The appeal and timeless pleasures of the beach endure. Who doesn't long to escape to the coast for a weekend, an extended vacation, or a lifetime? Along the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida, a string of picturesque towns known collectively as 30A offers just such a retreat. With an emphasis on leisure, relaxation, and just plain fun, 30A responds to a yearning for a less-complicated present and offers a place to gather with family and friends where good times are sure to happen. Take a trip with Eleanor Lynn Nesmith and photographer Jean Allsopp on a lavish visual and written exploration of Scenic Highway 30A. Featuring hundreds of images, 30A Living exposes nine of the colorful towns that enliven this unique twenty-mile stretch of beach and takes a rare glimpse inside eighteen inspiring homes from Santa Rosa Beach to Alys Beach. From the outside, these houses are remarkable for the way they commune with their settings or take in spectacular Gulf views. Step inside where design cues and details reflect the area's strong architectural traditions and gracious rooms reveal a creative spirit and style unique to their owners. Celebrating the reasons we are drawn to the water's edge, 30A Living will inspire anyone who dreams of having a house on the coast and captivate those who simply love life along the beach.