The Active Beach Vacation

Of course everyone visits the Emerald Coast and 30a for the beaches, but there is so much more to do! Make great family memories with the endless activities available on the Emerald Coast.


For those who need to be active, 30a offers something for all ages. Biking on the Timpoochee Trail is the perfect family activity, combining exercise and fun! It’s the best way to get up close and personal with the unique communities, dune lakes, and nature along 30A. The trail is 18.6 miles of primarily flat bike path, paralleling the entire length of Scenic Highway 30a. Rental bikes are readily available (even delivered to your vacation rental). Be sure to take sunscreen, water, and a camera-you’ll need them!

stand up paddle board

The entire family can try their hand at stand-up paddleboarding! Several of our dune lakes are paddleboarding hot spots.

beach hiking

Hiking at the beach?! You bet! 40% of Walton County is dedicated to preservation. Hikers, as well as bicyclist, can explore hundreds of acres of forests that includes breathtaking views of unspoiled nature. Take your family back in time to experience how Florida was like in the past.


The list of activities for your family is endless! These are just a few suggestions, check out our local guide for more family fun.