With the busy season officially over, you might not realize that winter is a prime time of the year to visit the beach. From reduced crowds and prices to idyllic temperatures, it’s a wonder why more people don’t travel south to enjoy their January. Check out these five great reasons to visit 30A this winter to learn what you could be missing out on by not coming.
If you could make a complaint about 30A, you may say that sometimes the area can become overrun with tourists in the summer. To get a table at a restaurant, you often have to make a reservation, and prime beach spots can get filled up with vacationers. But in the winter, the 30A becomes an entirely different place. As the population drops by the tens of thousands during the off-season, privacy and convenience become easier to achieve. Some days, you might even have the beach to yourself.
Since there is less competition to find a great rental in the winter, prices decrease. With off-season discounts, you can expect to find hotel rooms or house rentals at highly reduced prices, with the exception being the holiday season. However, most of the time, your bill in the winter should end up being less than it would’ve been in July.
Escape the Cold To Perfect Temperatures
Although you may not think it, we do have a winter here in Florida—our seasons just work a little differently. The water might be too cold during a Panhandle winter, but the temperature will mainly stay around a cool 50 or 60 degrees. This idyllic weather is why so many Americas call the Sunshine State home in the winter.
Also, the lower temperatures make exploring the 30A more possible. In the summer, it can get so hot that you just want to go to the beach or relax in the shade. However, with the great weather in the winter, you can explore one of the 30A’s countless nature preserves and trails without worrying about getting heat exhaustion.
Seasonal Events and Festivals
One of the biggest events in North Walton happens during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in January. This is when the 30A Songwriters Festival occurs throughout the different communities along this 24-mile stretch of scenic highway. Past performers include the Indigo Girls, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, and John Prine. It’s a 30A tradition you don’t want to miss.
While the days might get shorter in the winter, the sunsets let longer and richer. Florida is a peninsula, and Walton County is lucky enough to find itself on the westside, where the views of the sunset are second to none. Every night before heading out for dinner and drinks, make sure to visit the beach to watch the sun go down. You’ll get Instagram-worthy pictures and memories to last you a lifetime.
After exploring the five great reasons to visit 30A this winter, you’re probably itching to move to South Waldon for the season. 30A Local Properties’ knowledge of Seagrove Beach real estate and the surrounding communities makes them the perfect agents to help you find your dream beach home!