June 04, 2024

Ep.82 Loverly Grey’s 30a Beach Guide To Florida's (Not So) Best Kept Secret

Ep.82 Loverly Grey’s 30a Beach Guide To Florida's (Not So) Best Kept Secret

Do you hear the waves calling?!

If you’ve been looking for the perfect guide to plan your summer getaway to Florida’s beautiful 30a beaches, then look no further. It’s no secret that the Loverly Grey team has a big spot in their heart for this luxurious location, and today, Brittany + Nichelle are sitting down to walk you through their recent team retreat trip in Rosemary Beach, Florida - and what you should plan, too!

Here’s your play by play for 30a!

First things first, if you haven’t been to 30a previously, let’s lay some groundwork. 30a is a coastal highway that is in between Panama City and Destin that includes over a dozen cute, coastal towns. It’s different from your typical hotel-lined beach coast with the charm of the towns showing off more of a European style beach vibe. It truly is like being transported to a different place in time with the cute homes/cottages and cobblestone lined streets.

You’ll hear some common beach town names like Rosemary Beach, Seacrest, Grayton Beach, and Alys Beach!

On their latest trip, the Loverly Grey team stayed at Brittany’s property that is located in Seacrest Beach. If you’d like to take a look for your own renting purposes, click on through HERE, friend! With access to coffee shops, restaurants, shopping and playgrounds, the Seacrest area is very walkable and great for families.

Speaking of being family-friendly, here’s a bit of a pro tip to know before your visit! Most places in all of the 30a beach towns close down pretty early. Like 9pm early. This certainly makes the location more of a family/relaxing destination than a party destination - which is preferred if you ask us! This, paired with the fact that most of the restaurants do not take reservations, you may find a lot of people leaving the beach by 3pm and wondering -where did everyone go?! The beach groups can turn in early to make sure they are at the restaurant by 5pm to get ahead of the long wait! So if you’re wanting a great dinner experience, be sure to head out early! 

For more insider tips before planning your trip - like the best places for beach access + how much time to alot for shopping - tune into the rest of the episode HERE

But for now, here is Loverly Grey’s Best of 30a List!

BEST OF 30a RUNNING LIST(write this down in your notes app for future use!)
Upscale Dinner: Pescado (sunset view!), Paradis
Easy Dinner: EdwardsCitizen (order the whipped feta!), Gallion’s and George’s (if you get there early!)
Lunch: La Crema (order the brussels!), FawnvilleCowgirl Kitchen
Coffee/BreakfastFonvilleCharlies DonutsThird CupRaw and Juicy (has a fun playground for the kids! Line does start before 8am! Worth it, but get there early!)
Shopping: Luminary (really great jewelry) + home decor (great light fixture inspo!), Willow +Mercer (locations in Rosemary, Alys, and 30 Avenue)

Additional things to include in your upcoming trip! 
• Concierge Service: 30a ArrangeThis is a concierge service that Brittany used to stock up the fridge before they arrived. So helpful if you’re flying in and aren’t bringing your own groceries for the week!
Sunrise Beach Yoga 
• Bookstore: Hidden LanternNichelle loves this place in Rosemary!
• Rosemary Farmer’s Market on Sundays!

And if you need some assistance on exactly where/how to book your stay, here are some of Brittany’s suggestions! 
• Follow the handle StaysOn30aThis is Brittany's friend, Rachel (aka -PinterestingPlans) and they have tons of properties for you to look through!
• Watersound Beach Club has a hotel on a golf course. 
• In Rosemary beach, there is a hotel called the PearlIt’s more of a luxurious stay, but it is beautiful!

And of course, be sure to go to the Rosemary Beach Shop before you head out and grab a hat or sweatshirt! The team snagged some merchandise in the newly released color:  lavender! Of course channeling their inner lavender haze moment.

Lastly, for all your game lovers, be sure to tune in to hear the FUN the team had with the game: Incohearent. It’s for sure going to be your next, family favorite beach game!  

We hope you get to 30a soon! And if you need some episodes to listen to while laying out by the wonderful waves, catch up on any missed episodes by starting with the first episode of this season! 

And if you're wanting to shop the matching sets we mentioned we recorded today's episode wearing, they are linked HERE.


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