The 30A & Destin Beach Guide

The collection of world-renowned beaches and cute coastal towns that make up the 30A area are ripe for discovery. From fabulous food options to breezy boutiques—our beach guide gives you the insider’s scoop on how to beach like a local. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!


Alys Beach. A seaside town like none other. The exclusive Alys Beach Vacation Rental Program provides an elevated vacation experience thanks to the expert guidance of a team of vacation experience concierges. 

30A Cottages. A collection of gorgeous cottages ideal for a family beach stay in one of 30A’s premier coastal towns.

Your Friend at the Beach. There’s nothing better than having a friend at the beach, to share the inside knowledge and not to miss places, and that’s what this wonderful company provides. Book a Beach front condo with this friendly team. 

Grove Inlet Beach. The Grove on 30A is a luxury village made up of nine gorgeous rental homes. Rent one or all nine for large families or groups.


Marina Café (404 Harbor Boulevard, Destin). Harbor front dining in Destin. The pan seared andouille crusted Louisiana Redfish keeps diners coming back.

Emerils Coastal (435 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach). Legendary Top Chef Emeril Lagasse and his team dish out fresh seafood and coastal creations. The Coastal Fried Seafood platter is a crowd pleaser, not only is it a feast for the eyes, but your taste buds will be “kicked up a notch” from the decadent Gulf to table seafood sampler. 

Old Florida Fish House (33 Heron’s Watch Way, Santa Rosa Beach). Our go-to place to catch the sunset and live music on 30A. We recommend starting your meal with the chargrilled oysters and sushi, followed by an the Grouper Fish House plate for your entrée. 

The Crazy Lobster (138 Fishermans Cove, Destin). When you’re ready to “wine down” head over to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and enjoy a waterfront dining experience overlooking the marina. Their curated custom cocktails are always divine, the lobster ravioli beurre blanc is mouthwatering.

Bijoux Destin (9375 US Highway 98 West #22, Miramar Beach). Perfect for a date night, this romantic destination is known for fresh Gulf seafood, prime steaks, and an extensive award-winning wine list. Their Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of specialty martinis. This is the place to see and be seen.


The Beaufort Bonnet Company (600 Grand Boulevard, M-103, Miramar Beach). Sweet, upscale baby and children’s clothing and beachwear. 

Indigo (6 Watercolor Boulevard South, #101, Santa Rosa Beach). Ladies clothing boutique featuring comfortable, casual, and stylish clothing – perfect for life at the beach.

Merry Beth Myrick Designs. Handcrafted, small-batch jewelry made out of ethically sourced materials.

Allison Wickey. Coastal landscape artist capturing the beauty of the area.

Amy Fogg Art. A mixed media artist whose work is featured all over the 30A area.


CC Boone. Host a beachside bash without the stress by bringing in a private chef and event extraordinaire CC Boone, who will do it all when it comes to planning the ultimate seaside soiree.

Boogies Watersports. Take the family on one of Boogies’ glass bottom boats to watch dolphins frolic or rent one of their pontoon boats and take an excursion out to Crab Island for some fun in the sun. 

30A Blaze. A cozy way to end the day on 30A is to schedule the 30A Blaze team to set up a private bonfire on the beach for you and your crew, complete with cocktails and smores, of course.

Better Together Beverage. We suggest hiring the festive folks at Better Together Beverage to be part of your next beach gathering with custom crafted cocktails or even a curated cocktail making lesson—they bring the bartender and the fun. 

For additional recommendations for what to do, see, and experience in 30A & Destin, browse The 30A & Destin Dining Guide, Shopping Guide, and Lodging Guide, and follow TSG 30A & Destin on Instagram.