SERVICES – local recommendations
What’s Happening on 30-A and at the Beaches of South Walton
LOCAL EVENTS AND TOURIST INFORMATION
Your Sunburst Vacation Manager is always happy to answer any questions and to recommend restaurants, rentals and recreation for you. Take a gander through our local resources or contact us directly to plan your best trip ever.
VisitSouthWalton.com can be your one stop for everything you need to know for planning a vacation to any of the 16 unique beach communities in South Walton and 30A.
SoWal.com is an online magazine & guide for the beaches of South Walton and surrounding areas of the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. Visit their site for updated info and articles on everything happening in the area including live beachcams, photo and video galleries, interactive maps, recreation guides, dining and shopping guides, and much more.
Also, be sure to check out the South Walton’s Local Events Calendar for all that’s happening on 30-A and the beaches of South Walton during your vacation.
30-A.com, the fun, quick and easy resource utilized by thousands of locals, tourists and visitors each month to learn more about one of the most beautiful resort destinations in the world… Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A.
Local Recommendations and Friends
BEACH SERVICES AND GEAR RENTALS
Live Well offers a one stop shopping experience for renting bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, electric golf carts, beach bonfires, baby cribs and highchairs, stand up paddle boards, kayak rentals, fishing excursions, grocery shopping, shuttle transportation, sunset cruises, dolphin cruises and more.
Bike rentals: Includes locks, helmets (if requested), trailers and child seats. They deliver and pick up.
LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURE
The Seaside Repertory Theatre was founded in the spring of 2001 and the Seaside Rep has become Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company. For the 2012 Season, the REP has scheduled live performances for adults and kids as well as live, original music.
Cultural Arts Association serves as an umbrella organization, the CCA of Walton County supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The CAA runs local annual events such as the 30-A Songwriter’s Festival and Arts Quest.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Live Well Bikes and Beach Services offers a one stop shopping experience for Bike Rentals, Golf Carts, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Beach Fires, Baby Cribs/Highchairs, Yolo/Standup Boards, and Kayak Rentals.
Yellowfin Ocean Sports is an authentic beach store offering bike and kayak rentals, top of the line kayak sales, local fishing charters and bait. Yellow Fin also has one of the best selections of tackle, bait and surf fishing rods on the Beaches of South Walton. Don’t discount the local fishing knowledge of the Staff!
Big Daddy’s Bike Shop and Rentals provides South Walton and the beaches of the Emerald Coast with the finest line of bikes and accessories available.
They also offer a full line of ocean kayaks for sale or rent. Free delivery service is available in the local area.
Walcoeco Tours is involved with much more than reconnecting people with nature through guided kayak and YOLO Board tours. Master Naturalist, guide, and owner of Walcoeco Tours, Murray Balkcom, says that one of the things that excited him about moving to South Walton many years ago was that this area was young, giving him the perfect opportunity to help shape the community.
Dockside Watersports located in the Destin Harbor, of Destin, Florida, offers Parasailing, Jet Ski Rentals, Boat Rentals, Sunset and Fireworks Cruises, Dolphin Excursions and a marina shop with everything you need to enjoy your day on the water. We offer you outstanding service and are here to make your Destin vacation memories last forever. Call (850) 428-3313 or visit our What is Parasailing? web page for additional information.
Fish On Gulf Charters, Captain Jimbo Bishop 850-974-4357
DINING AND SHOPPING
Amavida Coffee is a family owned business with retail stores in Seaside and Rosemary Beach and a roasting facility located just 15 miles away.
“Amavida” joins the Spanish words “amar” (love) and “vida” (life). They are committed to building long-lasting, caring relationships with their customers, farmers, environment, suppliers, employees, and finally their community. By using “Love for life” as their guiding principle, they conduct their business with a strong ethical foundation and a sense of fairness. When they combine this guiding principle along with their devotion to producing only the freshest, highest-quality coffee products, they feel everyone wins.
Seagrove Village Market was founded in 1949 and has been featured in Coastal Living, Southern Living and Travel + Leisure magazines. The Market’s menu features salads, burgers, fish tacos and freshly grilled or fried seafood.
George’s at Alys Beach is the perfect beachy-casual spot for lunch or dinner. They have a delicious menu of local organic dishes featuring the freshest produce and seafood available. Dine outside under the Palm trees or inside by candlelight.
La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar is a traditional Tex-Mex restaurant with a coastal twist. Everything served is prepared with the freshest, finest, handpicked ingredients and presented with a generous helping of love.
Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine is the largest transportation company in Northwest Florida, with over 40 vehicles. They can accommodate any transportation needs. From one person going to the airport to 300 guests going to a conference, they are the experts for transportation in Northwest Florida. Travel “the Sunshine Way”.
Seaoats Beach Service (Rosemary Beach)
Nanny Penny’s Babysitters: 850-534-0078