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10 Aug 2020
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Things to Do

Wondering what to do on 30A during your next beach trip? There are a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy! Whether your idea of the perfect vacation is relaxing by the beach in a comfortable chair or exploring the Gulf by boat, there are numerous ways to get outside and enjoy the Florida sunshine. This 30A and Destin rental guide will help you plan a getaway that’s fun for everyone in the family. 


If you’re looking for what to do on 30A, biking is the most popular activity and mode of transportation. With a 19-mile paved bike path paralleling the highway, a bike can easily get you from Dune Allen in the west to Rosemary Beach in the east. Here are a few of the many companies that offer bike rentals: 

  • 30A Bike Rentals is located in Seagrove Beach, but offers delivery service to the entire Highway 30A stretch. There are hundred of different bikes to choose from and they also offer standard and beach wheelchairs. As one of our Added Fun Partners , My Vacation Haven guests will receive 10% off your bike rentals of three days or more!

  • Coastal Cruisers in Destin has a great selection of beach cruisers, kids’ bikes, tandems, sport-comfort, hybrid, all-terrain and road bikes. MVH guests receive 10% off your order plus free delivery!

  • Peddler’s in Seacrest Beach is a funky little bike shop conveniently located on Highway 30A where you can find a wide variety of bikes and accessories for the whole family. 

  • Salt Air 30A in WaterSound offers smooth and stylish custom bikes. Rent a classic cruiser or give their peddle-assisted electric bikes a try! 

Chairs and Umbrellas 

Not sure what to do in Destin? It may sound simple, but sitting in a beach chair and watching the waves roll in is a wonderful pastime. There are numerous 30A and Destin rental companies that will set up chairs and umbrellas for you. Beach Brothers Beach Service provides excellent setups and service (and if MVH guests reserve a setup for the week, you’ll get the last day free!).  La Dolce Vita has a variety of options including a single chair, beach set, big umbrellas with 5 chairs, beach beds and more. Rent Gear Here also offers beach setups, which make your relaxing beach day even more enjoyable! 

Pontoon Boats

If you ask someone what to do in Destin, chances are they’ll suggest taking a pontoon boat out to Crab Island. This submerged sandbar is a hotspot during the summer months. You can anchor your boat and hang out in the shallow water, watch for dolphins and get treats from the boats selling popsicles, coconuts and more. Several Destin rental companies for pontoon boats include:


What to do on 30A when the sun sets? How about a bonfire! Listen to the waves crash, watch the stars twinkle and make delicious s’mores while enjoying this peaceful environment with loved ones. With most Destin rental companies, you just have to show up and everything else (including permits, setup and breakdown) is taken care of.  La Dolce Vita , Rent Gear Here , Reef Beach and Live Well 30A can help you create a memorable evening by the beach! 

Water Sports

If you want to get a close-up look at the gorgeous water of the Gulf of Mexico, there are numerous water sports to try. For some close-to-shore fun, you can rent boogie boards or skim boards, which are perfect for kids and teens. Several Destin rental companies also offer surfboards, but the water is sometimes too flat to catch a wave. 

Ready to venture out further in the water? Stand up paddleboards and kayaks are a great way to get some exercise and have fun in the sun. You might even spot some dolphins and other marine life! Speaking of, there are several snorkeling spots where you can see a variety of fish species swimming around and many companies also have the necessary gear for you to rent. 

Below are a few rental companies that provide water sports equipment. And if you need more suggestions about local activities, ask one of their friendly team members! They know all about what to do in Destin.  

  • Reef Beach Services & Rental offers boogie boards, kayaks with life jackets, paddleboards and more for visitors along 30A. My Vacation Haven guests will receive 10% off products and services (excludes bonfires and shrimp boils).

  • Bearded Beach Hippie will help you fully enjoy your time at the beach with stand up paddleboard rentals. Their 2018 12’ and 11’ YOLO Woody SUP come with a leash, paddle and life jacket (MVH guests receive 20% off all rentals plus free delivery). 

  • Live Well 30A also has a great selection of water sport rentals, such as kayaks, surf boards and more. 

MVH Beach Closets 

To help our guests save time and money , most of our vacation rentals include a fully stocked beach closet with beach chairs, sand toys and more. These complimentary vacation essentials are available to use during your stay. After all, we know you want to spend more time by the beach and less time shopping for equipment! 

Now that you know what to do in Destin and on 30A, it’s time to book your vacation rental! Here at  My Vacation Haven , we can help you find the ideal home or condo for your family. Whether you want to be close to the Gulf for water activities or directly off of 30A so that the bike path is nearby, we have a variety of accommodations to choose from. Contact us today if you have any questions while planning your beach trip!