Are you looking for the best photography spots on 30A?
If you’ve scrolled through Instagram lately, you’ve probably noticed the abundance of pictures and selfies at the Emerald Coast.
With its pristine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and charming beach towns, 30A is a treasure trove of incredible photo opportunities.
In this blog post, I’ll spill the tea on the best photography spots on 30A, ensuring your Instagram timeline is filled with breathtaking images that will leave your followers longing for their own coastal escape. Get ready to capture the magic of 30A.
Be sure to read to the end for a list of the most iconic pictures you must take along 30A.
This post is all about the best photography spots on Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A
The Best Photography Spots on 30A
See Also: 30A Public Beaches with a Map
Seaside is the OG 30A beach community. Just about everything in this charming little town is Instagram-worthy. From the iconic Coleman Pavilion to the cutest little post office you’ve ever seen, you’ll want to capture it all.
Coleman Pavilion in Seaside, Florida
Coleman Pavilion is probably the most Iconic structure on 30A and a photograph here is an absolute must. I mean, did you even visit 30A if you don’t have a picture of the Coleman Pavilion?
See Also: Christmas on 30A: Must-do Activities
See Also: The Best Places to Shop on 30A
Any of the 9 Seaside Pavilions
Each street in Seaside has its own unique beach pavilion entrance. You must have a wristband and gate code to access them. But there are ways you can photograph them perfectly without full access. Read all about the best way to photograph the Seaside Beach Pavilions here. The best time to photograph the pavilions is in the morning before the sun gets too high.
See Also: The Best 30A Restaurants
Seaside Post Office
The Seaside Post Office, nestled among palm trees, with its charm and unique architecture, makes the perfect backdrop for memorable photos.
Probably the most photographed post office EVER! Be sure to get different angles. And don’t forget the wide-angle shot to include all of the palm trees around it.
See Also: 30A Happy Hours
Bud and Alley’s Rooftop Deck in Seaside, Florida
Farmer’s Market in Seaside, Florida
The Seaside Farmer’s Market offers vibrant displays of fresh produce, colorful flowers, bustling crowds, and a lively atmosphere, creating a picturesque backdrop for a perfect photo op.
See Also: The Best Coffee Shops on 30A
Riding a Bike – especially a tandem bike in Seaside, Florida
Seaside is one of my favorite places for a bike ride. And if you are feeling a bit adventurous, get the tandem bike for an even more memorable experience.
With its winding streets covered with treetops, riding bikes is the perfect way to discover the quaint community of Seaside.
Riding a bike is a really popular activity on 30A and probably the preferred mode of transportation as the traffic can get pretty backed up during peak season.
Truman Show House in Seaside, Florida
Good morning, and in case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening, and good night! – Jim Carrey in The Truman Show
At some time before, during, or after your 30A stay, you need to watch The Truman Show, a thought-provoking film where Jim Carrey plays Truman Burbank, unaware that his life is a meticulously orchestrated reality TV show.
Filmed in Seaside, Florida, the town became the set for Truman’s fabricated world.
Airstream Row in Seaside, Florida
Airstream Row is Seaside’s take on a unique food truck area.
Seaside’s Airstream Row offers a unique and colorful backdrop with vintage trailers, vibrant decor, and a lively atmosphere, making it a good spot for a picture-perfect moment.
Black Bear Bread Co
Not only does Black Bear Bread Co. serve up a great cup of coffee, but it’s also the perfect place for your next Instagram post for foodies!
Their logo on the wall makes the perfect backdrop for your morning cup of joe and plate full of their delicious pastries.
Alys Beach, an architectural marvel along 30A, epitomizes coastal elegance. Its pristine white buildings, adorned with lush greenery, create a visual feast that will leave you in awe.
30A’s newest most instagrammable spot! And this might just be my favorite. I’m a sucker for anything light pink and Man, they nailed it.
Whether you are sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather or inside at their full coffee bar, your pictures will be VERY Insta-worthy.
The Caldrons at Alys Beach
This area of Alys Beach is absolutely stunning. They host many weddings here because of how incredible it looks in photos.
This is the perfect spot for family portraits. It has a little more formal feel to it, making it the perfect compliment to your beach pictures.
