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All About 30A

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If you’re looking for a break that includes sun, sand, water, and warmth, any time of the year, make sure Florida is on your radar. Once you’ve zeroed in on the Sunshine State, you’ll have to figure out just where you want to spend your time. Before you leave home, find out a little more about the place you’ve decided to call home for a little while. Check out our 30A vacation guide below.

30A History and Early Beginnings

The area had a “beginning” before it became 30A. Archaeological evidence shows inhabitants as early as 500 B.C.E.! Native Americans are said to have been on the shores as early as the seventh century A.D, and Spanish explorers arrived in the 16th century A.D. Each of the 16 communities that call Scenic Highway 30A their own, have a unique history, starting with Grayton Beach in the early 1900s all the way up to WaterColor in the late 1990s. Scenic Highway 30A was given its national historic designation in April 2008.


From the establishment of Grayton Beach in 1911, the area known as Scenic Highway 30A has seen plenty of change. The small seaside resort community of Grayton Beach has turned into a bustling tourist destination, and the communities that popped up along the highway have added their own flair for a destination like no other.

New Urbanism

One of 30A’s communities, Seaside, has made its mark on 30A history as the birthplace of the New Urbanism architectural design concept. The New York Times called it “the most important phenomenon to emerge in American architecture in 50 years” when the community was established in the 1980s. Seaside’s “small town” design includes a town center with shopping and dining, homes, cottages, offices, and more all within walking distance of one another.

30A Yesterday to Today

You came to 30A to explore and experience a new place on a fun, relaxing getaway with loved ones. Enjoy a stress-free, worry-free stay when you book a vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Properties. Your small group or family will enjoy a one-bedroom unit, or you can plan a Gulfside reunion and book a six-bedroom home close to the beach for everyone to enjoy a sunny getaway. Enjoy private outdoor spaces like a pool, balcony, or deck. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then spread out in an open living area. For a luxury stay like no other, choose a premium unit to include perks like a game room, theater room, elevator, flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more to make your stay one you’ll never forget.

Call us today to start planning a fun-filled 30A visit!