180766 Blue Mountain Beach

A Guide to Discovering the Beach Towns of 30A

Sun, sand, and sea are always a great combination, but the Gulf Coast takes this mix to a whole new level. Welcome to 30A where you’ll enjoy world-class beaches, mouth-watering cuisines, and breathtaking landscapes. From Blue Mountain's charming vibe to the luxurious Rosemary Beach, 30A's beach towns boast a perfect blend of nature, history, Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 18, 2024

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Your 30A Holiday Gift Guide

We are just a week away from Christmas. How did that happen so fast? Are you finished with your holiday shopping and just relaxing until it’s time to open gifts? Most likely, you’re not. Some people tend to scramble as it gets closer. We’ve searched the Emerald Coast and here are some of our favorite gift ideas.  If you want to Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019


Great News for Garrett Realty Services and Benchmark Management Customers

Two leading vacation rental and real estate agencies merge to create one dynamic 30a experience. On September 25th, Benchmark Management LLC announced a new addition to its rental management business along 30A, Garrett Realty Services. In the coming weeks both offices will combine strengths in one location, Seagrove Plaza. When Benchmark Management Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019


A Mom’s Guide to South Walton

We know vacations can be a lot of work for moms. After planning and packing and traveling, everyone wants to relax. The Gulf Coast has welcomed families for many years, with people coming summer after summer to vacation. We put together some of our top tips for moms when visiting the coast to help make her load just a little lighter. Get a Pool &ndash Continue reading

Published on Saturday, July 13, 2019


A Guide to Your 30A Beach Picnic

Vacations seem to fly by no matter how long you plan them. Once you finally put your toes in our sugar white sand, you won’t want to leave. Why not make the most of your beach day and plan ahead for a picnic lunch? We’ve got some tips to plan your best beach day yet. Your local grocery store has pre-cut fruit you can grab on the go for a Continue reading

Published on Sunday, March 31, 2019


Get Romantic on the Emerald Coast

Football season is winding down just in time for couples to reconnect. Valentine’s Day is just a week away! It seems to always creep up on us. The Emerald Coast has plenty of options to spoil your partner or even just have some romantic downtime together. If you’ll be in town over the holiday, here are some of our top ideas to celebrate. Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Your 30A Gift Guide

It’s the season of giving and many of you are shopping for the perfect gift for someone special. Chances are you’re still looking and we are here to help. Along with beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants, and championship golf courses, we also have miles of unique shops and art galleries where you are sure to find something special Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Beat the Summer Heat at Your Private 30A Pool

Summertime is one of the best times to be at the beach. Long days of fun in the sun and lounging at the beach are just what we all need. This summer, double your fun with a private pool at a number of 30A vacation rentals. When you want to cool off after a long day or enjoy a swim without the sand, rent a luxury home near the beach with a personal pool... Continue reading

Published on Saturday, June 30, 2018


Our Beach Rules

The beaches of Northwest Florida do rule. People come from all over all year to vacation in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. But there are things that set us apart from other beaches. Aside from natural beauty, there are many things we can do ourselves that contribute to keeping this area beautiful. A new rule this year regarding tents on Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Public Beach Access on 30A

You’ve finally made it to the summer vacation destination of your dreams. Welcome to the beautiful white sand beaches of 30A! Whether you’re in walking distance or a short drive away, here’s a few helpful tips to make getting to the beach easy.  Public beach accesses are conveniently placed throughout 30A. Our first beach town is Dune Allen. The Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Keeping our Beaches Clean and Safe

The Emerald Coast has some of the top beaches in the world. Our soft, sugar white sand and clear blue-green water attract thousands all year and some of us just can’t stay away. But this popular vacation spot doesn’t just stay this gorgeous by chance. Everyone can help in keeping the coast clean and beautiful. Many people make a trip to the beach an Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 18, 2017


Alys Beach Makes Top 10 Coastal Places to Live

The Florida Panhandle has a little of everything and you can book your dream beach vacation in a cozy beach cottage or an extravagant gulf-front condo in Seagrove Beach , or enjoy a week in luxury in the beautiful Alys Beach. Just six miles east of Seaside on Scenic Highway 30A, this charming little town provides an elegant, yet comforting beach experience Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 8, 2017


Finding the Perfect Vacation Rental

You finally got time off work, you coordinated with friends and family, and the forecast looks perfect for your upcoming trip. The beach is calling your name! But when you are headed to a slice of paradise like the Emerald Coast, is your vacation rental that important? YES! Your home away from home can either make a trip or break it. Garrett Realty Services Inc. Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 20, 2017


Get Outside on the Beaches of South Walton

You’ve just checked into your gulf front beach home in Seagrove Beach, Florida. Garrett Realty Services, Inc. helped you pick out the perfect spot for you and your family. You walk onto a back deck with unclouded views of the powder white sand and emerald green ocean. You can’t wait to get outside and discover the beaches of South Walton!  Walk Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 13, 2017


Girls Getaway on 30A

There is nothing like a weekend away with the girls. The beaches of South Walton are perfect for a relaxing and fun time with your best girlfriends. Whether you’re taking a walk on beautiful white sand beaches catching up on the latest, lounging in a beach chair sipping on something with a tiny umbrella, or browsing through unique seaside shops and Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015