Best of 30A Attractions by iTrip Vacations®

Best Attractions in South Walton BadgeScenic Highway 30A and the South Walton area in Florida offer lots to see and do for travelers. The area features 16 beaches, all with their own flare and amenities. From learning how to build amazing sandcastles to taking a yoga class on the water, 30A’s attractions keep people active and entertained.

When planning to tour all 30A offers, don’t miss our picks for the best of 2015:

Best of 30A Attractions: Sandcastle Lessons

Build An Awesome Sandcastle

Sand Castle Lessons South Walton

Learn the secrets to cool sandcastles with Sandcastle Lessons, a favorite thing to do and a top-rated TripAdvisor activity. In only two hours, learn how to make a professional sandcastle, which will measure about 3 1/2 feet tall.

Look for the mobile unit.

On 30A, visitors will find a mobile unit that provides all the equipment and tools needed to make a sandcastle. The lesson begins with learning the basics, then gaining the skills to build a bigger castle. Once completed, a picture-ready castle awaits. The group asks visitors to prepare for a day in the sun by bringing beach clothes, towels, sunscreen, snacks and cash for tips.

Attraction Location

Address: Mobile Unit, The Coastal Communities of Scenic Hwy. 30A

Email: [email protected]


Best of 30A Attractions: Florida Boy Adventures

Cast A Line

Florida Boy Adventures South Walton

Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife

Fishing in Florida is one of the best ways to bond and spend a day on the water. Join local Captain Hunter Ray on a guided flat fishing boat adventure. Different charter packages offer something for those looking to fish or simply sight-see. Redfish, flounder, bluefish and even sharks may be seen while on the excursion. Fishing options include flat fishing – for any skill level and age – and fly fishing. A sightseeing trip tours the Choctawhatchee Bay, where alligators or dolphins frequent.

What to Bring:

All fishing equipment is provided, but pack snacks, sunscreen and a camera for cool picture opportunities!

Attraction Location

Address: *picks guests up at Point Washington boat ramp and Hogtown Bayou boat ramp

Phone: (850) 499-4473


Best of 30A Attractions: Not A Dog Charters

Hop Aboard

Not A Boy South Walton FL

Photo: Zach Petersen

Another great fishing option, Not A Dog Charters offers sport fishing adventures for all ages. The Not A Dog is Captain Kerry Jones boat’s name, and families can fish for red snapper, trigger fish or king mackerel.

Keep Your Catch!

This charter allows guests to keep their catches as well. Don’t worry about bringing the equipment because Not A Dog provides it and a cooler with ice. When heading out, wear proper attire, sunscreen, and bring lunch and drinks. The weather can vary from 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the season, so dress appropriately.

Attraction Location

Address: 4808 US-98, Santa Rosa Beach

Phone: (850) 267-2514


Best of 30A Attractions: 30A Adventures

Take An Adventure

30A Adventures South Walton

Those who have always dreamed of surfing should check out 30A Adventures. The three-hour surf camps open daily for children ages 6 and up at two locations. These camps get kids into the water and provide hours of excitement and fun.

What to Expect

Boards are provided, however participants must know how to swim and should bring a towel, sunscreen and water. Other tours include kayaking, swimboard and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons – all great for the whole family.

Attraction Location

Address: 5235 E. County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach

Phone Number: (850) 586-1650


Best of 30A Attractions: Yolo

Stand Up Paddleboard

Yolo Paddleboards South Walton FL

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You only live once, right? That’s the inspiration behind Yolo, which combines the motto and a passion for paddleboarding. With rental locations available throughout 30A, it’s easy to find the perfect board to try.

Pick the Perfect Water Adventure

Yolo offers a board for any activity: fishing, racing, surfing, fitness and inflatables. Certain locations also offer classes on boards, such as yoga and core fitness. To rent a board, visitors can either have them shipped or pick them up at a retail location. Bikes and gear are also available for purchase or rent.

Attraction Location

Address: 30A and Hwy. 393, Santa Rosa Beach

Phone Number: (844) 965-6262


What’s Your Favorite Pick for the Best 30A Attraction?

Whether you’re a traveler or own a South Walton vacation home, we want to hear from you! Did we miss your family’s favorite attraction or leave out your favorite thing to do? Let us know who we should consider next year!

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