Tag - 01-14-2016 Issue

12 Great “Secret” Bars in South Walton

By the 30A Company Editorial Staff   While a handful of die-hard locals have no doubt sampled all of South Walton’s wonderful watering holes, out-of-town visitors don’t always have a lot of extra time to venture off the sandy path.   And although the following bars are somewhat hidden away...

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Starting the New Year Off Right

Don’t worry, that title does not mean I’m going to start eating properly or exercising or any of that nonsense. What it does mean is we’ve got some of the coolest people on earth in our first Beachcomber of 2016.   First, there’s Gretchen Peters, part of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend’s 30A...

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And the Nominees Are…

By Chris Manson   Last fall, we called upon thousands upon thousands of Beachcomber readers to nominate deserving performers for The 8th Annual Beachcomber Music Awards, and most of you came through even though the online nominating poll involved a considerable amount of typing.   Listed...

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Three Stories by Sean Dietrich

Sean Dietrich is a writer, humorist and novelist known for his commentary on life in the American south. His humor and short fiction have appeared in South Magazine, the Tallahassee Democrat and Bitter Southerner. We’re thrilled to be featuring him in The Beachcomber, and you can—and should—read...

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Recommended Reading

Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Sentinel/Penguin From 1785 to 1815, a young United States waged war against Muslim pirates operating out of Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers and Morocco. The buccaneers boarded American ships, holding their crews for ransom. A cost...

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Our Obligatory 30A Fest Coverage

The Seventh Annual 30A Songwriters Festival takes place Jan. 15‑17 at Seaside, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Vue on 30a and a bunch of other places, but those three are our favorites.   This year’s lineup includes returning greats (Jim Lauderdale, Chas Sandford, Daphne Willis), newcomers (Jackson...

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Local Guides

Art Galleries

Your guide to Art Galleries in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Niceville, and Watersound.

Happy Hours

It’s happy hour in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Shalimar!


Services on the Beach. Destin, Fort Walton, Miramar Beach, and 30A / South Walton