Mike Matz

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Its name “Watercolor“, is derived from the emerald-green hue of the water, which is a result of the sand – made of pure Appalachian quartz – reflecting the sunlight through the surf. With so many amenities, this resort area is located on the northwest coastline of the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida panhandle. Have you ever wondered why this area is called the “panhandle” of Florida? Could it be that if you look at the state of Florida, it has a sliver of land to the west that looks – like the handle of a pan!! LOL

There are four fabulous places to grab a quick bite, relax with friends or enjoy a luscious meal. The resort offers beach bonfires that are available March–January, including beach chairs, s’mores, and bottled waters for up to 30 people.  Bonfires take place on the beach at the bottom of the West Boardwalk, which is adjacent to the WaterColor Beach Club and Mid Boardwalk, located on the east side of the WaterColor Inn.

Imagine A Beautiful Beach Wedding On Florida’s Gulf Coast

Watercolor has a long tradition of extraordinary weddings. As you imagine your wedding day, consider celebrating at an intimate 60-room getaway that flawlessly merges modern sophistication with authentic Southern hospitality. Your guests will be enchanted by an immaculate ribbon of private beach, uninterrupted Gulf of Mexico views and nearly 500 acres of undisturbed coastal beauty.

Unwind At The Spa 

You can select from an artful combination of body treatments for both women and men that are simple yet sumptuous. An array of refining facials and masks invokes natural enzymes, active botanicals and sea extracts to restore overall harmony and improved texture to your skin. The full collection of massage therapies restores circulation, eases muscle tension and enhances wellbeing as you unwind under the perceptive, artful touch of our highly skilled massage therapists. A full line of manicures, pedicures and wax treatments will leave you polished and ready for your close up. We can even suggest treatments customized to your individual needs – whether your priority is to reduce stress, boost your focus or improve your appearance. With views of the pristine sand dunes, the spa draws on the beauty and tranquility of its surroundings to create a holistic experience for body, mind and soul.

At Luxury Properties on 30A we serve our clients with the utmost respect, honesty, and highest level of communication.  Everyday we strive to bring an 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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Valentine's Day on 30A

Valentines Day on 30A


  • What:  Valentine’s Dinner
  • When:  Sunday, February 14,  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Where:  La Crema Tapas & Chocolate,  38 Main StreetRosemary Beach, FL 32461
  • Description:  Enjoy a romantic evening of wine, tapas and chocolate while David Stringer performs spanish guitar from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.


  • What:  Valentine’s Dinner
  • When:  Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Where:  Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar, 12805 US Highway 98, # 101Inlet Beach, Florida 32461
  • Description:  Valentine’s Day Special: This Valentine’s Day treat your sweetheart to a five course tasting menu they are sure to fall in love with. Simplistic yet dynamic each course is carefully constructed according to produce that is in bloom.


  • What:  Valentine’s Day Dinner
  • When:  Tuesday, February 14, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Where:  Havana Beach Bar & Grill, 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461
  • Description:  Treat your special someone to a special date night at Havana Beach Bar & Grill.Includes choice of a special 3-course dinner (regular menu not available)Glass of bubbles upon arrivalReservations preferred$85* per adult | $45* per child (12 and under)For more info, call 850-588-2882.


  • What:  Open Mic LIVE!
  • When:  Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Where:  30A SR’s Music & Coffee Shop, 2078 US HWY 98 W,  Suite 108, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
  • Description: Open Mic LIVE!


Just a few of the things you could do for Valentine’s Day!  But any day on 30A is just better – no matter what day it is!

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In love at the beach

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Charles Modica, Sr. Hospitality Way

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A portion of Scenic Highway 30A has been renamed Charles Modica, Sr. Hospitality Way in honor of one of Seaside’s most beloved citizens, Charlie Modica. Mr. Modica and his wife, Sarah relocated their sucessful grocery business from Alabama to Seaside about 30 years ago. Modica Market

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Charles ans Sarah Modica

was the first business in Seaside and has always been considered the anchor of the Seaside community. Mr. and Mrs. Modica and their family have poured love, dedication and hard work into their business and have been very generous in giving back to the community. Mr. Modica passed away in 2010 and is greatly missed by so very many people who considered him to be a friend. The store is now run by Mrs. Modica and their children, Charles and Carmel.
The ceremony was patriotic, with and opening prayer given by Fr. Tom Collins and a presentation of color by Walton High School ROTC. The Modica grandchildren led the pledge of allegiance and the singing of God Bless America. Speakers talked about Charlie’s genteel manners and his welcoming spirit that made so many feel comfortable and at home. Mr. Modica was referred to as Seaside’s “unofficial mayor” and is greatly missed by so many, but it can be said that his spirit live on.

