Destination guide

Enjoy coastal splendor in vacation rentals near Highway 30A

Scenic Highway 30A spans 24 miles of the Gulf of Mexico coastline, passing sugar-white sand beaches, gorgeous coastal dune lakes, historic architecture, and scenic state parks. Vacation home rentals can be found all along this stretch of highway, offering unrivaled opportunity for fun and excitement in Florida’s beautiful coastal beach towns.

Things to do

Best excursions near Highway 30A vacation homes

Highway 30A passes through many beautiful natural areas and charming towns with tons of fun and interest for travelers. Vacation homes are available near this stretch of highway and its many attractions, such as the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, a parkland with three miles of pristine white sand and the emerald waters of the gulf, and Timpoochee Trail, a scenic, 19-mile biking and walking trail through South Walton that offers beautiful views of the landscape. Rosemary Beach is a quiet coastline with soft sand and gentle surf that’s ideal for families or long days of relaxation by the water, while the Henderson Beach State Park offers a beach and nature trails to sunbathe, swim, or take a stroll through nature and view native wildlife.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure in Highway 30A

With miles of clean beaches and turquoise waters, it’s no surprise that Highway 30A offers plenty of water and beach activities to make the most of the outdoors near getaway cabins. Hiking or horseback riding in the forests and around coastal dune lakes is a popular way to get out into nature and experience an unfamiliar environment, while many outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, or kayaking in the ocean or lake. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing in the beautiful gulf are also popular watersports.

Getting around

Transportation in Highway 30A

In addition to driving in your own vehicle or a rental vehicle on Highway 30A, you can also get to and from your summer rental with public transportation. Trolleys are a popular way to take in the beauty of the coast, but you can use limousines or shuttles to travel to areas a short distance off the historic highway. Walking, biking, roller blading, and jogging in the comfortable climate are popular modes of transportation for sightseeing and having the flexibility to travel the area at your own pace.

Food and drink

Culinary delights in Highway 30A

Highway 30A has a range of restaurants and eateries along its 24 miles. From gourmet doughnut and coffee shops to seafood food trucks, there’s a perfect meal option for your drive, beach outing, or shopping day. Vacation homes and cabin rentals are available near oyster bars, Spanish restaurants, patio delis, Cajun eateries, and fine dining, giving you endless options to satisfy your cravings.

Essential info

Key information for stays in Highway 30A vacation homes

Highway 30A is filled with beautiful residential beach towns with clean, safe beaches, and no official cities. Though the waters are generally calm and the weather is mostly sunny, there’s a possibility of inclement weather at certain times of the year. Local beaches have their own sets of rules and a flag-color warning system to indicate unsafe beach conditions, which include: Double Red Flag: Water closed Red Flag: High hazard Yellow Flag: Moderate surf/currents Green Flag: Calm conditions Purple Flag: Dangerous marine life White/Blue Flag: Technical difficulties It’s important to learn the local beach rules and stay aware of beach conditions near your summer rental. Highway 30A is within South Walton County, which is serviced by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and county emergency services.

Can I find a vacation rental around Highway 30A?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 15,025 vacation rentals near Highway 30A. From 5,404 Houses to 7,798 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Highway 30A are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Highway 30A?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Highway 30A. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Destin: 11,239 vacation rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 12,441 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,540 vacation rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,779 vacation rentals
  • Seaside: 942 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Highway 30A! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Highway 30A?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Highway 30A:

  • Destin: 11,239 rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 12,441 rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,540 rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach: 9,779 rentals
  • Santa Rosa Beach: 16,923 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Highway 30A?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Highway 30A are:

  • Panama City-NW Florida Bea. Airport (ECP): 11,371 vacation rentals
  • Eglin Afb (VPS): 11,290 vacation rentals
  • Destin Airport (DTS): 12,566 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Highway 30A?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Highway 30A. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pier Park: 12,543 rentals
  • Grayton Beach State Park: 6,895 rentals
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk: 12,330 rentals
  • Eglin Air Force Base: 11,152 rentals
  • HarborWalk Village: 12,295 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Highway 30A listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Highway 30A

Destin
11,239 vacation rentals
Panama City Beach
12,441 vacation rentals
Miramar Beach
10,540 vacation rentals
Fort Walton Beach
9,779 vacation rentals
Santa Rosa Beach
16,923 vacation rentals
Panama City
7,432 vacation rentals
Okaloosa Island
9,042 vacation rentals
Niceville
11,831 vacation rentals
Lower Grand Lagoon
7,301 vacation rentals
DeFuniak Springs
2,890 vacation rentals
Freeport
16,806 vacation rentals
Choctaw Beach
6,697 vacation rentals
Shalimar
6,287 vacation rentals
Upper Grand Lagoon
6,285 vacation rentals
Valparaiso
7,950 vacation rentals
Ponce De Leon
4,284 vacation rentals
Lake Lorraine
6,157 vacation rentals
West Bay
6,971 vacation rentals
Saint Philip Parish
9,031 vacation rentals
Grosh
7,452 vacation rentals