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coastal currents A beach bucket full of new things you should be checking out at the beach!

THRILLS LASER TAG: Billed as one of the most interactive and immersive laser tag experiences in the entire US, visitors to Thrills Laser Tag have the ability to play multiple laser game formats such as Zombies, Capture the Flag, and Gladiators. Thrills will not disappoint with its arcade composed of over 70 player stations using the most advanced games on the market and featuring the area’s largest redemption counter filled with awesome prizes. Thrills is the perfect venue to entertain all ages, as well as birthday parties, groups, companies and team building events. thrillslasertag.com

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TIN BREWERY is a craft Established in 2015, DES Florida emphasizing the brewery in sunny Destin, “local” in local craft beer.

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DESTIN BREWERY: With ingredients sourced from all over the globe, grains and hops from North America, Europe, and Australia; Destin Brewery takes special pride in including as many local ingredients as they can. Florida Citrus and other fruits are a mainstay in their spring and summer

“Uncommon” beers. Local Destin honey is used in their “Flagship” beers and some “Uncommons” as well. Stop in to their Mountain Road HQ for a quick tasting or to tour the facilities and bring the kids to check out the playroom. destinbrewery.com

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@ GRAND BLVD. CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE’S NEW RESTAURANT: A wonderful combination of modern Italian cuisines with local fresh Gulf seafood. When legendary chef Emeril Lagasse decides to open a new restaurant, it’s a momentous occasion and people sit up and take notice. The award-winning restaurateur, cookbook author and television star has opened his newest restaurant, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, at Grand Boulevard, in Sandestin. Lagasse’s newest restaurant joins the collection of premium restaurants based in the popular Town Center, located in the prestigious beach communities of South Walton, along the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida. “Grand Boulevard is a unique location and we are excited to be part of the many offerings and businesses here. I’ve had a long appreciation and love for this part of Florida. We are thrilled to partner with the Howard Group and become more involved with the local community,” said Lagasse. Chef Emeril is hands-on with his restaurants and personally created the new restaurant concept. He and his restaurant team have written, tested and developed the menu and recipes, including researching local purveyors and experimenting with local ingredients. Emeril’s Coastal Italian combines the rich and diverse tradition of Italian cuisine with the bountiful variety of nearby fresh Gulf seafood and local ingredients. Time to get some BAM! emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-coastal-italian

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in Minneapolis and Portland-Aurora. A full host of services are offered from the richly appointed executive terminal to a variety of facilities for passengers and crew. The world-class terminal and hanger facilities complement a variety of fuel options and a vast tarmac area capable of handling all types of aircraft activity in a safe and efficient manner. Lynx FBO has

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Our sugar white shores are the perfect backdrop for quality family time. A little friendly competition and the right game make for a truly memorable experience. As you traverse the sand and make your way to the water, chances are you’ll notice folks playing some games you may not have seen before. That’s why we are highlighting the top beach games of the year! Best of all, these all can be yours – the prices are right!

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A fun game that anyone can play, KanJam is easy to set up and even easier to fall in love with. The “Kans” clip together in the rear, then all you have to do is grab your Frisbee and get playing. From 50’ apart you toss your disc toward your kan and your teammate assists in getting the disc to hit the kan, go inside of the kan through the top opening or, best of all, go through the

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kan’s slot opening for an instant win. If your teammate deflects the disc to hit the kan, it’s called a “Dinger” and you score one point. If you hit the kan without help, it’s a “Deuce” and is worth two points. If your teammate deflects into the kan, it’s a “Bucket” and is worth three points. First one to 21 wins! KanJam is available at kanjam.com starting at $39.95

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Maybe you recognize Spikeball from the hit television show Shark Tank? Seven Million viewers watched Daymond John strike a $500,000 deal. Ultimately the deal didn’t stick, but that didn’t stop the team at Spikeball from sharing their fun beach game with the world. Played two on two, Spikeball is a funky combo of four square and volleyball. It’s based around a taut Hula Hoop-sized

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net placed at ankle level between the two teams. You start by serving the ball toward the net so it ricochets toward your opponent. Like volleyball, you have a total of 3 hits to control the ball and bounce it back off the net. With no boundaries, the game quickly gets wild and crazy! Games are typically played to 11, 15, or 21. You can pick up your set at spikeball.com starting at $53


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the 3 beach game is 2 right 1 Bean Bag Bucketz Bean Bag Bucketz was born on the beach and got its start from the popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. People from all around the world came together to back what has become the hottest new beach game of the year. This social game can be played with two teams of two, and up to as

many as 16 players. The set comes with a game tower, 16 beanbags, 7 bucketz, and a high-quality carrying case. The tiered bucketz range in points from 1 to 4. Players take turns tossing their beanbags. First to 21 wins! Bean Bag Bucketz is available at beanbagbucketz.com for $59.99

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Now is the time, start your search

$2,495,000

15 Fort Panic 5BR/4BA MLS 759253

An outstanding location in Dune Allen Beach. Just over 5,000 square feet. Extensive renovation throughout, 30A location & more make it the one.

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Destin 10221 Emerald Coast Parkway (across from Silver Sands)


at destinrealestatesales.com or call 877.392.6085

SOLD $1,995,000

5768 W. County 30A 6BR/6.5BA MLS 780594

This knockout six bedroom rental machine is a prime investment opportunity, in a class by itself. Located in Dune Allen, steps away from the beach.

