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Cocktails on 30A

Peanut butter and jelly. Hotdogs and baseball. Turkey and Thanksgiving.

Some things just go together. Cocktails and the beach are no exception. So, where are the best spots for a cocktail on 30A? Here are my Top 5.....in no particular order:

1. Caliza....you'll feel like you are in a Turkish fairytale while sipping a delicious concoction schemed up by Courtney, Matt, or Matt (yep, there are 2 Matts). PS-get there at 5:30 for Happy Hour and order a Strawberry Mule.

2. Havana Beach Bar and Grill atThe Pearl....your friends will probably tell you to go to the rooftop bar. Don't listen to them. Stick with the inside bar and order an Old Fashioned. It's bound to be the best you've ever had.

3. The Beach....fix a cocktail at your house or condo, walk down to the beach for sunset, and enjoy this incredible slice of paradise.

4. Bud and Alley's....definitely one of the top spots to take in a sunset. Be sure to get there early to get a table, as there is no shortage of a crowd throughout the summer. Get yourself a Mojito and channel your inner Jimmy Buffett.

5. Chiringo....this is Chiringo's second summer and fresh off a bit of a renovation, it is a great spot to grab a cocktail after a full day of beaching it on Grayton Beach. Sometimes, they even have hunch punch....the perfect way to relive your college days!


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Grayton Beach Makes Top 5 in U.S.

Every year, “Dr. Beach” Steve Leatherman, whose assessments are trusted by the likes of Condé Nast Traveler, ranks America’s beaches using 50 criteria that includes sand, water and safety qualities. Landing at No. 6 on the Top 10 Beaches list for 2016, it’s no surprise that our very own Grayton Beach moved up to No. 4 in Dr. Beach’s 2017 Top 10 Beaches. Grayton Beach broke the top five with its tall sand dunes, soft white sand, and clear emerald waters.

Grayton Beach’s unofficial slogan is “Nice Dogs, Strange People,” which completely captures the vibe you’ll find in this quirky beach town. Its a funky beach town whose local art scene, unique dining, and shopping will amaze. The narrow roads are lined with magnolias, towering pines, and moss-covered oaks. Grayton Beach real estate is hot, offering a blend of quaint historic beach cottages next door to modern beach homes. No matter your preference, you are sure to find your dream home in this top spot!

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Key Lime Pie on 30A

Key Lime Pie at Great Southern Cafe

Key Lime Pie at Great Southern Cafe

You're at the beach, and I'm sure you have a list of things to do. Perhaps, it looks something like this: 

Well, today seems like a good day to tackle Number 7 on the list. So, where is the best Key Lime Pie on 30A?? Here are my favorites, in no particular order. They're all pretty fantastic....

Key Lime Pie at George's

Key Lime Pie at George's

1. George's at Alys Beach....pure deliciousness! Don't forget to check out the new viewing deck on the east side of the restaurant!

2. Great Southern Cafe....If you're in Seaside, this is the place to get a slice and perhaps a cold beverage or two to wash it down.

3. Paradis....this one is actually key lime cheesecake....but it's so dang good!

4. Donut Hole....key lime pie at a donut shop? Yep. Do it.

5. Chanticleer Bakery....after you get key lime pie, get half a dozen cookies to go. You can thank me later.


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Fonville is Coming Back!

In case you haven't heard Fonville Press, the coffee shop at Alys Beach, has been closed since the beginning of March for renovations. Aside from some minor aesthetic modifications, the big news is that the built a kitchen!

As of April 3rd, Fonville will be back in action with an all new food and drink menu.

Here are a few pictures tagged at Fonville on Instagram to wet your appetite....


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How Many Square Feet Can You Get For $1,000,000???

The Emerald Coast is full of great properties at price points to fit any budget. Whether it is a 1 bedrom gulf front condo under $200,000 or a $10,000,000 gulf front house, there's something for everyone.

With that being said, $1,000,000 seemed like an interesting price point to explore. Exactly how much square footage can you get for $1,000,000 up and down the beach? Based on average price per square foot in 2016, here's what you can get:

So, while you may only be able to get a 2 bedroom condo in Rosemary Beach for $1,000,000, there are a variety of neighborhoods and areas that offer quite a bit more square footage at that price point.


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5 for $500k

Though it's fun to feature and gawk at homes with high price tags, having a beach home does not have to come at such a premium. There are plenty of incredible properties for under $500,000.

1. Tidewater 1317-$500,000

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2016 Sales Figures for Alys Beach

The preeminent community of 30A, Alys Beach is truly a special place. 2016 was another fantastic year for the community, as it really begins to hit its stride. With over 50 homes currently under construction and plans for a fitness center, a new condo building, and a beach club in the pipeline, it is certainly an exciting time to be buying real estate in Alys Beach

If you are curious to see what is currently available in Alys Beach, click here.


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3 Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Beach

2017 is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with a party at the beach??

Here are the top spots to ring in the New Year:

The Pearl at Rosemary:

A special 4-course menu and a live 3-piece band.....oh and champagne service. Sign me up!

$130 per Adult | $75 per Child (12 and under)

Reservations Required. Call 850-588-2882.

 


Old Florida Fish House:

Forrest Williams Band is helping to ring in the New Year at Old Florida Fish House, so you know it's bound to be a great time.

PS-call ahead and make reservations for dinner....850-534-3045.

 

 

 


Baytowne:

Not just one but TWO fireworks shows, multiple bands, activities for the kiddos.....if you're looking for family friendly fun, this is the place to be New Year's Eve!

 


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