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Beach Day Essentials and Tips for a Vacation on 30A

Posted on Friday, June 4, 2021

Your 30A beach vacation is booked. You can’t wait to spend the day at the beach. Powder white sand and emerald green waters are calling your name! You can soak up the 30A sun all day long with these beach day essentials and tips. Essential: Sunblock is a must! A favorite is sunscreen in a spray bottle. It’s less messy and easy to apply evenly all over. Tip: Apply sunblock before you put your swimsuit on. Swimsuits tend to shift when playing on the sand and in the water, so this will keep all skin protected. Make sure to bring sunscreen with you and reapply throughout the day. Essential: The backpack beach chair is not only essential read more

5 Ways to Visit the Beaches of 30A on a Budget

Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021

  Spring is right around the corner. The feel of powder white sand between your toes and the warmth of the sun are all you’ve been dreaming about after a long cold winter. You can’t wait to take that beach vacation you’ve been saving for! Is your budget a little tighter than you’d like it to be? Then follow these 5 simple steps for an amazing 30A beach vacation without breaking the bank. Seek Out Seasonal Specials When booking a 30A vacation rental timing can be everything! Avoid holiday weekends and seek out seasonal specials. Benchmark Management offers great specials on a variety of vacation rentals. Whether you read more

5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Property Manager for your 30A Vacation Rental

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020

Choosing the right property manager plays a big part in the success of your investment. With so many property managers in the 30A area, how can you tell them apart, especially when they claim to offer the same services? Use these five tips to finding the perfect property manager for your 30A vacation rental. #1 Pick the Professionals You want a professional property manager who is on top of current laws and regulations. A company that is established, working in the industry for several years and has a proven record of successfully managing vacation rentals in the area. What to look for? Years in the business as well as the amount of vacation rentals read more

A Mom’s Guide to South Walton

Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2019

We know vacations can be a lot of work for moms. After planning and packing and traveling, everyone wants to relax. The Gulf Coast has welcomed families for many years, with people coming summer after summer to vacation. We put together some of our top tips for moms when visiting the coast to help make her load just a little lighter. Get a Pool – There are lots of options for vacation rentals on 30A . Many homes are right on the beach or within walking distance. We recommend renting a home or condo that has a swimming pool. Kids can get beached out early in the day and become grouchy to leave. Go back to your rental and spend the rest of read more

What to Pack for Your 30A Beach Trip

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Are you ready for your beach vacation? Summer vacation is about to begin and many families will be heading to their favorite beach. The beaches of the Emerald Coast are some of the best in the country so we expect to see a lot of visitors. If you are heading to the beach this summer, here are a few essentials you don’t want to forget. Sunscreen is the most important thing you’ll need at the beach. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. When you’ll be spending the day at the beach, go for the water-resistant sunscreen and apply often read more

Ways to Save Money on Your 30A Trip

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

What would you rather have: one beach trip a year where you go all out or several trips a year when you use tried and true saving tips? Most people want to be at the beach as much as possible. We’ve put together this list of great ways you can save on your beach vacation. Get ready to save on your next 30A trip! Specials on Direct Flights – Allegiant Air at VPS Airlines in Fort Walton Beach offers many specials throughout the year on direct flights at low rates. Check their site frequently and see which select cities have specials for as low as $40 one way. Flying to the Emerald Coast would save a lot of time that can be spent on the read more

Book Your Last Minute Beach Vacation

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Most of us like to plan ahead and there are many benefits to doing this. Sometimes we plan a vacation a year in advance. While this gives you plenty of time to get things in order and have peace of mind, some of us just like to be spontaneous! There are benefits to both but today we’ll show you how you can still get a great rate on a last minute vacation to the beautiful Gulf Coast. Once you have decided where you would like to go, it’s time to lock in your dates. 30A is a widely popular location to visit with all the great shopping, public and private beach access, and fine dining. Whether you stay in a colorful cottage in the charming Seaside read more

5 Clever Beach Tips You Need To Know

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Many of us look forward to summer vacations to spend on the beach. Some of our earliest memories are of the family beach vacation. Times have changed and there are always new ways to make your life easier with clever tips. Here are some of our favorite beach tips to use on your next 30A vacation .  Traveling with kids? Moms are always surprising us with great ways to simplify everything. One of the greatest things we’ve seen is taking an inflatable baby pool to the beach. These little things can improve your day in so many ways! Besides being small and light to transport, they also help with clean up at the end of the day. Fill up a read more

Packing Tips for Spring Break at the Beach

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Your 30a spring break vacation is right around the corner. You can’t wait to bask in the sun on powder white sand. Are you packed and ready to go? If you’re like me, you wait till the last minute to pack and end up always forgetting something. Here’s a few packing tips to make your spring break on 30a a success!  Outfits When it comes to a beach vacation proper attire is key! Bring several pairs of shorts and t-shirts or tanks to match. It’s a good idea to bring a pair of jeans or slacks and a sweatshirt or light jacket in case the temperature drops a little in the evening. Most places on 30a are casual however, you may bring a dressier outfit read more