beachLIFE

inspiration + discovery from the emerald coast and beyond

Join us as we explore the Emerald Coast.

BeachLiFE Magazine is a travel inspiration publication that introduces readers to life on the Emerald Coast and the people who call it home. Each issue takes readers on a guided tour through the coastal communities of Scenic Highway 30A, Destin, and beyond. Immersing them in the ambiance and energy of a magical realm where the pace is casual and the air smells of salt.

Travel

Join us as we explore the coast and learn what make the Emerald Coast so magical.

holidays on 30A

holidays on 30A

Did you know Santa Claus is a big fan of the Emerald Coast? It’s true! Each year the man in the red suit kicks off his busiest season with a visit to 30A, Destin, and Panama City Beach. So what are you doing? Let’s make plans to visit this holiday season!

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30A tour: seaside

30A tour: seaside

There’s a gorgeous sameness about the beaches of the Emerald Coast—just one mile after another of soft quartz sand running alongside an aquamarine shoreline that appears aglow, lit from within. The communities that populate this realm, however, are a different matter...

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fishing trips

fishing trips

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing? Or catch a shark? What about a nighttime hunt for swordfish? It’s easier than ever to cross fishing off your beach to-do list—you can even book directly through our concierge. Surf Fishing Surf fishing is perfect for...

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from vacation to staycation

from vacation to staycation

And that could be a good thing… The staycation. It’s a revolutionary idea: To go away on vacation and stay away for a timeframe measured in weeks and months rather than days—a concept that hadn’t crossed the minds of many until the advent of work-from-home mandates....

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emerald coast wheelchair access

emerald coast wheelchair access

Crossing a dune walkover to the white-sand beach is not a simple endeavor for many. Mobility issues, failing eyesight, and physical disabilities can make descending a stairway or walking through sand an impossibility.  But that shouldn’t stop anyone from feeling the...

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magical moments of travel

magical moments of travel

What are we, if not a collection of our memories? Think about it for a moment—all the reasons you are who you are is based on moments throughout your life. How parents and caregivers treated you, the relationship with siblings, grandparents, and friends. The impacts...

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weddings on the emerald coast

weddings on the emerald coast

Is the wedding of your dreams filled with white sand beaches and gently crashing waves? After this past year, we’re willing to bet everyone on your list will say yes to a destination wedding. The Emerald Coast is a gorgeous location for your wedding. It’s famous for...

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local spotlight

Learn about the people and places that call  the Emerald Coast home.

holidays on 30A

holidays on 30A

Did you know Santa Claus is a big fan of the Emerald Coast? It’s true! Each year the man in the red suit kicks off his busiest season with a visit to 30A, Destin, and Panama City Beach. So what are you doing? Let’s make plans to visit this holiday season!

read more
30A tour: seaside

30A tour: seaside

There’s a gorgeous sameness about the beaches of the Emerald Coast—just one mile after another of soft quartz sand running alongside an aquamarine shoreline that appears aglow, lit from within. The communities that populate this realm, however, are a different matter...

read more
fishing trips

fishing trips

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing? Or catch a shark? What about a nighttime hunt for swordfish? It’s easier than ever to cross fishing off your beach to-do list—you can even book directly through our concierge. Surf Fishing Surf fishing is perfect for...

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black bear bread

black bear bread

Know what the number one question Emerald Coast locals get asked all the time?  “Where’s a great place to eat?” Here’s a shortcut: Black Bear Bread Company. It’s locally owned and operated, puts a special emphasis on using local products, serves breakfast and lunch...

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farm-to-table

farm-to-table

Join us as we catch-up with local chefPaula Emory. Paula Emery is a private chef based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida whose company, Cookin’ with Love, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Her focus? “Cooking right out of the garden.” Freshness and simplicity...

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sip + savor

Gulf inspired cocktails and snacks.

tiffany mimosa

tiffany mimosa

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacksdifficulty: easy yields: 10 drinks Ready to feel fancy? Slip on your favorite baubles and sip bubbly inspired by the iconic Tiffany & Co. little blue jewelry box.  1 slice of lemon 2 tbsp. of granulated sugar 1/4 cup Blue Curaçao,...

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peach whiskey sour

peach whiskey sour

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacksdifficulty: easy/medium yields: 1 drink The Peach Whiskey Sour is perfect as summer begins to wind down—and here’s why: the temperatures keep rising, but the countdown for the new school year has begun, and the hectic holiday season is...

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paloma

paloma

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacksdifficulty: easy yields: 1 drink If the margarita is king of tequila-based cocktails, consider the Paloma, our queen. This effervescent cocktail is Mexico's drink of choice—and it just might be ours, too. The surprising combination of...

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pimento cheese spread

pimento cheese spread

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacksdifficulty: easy servings: 4 Lemonade on the porch, tiny pimento cheese sandwiches cut carefully into small triangles— does it get more Southern than this? Now granted, you don’t have to cut sandwiches into triangles or even spread the...

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ruby red cocktail

ruby red cocktail

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacks difficulty: easy yields: 1 drink There’s nothing that compares to the tanginess and flavor that a juicy Ruby Red grapefruit possesses when making a cocktail. This light and airy drink fits the menu for any occasion—whether it’s for a...

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classic old fashioned

classic old fashioned

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacksdifficulty: easy yields: 1 drink The Old Fashioned cocktail was invented in Louisville and has made its way to 30A, by way of several different local restaurants and bars. An Old Fashioned in its truest form is simple, delectable, and...

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white lilly

white lilly

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacksdifficulty: easy yields: 1 drinkThe White Lily, also known as a French 75, is a crisp cocktail commonly featured on the menus of swanky, upscale lounges. The recipe dates back to the 1920s during World War I as the cocktail was known...

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classic dirty martini

classic dirty martini

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacksdifficulty: easy yields: 1 drink Simple, elegant, and easy. The classic dirty martini is essential for any high-falutin dinner, or if you just want a fancy drink. It's important to use quality alcohol when making a martini since the...

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patrón + pineapple cocktail

patrón + pineapple cocktail

Beach Inspired Cocktails + Snacksdifficulty: easy yields: 1 drink When the weather begins to warm up, we’re all about drinks that are light, bright and delicious! With a tangy flavor from the pineapple combined with the zing of tequila, this drink is the perfect...

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