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What’s New For 2022 In Miramar Beach and Along Scenic Hwy 30A

It’s planning time! A time to begin the exciting process of planning your vacations and travel for 2022. While there are endless options, many are opting for hassle-free travel to drivable beaches and South Walton and Destin beaches are often at the top of the list. And for the many return visitors to the area, here’s a round-up of what’s new for 2022 to enhance your next visit to 30A, Miramar Beach or Destin.

New Restaurants

30A Cork & Barrel is a high-end bottle shop featuring highly allocated and hard-to-find premium wines, bourbon, and spirits, as well as your everyday favorites. Creating connections while inspiring and nurturing unique experiences around premium spirits in Rosemary Beach, as 30A Cork & Barrel aspires to be distinguished by the allocated goods that we offer. Address: 104 N. Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, FL 32459; (850) 399-4919. Learn more at  

30A Blue Crawfish Company is located within The Hub in Seagrove Beach. 30A Blue Crawfish Company specializes Cajun and creole cuisine. You’ll find everything from boudin bombs and crawfish etouffee to red beans and rice with sausage and barbecue shrimp. Address: 7000 E County Hwy 30A, Watersound, FL 32461; (337) 450-9399 Learn more at

40th Street Pizza is family-owned and operated in Miramar Beach. The restaurant is a piece of personal family history. Expect great food and service. Address: 11394 US-98 W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550; (850) 424-6588. Learn more at

Beach Happy Café is WaterColor’s newest coffee shop, serving coffee, gelato, baked goods, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, beer, wine, retail products and more. Address: 4 Watercolor Blvd S, Unit 101-C, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459; (850) 339-4028 Learn more at

Drunken Goat Saloon is now open in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. The Drunken Goat Saloon features Southern cuisine and a country feel from the menu to the decor. Live music nightly with some late-night line dancing for those who want to cut a rug. Address: 117 Cannery Lane (850) 353-2623. Learn more at

The Grove 30A is an outdoor dining establishment located in Blue Mountain Beach. Serving brunch, small plates, specialty sandwiches, and elaborate charcuterie boards. Enjoy 10 bar seats indoors and 120 open air seats on the terrace, at picnic tables and under the cabanas Address: 3375 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459; (850) 660-1594 Website:

The Green Stream is the newest Airstream in Seaside, and serves raw cold-pressed juice, real fruit smoothies, acai and pitaya bowls, wellness shots, avocado toast and more. Address: 2235 E County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Learn more at 

Holi Indian Kitchen is a unique combination of Indian Cuisine and Indian heritage. Holi (A Flavor of Joy) showcases a variety of dishes from different regions of India and our menu contains both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Using only authentic Indian spices, each dish can be customized to your spice level for greater enjoyment. Address: 10859 Emerald Coast Pkwy; (850) 353-2630. Learn more at

Hooked Sea to Table is located within The Hub, and showcases fresh seafood, including blue crab dip, peel and eat shrimp, crab cake sandwiches and lobster rolls.  Address: 7000 E County Hwy 30A, Watersound, FL 32461; (850) 399-4007

Nigel’s 30A opened in Seaside serving frozen bananas and ice cream bars--dipped, topped and delicious. Address: 124 Quincy Circle, Seaside, Fla. 32459 Learn more at 

North Beach Social, located at the base of the 331 Bridge under Farm & Fire Pizzeria, overlooks the Choctawhatchee Bay and features popular dishes from local chef Jim Shirley, such as his famous Grits a Ya Ya, and the Bay Bomber Burger, along with fresh poke bowls and oysters. Walk-up to order and your meal is delivered direct to your table. Address: 24200 U.S. Hwy. 331 Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 32459 (850) 622-3871. Learn more at  

Steve’s Market is the new market in Gulf Place and is named for the owner’s yellow lab mix, Steve, who happily greets every shopper who drops by. The store offers food from Crust Artisanal Bakery, charcuterie boards from Let’s Say Graze, lots of grab-and-go options and much more.  Address: 56 Spires Ln Unit 17A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459; (850) 238-6285.

New Breakfast Options

Parlor Doughnuts is the craft donut and coffee shop located in the Market Shops at Sandestin. The shop features a delicious selection of small batch doughnuts, unique bakery items and vegan, gluten-free products. Address: 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL 32550; (850) 842-2422 

Hibiscus Coffee and Guesthouse
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse has introduced a new menu and daily specials. A local’s favorite, Hibiscus is known for its vegan offerings and fresh made-from-scratch breakfasts. Open 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily. Address: 85 Defuniak Street Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 (850) 231-1734.

North Beach Social is now serving breakfast, including breakfast tacos, french toast, skillets and more, on Saturday and  Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Walk-up to order your breakfast and it will be delivered directly to your table. Address: 24200 U.S. Hwy. 331 Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 32459 (850) 622-3871. Learn more at  

Ovide Brunch at The Hotel Effie Sandestin signature restaurant is launching a new brunch menu and experience. Featuring five new delicious items, new mimosa flights, live jazz trio (Jones and Company every Saturday!) and more. Ovide’s new brunch menu will now be served at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Address: 1 Grand Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 (850) 351-3030. Learn more at

Things to Do

30A Axe Throwing Company is a friendly atmosphere to enjoy a competitive match of axe throwing with your crew and to unwind with some great craft beers, natural wines, and small plates. We hope you come visit us and that you enjoy our space and much as we do. Address: 4552 US-98 Suites 7-8, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459; (850) 517-4520. Learn more at 

Watersound Monarch Art Trail
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County started the Flutterby Arts Festival Weekend by officially opening the Watersound Monarch Art Trail on Nov. 12, 2021. The mile long trail features eight curated sculptures and one bench from local and national artists celebrating the Monarch butterfly that migrates through the area every fall. The trail starts at the Southeast section of the intersection of Hwy 98 and S. Watersound Parkway.

 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition 2021-2022
The theme of the 2021-2022 exhibition is “Caring About Tomorrow: Exploring Environmental Independence Through Art.” The exhibition opened on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4 and will close on Sept. 5, 2022.

The 2021-2022 show will be the third installment for the sculpture trail throughout Rosemary Beach. The purpose of the exhibition is to enhance the quality and excellence of Rosemary Beach through complementing its architectural heritage and natural beauty with outdoor sculptures; and to contribute to the cultural arts environment in our county and surrounding areas. Find maps and descriptions more info about the exhibit online.  

Seaside Self-Guided Walking Tour
Learn about the history, people and architecture of Seaside with a free self-guided walking tour from Otocast. Hear interviews from architects and locals involved with creating beautiful homes and other points of interest. 

Book Your Next Beach Adventure

Ready to book your next Destin, Miramar Beach or 30A beach vacation? View our vacation rentals online including Hidden Dunes Resort Rentals in Miramar Beach and Sanctuary at Redfish rentals on 30A or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to assist with your search. Remember to always book direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee.

See you @ the beach!

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022