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3 of the Best Destinations for 30A Eco-Tours
| Friday, December 14, 2018


Couple and their dog on a 30A eco-tour through the forest

The scenic stretch of 30A isn’t just a beautiful destination for sunbathing on the pristine, sugar-white sand. It’s also a paradise for adventure-seekers to enjoy fascinating plant and animal life! If you’re interested in exploring nature’s magnificence, a 30A eco-tour is the best way to do it. There are acres upon acres of beautiful land just waiting for you on the Emerald Coast. Read on and get one step closer to enjoying it all! Just don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide before you go! It’s your personal travel companion that can show you all of the incredible spots for fishing, kayaking, dining, shopping, and more!

30A Eco Tours: Explore the Beauty of the Emerald Coast

  1. Point Washington State Forest

When it comes to natural beauty, Point Washington State Forest has over 15,000 acres of it! This sprawling landscape features hiking trails, camping sites, and an abundance of wildlife. If you’re up for a nature walk, lace up your hiking shoes and embark on an adventure through three trail systems. This will lead you through a variety of ecosystems with deer, foxes, rabbits, and more. You can even pack a lunch and enjoy a waterfront snack by Eastern Lake!

  1. Grayton Beach State Park

Grayton Beach State Park is nestled just south of Point Washington State Forest along the coastline. This natural paradise bridges the gap between shoreline and forests to bring you an exceptional day of adventure. Whether you prefer hiking or biking, a four-and-a-half mile trail can lead you through pine flatwoods, coastal forests, and scrub oaks. Just don’t forget to explore Western Lake, the focal point of the area, inviting adventurers to paddle, canoe, kayak, and fish for a variety of aquatic wildlife!

  1. Topsail Hill Preserve

Home to towering dunes, pine forests, wetlands, lakes, and three miles of beaches, you’ll have no trouble filling a day with exploration at Topsail Hill Preserve. This section of 30A especially appeals to birdwatchers for the fascinating wildlife in the trees and skies above. Bring a pair of binoculars, and see if you can spot red-shouldered hawks, eastern bluebirds, ospreys, and rare plovers. Or, spend a cool afternoon by the water at Campbell Lake!

Take a Guided Tour

You’re welcome to explore these beautiful destinations on your own, or, you can reserve a spot on a variety of guided 30A eco-tours! RentGearHere is an excellent option, and we can’t recommend them enough. Not only do they provide top-quality gear for self-guided exploration, but they can also lead you through these magnificent areas. Consider one of their tours:

  • Bay Eco Tour: Hop in a pedal-powered kayak and explore the Choctawhatchee Bay.

  • Grayton Snorkel Reef Tour: Take your adventure underwater and see the wonders of the sea turtle reef.

  • Western Lake Tour: Kayak or paddle your way to lasting memories on this coastal dune lake.

Stay in Luxury for Your 30A Eco-Tours

30A is a fantastic place to get out and explore, but it’s always nice to have a luxurious spot to relax after the adventure is over. At Royal Destinations, that’s exactly what we provide. Our extensive list of vacation homes makes your trip incredible from start to finish. We have elegant options for all travelers across a variety of 30A communities, so you’re only just a walk away from a relaxing, restful evening. Many of our properties feature private pools, balconies, full kitchens, and beachfront views. Pick your favorite and get started today!




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