Sure, summers in South Walton are great – there is no doubt about it. However, fall has its perks and is even considered the favorite season by a lot of 30A folks. Honestly, there aren’t any unpleasant seasons in South Walton, but today we are focusing on the fall months. Here are some reasons why we love fall on 30A.


fall30a02Reasons Why We Love Fall in South Walton

Perfect Weather

The weather during the fall months is absolutely to die for! It’s comfortably warm with a slightly cool breeze that will leave you wanting to spend your afternoons and evenings on the beach, soaking up the peace and quiet.

Mountain Film Festival at Watercolor

This is an International Film Festival that is held each year around the first weekend of November at Watercolor’s lakeside amphitheater. Enjoy 2 days of extraordinary documentaries and short films that will prove to be both inspiring and thought provoking.

Rental Rates Drop

This is great news for out-of-towners who want to avoid vacationing during peak season, or for locals who are feeling spontaneous and want to plan a weekend staycation. The rates drop significantly around September, so you can enjoy a quality vacation at a more reasonable rate!

Fall Sufallo30a04nsets

There is something extraordinary about sunsets during the fall months along 30A. Just when you think that they couldn’t get better, October rolls around and the sunsets can literally take your breath away. If you haven’t experienced a fall sunset on 30A, I highly suggest you add that to the top of your ‘to do’ list.


Noche de los Muertos Party at Caliza Pool

This is the costume party of all costume parties, referred to as “The Night of the Dead.” It is held at the Caliza Pool in Alys Beach every year on Halloween weekend. The costumes are outlandish, the DJ is on point, and it is one of the biggest parties of the year on 30A.

The Happiest of Hours

When low season rolls around a lot of the restaurants and bars will offer special happy hour deals that aren’t offered during peak season. We’d like to think that this is a way for business owners to give a special thanks to the locals for their year round support, and boy do we appreciate it! Do you have a secret low season happy hour spot?

fall30a03South Walton Fashion Week

South Walton knows how to appreciate good sense of style and we are lucky to have such a wide variety of local clothing stores and boutiques that offer
high-end, unique fashion trends for everyone. This is the week to celebrate high fashion and invite local, regional and national designers to share their artistic talent with runway shows, trunk shows and private parties.

No More Long Waits

Going out to dinner during peak tourist season can sometimes prove to be a bit overwhelming and challenging due to big crowds and long waits. Well, the wait is (mostly) over! In the fall months, dining out becomes a much more peaceful experience that doesn’t have to take up your entire evening. Hey, we can’t help it that 30A restaurants are the best of the best!


Have you experienced 30A during the fall months? Or maybe you have decided that you are ready to be a year-round resident of one of our 30A communities. Melissa Clements has years of experience in 30A real estate and can help you find the perfect home. Contact her today and get one step closer to your 30A dream home!