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

$1,625,000

907 Scenic Gulf Drive 5BR/4BA MLS 763335

Sitting atop the sugar white sands overlooking the waters of the Gulf of Mexico this spacious vacation rental home is renting for over $120,000 a year.

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$1,399,000

$1,150,000

1765 Scenic Gulf Drive 4BR/4BA MLS 767632

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66 Tarpon St. 7BR/5BA MLS 773083

This Frangista beach property is the best-priced gulf front home in the community and is a high performing vacation rental investment.

This vacation home grossed $123,000 in 2016 which makes it a solid investment prospect. This 3,520 SF home is only two houses off scenic 98.

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

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$974,000

$925,000

3167 Scenic Highway 98 4BR/4BA MLS 777350

156 Open Gulf Street 6BR/7BA MLS 767273

In a prime position on Scenic Gulf Drive, this beach view home is stylish and sophisticated – yet ultra comfortable.

Just 100 yards off the beach in Miramar you’ll find this large home with a spacious tiled open living area and a master suite on each of its three floors.

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Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

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fee structure and pay realtors the highest referral fees in town. South Walton 9961 Scenic Highway 30-A (between Alys & Rosemary Beach)


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$899,900

4489 Ocean View Dr. 5BR/5BA MLS 774632

$849,000

140 Open Gulf Street 6BR/7BA MLS 760366

$799,000

4636 Sunset Pointe 4BR/4BA MLS 769981

Located in the great neighborhood of Crystal Shores, and just minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches. This home is loaded with extras.

Estalished vacation rental features a private pool. South of Scenic Hwy 98 this home is located in Miramar Beach and a fantastic rental.

Stunning sunset views from three large balconies. perfect for entertaining guests, family and friends, this home is just a short walk from the beach.

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Joe Taylor • 850.865.6278

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SOLD $498,000

26 S Saint Francis Dr 4BR/3BA MLS 734918

$489,000

3290 SCENIC HWY 98 #307B 2BR/2BA MLS 769063

$465,000

150 Gulf Shore #204 3BR/2BA MLS 781656

Located in the quaint gated community of Emerald Waters Village. This home has a spacious living area & kitchen with bar & dining area!

Excellent Rental with Amazing Gulf Views! Beautiful Top Floor Gulf Front Condo – Pool – Grilling Area – Expansive Beach Frontage.

Waterview Towers is a mid-rise low-occupancy condominium optimally located on Destin’s Holiday Isle. Views abound in this much-loved complex.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Stacy Lamon • 850.685.7020

Michael Taylor • 850.585.0763

$325,000

$315,000

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$325,000

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44 E Shipwreck Rd 3BR/2BA MLS 775129

109 Norwood Dr #1 2BR/3BA MLS 761272

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162 Windancer Lane 1BR/1.5 BA MLS 781618

Price Reduced! Here is a great opportunity to purchase this fantastic all brick home in beautiful Driftwood Estates.

This townhome is nestled in a little beach community hideaway with a very short walk to the beach access right near the entrance.

Pool side one bedroom with a great rental potential. Excellent investment opportunity tucked away on the beach. Comfortably sleeps six beach goers!

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

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at destinrealestatesales.com or call 877.392.6085

SOLD 854 Shore Drive 4BR/3BA MLS 769106

$769,900

Enjoy million dollar views, fishing, and private swimming with 100 ft of water frontage! New tile floors, granite counters, new cabinets and bathrooms.

Michael Taylor • 850.585.0763 mtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com

$749,500

5705 Thomas Dr 3BR/3BA MLS 777945

113 Cayman Cove 3BR/3BA MLS 775173

Overlooking the pool, this unit is the ideal height and location in one of Panama City Beaches’ nicest, amenity-packed Gulf Front Condos.

Fabulous home located in one of the most sought after beach neighborhoods, Destiny! Immaculate condition with finely appointed stone flooring.

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Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

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SOLD $429,900

$550,000

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SOLD 520 Santa Rosa Blvd, #509 3BR/3BA MLS 772180

$399,000

8527 Turnberry Ct 2BR/3BA MLS 780266

$369,900

162 Windancer Ln #202 1BR/2BA MLS 775523

Breath-taking beach views from this Island Princess unit located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. 497 Feet of Gulf Frontage, heated pool and more...

This large two story condo in Turnberry is beautifully furnished and offers a light and sunny living area with private balcony overlooking the golf course.

Windancer should be at the top of your list - one of the areas hidden-gem properties that’s tucked away from busy streets! Unit sold fully furnished!

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Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Caleb Midgett • 850.499.3311

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PENDING $309,900

122 Seascape Dr #604 2BR/2BA MLS 770014

Knockout 2 bedroom with the rental figures to prove it! Unit 604 did almost $30,000 in 2016 and is ready for an owner looking for a turnkey property.

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$295,000

Highway 20 55.9 Acres MLS 739583

$228,900

122 Seascape Dr #505 1BR/2BA MLS 775770

This remarkable piece of paradise known as Cowford Subdivision is just off Hwy 20 & on the banks of the Choctawhatchee River with 14 platted lots!

Looking for turnkey unit with solid rentals and upgrades you don’t have to come out of pocket on? Look no further - unit 505 is a must-see!

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THE REPERTORY THEATRE – SEASIDE, FL

The Seaside Rep got its start right here on the Emerald Coast, in the new town with old ways ... Seaside, Florida.

