During the spring months of March to May, enjoy quieter beaches, plenty of outdoor activities, special events, less-crowded nightlife establishments, and a guaranteed spot at one or more of the many local seaside eateries just waiting to serve you the seafood feast of your dreams!
Explore all that scenic route 30A has to offer during the months of March to May, plan your 30A spring vacation today.
Things are starting to warm up along the Florida panhandle, and it’s the perfect time to book your much-anticipated 30A vacation! The winter crowd has come and gone, and with school still in session the busy season is still a few weeks out. During the spring months of March to May, enjoy quieter beaches, plenty of outdoor activities, special events, less-crowded nightlife establishments, and a guaranteed spot at one or more of the many local seaside eateries just waiting to serve you the seafood feast of your dreams! Read on for our What to See and Do list while vacationing along route 30A, all the while embraced by its stunning natural beauty unlike any other coastal region on earth.
From start to finish, scenic highway 30A traverses through Florida’s most unique scenery. Surrounded by beautiful white-sandy beaches, glistening emerald-green waters, charming seaside villages and resorts, top-rated parks and abundant wildlife, it’s during the warmer spring months that you’ll most enjoy all of the fun-in-the-sun activities, locations and opportunities that 30A has to offer. Your best vacation memories await you!
Here are a few suggestions of what to see and do from March to May in 30A:
Beach and Coastal Dune Park Hopping!
It goes without saying, that the first thing you may want to cross off your bucket list is dipping your feet in the glistening turquoise waters calling your name at one of the many beaches along scenic highway 30A, but not before walking across the white-sand that feels like cool sugar beneath your feet. It’s here where you’ll find 26 miles of pristine beaches shared by the 16 distinct beach neighborhoods of South Walton, including the charming towns of Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Aly's and Santa Rosa.
The coastal sand dunes along 30A are one of the area’s most treasured ecosystems. So, don’t miss a visit to Dune Allen Beach where you can witness dunes towering over 25 feet tall, or kayak over tranquil dune lakes where fresh water mixes with salt water...a rare 10,000-year-old phenomenon occurring in only a handful of locations around the world.
Along the way, pick up a local beach guide and make your own list of fun activities to do! Rent a bike, kayak or paddleboard, tour a town, book a scuba-diving or dolphin watching excursion, or make a reservation at a popular coastal seafood restaurant with the best water views, to name a few.
Camping, Glamping Under the Stars!
Consider venturing out one night or more to camp at one of the award-winning state parks all along highway 30A. From old school camping to glamping, there’s a version of sleeping under the stars that’s just right for you. Camp at Grayton Beach State Park or Topsail Hill Preserve, where you’ll have private beach access to its top-rated US beaches, and where you can take advantage of the hiking, biking, fishing, parasailing, boating, and abundant wildlife-watching opportunities just steps away from your rented tent or cabin. If primitive is not the way you roll, try Fancy Camps, for the ultimate glamping experience where they do all of your camp planning, set up, and tear down and are available as a service at most Florida Gulf Coast State Parks.
Live Music Events and More…
Spring offers no shortage of events along scenic road 30A. Live music, comedy, arts, and more top the list, draw crowds of all ages, and offer a casual respite to the multitude of physical activities you’ve enjoyed during the day. Farmers’ markets are in full swing during this time as well, offering an array of local produce, arts and crafts, street entertainment and food trucks. Or check local listings for a fun adult game night at a local brewery, hang out with locals and listen to live music at a bonfire on the beach one night of the week, or vote for your favorite corvette at the annual Vroom, vroom Vettes car event in the village of Baytowne Wharf.
If you’re looking for accommodations along route 30A, plan your visit with us. Whether you’re travelling solo or with family, LovetoStay30A can customize your vacation stay and experience. And at Livewell 30A, we provide full service concierge services to anything and everything you could imagine along 30A.