What Are the Best Things To Do At The Beach?

The Emerald Coast has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to escape to the beautiful sweeping beaches lining the panhandle of the Sunshine State, spend summer nights watching fireworks over the water, or play golf on award-winning courses, there are so many things to do at the beach! It’s the perfect place for you and your family can create memories that will last a lifetime.

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The Best Things to Do at the Beach

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Seaside is 4.5 miles from San Remo and 3.5 miles from Adagio. Stretching 18 miles along the complete length of Scenic 30A, the paved bike path makes it an easy and fun experience for the entire family. Need extra bikes? Call Bob at Beach Dogs Bike Rentals, and he’ll deliver the bikes to your condo! Check out the Farmers Market at the Village Square going on every Saturday before you check in to your condo, or take in the sunset at Bud and Alley’s.

Gulf Place

Gulf Place is a half-mile from San Remo. Make sure you eat at The Perfect Pig during your visit, and try the Pig “Nachos” and the mouth-watering Pork Tenderloin Medallions. Gulf Place has weekly live music and activities for the kids as well.

Baytowne Wharf

Baytowne Wharf is home to many fun things to do at the beach. Listen to live music on Wednesday nights, watch a movie under the stars every Thursday night, and experience the most amazing obstacle course for the kids. Bring a blanket, a bottle of wine and enjoy.

Wine Festivals

Need an excuse for a girl’s weekend? Make sure you come to one (or both!) of my favorite wine festivals. April is a perfect time to visit the Emerald Coast. The weather is not too hot, and the summer activities are just kicking off. There’s always something fun to do.

Sandestin Wine Festival

The Sandestin Wine Festival is one of the best events in the South Walton Beach area. It’s full of incredible food and food.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival presents great wines, fine foods, world-class tasting seminars, live music from national artists, culinary celebrities, and more. It’s a weekend to escape into a lifestyle where you can be yourself, dress up or come as you are, be seen, or simply lay low. The ONLY requirement is that you have a great time enjoying a convivial gathering at your pace and lose yourself for the weekend.


Deep-sea fishing charters is a way of life in Destin, Florida. Did you know Destin is known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village? Spending quality time with family while fishing is priceless, and then you can cook what you caught on the condo’s grills. Here are some of our favorite charters:

Plan Your 30A Getaway With Your Friend at the Beachliving room

Our collection of Adagio, San Remo, and Villa Coyaba condos feature an array of amenities, including private pools, gyms, and outdoor dining areas. All of the properties sit along the pristine shores of 30A, so the distance from your front door to the sand is only a few steps.   

Start planning your 30A getaway today by booking one of our condos. We look forward to welcoming you to the Your Friend at the Beach family!