Girls’ Guide to Seaside

Near the end of August some of my best gals and I met up in Seaside, Florida for a week at the beach! Although I’ve traveled to Florida many times, this was my first time visiting Seaside. From the pastel painted beach homes to the darling square it was the perfect spot to celebrate all of our graduations and the beginning of adulting. We’re all spread out from Lubbock, D.C., Dallas and Chicago so this was a special trip!

Seaside, Florida Pavilion | Miss Madeline RoseSeaside, Florida | Miss Madeline Rose

Guide to Seaside, Florida | Miss Madeline Rose

Gingham beach set | Miss Madeline RoseWhat to do in Seaside, Florida | Miss Madeline Rose

W H E R E   T O   S T A Y

  • We stayed in this darling beach condo called, “Sandcastle.” As you drive around the charming neighborhoods in Seaside all of the homes have cute little names and are all shades of the prettiest pastels.

Seaside, Florida | Miss Madeline RoseImpressive sandcastle | Miss Madeline Rose

Upon an afternoon beach stroll Lexi spotted this pretty impressive sandcastle which was clearly dying to be photographed.

Five Daughters in Seaside | Miss Madeline RoseFive Daughters Bakery in Seaside | Miss Madeline Rose
Frost Bites in Seaside | Miss Madeline Rose Shaved Ice at the beach | Miss Madeline Rose

W H E R E   T O   E A T

Fonville Press | Miss Madeline RoseGirls guide to Seaside, Florida | Miss Madeline Rose

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Where to eat in Seaside, Florida | Miss Madeline Rose

Riding bikes in Seaside | Miss Madeline RoseShopping in Seaside | Miss Madeline Rose

Seaside beach in Florida | Miss Madeline Rose
Striped beach towels | Miss Madeline RoseSeaside beach towel | Miss Madeline Rose

I love these two photos side by side because on the left you have the moon peeking out and on the right the sun is setting for the night. It never gets old seeing a sunset.

Seaside sunset | Miss Madeline RoseSeaside sunset | Miss Madeline Rose

W H A T   T O   D O

  • Soak up some sun! Most people rent chairs and umbrellas from Cabana Man for the week. They are set up for you when you get down to the beach in the morning and they will put them away for you in the evening!
  • All four of us tried paddle boarding and it was so much fun! I had never done it before but it’s a neat way to experience the beach.
  • Explore the town. There are some great restaurants and fun shops in the town center. Visit The Seaside Style storefront for a souvenir or two.
  • Cruise across the town on bikes! This was so much fun. I could not remember the last time I rode a bike. There may have been a few close crashes, but it really is a fun way to travel around. I would definitely bike over to Watercolor and see all the gorgeous homes!
  • Enjoy a sunset or a sunrise (or both!)
  • Venture to Alys Beach – so many picturesque places!
  • Stop by the famous Truman House from The Truman Show on 31 Natchez Street!
Seaside, Florida | Miss Madeline RoseSeaside, Florida | Miss Madeline Rose

Truman House in Seaside | Miss Madeline Rose

“Good morning! Oh, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” – The Truman Show

Seaside, Florida | Miss Madeline RoseWhat to wear to the beach | Miss Madeline Rose
Seaside sunset | Miss Madeline Rose

Seaside, Florida | Miss Madeline RoseUmbrellas at the beach | Miss Madeline Rose

One thing I could not get over about Seaside was the crystal clear turquoise water. It felt like we were on a Caribbean island rather than in Florida! We got blessed with beautiful weather during our stay and the calm water made floating around so very relaxing.

Beach style | Miss Madeline RoseBeach style | Miss Madeline Rose

Girls' Guide to Seaside | Miss Madeline Rose

I love these girls. Thankful for the memories we made on 30A.

Girls' Guide to Seaside | Miss Madeline RosePaddle boarding in Seaside | Miss Madeline Rose

Seaside pavilion | Miss Madeline Rose

bloom & grow forever,
Madeline Rose


 

2 Comments

  • Reply Rita McWhorter October 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    What a beautiful travel log~ I love the ocean and the beach most of all. All the clean white buildings and fresh and colorful things popping up everywhere. The clothes and the girls, this was such a treat to see. You have the best of all blogs. Now I feel cool and refreshed. Love, Mossy

  • Reply bloom + grow .02 | Miss Madeline Rose October 2, 2018 at 5:17 am

    […] this weeks bloom + grow up a day late! We were in Dallas this past weekend and I finally shared my Seaside guide yesterday so here we are. Hope you enjoy this weeks post – lots of exciting blooms and a […]

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