9:00 CASTING CALL

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE – and a world-class one is located right here along the shores of South Walton.

Since 2001, The Repertory Theatre has captivated audiences of all ages with a range of high-caliber per formances. Each year over 25,000 patrons applaud as they are whisked away to make-believe lands raised on pillars of intrigue, charm, suspense and laughter. Hidden in plain sight, The Rep’s home base

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ACTING OUT ON SOUTH WALTON’s 30A

is a 75-seat venue situated in the charming community of Seaside – a village that seems make believe itself. Here they host entertainers and artists of renown, including musicians, magicians, and of course - thespians! Although these much-loved traveling acts visit frequently, it’s the local residents of the theatre that excite most.

9:05 DIRECTORIAL RESEARCH

9:15 COSTUME + SET DESIGN

With a nod to Elizabethan troupes and traveling troubadours that went before, this Seaside playing company draws upon seemingly unlimited resources of stamina, strength, and wit to bring unparalleled entertainment to all points of

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the compass along 30A. And while they per form year-round, the summer season provides them (and us!) with ample daily opportunities to join them in their adventures! You may find them telling stories to little ones in Alys Beach, or galloping in the town square of Rosemary Beach with their rendition of King Arthur, or bending the truth (just a little) on the central green in Seaside with their charming adaptation of Pinocchio. Adults can laugh late into the night with their hilarious Awkward Oxen Improv Hour. And leaving no audience behind, the Rep even has a family-friendly improv class during the day for children to enjoy – the one place they are encouraged to “act out”!

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10:00 START REHERSALS

Polished and professional, these actors never reveal what is happening behind the curtain. Their chemistry, charm, and delivery make what they do seem effortless. But even as the “curtain” falls on Pinocchio rescuing Geppetto and becoming a real boy, we know nothing could be further from the truth…

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THE PLAY COMES ALIVE Planning for the opening summer per formance begins fully eight months earlier with the selection of the production. After the Rep chose Pinocchio to delight its audiences, work immediately began on research and developing a directorial concept.


11:30 GETTING INTO COSTUME This is where the director interprets the play’s text, themes, characters, style, mood, and structure. It is this process that “colors” the production and sets the tone for the per formance. It is during this time that the director is tasked with casting the piece and deciding who will play the parts of the kindly woodworker and the eponymous puppet – as the production itself rests on their ability to take us on the journey with them.

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ON WITH THE SHOW! After the first of the year, sets, sound and costumes are designed and are quickly followed by three weeks of intense rehearsal. One week before spring break, it’s time to incorporate it all at the tech rehearsal – a complete run through from start to finish – finally breathing life into the famed wooden boy. The following day, The Rep opens the spring season of Pinocchio.

SPRING INTO SUMMER Following the spring production, the new summer cast is brought into rotation and they und ert a k e t hree w eek s o f rehearsal to make the show their own. Just before Memorial Day, they have their tech rehearsal and then they inaugurate the summer season! It is a timeless, exciting and tireless process for a single show, but The Rep hasn’t become Northwest Florida’s premier theatre by resting their laurels on a single show – they undertake numerous productions each year and dedicate the same passion and resources to each to delight, amaze and astound audiences year after year.

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3:00 Y’ALL COME BACK NOW!

NEVER ENDING STORIES The Rep’s “revels” rarely end now as they continue to grow and evolve – bringing their skill and joy to an ever-expanding audience by adding new programs and visiting new venues throughout Seaside & South Walton.

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The Rep and its productions are what dreams are made of. Should you find yourself before this merry band of per formers, take the journey with them. You’ll be surely glad you did.


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REFLECTIONS: MEMORIES BY DESIGN We sit down with a renowned local architect to discuss the composition of the perfect beach house. GEOFF CHICK: South Walton’s favorite draftsman of monumental designs.

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Reections is a new, six-bedroom home that is perched beachfront in Santa Rosa Beach. Integrating unmatched architectural design with the timeless natural perfection of its shared community, Reflections is bringing much deserved attention to this quieter corner of the beach.

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Reflections inspires the creation of wonderful, meaningful memories for family gatherings, beach reunions and special occasions.

SOUVENIR: Where did you draw your inspiration? Geoff Chick: We wanted the home to feel traditional. We accomplished this by using the Florida Cracker style in unexpected ways. The home is grand – accommodating big family vacations – however we wanted to break down the scale of the home to make it feel intimate. The narrower massing allows more natural light to penetrate the interior spaces, while the top floor master is tucked into the roofline. We also wanted to capture views of the adjacent golf course from the studio balcony.

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SOUVENIR: How did the setting impact the design? Geoff Chick: The location for the home is one of the tallest points along the Gulf in Santa Rosa Beach, so we really wanted to maximize the view opportunities and capture the sunset looking west. The house also sits closer to the Gulf than most homes on 30A, and the view speaks for itself. SOUVENIR: Did you surpass the client’s expectations? Geoff Chick: I certainly hope we did! The owner, the builder and I have all worked together on a previous remodel project. It really helps when you have experience building Gulf front homes together, and everyone is on the same page. Expectations were fairly high due to the success of the previous project and I think the finished product delivers. Having repeat business from your clients is very rewarding.

