 for children under 9.

OR, order a turkey to-go! Each year, they offer turkey-only options, full dinner options, or full-dinner with dessert.


Restaurant Paradis

Thanksgiving in Rosemary Beach with dinner at Restaurant Paradis! They will be serving a traditional turkey dinner, alongside their regular menu if you are looking for something different. To make your reservations, please call 850.534.0400.


The Bay Restaurant

Chef Jim Shirley always puts together an amazing Thanksgiving menu at The Bay. Enjoy the celebratory buffet while also enjoying spectacular views of Choctawhatchee Bay. make reservations by calling 850.622.2291.


Great Southern Cafè

Another restaurant by Chef Jim Shirley, Great Southern Cafè offers a Thanksgiving Day Lunch Buffet that always fills up fast! Reservations can be made by calling 850.231.7327 from November 1 at 8 a.m. and are on a first-call first-reserved basis. Be fast, because reservations typically fill up within hours!

Eating In

Maybe getting dressed up and eating out isn’t your idea of a fun Thanksgiving?

Thankfully, Cafe Thirty-A, Cuvee 30A, Grayton Beer Brewpub, Roux 30A, Cowgirl Kitchen, The Perfect Pig, and The Hub 30A all offer delicious Thanksgiving Dinner to-go options that give you the ability to enjoy time with family at home while not having to cook…which we call a win-win! Or, go for a classic like Honey Baked Ham. They several different locations in the South Walton area to choose from!

But if you do like to cook, don’t fret about not being able to find the perfect turkey! For The Health Of It offers a limited supply of free range and organic turkeys each year. They have been sourcing their turkeys from Mary’s Farm in Pennsylvania for the past 24 years.

And for fresh, seasonal veggies, check out the different farmers’ markets along 30A the week before Thanksgiving! You’re sure to find some unique finds that will make your Thanksgiving spread even more special.


At Paradise Beach Rentals, we always want to give you the best beach vacation possible. That’s why we try to ensure that each of our rentals comes with everything you could possibly need. So, if you plan to spend the holiday in one of our beach rentals, you are sure to have everything you need to whip up an amazing Thanksgiving dinner!

Ready to spend Turkey Day by the coast? Book your beach rental today! We typically fill up during the holidays. Browse our available homes today and find the perfect place for you and your family. Need help booking? Call us today at 877.782.9302 (877.STAY.30A) and we will help you find the perfect rental for you and your family this Thanksgiving.

There’s no reason to miss Taco Tuesday just because you’re on vacation. Especially when fish tacos are a delicious possibility! Browse these incredible restaurants below and find the perfect spot to eat on your next trip to 30A.

Red Fish Taco

With a selection of soft tacos, crispy street tacos, and grilled corn tortilla tacos, everyone is bound to find something they love! Try the Grilled Red Fish or Blackened Shrimp Fish Tacos for a coastal taste, or the Chili Steak or Smoked Brisket Tacos for something fun and different.

2052 W County Hwy 30A

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


Bud and Alley’s Taco Bar

Bud and Alley’s never disappoints, and the Taco Bar is no exception! Just steps from the sand, you can eat at the Taco Bar OR get your order to-go and enjoy your tacos on the beach. We recommend the Baja Style Fish Tacos or the Carnitas Tacos! They also have burritos and a wide selection of house made sides.

2236 East County Road 30-A

Seaside, Florida 32459



Originally inspired by a trip to Spain, the decor, vibe, and menu of Chiringo draws from beaches around the world. While the tacos are out of this world, you’re sure to love the atmosphere of Chiringo just as much!

63 Hotz Ave

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459



North Beach Tortilla Co.

Take a trip to the Bay! Located at the foot of the 331 Bridge, this restaurant is a newcomer to South Walton. With plenty of room for the kids to run and play, you can enjoy a drink from their extensive tequila selection. And their tacos are made-from-scratch in a delightful gulf- and farm-to-table fashion!

24200 US-331

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


Macho Taco

If everyone in your group isn’t craving tacos, make your way to The Hub where there are plenty of  different food options. But for you taco lovers, look no further than Macho Taco! Enjoy delicious combos like Pork Chimichurri, Grilled Chicken Mole, or Grilled Portabellos for a vegetarian option.

Unit 4, 24 Hub Lane

Watersound Beach, Florida 32461


La Playa

Located in Gulf Place directly across from the Gulf of Mexico, La Playa is the place to go for Caribbean-influenced favorites. Get exactly what you’re craving with their Build Your Own menu. Choose from Bowls, Tacos, Burritos, or Nachos and plenty of protein and topping options!

37 Town Center Loop C8

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


la cocina

La Cocina

La Cocina offers Latin-inspired cuisine made-from-scratch from the freshest possible ingredients. And in the heart of Seacrest Beach, it’s in the perfect location. Enjoy a wide variety of tacos and other classic Mexican cuisine. But don’t forget the cocktail!

10343 E County Hwy 30A

Seacrest, FL 32461


What’s your favorite place to grab a taco along 30A? Let us know in the comments!

And if you don’t have a trip to the beach on your calendar, book your next beach rental today. Browse our available homes today and find the perfect place for you and your family. Need help booking? Call us today at 877.782.9302 (877.STAY.30A).

Turn your next beach weekend into a race weekend! If you’ve never run along the stunning 30A coast, you are in for a treat. So get your running friends together, book your beach rental, and start training! And with races ranging from 1 mile to a half marathon, you are sure to find something for your skill level…

Seaside® School Race Weekend

Seaside School Half Marathon and 5K

Sunday, March 1, 2020

This will be the 18th Annual Seaside School Race Weekend! They offer both a half marathon and 5K race. The course is mostly flat and out-and-back. You’ll run through the charming beach towns along 30A, past coastal dune lakes, and, of course, the gorgeous Emerald Coast!

In 2020, the event will also feature a Taste of the Race event on Friday, February 28th. Join Chef Emeril Lagasse and enjoy cuisine from some of the Gulf Coast’s top chefs! After all, what better preparation is there for race day?

And if you need an excuse to make this a girls’ weekend, we’ll give you one… this event is sponsored by Vera Bradley! So, you’re sure to walk away with some great swag.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Seaside School.


Half Marathon – $125

5K Run – $95


30A Half Marathon and 5K

30A Half Marathon and 5K

Sunday, October 13, 2019

The 4th Annual 30A Half Marathon and 5K will feature an out and back course that starts and ends at beautiful Gulf Place on Highway 30A. You’ll get all the beauty of the coast during this race!

This event also includes a full weekend of activities! Join your fellow racers on Friday, October 11th for the 30A BBQ Festival at the Gulf Place Amphitheater and enjoy all you can eat BBQ. Saturday will feature a Race Expo during packet pickup, followed by Race Day on Sunday.

All proceeds from this event benefit The Sonder Project.


Half Marathon – $85

5K Run – $55


30A 10K

30A Thanksgiving Day Races (10K, 5K, and 1 Mile)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Spending Thanksgiving at the Beach? According to Southern Living Magazine, this race is one of the Top 5 Races in the South on Thanksgiving! This race starts and finishes in Rosemary Beach.

The fun starts the day before at packet pickup! You will need to pick up your race shirt and bib on Wednesday, November 27th at The Hub. While you’re there, enjoy the fun and festive atmosphere of the Fall Festival!

All proceeds from this event benefit a group of local charities.


10K – $75

5K Run/Walk – $65

1 Mile Fun Run – $35


Don’t let these races rush on by! Book your beach rental today and enjoy several days in the sun as well. Browse our available homes today and find the perfect place for you and your crew. Need help booking? Call us today at 877.782.9302 (877.STAY.30A).