Leap Year on 30A

Celebrate an Extra Day on 30A with Ocean Reef Resorts

Posted on 2/13/2024

Ocean Reef Resorts, with over 40 years of expertise in South Walton, invites you to celebrate an extra day of the year on the stunning Emerald Coast. The leap year, a concept introduced by Julius Caesar and refined by Pope Gregory XIII, ensures our calendar aligns with the Earth's rotation, providing us with an additional day every four years. This rare occasion offers a unique opportunity to enjoy 24 more hours of coastal bliss on Scenic Highway 30A, a place where every moment is a treasure.

Discover why an additional day here is more than just extra time—it's an extra slice of paradise.

As your guide to all things 30A, we at Ocean Reef Resorts understand the importance of making the most of this extra day. Whether you're seeking tranquility on our pristine beaches, relaxation in luxurious spas, or adventure in our outdoor havens, we're here to ensure your leap year is filled with unforgettable experiences. With our deep-rooted knowledge of the area, we're committed to enhancing your vacation and making every second count.

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This leap year, let Ocean Reef Resorts elevate your extra day into a celebration of South Walton's natural beauty and charm. Discover why an additional day here is more than just extra time—it's an extra slice of paradise. Now, let's explore the myriad of activities and experiences waiting for you on 30A, ensuring your leap year is truly special.

The Beach 30A

Okay, this one is obviously a no-brainer! After all, visitors come here for the beach. Although the weather can be a little chilly on the Gulf Coast in February, the beaches are as stunning as ever. And while swimming may not be an option—unless you like cold plunges or don't mind a saltwater dip in milder weather—it's the perfect time for a sandy stroll or lounging with a good book on the shores. Because it's not peak season, you will find the beaches less crowded and ideal for alone time or time with your loved ones.


With an extra day this year, why not pamper yourself? This stretch of coast is home to several spas that can help you feel more relaxed than you have in ages. These include Glow Medspa of 30A, Vivo Spa 30A, Emerald Coast Spa, and 30A Medical Spa. Each of these offers a wide range of services, such as facials, massages, body treatments, microneedling, peels, waxing, and more. You can also venture off Scenic Highway 30A and head to nearby Destin for other spa and sauna experiences. Don't miss the chance to treat yourself this leap year!

30A Spa Day

Outdoor Recreation 30A

Besides the beach, South Walton is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities—and not all of them include being in the water. If you're a golfer, why not hit a round or two of golf? Head to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, which boasts four incredible golf courses. If golf isn't your thing, don't sweat it! There are still plenty of ways to have fun outdoors here on the coast. Go on a walk or take a bike ride along the nature trails that extend throughout 30A. Spend a quiet hour searching for birds and wildlife at Grayton Beach State Park. Grab your pole and go fishing at one of our rare coastal dune lakes. Grab a paddleboard and paddle out to simply enjoy the scenery. Whatever you choose, you're sure to love the peace and serenity of spending time in the coastal outdoors!


Who doesn't love eating out when you get great food, amazing views, and good service? Dining out is one of the best ways to really relax and take advantage of your 30A vacation. So why not go out to eat when you have a whole extra day to do whatever you want? With lots of Gulf-front eateries to choose from on 30A, you're certain to find one that is perfect for you and your fellow vacationers. Bud and Alley's in Seaside overlooks the beach and boasts an incredible rooftop bar with panoramic views and excellent seafood. The Vue on 30A in Dune Allen Beach serves fresh farm-to-table dishes, while patrons enjoy both indoor and outdoor beachside dining. The Red Bar in Grayton Beach is another favorite, with an eclectic vibe, live music, water views, and good food. Whether you're looking for a casual hangout or fine dining experience, you can find it on 30A!

... your leap day escape is not just about adding time to your calendar—it's about enriching your life with unforgettable experiences.

As the leap year brings us the gift of an extra day, February 29 offers a rare chance to extend your adventures and relaxation on the Emerald Coast. With Ocean Reef Resorts, your leap day escape is not just about adding time to your calendar—it's about enriching your life with unforgettable experiences. Our curated selection of beach houses and condo rentals ensures that you'll find the perfect backdrop for your extra day of discovery and leisure.

Don't let this once-in-four-years opportunity slip through your fingers. Availability for this special time is sought after, as seasoned and savvy travelers alike are eager to seize the chance for an extended stay in paradise. Book your 30A vacation rental now to secure your spot along our pristine shores, and prepare to immerse yourself in a plethora of coastal wonders. Celebrate this leap year with us, where every moment promises new delights and the chance to make lasting memories on the coast.

Join us at Ocean Reef Resorts, where we don't just add a day to your year—we add life to your day. Let's leap into an extraordinary vacation together!

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