7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico, located between the Florida and Yucatan peninsulas, is a great place to vacation, live, and work. Without a doubt the...

Six Killer Apps for Beach Lovers Everywhere

We know you -- you’re a sand-loving, water surfin’, can’t-get-enough-of-the-sunshine beach junkie, and you take your beach time very seriously. Whether you’re checking the weather...

Have a Love Affair with Hawaii Through This Photographer’s Lens

Living on the north shore of Kauai in Hawaii gives professional photographer Chad Koga lots of material for his popular Instagram account. He shoots seascapes,...

Shore Stories: Film Series Brings Attention to Offshore Drilling

On March 1, Grayton Beer Company will host Shore Stories, a film series curated by Working Films and allied organizations, that uses short documentary films to...

The Two Most Important Things to Know About Rip Currents

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re in your favorite suit, the hot sun is beaming down and you feel the soft...

Cocktail DIY: A Blue Hawaiian Brings Home the Beach

We love the beach. And we love cocktails. Try making this fun and creative drink that makes you feel perfectly beachy, even when you’re...

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Unique 30A: Hit the Water for a Dinner Cruise

Cruising every week from Sandestin‘s Baytowne Marina, Sunquest Cruise's SOLARIS yacht is a truly unique 30A experience, and it happens to be one of the very best places to enjoy a South Walton sunset. (In the summer...

WaterColor Inn & Resort

One of the Gulf Coast’s most luxurious resorts, WaterColor is a wonderland of activities for families, including expansive nature preserves, bike trails, lakes perfect for paddle boarding, shopping, fitness facilities, a spa, parks, award-winning dining and nearby...

Beach Wheelchairs and Accessibility: What You Should Know

In Okaloosa and Walton counties about 58,800 children over the age of 5 and 57,700 adults have some kind of disability. While it's challenging for ANYONE to walk through sand, for many people with disabilities...

BEACH FEATURES

Peculiar Facts About Pelicans

By JJ Waters “A strange ole bird, the pelican…His beak holds more than his belly-can.”* This limerick was recanted at least a million times when I was a child. I kid you not. There were a...

Dan Auerbach’s New Album Features Collaborations with John Prine, Duane Eddy & Mark Knopfler

We’ve taken some of the guess work out of finding that perfect, ultimate, beach album for your next trip or just to enjoy at home and feel like you’re there. Don’t fight it. Dan Auerbach’s...

5 Fascinating Facts About Palm Trees

They give us some much-needed shade during long lazy beach days, they create awesome photo backdrops for fun beach selfies, and they even create food! But there’s a lot more to these tropical treasures...

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