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!
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.
Upon an afternoon beach stroll Lexi spotted this pretty impressive sandcastle which was clearly dying to be photographed.
W H E R E T O E A T
- Bud and Alley’s
- The Great Southern
- Meltdown on 30A food truck
- Modica Market
- Five Daughters Bakery for doughnuts
- Frost Bites for shaved ice
- Heavenly for gelato / ice cream
- Fonville Press in Alys Beach
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.
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!
“Good morning! Oh, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” – The Truman Show
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.
I love these girls. Thankful for the memories we made on 30A.
bloom & grow forever,
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
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