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Upcoming Events

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There are several upcoming events you will want to be aware of and attend. E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10A.M. until 3P.M. and is offering some interesting presentations for the public. On Saturday, June 30, Mike Kay will conduct two presentations with marine touch tanks to allow you to get up close and personal with marine life. Mr. Kay is a saltwater fish expert and he will talk about the importance of aquaculture and its influence on the conservation of saltwater coral reefs. If you have an aquarium you must attend this session.
On July 7 there will be a presentation on Beekeeping in the Panhandle. Gordon Clauss is a professional beekeeper and the owner of Camp Flower Honey and will be talking about the craft of beekeeping and the importance of bees in Northwest Florida. He will be bringing some of his honey for purchase.
The Biophilia Center offers education on a better understanding of our environment, with a focus on the importance of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation, preservation and restoration of our natural resources.
You may learn about our coastal dune lakes at Topsail on June 29. Park at the day use area in Santa Rosa Beach and walk to the clubhouse for the meeting. The rogram fee is included in the $6 entrance fee to the park. There will also be a similar program held at Eden Gardens State Park

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Saltwater Fish

on July 11. Such a nice way to learn something new and enjoy the flowers and landscaping at Eden Gardens!

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Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

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The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is ranked as one of the Top 10 Big Money Tournaments in the world and is held each year in Sandestin’S Baytown

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Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Marina. This weekend the docks were alive with interested onlookers and wannabe anglers as everyone waited anxiously for the boats to arrive with their catches to be weighed in.
I was fascinated by all the interest and excitement that a fishing tournament creates and how easy it is to get caught up in the excitement. Anticipation ran high when it was announced that the boat Done Deal had just passed under the Mid Bay Bridge in Destin and would be arriving at the Baytown docks in a matter of minutes! Everyone scrambled to get spots to stand where they would be sure to see all the action when the boat arrived and the fish were weighed. Done Deal glided into sight with flags flying in the breeze to indicate their catch. The captain and crew looked tired, but very happy, as well they should. They won over $225,000 in prize money and a lot of prestige from the tournament. Their Blue Marlin was a record breaker, weighing in at 783 pounds – the biggest fish that most attendees had ever seen.
Tropical storm Debbie created rough seas for the anglers, with waves from 6 to 8 feet high. Caleb Brown, with Wynsong, reported that he slept in the open on Thursday night and was awakened by a thunder and lightning storm. He was so tired that he simply pulled the pillow over his head and went back to sleep. We met Caleb after Wynsong pulled into dock at Destin and had a wonderful dinner at Harbor Docks overlooking the bay. He looked so tired, but he also looked like a man who enjoys what he does for a living – fishing.
I would recommend that you go to the tournament when it’s held again next year and become a part of the action and enjoy Baytown Marina and the wonderful array of boats on display!

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July 4th Events in South Walton

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In addition to the huge July 4th celebration at Seaside, there will be all sorts of fun things happening all over South Walton from which to choose. Eden Gardens State Park

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July 4th on 30A

will host a Family Day program which includes a chance for your family to build your own pirate ship to sail in the park’s reflection pond. Anyone can participate and the event is free with the cost of admission to the park! All ship building supplies will be provided, so all you need to bring is yourselves and maybe a picnic lunch to enjoy in the beautiful park while you admire the flowers.

Baytowne Wharf will be celebrating the day with face painting, balloon sculpting and crafts for kids. Expect live music and fireworks over the lagoon at night.

Rosemary Beach has big plans for the 4th of July! At 7:30A.M. there will be a bike decorating breakfast and bike parade at North Barrett Square. There will be red, white and blue decorations for the bikes and donuts and juice for the participants. The parade will begin at 8:45 and wind around town.Prizes will be awarded for the most original use of deorations, most patriotic theme, best 6 and under bike, best family entry and best overall decorated bike.

