Posted on 4/17/2019

Bathing Suit Shopping on 30A

What’s the most essential item to have for a trip to the beach? A bathing suit, of course! We’re sure you remembered to pack yours, but still, vacation is a time to spoil yourself. South Walton's Scenic Highway 30A is dotted up and down with unique specialty stores and fun local shops. Spice up your life (and Instagram feed for all you social media gurus out there) with a brand new swimsuit. You’ve waited all year for this trip to the beach, and you deserve to indulge and treat yourself!

ONO Surf Shop

ONO Surf Shop is located just off the white sand in Seaside and is where the locals can be found picking up new surf gear. From sunscreen to sandals to boogie boards, everything you need to enjoy the beach can be found here at ONO. Popular swim and surf brands like Roxy, RVCA, Billabong, Rainbows, and SunBum can be found in this surf shack and will have you living that beach life in no time.

Coastal Paradise

If you’re over on the West end of 30A make sure you stop by Coastal Paradise at Gulf Place Town Center. This one-stop shop has souvenirs, beach chairs, floats and rafts, bathing suits, and much more. Ed Walline Beach Access is just across the street so stop here first to pick up what you need for an uninterrupted day lounging in the sand and splashing in the surf!

Ophelia Swimwear

Ophelia is a swimwear boutique that was inspired by the coastal towns of scenic Highway 30A. This boutique offers a wide range of beachwear from shoes to suits to shorts and tops. Bathing suits can be found in every size, style, and shape you can think of, and popular brands include Wildfox, L Space, Vitamin A, Lovers and Friends, and Beach Riot just to name a few. Pick up the hottest beachwear trends of the season at any of Ophelia’s three locations- Seaside's Central Square, Seacrest village, or Grand Boulevard in Sandestin.

Grand Boulevard

Speaking of Grand Boulevard, this outdoor shopping plaza is just a short drive away from Scenic Highway 30A and is filled with specialty boutiques and popular stores. Take a day and head on over to grab lunch and shop til you drop. Billabong is a renowned surf company and retailer that has been providing quality swimwear, boardshorts, and clothing since 1973. Want to make a statement on the beach? Chubbies is known for selling vibrant, and show-stopping men's swim trunks and shorts in a variety of beachy, tropical, and just plain outright fun patterns and colors. One of their company beliefs is, “We believe in the right your quads have to a life of freedom and sunshine,” so we’ll just go ahead and leave it at that. Lastly, when it comes to living the beach life, there is one brand that instantly comes to mind. It’s associated with sunshine, fishing, palm trees, and sandy beaches: Tommy Bahama. This iconic brand has a storefront in Grand Boulevard filled with coastal clothing and essentials for lounging on the beach.

Now that you’ve picked yourself up a fresh new suit it’s time to do what you came here to do...hit the beach for a full day of fun in the sun. Just don’t forget the sunscreen! We’re sure you’ll look great in whatever you choose, and we’re confident we’ve got 30A vacation rentals to meet all of your vacation home needs. Whether you need fashion and shopping advice or help selecting the perfect beach property we are here and happy to help!

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