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28 Aug 2021
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Are you wondering what to do in late summer at the beach? Well, if you’re coming to the 30A area, you’re in luck. There is so much to do! Whether you’re visiting with friends or family, 30A has something for everyone. Check out this list of 6 favorite late summer activities on 30A, so you can plan the trip of your dreams!

  1. Beach Bonfire: Did you know you can have a bonfire on the beach on 30A? It’s true! After you obtain a permit from the South Walton Fire District, you can go about setting up your bonfire in two ways. The first is hosting your own. You can bring or rent your own gear and enjoy the bonfire with family and friends. However, 30A has you covered! There are various companies that will take care of everything from the fire and smores to games and drinks! Check out companies such as Live Well 30A, La Dolce Vita, and Rent Gear Here to name a few who have everything you need for the perfect night. Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple’s experience or you want to host the entire family, a beach bonfire on 30A is the perfect activity to do in late summer at the beach

  2. Take a Hike: As the summer winds down, it doesn’t mean we have to run back inside. In the 30A area, there is so much to do, especially for the nature lovers in your group. Just off 30A, you’ll find the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Point Washington State Forest, and Grayton Beach State Park. These stellar preserves have various hiking trails for all ages and ability levels, bike trails, camping, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and so much more! Grab the family, pack some snacks, and head to one of these stellar outdoor wonders.

  3. Watersports: Summertime means getting into the sun and out on the water! When you stay on 30A, there are a plethora of choices to pick from. You can rent a pontoon boat, borrow some jet skis, or book a parasailing trip from Gilligan’s Watersports. Did you know you can also book a fishing charter from 30A Escapes? The possibilities are endless in this Gulf favorite! Rent some paddle boards, book an airboat adventure, and even swim with the dolphins. Talk it over with your group and plan an adventure each day to see it all on your next 30A getaway! 

  4. Sandcastle Lessons: If you’ve been to the beach as a kid, you’ve definitely built a sandcastle. All you need are some pails, water, and imagination. However, did you know you can get lessons right on 30A? Check out Beach Sand Sculptures and learn how to create a stellar sand sculpture that is sure to impress! Build a towering masterpiece and grab a photo with your group for your next holiday card. You’ll also have a new talent to showcase on your next beach trip!

  5. Shipwreck Island Waterpark: The beach can become monotonous, especially with little ones in your group. If you’re traveling with children or just love a great waterslide, head over to Shipwreck Island Waterpark. The park features a 500,000 gallon wave pool, 2,000 foot lazy river, and water slides and rides for all ages and likes! This great space also features food options for a full day of family fun. What better way to spend a late summer day? Grab your group and enjoy!

  6. Glass Making Workshops: Whether it’s early or late summer, the heat doesn’t let up. To get out of the heat and into some AC, consider taking a glass making workshop. It doesn’t matter if you are an art pro or have no idea what glass blowing is, Gilbert Glassworks will help you transform glass into your very own creation! Learn the fundamentals, make a bowl, or design a paperweight for a souvenir or gift. This is a great option for family and friend groups looking to learn and make art together!

So, what is there to do in late summer at the beach on 30A? The possibilities are endless! Whether you want to rest and relax or book every excursion you can afford, enjoy all of summer on the Gulf with friends and family by taking advantage of these great local activities!