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SOUVENIR: What were some challenges you faced? Geoff Chick: Any time you build a home on the Gulf, you need to be aware of all the special permitting requirements. There are sea turtle lighting codes, hurricane wind load requirements and piling structures, as well as permits from the state DEP, and permits for the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse. You really need a professional who has been through it all before. SOUVENIR: Why is your work focused in South Walton? Geoff Chick: We do occasionally design some homes outside the local market but knowledge of the local building requirements is a huge advantage. The quality of the homes being built in South Walton right now is incredible. I really enjoy the challenges beach homes offer as an architect and believe in doing the right thing. I also feel there is a great deal of diversity in style as you move from one end of Scenic 30A to the other. Hopefully this home will do its part to complement the style of the neighborhood. SOUVENIR: How did you work with the owners of this home? Geoff Chick: Just about everyone does business via email these days, and we build 3D digital models to share. Many clients are from out of town, but who doesn’t want an excuse to come back to the beach every few weeks? I do feel it is better to sit together at a table whenever possible and it really speeds up the design process.


SOUVENIR: What are the three most important elements? Geoff Chick: Outdoor living is probably the most important ingredient for a home in South Walton. Everybody is looking to maximize the great weather and extend the day around an outdoor kitchen. Having a pool with a view of the Gulf and plenty of lounge chairs is as good as it gets. The second element is the interior great room space where everyone can come together. This involves having an incredible indoor kitchen as well, along with a fireplace, tall ceilings and great views. The third element has to be the style itself. You need to have incredible curb appeal and adapt to the fabric of the community. The interiors are comfortable and relaxing. You want visitors to feel at home, but have a completely new experience... moments and memories that they can reflect upon for a lifetime.

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G N I T S A O C

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The most iconic road along the coast of Northwest Florida is unquestionably Scenic Highway 30A. Hugging the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton, this profound 24-mile corridor undulates through unique coastal villages – each of which affords guests with their own exceptional interpretation of “the good life” in their own singular way. The moniker “30A” (shorthand used by locals, guests, and friends alike) is the familiar invitation used by all to identify the most beloved beach destination in the Southeast.

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A BEVY OF SOUTH WALTON WHEELS & ROLLING RIDES


Of course, the conventional way to enjoy this Scenic Highway and its adjoining communities is by automobile, but it’s best encountered at a slower pace – allowing you time to explore your extraordinary surroundings. That’s why we are coasting 30A via longboards, electric bikes, and kickbikes. These preferred modes of travel heighten your senses and let you breathe in the heady, salted perfume of the beach air; feel the sun on your skin; and enjoy the warm, coastal breezes moving through your hair. Let’s get rolling…

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THE PROFOUND 24-MILE CORRIDOR THAT TRAVERSES A MULTITUDE OF COASTAL VILLAGES... With a culture steeped in rich surfing traditions, it’s easy to understand why skating (in its various forms) has become a local passion. As waves along the Gulf Coast are intermittent (to say the least!) and the serious waves usually only show up on a handful of grey days – boarders need an outlet. Longboarding along 30A is one way they get out and ride.

If you forget to pack your board, Ono Surf Shop (in the heart of 30A’s unofficial capital – Seaside) has combined these two passions. Located just to the right of the dunes by the beach at 2236 E Co Hwy 30A, this quaint, woodplanked storefront boasts a range of longboards as well as surfboards, boogie boards, skim boards, accessories, lifestyle clothing and swimwear.

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The diversions provided by skating through Seaside are innumerable – with plenty of opportunities for a variety of cuisines and tantalizing refreshments. However, serious skaters want more. That’s why a group of local skate advocates known as the Walton Skate Society have banded together with a singular vision – to create a world-class concrete skate park. These passionate visionaries have already secured the land and managed to raise nearly $100,000 with support from many local citizens and businesses through some creative and inspired events. They’ve even received support from legendary skater Tony Hawk! © 2016 M

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Perhaps an even more accessible and serene way to explore 30A is via bicycle. Everywhere you look, you’ll see families and couples pedaling toward nirvana along the Emerald Coast. Bicycle shops dot Scenic 30A and hopping on is – well – as easy as riding a bike! However, a recently opened shop in WaterColor has an innovative approach that is changing the world of biking in South Walton. Allowing you to travel farther and see more, Pedego 30A at 17 WaterColor Way offers an impressive lineup of electric bikes. These American-made bikes are top-of-the-line, offered in a range of styles, and available both for purchase and

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for hourly and daily rentals. Best of all, you can roll down 30A from end-to-end on a single electric charge … twice! The only thing left to decide is to pedal or not to pedal? One of the most dynamic places to take your electric bike is through the WaterColor community. Laced with scenic bridges, trails, and quaint community streets – your journey will be a memorable one for sure. Pedego 30A also features some serious offroad bikes, such as the Ridge Rider & Trail Tracker. Lucky for you, there’s plenty of rugged, nearby trails to explore in Point Washington State Forest that are up to the challenge of such a worthy transport!


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3O A KICKBIKES Can’t decide between skating or biking along 30A? Why not do both? Kickbike 30A offers “the world’s fastest scooters” for rent with delivery right to the door of your vacation home or condo. As you may have guessed, a Kickbike is a hybrid of a skateboard and bicycle – so, enjoy the best of both worlds as you explore the freedom of cruising on a board with the ease and reliability of a bike!

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... CRUISING ON A BOARD WITH THE EASE & RELIABILITY OF A BIKE ...

