The Beaches of South Walton & Planning a 30A Vacation

Welcome to the beaches of South Walton, a unique stretch of the Florida Gulf Coast also frequently referred to as 30A, this popular beach vacation area is made up of a number of different towns, communities, and resort destinations. The meandering two-lane road known as 30A runs just miles between Destin and Panama City and is home to some of the country's most beautiful and peaceful white-sand beaches. Explore 30A by bike by heading out on the Timpoochee Trail, which provides over 18 miles of pristine bike path and scenic views! Not sure where to start your Florida Dream Vacation… let us tell you a little more about our home.

Search Vacation Rentals

Top 30a Destinations

Each beach, community, and resort along the 30A corridor offers a slightly different experience for its guests, but everything is close enough in proximity you never have to miss out on anything the area offers. Learn more about these popular 30A vacation destinations which are the core of South Walton!


Near Destin
Destin WaterwaysClose to the Beaches of South Walton, and everything that makes up a 30A vacation is the more widely known city of Destin. Also, a top destination for visitors, Destin is just down the road.

Russell Vacation Rentals has a few select rentals in this area and a boatload of area information to share. Frequently guests stay in one area and visit the other while they are here.

Popular 30A Events & Attractions

Year-round events and attractions for the whole family! 30A makes vacation planning easy.

30A Questions & Answers from the Locals

There is no place like it! The quiet beaches are a haven and a true retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life. The sugary white sand beaches are more than enough to make your worries melt away. With plenty of things to do, see and explore 30A is the best way to experience Florida!

Nope… they are basically the same place… South Walton is the 26-mile stretch of beachside communities bordering the Gulf of Mexico in the Northwest of Florida’s Panhandle (just before you reach Destin). The Beaches of South Walton encompass 16 distinct beach communities from Miramar Beach to Inlet Beach. Each community has its own little twist on beach life. 30A is the road that parallels the beach and connects all of the communities to one another.

Truthfully each area of 30A offers something amazing, and the whole area is accessible enough that no one beach or community limits you from enjoying the entire area. That said a few of our very favorites include:
  • Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – you never have to leave the resort or battle local traffic, and if you love Golf… this is the place to be!
  • Hidden Dunes Resort – Quiet but extremely family-friendly!
  • Miramar Beach – Central to the best events, shopping, and dining!

If you love food… we have you covered. Obviously, seafood is top-notch, fresh, and definitely a local favorite, but there is so much more, check out a few of our favorites. Be sure to check out The Hub for a great selection of restaurants, shops, and entertainment, too!