Mike Matz

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The Easter Weekend on 30A is full of great events for kids and family! Start off by going to the farmers market at Seaside that starts at 8am. Also scheduled for Saturday morning is a 5K run and Easter Egg Hunt at 8am.

There’s another farmers market at Rosemary Beach around 8AM. YOU MUST GET SOME LOCAL GREENS!!

At 9AM have Easter Brunch at Watercolor Inn and Resort, and at 12:30 check out the Easter Celebration at the Watercolor Marina Park. Then enjoy Easter Dinner at Fish Out of Water in Watercolor. YUM!!

Also at noon there will be an Easter Celebration at the Seaside Amphitheater.



At Luxury Properties on 30A we strive to bring enthusiasm and excitement to our efforts that rivals the feeling we all had when we visited 30A for the very first time.

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4th of July in Seaside

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This year’s 4th of July festivities in Seaside looks like a wonderful way to enjoy the day with your family and friends! Seaside is providing us with a parade, live entertainment and fireworks to make this a fun filled day for all! .On Sunday, July 4th, the Annual South Walton 4th of July Parade

4th of July in Seaside

will begin at 8A.M. at Seagrove Plaza and will end at the Seaside Ampitheater. We’ll get to enjoy an old-fashioned community parade of people, dogs and vehicles dressed in holiday garb. Judges in Seaside will select the winning entries and hand out prizes. Everyone is invited to participate – hop on your scooter, golf cart, bike or create a float and join in the parade fun.

Seaside Ampitheater will be the scene for music from 30A Radio until 11A.M. along with face painting and lots of other fun. The celebration will continue in the evening with Stars and Stripes at Seaside at 7P.M. with live music for all and the fantastic fireworks display at 9P.M. They are best viewed from the beach in front of Seaside Pavillion and will be choreographed  by 30A Radio. If you really love fireworks and are not satisfied with only one display, Bud & Alley’s will host a display on the beach behind their restaurant on Friday night at 9P.M.

All of this sounds like a wonderful way to spend the 4th of July holiday and enjoy yourself as you celebrate our nation’s birthday!

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Fun On the Beach!

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What a great weekend here on 30A! The weather has been so warm, creating lots of opportunities for play outdoors. I’m fortunate to live next door to  wonderful neighbors  who enjoy time spent outside, too. Karen and Caleb, the couple who had the beach wedding in November, are always ready to go – to do something fun. And their fun is always shared with Knox, the Amazing Black Lab. Karen’s dad and sister came from Alabama to visit for the weekend and they brought their dogs along to the beach. Of course, my Golden Retriever, Scouty, jioned in the mix ,so there were a bunch of  active, happy, panting dogs everywhere you turned. As the evening progressed it was agreed upon by everyone to get out a little and take the dogs to the beach. The dogs liked the idea so we leashed them up and headed to Blue Mountain Beach with the happiest dogs in the world.

There’s nothing in the world more fun than a couple of unleashed dogs playing on a nighttime beach with owners who adore them. They ran with wild abandon up and down the beach. They chased each other, they wrestled, they rolled in the sand and then they got up and did it all again! And again. They really had a big time splashing through the Gulf and chasing the waves as they rolled in to shore. They’d come up to us – sitting on the sand – to lay down next to us for a little rest and receive some pets and then, zoom, they’re off again! The evening was spectacular with the stars shining brightly, the breeze so warm and the dogs so happy. These times are times that I will never forget because they are shared with great friends -people and dog friends alike.

I must say that the  walk home was far different than the walk to the beach. The dogs were much more calm and relaxed and so were the owners. We heard music and conversation coming from Johnny McTigh’s Irish Pub

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The Pristine Beaches of 30A

on 30A and  it sounded like everyone there was having a great time outdoors, too. But, we also agreed that we were sure that they were’t having nearly as much fun as we had with our dogs on the beach

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Alys Beach Wetlands

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One of the things that contribute to the magnificence of Alys Beach is the 20 acre wetland area and the longleaf pine forest at the north end of town. These carefully preserved and maintained areas provide beauty and green, open spaces for all to enjoy. Wetlands play a sensitive role in the environment and provide a natural habitat for a diverse and delicately balanced ecosystem of plants and animals. Plans are being made for an environmentally sensitive trail system in the wetland area to be utilized by those who wish to experience this amazing part of nature.

The wetlands at Alys Beach provide shelter and cover to animals seeking shelter from natural predators due to the dense vegetation as well as attract birds, mammals and fish. Birds use wetland areas as places to rest and are attracted to the nesting oportunities there. They are also attracted the the abundant food supply found in wetlands. The water is home to fish and shellfish which provide food to other species. Wetlands are the perfect place to study the web of life (do I detect a field trip?) and Alys Beach is commited to protecting and preserving these precious gifts of nature.

Alys Beach has partnered with biologists to develop the trail system. The trail system will allow people to explore this unique environment and enjoy the diverse animal and plant life  to which the trail will provide access. Alys Beach is also making plans to create habitat improvements to enhance living conditions for birds, small mammals and other wildlife that live there. An environmental program manager is supervising the project and monitoring conditions to ensure the project is absolutely correct for the environment and the wildlife who call wetlands home.

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The Lovely Alys Beach on 30A


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