While there isn’t anyplace on 30A that isn’t navigable by kickbike, one local favorite is Rosemary Beach – located on the far eastern end of Scenic Highway 30A. Here, kickbikers can explore a community resplendent with bold West Indies architecture, a plethora of winding paths, and many fabulous shops and eateries. Beguiled yet? Head to kickbike30A.com to reserve your time today! Life is a (coastal) highway and it’s time to ride 30A!

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Northwest Florida’s intimate beach paradise which stretches from Okaloosa Island to Destin and South Walton, concluding with Panama City Beach, is collectively known as the Emerald Coast.


Vacation Planner Helping families build a lifetime of memories for over 35 years, Ocean Reef has established a reputation as Northwest Florida’s vacation rental company for distinctive properties. Locally owned and operated by Tim & Rebecca Taylor, the company founders set out to create a full service hospitality business that revolutionized short-term rentals. By leading their organization with a commitment to extraordinary service, meticulous standards and a relentless pursuit of greatness, the original vision has been sur-

passed and Ocean Reef truly stands out as an industry leader. The company now consists of 30 full-time team members as well as an additional 200 part-time staff for seasonal housekeeping duties. Operating out of the 16,000-square foot company headquarters in Miramar Beach, Ocean Reef continues to evolve the local hospitality trade and mold this intimate coastal region into a world-class beach destination. In addition to the main ofďŹ ce, Ocean Reef features a second location

among the most prestigious developments along the east end of Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton. Steeped with a rich Destin heritage, and well positioned on each end of Scenic 30A, Ocean Reef welcomes happy families and more-thansatisďŹ ed homeowners to an experience like no other. We invite visitors and property owners alike to explore our company and our genuine benchmark style of warm hospitality.

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We consider ourselves artisan crafters of the vacation experience. With our Reef Rewards Program, we’ve taken the time to identify the ďŹ nest (and funnest!) services and activities in our area and provide them complimentary (or discounted) to optimize the comfort and enjoyment of your stay. From the simple to the sublime, everything in our program

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Free & Discounted Golf

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Free Portrait & Discounted Beach Photography

Free Movie Rentals

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fishecbc.com Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin®. Off the Florida panhandle timed to coincide with the peak of blue marlin season! destininformation.com Fireworks abound throughout Destin and South Walton for the 4th of July and beyond! rosemarybeachsculpture.com Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition – An exhibition of sculptures on view in various greens & gardens thru Oct. 7!

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destininformation.com First Friday ArtWalk. Explore Ruskin Place as Seaside comes alive with vibrant works of art! This and every 1st Friday. destinseafoodfestival.com 9th Annual Destin Seafood Festival - in the Destin Harbor Boardwalk • Destin Fishing Rodeo • See food & eat it. 30a10k.com 30A Thanksgiving 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Rosemary Beach! Benefits: Donations 4 Danny, Lighthouse Retreat & Food For Thought.


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destininformation.com Dine, drink & dance into the New Year in HarborWalk Village at the Village Street Party & Live music! 30asongwritersfestival.com Established and emerging artists come to South Walton’s 30A 100 singer-songwriters in fabulous venues. sandestingumbofestival.com The 9th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival: sample gumbo from the area’s best chefs. Food, fun & entertainment.

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snsrun.com (Seaside) Hit 30A for a half marathon 13.1 mi or a quick 5k. Goodie bags from Vera Bradley and the best scenery you’ve ever seen. sowalwine.com Simply the best event in South Walton • Fine Wine and Food in a Festival tasting environment – huge wine auction. 4/26 - 4/29 digitalgraffiti.com (Alys Beach) welcomes painters with open arms and white walls for projectors and laptops rather than spray cans.

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Downtown Destin & Okaloosa Island oceanreefresorts.com/downtown-destin The heart and soul of Destin is its vibrant harbor. Adorned by the boardwalk, this destination is home to a community of local charter fishing boats, water activities, beach shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. Off the harbor, Downtown Destin hosts family fun at both Big Kahuna’s Water Park and the Destin Track. Accommodations in Downtown Destin are comprised primarily of condos and town homes, conveniently placing guests just moments from the most sought-after attractions in the area. oceanreefresorts.com/okaloosa-island The original highlight of the Emerald Coast, the Island offers a nostalgic beach experience.

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6 BR

Villa Vittoria

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Sterling Shores

3 BR

Silver Shells

3 BR

Sterling Sands

2 BR

Emerald Towers

Waterscape

Sun Destin

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Holiday Isle oceanreefresorts.com/holiday-isle A peninsula located south of the Destin Harbor, Holiday Isle parallels Downtown Destin. This community is a private, water-surrounded oasis that is just seconds from all the excitement imaginable, yet manages to maintain an ideal, laid back communal ambiance. Accommodations offered on Holiday Isle range from intimate canal-side cottages to impressive beachfront estates.

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Blue Haven

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Casa De LaHunt

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Waterview Towers

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Shoreline Towers

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Crystal Beach oceanreefresorts.com/crystal-beach Crystal Beach is home to colorful classicstyled beach cottages, intimate condominium buildings, white picket fences, meandering sidewalks and quaint eateries. This community is family-centric and here the unwinding is easy! But don’t think excitement isn’t on the

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menu as this area features the Destin Commons – home to upscale shopping, multiple dining options and venues ideal for entertaining the entire family. Additionally, two of the most highly rated golf courses, Kelly Plantation and Regatta Bay, are just seconds away.