Western Green will be the spot for the family field day from 9 – 11A.M. Field events will include three legged races, a water balloon toss, sack races, hula hop contests, music, air brush tattoos, go fish, balloons and moonwalks. What fun!

There will be a barbecue on the Eastern Green from 5 -7P.M. old fashioned food will include pork, chicken and brisket along with potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, cobbler and ice tea. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

The concert on Western Green will begin at 6;30 and end at 8;30 and be followed by fireworks at 8;45. The best place to view them will be on the beach!

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You’re So Sowal If…

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You’re so Sowal if…

you consider a long distance relationship dating someone in Destin.

all your friends are realtors or photographers.

you know how Blue Mountain Beach got its name.

you YOLO to work.

you haven’t driven your car in two days, yet you’ve been out and about.

you plan your day around the color of the beach flag.

you know the off season is the best season to go to the beach.

you listen to 30A Radio religiously.

you don’t own a watch or a tie.

you don’t mind the fine layer of sand in your bed.

you carry a beach towel, a swimsuit and a beach chair in your car at all times.

you become a vegetarian for a meal so you can eat at Hibiscus

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South Walton Beach


you’ve had your birthday party at Nick’s on the Bay.

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Beach Wrack on 30A

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Beach wrack is the official name of the scattered clumps of stranded seaweed on the beach along the high tide line and are a pivotal part of the beach ecosystem. In fact, it’s the wrack that actually brings the beach to life and is the best place to find sea shells and other seaborne curiosities! Beach wracks keep beaches from becoming barren places because they provide the nutrients, moisture and protection to the unique life of the beach creatures. In the wrack you’ll find ghost crabs, beach tiger beetles, and many species of birds.

Beach wrack is made of sea grass, reeds, and algae that have drifted at sea before washing ashore, especially after storms. When ashore, the wrack becomes  host to insects and tiny crustaceans, which provide food for other creatures. Migrating shorebirds fly here each year to eat the nutritious meals found in the stranded seaweed. Wrack also provides a safe haven for animals in which to hide from predators. Shorebirds can rest in the wrack and seem to disappear by blending with the similar shads of browns and grays.

Beach wrack is critical to the health of the sand dunes, too. They provide nutrients and stabilize windblown sand. The wrack carries seeds from dune plants, such as morning glory and sea rocket. As these seeds take root and sand builds up, new dunes will grow.

A natural beach on which the wracks are not raked is far healthier than a beach that is groomed. The beach with wracks is much more interesting and diverse than a sterile, raked beach. I have seen beach wrack while walking at Blue Mountain Beach

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Beach Wrack on 30A

and found it fascinating. I also saw a strip of wrack on the beach at Grayton and the children were carefully examining it and I’m sure they learned a lot from their curiousity. The next time you see a clump of seaweed, don’t kick it aside – take the time to enjoy the benefits that wrack provides the beach and us.

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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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Alys Beach

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Alys Beach is an oasis on 30A that makes you feel as though you are in another world – a world of calming peace and white elegant tranquility. Alys Beach is South Walton’s newest “new urban” town and is unique because of its blend of Mediterranean and island style. While Alys Beach is definitely a place to relax, there are a number of things to do and see while there.

The Alys Beach Ampitheater hosts outdoor concerts, movies and plays for the entire family to enjoy during the summer.

The annual 30A Wine Festival is held at Caliza Pool. It’s the place to be for fine wine and amazing food.

Caliza Pool hosts happy hours which are well attended and serves dinner by the pool.

Kids and their parents love Fonvile Press for snacks and a place for the kids to play while adults meet and visit.

The Cypress pond wetland area boardwalk is a way to explore natural vegetation and wildlife.

Lake Marilyn is good for strolling around. Cross Somerset Bridge for magnificent views.

Digital Graffiti is held every June. Artists project their art onto  Alys Beach’s white background in the evening and create beautiful images that undulate and seem to melt on the walls.

Parents’ Night Out is sponsored by abrakadoodle. Kids enjoy art projects while their parents can get away for a night on the town.

Charlie’s Donut Truck is a popular spot for the best donuts ever.It’s open every morning and stays open until the donuts run out.

George’s at Alys Beach

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Alys Beach

is popular with the locals for lunch and dinner.

The nature trail is a pleasant walk and you wlll see the elusive pitcher plants thriving in their natural habitat. Amazing.




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