Choctawhatchee bay

The Choctawhatchee Bay

John Wellborn • August 02, 2016

The Choctawhatchee Bay, known locally as the Bay, is generally missed by most guests visiting our area. The clear water and white sand of the gulf usually gets the majority of the attention while vacationing.

The Bay is absolutely worth checking out! It offers a great contrast to what the beach and neighborhoods of 30A offer. If you would like to check it out while you are visiting, here are some of my suggestions:

How to access the bay

If you want to launch a boat, kayak or paddle board my suggestion is the public ramp at the North end of 395- MAP

Eden Gardens State Park is a great place to check out the bay. There are incredible, ancient oak trees and nice places to enjoy a picnic.

Time to go

You will enjoy the bay at anytime. Sunrise and just after sunset are my favorite times on the bay. The water is usually still and quiet and the fish and wildlife are most active. If you go for sunset take bug spray.

What to do

The bay is great for relaxing, meditating, yoga, boating, kayaking, sightseeing, paddle boarding, bird and wildlife watching, fishing, having a picnic or just hanging out alone or with a friend.

Live Well can help you put together a great bay experience. We can also advise you on how to DIY

For a great meal while enjoying the bay, check out The Bay Restaurant


Live Well 30A services include: bike rentals, beach chair rentals, beach bonfires, golf cart rentals, yolo and paddle board rentals, kayak rentals, airport shuttles on 30A, transportation on 30A, baby crib and highchair rentals, chef services, concierge services and much more.

Live Well 30A serves all of 30A including Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Watercolor Beach, Watersound Beach, Alys Beach, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Seagrove Beach, Inlet Beach and Dune Allen.

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