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Just In Tyme

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Seaclusion

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Star Fish

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Remember When

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Beachy Keen

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Flamingo Breezes

4 BR

Orange Beach

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Crystal Cove

4 BR

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Casa Verde

6 BR

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Sting Ray

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MIA

Barracuda

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Villa Coyaba

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Destiny oceanreefresorts.com/destiny Positioned along Scenic Gulf Drive between Crystal and Miramar Beach, Destiny is host to the most prestigious gated developments in Destin, each offering unique amenities. Destiny Shores and Destiny West share a pool, hot tub, fitness center and tennis courts. Destiny East is home to Club Destiny, offering a greater selection of activities centered on their clubhouse. Destiny by the Sea is a beachfront neighborhood and, in addition to the private beach, it hosts a pool and 24-hour security.

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Blu Sky

Caicos Cay

5 BR

Beach Blessing

Good Vibrations

4 BR

Beach Beauty

Tranqui-la

3 BR

Amazing Grace

All About The View

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Destiny Villas

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Crystal Cabana

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Beach Castle

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Frangista Beach oceanreefresorts.com/frangista-beach As the most sought-after beachfront community in Miramar Beach, Frangista Beach is the definition of laid-back beachside sophistication. Home to the largest collection of beachfront vacation homes with private pools, this exquisite community is ideal for travelers seeking privacy and close proximity to fellow traveling friends and family. Additionally, classically styled coastal homes located just off the beach ensure quality accommodations are available for every budget. Frangista Beach is also home to a handful of small, locally owned businesses, including Emerald Coast Wine Cellars and the Bad Ass Coffee Company. If you venture just minutes further, you’ll discover luxury and discount shopping, live entertainment, event venues and award-winning dining establishments.

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Le Neptune

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La Fortune

Frangista Costas

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Aqualina

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Ocean Oasis

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Good Times

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Oceania

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Frangista Royal

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Seacret Spot

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Alegria

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Emerald Waters

Sun of a Beach

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A Shore Thing

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A Shore Thing

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Miramar Beach oceanreefresorts.com/miramar-beach Northwest Florida is home to two distinctly different world-class beach vacation destinations. The first is Destin – filled with excitement, family attractions, shopping, dining, fishing, vibrant nightlife and, of course, white sand beaches. The other is South Walton – home to

Destin’s neighbor Miramar Beach offers the largest selection of beach homes and variety of condo rentals.

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the same breathtaking beaches but with greater focus on the preservation of nature and with intentionally less development. Miramar Beach is positioned between Destin and South Walton, making it the ideal destination to experience the best of both worlds.


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Seadreams

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Wiki in the Tiki

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Polka Dot Bikini

ReGrouper

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Dunes Too

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Anchors Away

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Shell Shack

Castle in the Sand

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Coco Hut

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Pelicans Roost

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Breeze on Inn

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Beach House

6 BR

Open Gulf Oasis

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Under the Sea

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Banana Cabana

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Emerald Breeze

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Chateau Louise

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Vitamin Sea

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Biscotti

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The Grits Carlton

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Mellow Yellow

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Sea-Esta

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Seaglass

Ocean Blue

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Shimmering Seahorse

Tangerine Dream

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Magnolia Sands

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Majestic Sun

Beachside Bungalow

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Driftwood Dreamin

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Linger Longer

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Beach Baby

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On The Beach

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Skinny Dippin

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Emerald Palazzo

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Sea Winds

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Sandy Toes

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Avalon

4 BR

Caribbean Breezes

4 BR

Cape Monaco

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Sailors Delight

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Treasure Chest

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Summer Haven South

Little House on the Beach 4 BR

Paradise Found

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Surfin Safari

Melomar

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All 4 Fun

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Puesta Del Sol

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Breakaway

4 BR

Villa Paradis

4 BR

Seadreams

4 BR

Summer Breeze

4 BR

Sandy Dunes

4 BR

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Valentine House

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Hideout

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White Sands Landing

After Dunes Delight

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Panorama

Blue Marlin

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All Tide Up

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My Margaritaville

3 BR

Snowdrift

3 BR

Aberdeen Beach House

3 BR

Summerhaven

3 BR

Flip Flop Cottage

3 BR

Backwards Crab

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Barefoot Dreamers

Ocean Breeze

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Island Time

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Mediterranea

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Jolebo Landing

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Seaside Getaway

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Enclave

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Ariel Dunes II

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Edgewater

1-3 BR

Costa Del Sol

3 BR

Palm Oasis

3 BR

Amalfi Coast

1-3 BR

The Empress

3 BR

Windancer

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Lemon Drop

2 BR

Rising Sun

2 BR

Seadreams

3 BR

Huntington by the Sea

Grand View

3 BR

Aberdeen Beach House

Sand Wishes

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Destin Blue

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2 BR

Mainsail

Maravilla

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Gulfside Hidden Dunes

The Tides

2 BR

Beach Manor

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Surfside

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Beach Resort

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Gulfview

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Sea Cabins

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Destination

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While the draw of its neighbors is strong, visitors to Miramar Beach may choose not to leave this oasis. Perfectly situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, fishermen and water sport enthusiasts will have plenty of options to indulge here. Off the water, guests will enjoy shopping at the nation’s largest designer outlet mall – Silver Sands Premium Outlets. In addition to Silver Sands, other premier shopping and entertainment options include Grand Boulevard and Baytowne Wharf. Fresh seafood eateries are scattered throughout Miramar Beach and the famed Scenic Gulf Drive offers several locations with exceptional beachfront dining.

