30A West begins on Scenic Highway 30A at Grayton Beach State Park and the historic town of Grayton Beach and ends at Highway 98 adjacent to Topsail Hill State Park, a 1600-acre Gulf-front preserve. As part of the 24-mile stretch of Scenic 30A, the west end of 30A is home to a collection of beach towns with a local vibe.
In the heart of Scenic 30A, the historic town of Grayton Beach was founded in 1890 when Army Generals William Miller and William Wilson moved in and mapped out the village. Today, Grayton Beach, is an eclectic beachside village with oak tree-shaded streets and thriving shops and restaurants including the iconic Red Bar. Nearby Grayton Beach State Park has been named the “Best Beach in America” by Dr. Beach. Neighboring Blue Mountain Beach is said to be the highest point anywhere on the Gulf of Mexico at a whopping elevation of 64 feet, and today is home to a delightful mix of local eateries, shops and rentals.
From funky art galleries and culinary surprises to festivals and world-class golf, Santa Rosa Beach has it all. The west end of Scenic 30A is also home to two state parks, Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill State Preserve, Point Washington State Forest and half of the area's rare coastal dune lakes.
30A West Beach Communities include (West to East) Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach and Grayton Beach
Cities located in Walton County include DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Paxton, and Point Washington