30A West Montage Gulf Place and Dune Allen Beach July 11, 2017
The west end of 30A seems to be growing in popularity from a vacation destination standpoint every year. My goal in this video was to capture as much of the summer buzz on the Santa Rosa Beach side of 30A FL as possible. This video starts at Gulf Place Town Center where I capture some of the shops and restaurants. Notable stores at Gulf Place include 30a.com, YOLO and SOHO beach. Popular Gulf Place based restaurants include... The Perfect Pig (they also have a Seagrove Beach location), Pizza by the Sea (also in WaterColor and Seacrest Beach) and La Playa.
We crossed hwy 30A to take a peek at the Ed Walline Public Beach Access. As expected, the white sand was packed with people and the Gulf was as turquoise blue as I've ever seen. Some people were in kayaks, some on stand up paddle boards and many other just soaking in the sun. As you'll see, this was an absolutely perfect 30A beach day.
From Gulf Place we moved west down the 30A path past Oyster lake, Santa Rosa Beach Golf Course, Vue on 30a and ended up at the Dune Allen Regional Beach Access. As expected it was busy and people of all ages were enjoying the day. I was able to capture some fantastic ground and aerial shots of the Dune Allen public beach access. In my opinion, it's the only regional access point along 30A that rivals the Inlet Beach Orange Street access. In Dune Allen like Inlet Beach you'll find clean bathrooms, wheelchair accessible ramps down to the beach, and large parking lots. Dune Allen is truly one of my favorite sections of the 30A corridor.
This video wraps up as I journey back east down the Timpoochee Trail past the coastal dune lake, Tom Thumb and back into Gulf Place Town Center. I circle around the backside of Gulf Place where you'll see the big outdoor amphitheater which is the main venue each year for the 30A Songwriters Festival. You'll see more of the boutique shops, restaurants and other businesses in the town center as well. All in all is was a fun couple of hours spent shooting this 30A Prime video.