Go To The Beach with Christie's

When people think of 30A activities, images of white sand and turquoise water flood the mind.  However, there is plenty more to do off the beach. The location offers a number of areas for hiking, biking and bird watching that afford visitors and locals access to unique habitats, neighborhoods, and state parks.  Two popular trails are the Timpoochee Trail and the Point Washington State Forest trail system.

30A Activites: Hiking and Biking

The Timpoochee Trail, named after an important Euchee Indian Chief, parallels 30A from Dune Allen to Inlet Beach.  The 18.6 mile paved stretch navigates through unique neighborhoods, beautiful beach access points, stunning coastal dune lakes and state parks.  Easy enough for people of all ages, the trail provides a

66 Views, 0 Comments

A Little Story on the Beaches of South Walton

While our family always knew the Beaches of South Walton were among some of the whitest and most beautiful in the world, it wasn’t until our 2 year old son looked at a snowy corn field in Iowa and thought it was the beach that we realized just how unique and spectacular the beaches of 30A truly are.  While those of us lucky enough to visit or live on 30A know our beaches are special, do any of us actually know how they came to be?  The sand not only looks different, some would even say it feels and sounds different under your feet.

Made from perfectly oval shaped quartz particles, this sand came from a process originating from the Appalachian Mountains and Apalachicola River over 20,000 years ago. At

59 Views, 0 Comments

Find your perfect WaterColor Florida home



WaterColor Florida is the epitome of all that scenic Highway 30A has to offer - white sand beaches, emerald green waters, lush pine forests, meticulous, thoughtful landscaping and a rare coastal dune lake all encompassed in a single community. Nestled between the well-known communities of Seaside Florida and Seagrove Beach FL, WaterColor is in a league of its own with boutique shopping, fine dining, and outstanding neighborhood amenities.


With so many options to explore, GO TO THE BEACH has made searching for WaterColor Florida real estate even easier with our NEW advanced search options that can be found at WaterColor Florida Real Estate. Whether you are looking for gulf

122 Views, 0 Comments

Seaside FL Farmers Market is a Saturday morning tradition for many locals and visitors.

With the local, fresh, seasonal movement in full force, our local farmers markets and vendors provide a community gathering spot where real food is on display. I had the joy of making some real food with some of the items I picked up last Saturday at the Seaside FL Farmers Market, and in the spirit of fall, wanted to share it with you.

In addition to their wonderful Arugula, Dragonfly Fields had some amazingly flavorful poblano peppers last week at the market. Dragonfly Fields is one of my favorite producers in the area. Their greens and heirloom tomatoes are the best I have had in my years living in Florida. Being a Midwestern girl, this is a testament to

80 Views, 0 Comments

Find out why Happy Home Buyers from Texas Choose Scenic 30A as their #1 Beach Community

When we first wrote this post 2 years ago, we knew Texans were choosing 30A as one of their favorite beaches. We knew from basic observation and personal experience. 

Since then, we are lucky to have Visit South Walton (www.visitsouthwalton.com) doing the all the hard research for us, putting together statistical information that targets where our visitors are arriving from.

To the left, we are including a slice of VSW's recent infographic called, "South Walton Visitors At A Glance."

It's pretty self-explanatory—the USA is broken into four regions, and the graphic also includes an international category. 

71% of our visitors come from the Southeast.

49 Views, 0 Comments

Who Says You Can’t Enjoy Fall Colors in Santa Rosa Beach Florida?


Although when most of us think of fall colors, we envision large leaves changing into burnt oranges, yellows, and reds, those of us who are lucky enough to live at the beach year round can tell you ... fall is a colorful time around here too! It just comes in a different package.

The crisp, calm weather not only makes the Gulf more enjoyable, but the abundant seasonal color and beauty of fall-blooming native wildflowers creates a distinct beauty. For example, locals know the beautiful, blooming pink muhley grass is a true sign of fall.

In fact, at the beach, it's almost as if fall is a second spring! The native wildflowers, such as blazing star and goldenrod are in full

53 Views, 0 Comments