Experience all the relaxation that Florida has to offer at on Seagrove Beach. Located on a quiet cove on Florida’s Emerald Coast, this family-friendly community evokes times past with quaint ice cream shops, long unbroken stretches of white sand beaches, and friendly residents ready with a smile and a helping hand. Although you may be content to spend your days at the beach and your evenings relaxing together at your vacation rental, the proximity of the scenic 30A highway makes it easy to travel to a variety of area attractions, from amusement parks to museums and nature preserves. Book a stay at a Seagrove Beach vacation rental today. Without further ado, check out the most exciting family-friendly activities at Seagrove Beach.
1. Go for a Swim
Choose a waterfront vacation rental for easy access to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Your kids have plenty to love, with the opportunity to play in the soft white sand, building castles and digging holes. Rinse the sand off with a dip in the water, jump over waves and savor the cool breezes coming off the water on hot days.
2. Watch Movies in the Great Outdoors
The neighboring community of Seaside offers weekly movies for the whole family, screened outdoors in the Seaside Amphitheater in the summer. Pop some popcorn at your vacation rental, grab a blanket and relax in the grass while watching some of your family’s favorite films under the stars.
3. Explore Life Underwater
Snorkeling is a great way to experience life under the surface of the water. Pelican Adventures, Destin Snorkel, and Flippers Snorkel Adventure offer snorkel tours with a lesson, equipment, and a guide to help you and your family get the most out of your snorkeling time. Look for interesting crabs, fish, snails, and you might even catch sight of dolphins. Snorkeling is also a great way to find beautiful seashells to add to your collection.
4. Walk the Boardwalk at HarborWalk Village
Just a short drive to the west of Seagrove Beach, the HarborWalk Village boardwalk is a great place to explore kid-friendly shopping and dining options. The boardwalk offers a great view of the waterfront, including local fisherman hard at work. Take a moment to let your kids watch members of the Destin Fishing Fleet unload their catch of the day, and then head over to the Crab Island Cantina or Harry T’s Lighthouse to sample some of the local fares.
5. Feast at Retro Food Trailers
When you’re looking for a little something different to eat outside your vacation rental, check out the wide variety of retro-trailer food trucks along Route 30-A. These vintage Airstreams serve up everything from down-home barbecue to frosty Hawaiian shaved ice. Bring a smile the little ones’ faces with classically grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup at the aptly named Melt Down, or go wild with the gourmet variations of the humble hot dog at Wild Bills Beach Dogs.
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6. Take a Dolphin Cruise
Add some adventure to your vacation with a dolphin cruise. SunVenture I offers eco-tours that take you and your family out onto the water in a catamaran so that you can get up close and personal with the native dolphin population. The Gulf’s clear waters make for great viewing conditions, and knowledgeable crew members are available to answer your kids’ questions about the local aquatic wildlife. Book a cruise near sunset and enjoy a view of the spectacular colors as the light fades over the gulf.
7. Go Fishing
Don’t forget to pack your fishing gear when you head to your Seagrove Beach vacation rental since the beaches surrounding the area provide many fishing opportunities. If your kids want to learn something new, sign up for a bow fishing lesson. A chartered family bow fishing trip through 30A Tours includes all the gear you need, plus skilled instructors to help you succeed. The crew even fillet your fish for you so that they’re ready to cook up at dinner time.
8. Pick Out Some Souvenirs
Does your kid love browsing for the perfect treasure to take home to remind them of their vacation? For a worthy selection, take a look at the seashell jewelry at Bleu Tropics and vibrant color-changing t-shirts at Del Sol. Your littlest ones might prefer the fun light-up toys at Bright Ideas. If you can’t find that perfect something, take the whole family to Fired Up, a do-it-yourself pottery shop, on a rainy afternoon and create your own unique ceramic souvenirs.
9. Try Your Hand at Jet Skiing
Jet skiing is a fun way to get your kids over five out on the water, laughing together as you enjoy the thrill of the ride. Excel Watersports rent out big three-seater Waverunners that are perfect for ferrying your kids across the waves. Rentals include life jackets to help keep you safe, and instruction if you need a hand getting started.
10. Spend the Day at Gulf World
Whether you want to swim with dolphins, feed stingrays, or learn about life in the ocean’s coral reefs, nearby Gulf World offers opportunities to expand your knowledge of marine animals, from manatees to sea lions and those who share their habitats. Get your kids interested in conservation and ecology with the fun and educational presentations from the park scientists, and then finish your day with a bottlenose dolphin meet-and-greet or a stingray snorkel.
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