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Top 10 Reasons you need a 30A Vacation to Sanctuary at Redfish

Now is a great time to begin planning your next visit to Scenic Highway 30A and a stay at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach. The beach is beautiful, and you and your friends and family will benefit from time together in a relaxed, secluded coastal setting. The beach is calling and you should answer, here’s why:  

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The beach is good for your health.

With miles of soft white sand beaches, Sanctuary at Redfish is an oasis for anyone in need of some beach time. In addition to the beauty of the beach, it holds restorative qualities as well. A study by Michigan State University revealed that seeing a lot of blue spaces, like a body of water, leads to lower levels of “psychological distress.” We always knew the beach was good for your health. 

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It’s hot--Cool down.

There is no better place to cool down than Sanctuary at Redfish. While it may be hot outside, the resort’s four pools, including one adult pool, provide ample opportunities to relax, cool down and allow your stress to float away. 

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You’re craving 30A.

Whether you love the views at Bud & Alley’s in Seaside, the house band at the Red Bar in Grayton Beach, oysters at Trebeache or Shunk Gulley, or one of Fish Out of Water’s new decadent desserts, you deserve some fun on 30A. 


Boating to the beach is relaxing.

One of the joys of staying at Sanctuary at Redfish is having a personal chauffeur to take to the beach. Head down to the dock where Captain Bob is nearby and ready to welcome you onto the pontoon boat for a relaxing ride through Big Red Fish coastal dune lake to the beach. (seasonally March – October) 

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It’s fun to feel like a kid again biking 30A.

Each Newman-Dailey 30A vacation rental includes an adult bike from Big Fish Bike Rentals (and they have bikes of all sizes if family wants to join you). After recently upgrading the 30A bike path, bikers will enjoy smooth pedaling in all directions. Head west on 30A and enjoy ice cream at Blue Mountain Creamery or head east to bike the historic town of Grayton Beach, which includes the iconic Red Bar located in the building that was once the town’s general store and dance hall dating back to World War II.  

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You don’t need Earth Day to celebrate nature.

One of the joys of escaping to South Walton is that 40% of the area is preserved with state parks and natural lands. Located only 2.5 miles from Sanctuary at Redfish, Grayton Beach State Park is one of the area’s largest state parks, featuring 2,000 acres of natural lands. The park overlooks Western Lake and includes beaches, coastal forest, dunes and four miles of trails through pine flatwoods.  

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You’ll be happier after reconnecting with those you love most.

Families are looking for locations to disconnect from the demands of life and reconnect with family and friends. Sanctuary at Redfish enjoys a secluded location in Blue Mountain Beach away from busier 30A towns such as Seaside and Rosemary Beach. The gated resort overlooks the coastal dune lake and is nestled alongside the natural lands of the preserve. Or walk or bike down to the footpath, where scrub oaks shade the boardwalk that opens to the spectacular dunes and views of the beach. 

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It’s fun to shop for one-of-kind treasures.

Whether you enjoy shopping for apparel, jewelry, art, gifts or books, 30A has a diverse collection of locally-owned boutiques that are filled with one-of-kind treasures. Start in Seaside’s Ruskin Place to explore their artist colony, then wind your way to the town center filled with stores such as Sundog Books, Déjà vu, Mercantile, Fusion Glass Art Gallery and many more. Next door in WaterColor, the Blue Giraffe is the perfect stop for art, gifts and books.   


Don’t miss out on sunsets, s’mores and bonfires on the beach.

Toast the magical moment when the sun dips below the horizon and sky is illuminated with color. Hire a local beach service provider to arrange a beach bonefire with s’mores to keep the fun going after the sun goes down. Or head back to Sanctuary at Redfish and enjoy use of the gas fire pit, perfect for roasting s’mores and gathering friends and family. 


Your condominium is ready.

Sanctuary at Redfish features three- and four-bedroom luxury condominiums overlooking the pool, lake or preserve. With large balconies, fully-stocked kitchens, and washer/dryer, these 30A vacation rentals are a treasure. For the best rates, stay between Aug. 6 and Sept. 3 and enjoy the late summer value season with rates discounted up to 30% off. View Sanctuary at Redfish rentals online and start planning your next 30A beach vacation. Or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. 

See you @ the beach.