While here for the Seeing Red Wine Festival, there are a few must-visit places along 30-A. You’ve likely heard about certain hot spots. For example,  the picturesque Seaside Post Office or humorously named Stinky’s Fish Camp. Both of which warrant every note of praise. However,  some lesser known places boast unparalleled beauty, charm, and flavor.

  1. Beauty: Clay Garden & Gifts in Seagrove Beach

Just east of Seaside lies Seagrove Beach. While you can’t miss the Seagrove Village Market Cafe (order the fried green tomato BLT), there’s another can’t miss spot. Tucked away on the south side of 30-A, Clay Garden & Gifts offers gorgeous plants, pots, and gardening treasures. Whether a novice or a master, any nature lover will find a second home at Clay.

2. Charm: The Art of Simple in Seaside

From funky to fashionable, The Art of Simple, is a one-stop fun shop. Nestled around Central Square, you’ll notice it’s apothecary and lifestyle goods are anything but run-of-the-mill. Vintage style provide inspiration for kitchenware, spa treatments, and home decor.

3. Flavor: Pizza by the Sea: Watercolor, Seacrest, Gulf Place

Of course, exploring the gardens and boutiques of 30-A builds an appetite. While you’ll no doubt dine on Gulf-Coast seafood during your 30-A vacation, don’t overlook one of the locals’ favorite eateries: Pizza by the Sea. Pizza by the Sea serves outrageously delicious pizza in a family-friendly atmosphere. With a tagline, like “yum,” you know it is too good to need any superfluous detail. Locally owned and operated, Pizza by the Sea uses fresh ingredients and crafts an artisan style crust like nobody else on the beach. Plus, they have one of the best lunch specials on 30-A. Stop by their Watercolor, Seacrest, or Gulf Place location.

Don’t miss out on these lesser known spots along 30-A. You’ll discover even more to love about the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida.