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Why 30A is the Best Honeymoon Destination in Northwest Florida

January 28, 2024

Imagine a breathtaking sunset view while walking hand in hand with your partner along the tranquil white sand beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon destination, the timeless charm and beauty of 30A offer a picturesque backdrop to create new memories as newlyweds. 

With sixteen beach towns, each with a distinct character, 30A emerges as the perfect haven for couples looking for romantic experiences, unique adventures, and complete relaxation. A honeymoon in northwest Florida is the ultimate escape to kickstart your lifelong journey together. Happily ever after begins in 30A, and here are some reasons why!

Stunning Beaches

Undoubtedly, one of the crown jewels of 30A is its stunning beaches. The pristine white sand and crystal clear waters set the stage for an idyllic escape. Couples can choose from several charming beach towns, each offering a little slice of paradise. Here are some of our favorites!

Rosemary Beach

Named one of the “Most Romantic Towns in America,” Rosemary Beach is a lovebird’s paradise. Beyond the immaculate sands and scenic Gulf views, Rosemary Beach features enchanting cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks, and charming coastal architecture, delivering an upscale, laid-back coastal atmosphere.

Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach is known for its mesmerizing beaches and gentle waves, and it’s the perfect place for couples to enjoy long walks, sunsets, intimate moments by the water, or romantic picnics on the beach. Beyond the beach, you can bike through nature trails around the area or paddleboard on the sparkling waters in Choctawhatchee Bay.

Inlet Beach

Soak up the sun in Inlet Beach, where you can experience a relaxing time away from the crowds on the unspoiled, sugar-white sand beaches. Outdoor adventure awaits in this peaceful sanctuary, whether exploring Camp Helen State Park, kayaking, or enjoying the beauty of coastal dune lakes. 

Alys Beach

Featuring Mediterranean-inspired architecture, you’ll enjoy a slice of Santorini when you visit Alys Beach. Relax on the pristine beaches, explore the iconic white Stucco walls, dine at various upscale restaurants, and enjoy countless outdoor activities and miles of nature trails.

Delicious Cuisine

With a diverse culinary scene, 30A features a variety of restaurants that will make your honeymoon experience even more memorable. Whether you’re looking for fresh seafood or international cuisine, casual dining spots, or fine dining restaurants, there’s no shortage of exquisite culinary options on 30A

George’s at Alys Beach offers contemporary coastal cuisine with a Southern flair, an elegant ambiance, and a rooftop viewing deck overlooking the beach. Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar in Rosemary Beach offers a casual, fine dining experience with a delectable seafood menu, an impressive rooftop bar, and panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. La Crema Tapas and Chocolate in Rosemary Beach provides the perfect blend of Spanish-inspired small plates and indulgent desserts, creating a romantic setting for intimate dinners.

Watersports and Adventures

For couples seeking adventure during their honeymoon in northwest Florida, 30A offers a range of watersports and other exciting activities. Enjoy paddleboarding and kayaking along the emerald waters for a peaceful escape. Adventure seekers can enjoy waterskiing, surfing, or scuba diving at the Underwater Museum of Art. Local outfitters will happily rent whatever gear you need to get out on the water and play all day! Biking enthusiasts will enjoy exploring scenic trails, while art lovers can immerse themselves in the vibrant art scene along 30A. Nearby state parks offer tranquil hiking trails, rare coastal dune lakes, and opportunities for wildlife encounters. Before your 30A honeymoon ends, book a sunset or dolphin cruise for a romantic evening you’ll never forget!

Boutique Shopping

Delight yourself in the charm of 30A by exploring its boutique shopping destinations. The community of Seaside offers a unique shopping experience featuring lifestyle stores, family-owned bookstores, boutique clothing shops, and so much more! Swing by The Big Chill in WaterSound and shop for anything from curated jewelry to hand-made clothing and unique art. Meanwhile, the Rosemary Beach Town Center boasts many unique shops, from trendy boutiques to quaint beachside stores. Couples can discover one-of-a-kind treasures and souvenirs to commemorate their honeymoon strolling through the charming towns of 30A.

Spas and Wellness

Your honeymoon won’t be complete without a relaxing spa experience. Indulge in soothing couples massage and rejuvenating spa treatments from reputable spas along 30A. Pamper yourself at The Spa in Seaside, a full-service spa offering couples massages, deluxe facials, and rejuvenating body rituals. Emerald Coast Spa in Seagrove Beach will give you a truly relaxing experience with its signature traditional Thai massage and custom massages for couples. Meanwhile, you’ll embrace tranquility when you go to Vivo Spa, a full-service spa in Rosemary Beach that offers deep tissue massage, body scrubs, sauna, and facials. All offer a range of rejuvenating services and a serene ambiance, allowing couples to unwind and meditate.

Incredible Accommodations

Nothing beats waking up each morning to breathtaking views of the Emerald Coast, your sweetheart by your side, and soft, pearl-white sand just a few steps away from your front door. With just the right balance of comfort, luxury, and style, an incredible home away from home will surely make your honeymoon more magical and memorable. Choose a vacation rental that suits your needs, whether it’s proximity to the beach, a romantic ambiance, or luxurious amenities.

Elevate your 30A honeymoon experience by staying with Scenic Stays! With a wide range of beautiful retreats, from luxurious beachfront condos to gorgeous homes with private pools, Scenic Stays has everything you’re looking for and more!

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