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Sandestin oceanreefresorts.com/sandestin-rentals Northwest Florida’s premier resort destination – Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – encompasses 2,400 acres stretching between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay. Here at the Emerald Coast’s only beach-to-bay resort, visitors enjoy access to over seven miles of beach and bay frontage. Often referred to as the “Gated City,” this first-class vacation destination features a selection of unparalleled amenities that include four championship golf courses, a world-class

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tennis center, a bustling marina, multiple entertainment venues, a massive selection of restaurants and two of the top lifestyle destinations in the region – the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard. Accommodations offered within Sandestin include beachfront high-rise condominiums, golf course and lakeside villas, bayside hotel rooms and executive-styled vacation homes.

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Westwinds

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Tuscan Breeze

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Tivoli Terrace

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Bayside Inn

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Dune Allen Beach oceanreefresorts.com/dune-allen-beach The gateway to 30A, Dune Allen Beach is the most western community positioned along the famed Scenic Drive. With an unpretentious coastal lifestyle, visitors to Dune Allen will enjoy spending time outdoors, on and off the beach. Of course Dune Allen Beach offers the same pristine white sand found elsewhere in Northwest Florida, but this quaint community also hosts a state park, nature trails, and several rare coastal dune lakes. Dune Allen’s convenient location puts the excitement of Destin and nearby South Walton only moments away.

Coastal dune lakes often flow into the Gulf. These special lakes are only found in two other locations on the planet.

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Dune Vista

5 BR

Sandpiper

5 BR

Santa Rosa Sunset

5 BR

Dune Allen Retreat

5 BR

Allen House

4 BR

Dune Allen Delight

4 BR

Pink Flamingo Cottage

3 BR

Palms of Dune Allen

3 BR

Sandy Shoes

3 BR

Sand D Breeze A & B

4 BR

Beach Breeze

3 BR

Laffy Taffy

3 BR

A Suite Life

2 BR

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Blue Mountain Beach oceanreefresorts.com/blue-mountain-beach Blue Mountain Beach is the highest elevated point along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It inherited its name from the early Spanish Conquistadors who caught a glimpse of the native blue lupine flowers high on the horizon. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in hiking through the pine groves of Point Washington State Forest or biking along the Timpoochee Trail. Beachgoers will revel in the sand and enjoy some of the most wide open beaches in all of South Walton. Accommodations offered in Blue Mountain Beach are comprised of intimate low-key beachfront condos, lavish beachside resorts and a selection of vacation homes both on and off the beach.

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5 BR

Forget Me Knot

5 BR

Chateau De LaMer

5 BR

At Redfish

5 BR

On Point

5 BR

Are We There Yet

4 BR

Sandy by the Sea

4 BR

Coast On Inn

4 BR

Champagne Jam

4 BR

Redfish Village

3 BR

Adagio

3 BR

Blue Mountain Villas

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Santa Rosa Beach oceanreefresorts.com/santa-rosa-beach Often referred to as “the town that began it all,” Santa Rosa Beach was the first established community in South Walton. Attractions include Eden State Garden Park and the Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club. Guests seeking to spend their vacation in Santa Rosa Beach can opt for studio style condos, vacation homes with pools near the beach or custom beachfront homes.  

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9 BR

Still Waters

8 BR

Casablanca

7 BR

OMG! By The Sea

6 BR

Reflections

6 BR

Morning Star

6 BR

Beyond the Sea

5 BR

Blessings

5 BR

Gone Coastal

4 BR

Sea Haunts

3 BR

The Legends

2 BR

Inn at Gulf Place

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Villa Rosa

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Seagrove oceanreefresorts.com/seagrove-beach Seagrove has stayed true to its “roots� by preserving its natural beauty. From quaint beachfront condominiums and lavish beach-side resorts to colorful vacation homes, Seagrove Beach is a quiet oasis.

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5 BR

Eastern Lake Escape

5 BR

Southern Sands

4 BR

Lucky Charm

4 BR

Cinnamon Fern

4 BR

Great Escape

4 BR

Meant To Be

4 BR

Cole Beck’s Cove

4 BR

2 BR

Aquatic Paradise

2 BR

Villas at Seagrove Beach

4 BR

Pelican Place

3 BR

Walton Dunes

Seagrove Bungalow

2 BR

Commadore’s Retreat

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The Retreat

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Seacrest & Inlet Beach oceanreefresorts.com/seacrest-beach Seacrest Beach - This community features the best of 30A, yet remains quiet & relaxed. The development is centered on South Walton’s largest community pool (15,000 sq ft) and is a family favorite! oceanreefresorts.com/inlet-beach Inlet Beach - The last stop along the magical world of South Walton’s Scenic 30A, Inlet Beach offers a relaxed atmosphere that gives visitors an authentic local experience. Nestled alongside Rosemary Beach, time spent here is easily rich, simple and genuinely rewarding. Only minutes from Panama City Beach – all the excitement imaginable is within a moment’s reach.