Entrance to Alys Beach
This is one of my favorite spots along 30A. It is such a grand entrance into Alys Beach, making it a great spot for your next Instagram Post.
The entire town of Rosemary Beach is an Instagrammers paradise. Its cobblestone streets, whimsical courtyards, and iconic coastal architecture provide endless Instagram-worthy backdrops, making it a great option for that scroll-stopping picture.
The Pearl at Rosemary Beach
The iconic Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach is one of the most recognizable places on all of 30A. The green spaces around The Pearl only add to its charm and beauty making it a perfect spot for a little photo shoot.
Another excellent option for a family portrait session with your favorite professional photographer.
The View of the Swimming Pool from Havana Beach Bar and Grill
Although it’s not a view of the beach, this is still an amazing view and one of my favorites on 30A. The architecture here is so unique you feel like you have been transported to another place.
This is one of my favorite places to go for drinks at sunset. There is a view of the water, but it is pretty small. In my opinion, the swimming pool view is the star of the show here. And they have amazing drinks too!
Rosemary Beach Post Office
I don’t know what it is about 30A and their post offices, but for some reason, they are absolute musts on your photo list.
With its beautiful architecture, blending elegance and charm, the post office at Rosemary Beach is a great place for candid photos.
The best times to shoot here will be mornings or evenings for optimal lighting. The post office is backlit in the afternoon making it difficult to get a flattering shot.
Top of Main Street in Rosemary Beach
To look at this street, you would never think you are in a beach town in Florida. It seems more like a street in a small town in Europe. In my opinion, this is one of the things that makes Rosemary so unique. It’s such a departure from the typical beachside community. This is also what makes it a photographer’s paradise. You can get so many unique backdrops and textures that you can’t find anywhere else.
Be sure to shoot this beautiful cobblestone street from as many angles as you can. There really isn’t a bad picture of this area.
Everything about Blue Mountain Beach is pretty impressive, but in my opinion, the best part is their Blue Mountain Creamery.
It’s the picture-perfect spot for Instagram-worthy photos, boasting deliciously cool treats and a charming pastel-colored exterior that creates a whimsical backdrop for an eye-catching social media post.
Sunsets on 30A boast breathtaking displays of vibrant color and serene coastal views, making it ideal for capturing stunning, Instagram-worthy photos.
Pro tip: Sunsets on 30A never disappoint. But the best time to see a sunset on 30A is from October to February when the sun actually sets over the water.
Eastern Lake – High Tide
This is one of the best-kept secrets of 30A.
Eastern Lake, One of 30A’s Coastal Dune Lakes, provides a unique photo opportunity. When high tide brings the ocean water into the lake, the resulting channels fill with beautiful crystal clear water offering a one-of-a-kind photo op.
Pro tip: Check ahead to see when high tide will be to find the perfect time to go.
Anywhere along the Beautiful Beaches
30A is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States and in my opinion, the entire world.
The white sandy beaches and crystal clear emerald waters make 30A one of the most insta-worthy places.
11 Most Iconic Pictures You Must Take When Visiting 30A.
- Coleman Pavilion
- Seaside Sweatshirt picture on the beach – great for family photos
- Bud and alleys
- Swimming pool at the Havana rooftop bar at the pearl
- Dinner or drinks at Pescados
- In front of the Seaside Post office
- In front of the Rosemary Beach Post office
- Top of Rosemary’s main street
- Riding bikes in Seaside
- In front of the beautiful water
This Post was All about the Best Photography Spots on 30A
Whether you’re looking for the perfect backdrops for Instagram-worthy shots with your best friend or hiring a professional photographer, 30A is a treasure trove of stunning photography spots. The pristine white sand beaches along the coast provide a dreamy canvas, where the emerald waters and golden sunsets create breathtaking moments frozen in time.
The charming beach communities dotted along 30A offer a diverse array of architectural styles from quaint cottages to modern beachfront homes, adding character and charm to your photos.
Capture the essence of coastal living, the vibrant colors, and laid back atmosphere, as 30A delivers an abundance of picture-perfect moments waiting to be framed and cherished.