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Dune Lakes

Many visitors to 30A come for the sand and sun or head this way to capture the beauty of time on the gulf waves. For multitudes of travelers that head this direction each year, the beauty of a 30A escape lies in the moments spent savoring the beach and soaking up the view in abundance. If you’re the type of traveler that can’t wait not only relax in your surroundings but visit destinations that are truly one of a kind, then making it a priority to get to know the area dune lakes is an absolute must!

A Fantastic and Rare Natural Feature

Coastal dune lakes are extremely rare across the globe and while the 30A area is lucky enough to call a number of them its own—those looking to enjoy more will have to make their way to Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, or the northern Pacific coast of the United States. Groundwater, rain, and streams feed the dune lakes, at times filling them so far that they connect to the Gulf of Mexico. The collection of coastal dune lakes found along 30A prove time and again to be some of the most scenic stops the area offers up. Some of the most iconic are easily accessed at exciting destinations to visit in the area such as Deer Lake State Park, Camp Helen State Park, Grayton Beach State Park, or Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

What to Enjoy on the Dune Lakes

For those that are looking to do more than just admire the scenery, a stop at any of the coastal dune lakes comes with the option to get out on the water and have a ton of fun. Many visitors take time to kayak, canoe, or paddleboard their way through an afternoon on these gentle waters that are frequently surrounded by lush foliage. If you happen to be a traveler with a heart for wildlife, these watery destinations provide a great spot to grab the binoculars and indulge in some fantastic bird watching. Both salt and freshwater fishing are also popular activities to enjoy on the dune lakes but do not that a Florida fishing license is required.

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Bask in the beauty and fun of a trip to 30A and let I Love 30A handle all of your accommodation details to make it an amazing stay! Reach out today to learn more about our many property options throughout the area and to begin turning those Florida travel plans into a picturesque reality!