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5 BR

Away to Play

Villas at Sunset Beach

4 BR

Casa Del Sol

Petite Maison

3 BR

Villas at Seacrest

It’s the Little Things

Boothbay

3 BR

2 BR

Group Therapy

Capistrano

4 BR

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Seascape

4 BR

Seas the Day

4 BR

Five Star

4 BR

Out-A-Bounds

3 BR

Bluetopia

3 BR

Coral Rose

3 BR

1-3 BR

Tranquility on the Beach

3 BR

Villages of S.Walton

Dreams Come True

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Ramsgate

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Panama City Beach oceanreefresorts.com/panama-city-beach-rentals Hosting 27 miles of paradise, guests of this destination enjoy a varied selection of exciting attractions that have become a thing of legend. Accommodations in Panama City Beach include beachfront townhomes and soaring, high-rise condominiums.

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Prepare to experience paradise & look the part. The only suit you’ll need here is your swimsuit. Get dressed up by getting dressed down. No shirts, no shoes, no problem. These looks will keep you styling on and off the shore. Every day should feel this good‌


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Shadow of the

K I NG The King of rock ‘n’ roll was so named not only for his electrifying stage presence or his soulful vocals, but for bringing together country-western music of the South with rhythm & blues – and pop. In doing so, he forever changed music as we know it. And while Elvis Presley, the man, is gone, his music will live on – and does so right here in Destin.

Destin local Ron Adams bears an uncanny resemblance to Elvis. Adams not only shares striking physical characteristics with The King, his motivations were the ones that drove the engines of Presley’s life and music: God, country and women. Adams (like Presley) has enjoyed a wildly successful career using music as a platform to delight and entertain – employing charm and charisma to energize audiences much as the Man himself did. And while Adams was too young to meet Presley in person, he continues to honor the Man and his music with his own stage persona – the Shadow of the King.

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Shadow on the road Distinguishing himself amid a sea of snarling lips and gyrating hips, Adams has been one of the most successful Elvis impersonators in the world for over 30 years. Driven (like his hero) to serve and protect those around him, Adams was once a police officer in Birmingham, Alabama. Working undercover for a vice and narcotics unit, Adams cloaked his grown out hair in jet-black dye. Late one night in a club, Adams was negotiating a bust. Almost as a soundtrack to this circumstance, the band was painfully navigating Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel. When the singer observed Adams cringing, he challenged him to do better. And in that moment, as he climbed the stage, Adams transformed. His love and kinship with Presley moved him beyond comically false staccato caricatures of the Man, to a genuine tribute of the artist whose musical

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alchemy turned rhythm & blues into rock ‘n’ roll gold. Not long after that fateful night, Adams hung up his gun and badge to travel the Southeast performing his Elvis Tribute Show. His likeness to The King brought other opportunities to honor him and soon after Adams co-starred in the films Southern Heart and Elvis’ Grave. His tours expanded around the country and then finally around the world. Adams’ ability to command an audience was so powerful he even had an opening act in Huntsville, Alabama – (at the time) a relative unknown Country artist named Randy Travis. Adams’ tributes also enjoyed crossing over the confines of the traditional musical genres and he was joined by Kool and the Gang as an opening act to his headliner. Good times, for sure!

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Ron recreates the original Rat Pack flavor & flair

One night with The Shadow of the King

Shadow on the beach While Adams’ career had its origins in Alabama, in 2002 he decided to call Destin, Florida his home. He and his wife owned property along the Emerald Coast and following each visit it became more and more challenging to find reasons not to stay. Adams continues to travel nationally in support of his tribute, but if you’d like to see the Shadow of the King locally, you’ll find him holding court at Tuscany and the Mattie Kelly Amphitheater at NWF State College full schedule at ronadamsentertainment.com. Adams never fails to deliver when he performs, but if you’d like to see him where he comfortably wears the stage like a sequin-studded cape, look for him at Club LA in Destin, his favorite venue. In addition to Shadow of the King, Ron has written, produced, directed and starred in a variety of shows. He is most proud of his Las Vegas Tribute Show. With Wayne Newton’s blessing, Ron and his band, The Memphis Echoes, pay tribute to Mr. Newton as well as Bobby Darin, Cher, Tom Jones, Frankie Valli, Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra, and of course, Elvis Presley. When asked about his career, Adams invokes a lyric of Presley’s – “‘Without a song, the day would never end; without a song a man ain’t got a friend; without a song the road would never bend– without a song’ so I keep singing a song.” Destin locals and, indeed, fans worldwide are glad that he does. SOUVENIR MAGAZINE

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GOLF ACADEMY @ SANTA ROSA GOLF & BEACH CLUB There’s no better place to enjoy the unique flora and crisp Gulf breezes than Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. Lock in an 8:00 A.M. foursome or book tutor-time with Carter at (850) 267-2229. santarosaclub.com

PGA Director of Golf, Carter Murchison AT SANTA ROSA GOLF & BEACH CLUB

TIP#1: POSTURE It’s very typical for golfers to come out of their posture position when swinging into and through impact. Notice how I’ve retained my upper body tilt, which is very similar to what my upper body tilt was at address… maintaining the tilt improves ball contact.

Allow the head to rotate as you swing the club forward.

TIP#2: POSITION Make sure you keep your HEAD DOWN … one of the worst thoughts for a golfer! Keeping the head down too long will restrict body rotation, weight transfer and arm extension on the forward swing. While my head was down at the moment of impact, notice how my head has rotated forward as my shoulders turn through the shot.

Start in good posture & stay in posture into impact.

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