Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Impressions from the 30-A in SW Florida

The North-West corner of Florida boasts some of the most magnificent beaches of the United States, called the “Emerald Coast”.  I love especially the stretch along the “30-A” with its small-town beach life on a scenic highway, that meanders along Florida's green-blue shallow water and white powder sand dunes.

Highlights are the attractive small towns of Rosemary Beach, Seaside and the Grayton Beach State Park.  Both settlements are relatively new and very tastefully built, with lots of bicycles to rent and lovely restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy.  It’s is only a twenty minute drive from the busy “March-Break” place of Panama City Beach with it’s tacky entertainment stores, but one feels like coming into a different world on the 30-A.

Visit Grayton Beach State Park if you really want to get away from it all - no TV, and no WiFi - just soothing Pine and Palm trees and stunning seascapes.  Thirty cabins are nestled into the pine woods only minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico, with a mile of sugar-white beaches and crystal clear water.

Seaside FL

Panama City Beach

Azalea Blooming in February

Spanish explorers named the new-found part of North America
“Pascua Florida”, which means Flowery Easter" or "Flowering Easter”.
But it is not only flowering in Florida on Easter, but all year-round!

Seaside Beaches

More to follow

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