South Walton / 30-A
scenic - 1. of or pertaining to natural scenery. 2. having pleasing or beautiful scenery.
Scenic Highway 30-A traverses the southern portion of Walton County and possesses not only natural, but beautiful scenery in the form of powder-white beaches, emerald-green waters and stunning blue skies punctuated by the occasional fluffy cloud. Along this two-lane thoroughfare you'll find villages nestled between state parks and pristine coastal dune lakes just waiting to be discovered.
Explore natural attractions such as Topsail Hill State Preserve, Grayton Beach State Recreation Area and Deer Lake State Park to see wild and undisturbed Florida. Lounge on the beach, or cast your line in Western Lake in search of that freshwater catch.
On days you'd rather explore a different kind of landscape, visit the colorful shopping areas that call Scenic Highway 30-A home, including Gulf Place, The Shops at Grayton, Grayton Corners, Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Folk art enthusiasts won't want to miss Collaborations and fans of native plants and gourds will marvel at the Old Florida roadside attraction, Gourd Garden and Curiosity Shop, both in Seagrove Beach.
Dining is an art form on this 26-mile stretch of family-friendly communities, and you're sure to find a restaurant to please your palate. From the funky Hurricane Oyster Bar in Seaside to Fish Out of Water at the WaterColor Inn.
Explore, shop and dine your way across Scenic Highway 30-A, and you'll discover what the locals already know: this road will take you back to a simpler time, where sun, sand and sea embrace picturesque beach villages; where you can relax one day and go "out on the town the next". Enjoy the scenery.