The 30A area is a popular destination for tourists visiting the Sunshine State and biking is a top activity. Along the 30A you’ll find some of the hottest beach spots in the Florida Panhandle.
With over 200 hiking and biking trails that wind through the area around 30A, you’ll never run out of places to ride a bike. Before heading here, be sure and learn the best places to go and ride your bike. Read on and we’ll unpack the 5 Most Popular Places to Bike Along the 30A.
#1 30A Bike Path – Timpoochee Trail
First and foremost, on the list – County Highway 30A is paralleled by a 19-mile bike path, sometimes called “Timpoochee Trail.”
This bike trail passes through famous beach communities such as Dune Allen in the west to Seacrest and Alys Beach in the east. You’ll bike past rare coastal dune lakes and see parts of South Walton difficult to see from a car.
The town of Seaside, along 30A, is a bit famous. Time Magazine once dubbed Seaside as “the most astounding design achievement of its era.
Founded in 1981, the town was carefully planned. And it is one of the most spectacular spots to see while biking the 30A. Newsweek once wrote of Seaside, “with its cozy, narrow streets and its jumble of pastel-colored homes, Seaside is probably the most influential resort community since Versailles.”
#3 WaterColor and Seaside Loop
The WaterColor and Seaside Loop is an 8.9 miles loop trail near Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. It takes you through some of the Florida Panhandle’s most beautiful scenery taking about two hours and 37 minutes to complete.
While biking around WaterColor, be sure and stop for a treat at one of the many unique food trucks in the main square.
The town has been made more bike-friendly by blocking the town patch around the amphitheater to cars. From the area, you can reach everything via golf cart or bike, but cars must park in designated lots.
#4 Rosemary Beach
Rosemary Beach is a breathtakingly beautiful town. The best way to take the beauty in is via foot or bike. Pathways will take you through the town’s amazing architecture.
Bike through to some of the town’s hidden amenities like playgrounds, fountains, tennis courts, and swimming pools. Also, don’t forget Rosemary Beach’s 2,500 feet of beautiful white sand beach.
#5 Point Washington State Forest
Point Washington, Florida is nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay. This town is perfectly placed for locals. But tourists are also able to enjoy some of the amenities provided by resort towns along the scenic 30A.
With miles of unpaved roads and sandy trails, Point Washington State Forest is a go-to for off-roaders, bikers, and hikers. Camping is also an option here in special parts of the forest.
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