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15 Jun 2023
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Are you looking for the perfect 30A vacation destination for your next trip? Look no further than Seacrest Beach. This charming community, tucked between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach, is a refuge away from the bustle of other 30A locales. With its tall dunes, deeded beach access, and proximity to gorgeous nature preserves and unmarked trails, this stretch of the Emerald Coast is a haven for those looking for a relaxing and peaceful beach getaway this summer. With stunning vacation rentals perfect for your group or family, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time during your stay. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about Seacrest Beach!

Seacrest Beach Things to Do

The sugar sand beaches of 30A are perfect for days lounging in the sun and swimming in the warm gulf waters, but when you’re ready to take the adventure off the beach, Seacrest has tons of options for you and your family or friends to enjoy!

Get Your Art Fix at Local Galleries

The local art scene in 30A is extensive and runs the gamut from folk art to high-end fine art pieces. Whether you’re looking for a unique souvenir or a timeless piece for your home collection, there’s a gallery for you in 30A.

The Blue Giraffe Gallery: Awarded the 2023 Diamond Award for Best Art Gallery/Studio, this gallery has everything you need, from gifts to unique pieces. Owned and operated by mother/daughter duo Debbie Taylor and Christi Sheffield, the Blue Giraffe has cemented itself as a local treasure in the Seacrest Beach community.

Clay Gardens Gifts & Blessings: Just 14 minutes from Seacrest is the charming Clay Gardens, a delightful shop full of beautiful handmade items, plants, garden supplies, and home décor.

The Artists at Gulf Place: If you’re up for a short 25-minute drive, the Artists at Gulf Place is a wonderful artist community featuring eight galleries with items varying from jewelry to photography to sculpture, paintings, and more!

Experience the Lagoon Pool

Did you know Seacrest Beach is home to one of the largest private pools in all of Florida? The 12,000-square-foot pool holds 378,000 gallons of water and will deliver all the Instagram-worthy photo-ops for your 30A beach vacation. The lagoon pool is centered within the Seacrest Beach community and is open year-round from 9 am – 9:45 pm. With convenient spots like the Seacrest Café available for tasty bites, the amphitheater for music and entertainment, and a convenient tram service, you can pack your beach bag and spend the whole day soaking up the sun at this iconic private oasis.

Eco-sploring at Seacrest’s State Parks

Ditch the car and hop on your bike to really explore Seacrest like a local. If you didn’t bring a bike, that’s no problem! Your 30A luxury vacation rental offers tons of concierge services, and bike rentals are one of the most popular! Reserve your bikes before your trip, and they’ll be waiting at your rental when you arrive! Cruising Seacrest Beach on a bike lets you explore at your own pace and gives you quick and easy access to the surrounding beach communities and nature trails.

With zero emissions, bikes are the perfect vehicle for eco-sploring along the Timpoochee Trail, a 19-mile stretch that leads you by state parks and past lakes and stunning beaches. You can also venture to nearby Deer Lake State Park, Camp Helen State Park, or Point Washington State Forest. All of these beautiful state parks have a variety of activities, from fishing and hiking to swimming and horseback riding, ensuring you have a fun-filled day off the beaten path in Seacrest Beach.   

Best Dining in Seacrest Beach

Edward’s Fine Food & Wine

Edward’s is beloved in 30A thanks to its exquisite fine dining dishes and extensive wine list. Guests are invited to join them for Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner service Wednesday – Sunday. The owners fully embrace the laidback beach lifestyle and do not accept reservations except on specific holidays like Valentine’s Day. Instead, they encourage casual dress and a willingness to live in the moment. Enjoy a leisurely evening with excellent wine and food when you visit on your trip to Seacrest Beach.

Peddler’s Pavilion

For a destination with multiple options, visit Peddler’s Pavilion. When you just can’t decide what you want, this is the perfect place. Check out the Peddler’s Pub for casual fare, beer, and wine, or Shrimp Whiskers for a seafood feast. They also have a juice bar, bagel shop, and candy store so there’s something to satisfy every craving.

The Citizen

Located in Alys Beach, The Citizen is a beachside tavern that offers fare from around the world. Using seasonal and local ingredients for both food and cocktails, the variety of the menu is ever-changing. With wood-fire grilled seafood and special attention to Southern cooking traditions, you’ll have a meal to remember when you visit.

Start Planning Your Seacrest Beach Vacation

Picture yourself in a beautiful luxury Seacrest Beach vacation rental this summer. This charming community is one of the most exclusive in the 30A region guaranteeing an elevated beach experience for your whole trip. Our homes feature exclusive opportunities to enhance your trip with concierge services, and have a variety of amenities that will make your rental feel like a dream home-away-from-home. 

What are you waiting for? Browse all our rentals and then book your summer Seacrest Beach vacation with 30A Luxury Vacations, today!