My Seaside Story

For 30 years, our dream for Seaside has been the dream we have for life itself.  Simplicity, grace, elegance. Fashions have changed. Wars have come and gone.  And a wave of technology has changed the way we exist. But the fact remains that Seaside reminds us of what is truly real and significant in life. A simple connection to family and friends and the world around us. The story of Seaside is the story of lives touched by this simple philosophy. We are all Seaside, because we all share the same dream.  And, perhaps, Seaside continues to help us live that dream. The dream of a simple, beautiful life. These are our Seaside stories. Stories of laughter and sadness. Romance and loneliness. Families and friends. Traditions and discoveries. My Seaside Story is a yearlong storytelling experience, a setting for us to share our stories. For the past three decades, hundreds and hundreds of them have washed ashore.

What is your Seaside story?

The Nutcracker in SEASIDE®…bringing cheer to the holiday season!

Posted on February 24th at 6:02 pm No Comments

By Hilary Farnham Beachy Beach 30A/Destin Here’s our story: My daughter has been involved in dance since she was 3 years old. But, because the studio we attended was not purely ballet-based, the Nutcracker was not offered as a performance for her to be a part of. Every year she would watch as her friends at the ballet studio would get to perform in the Nutcracker and she always desired to be able to do so herself. One of the reasons we were so happy our daughter was able to… Read More

Carey McWhorter’s Real Contribution

Posted on June 25th at 3:09 pm 1 Comment

As an architectural photographer, I really didn’t want to buy into the initial trade journal hype over Seaside. Mainly, I was incredulous that this particular “opportunity” was seemingly earmarked for every other photographer in the world besides me. Tied to my regular magazine assignments in Denver at the time, we were barely able to make ends meet, so any dream my wife and I may have had for traveling down to see this place were about as likely as to come our way as a big fat check from Publisher’s… Read More

The Day I Fell

Posted on February 25th at 7:50 pm 2 Comments

My Seaside story is the story that most dream of and others read in books. This story has been ten years in the making, and it has changed my life for the rest of my life. Ten years ago I was a Deputy for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. I worked Seaside as a regular part of my patrol. I would perform security checks for the beachfronts, restaurants, and local business owners. One warm summer night I was checking the beach just off the boardwalk near Bud & Alley’s. I… Read More

Bare Feet and Sandy Floors

Posted on February 13th at 3:13 pm 3 Comments

For one week, time slowed down. Our vacation to Seaside was our first beach vacation as a family of three. My wife, our one-year-old son and I met our parents, aunts and uncles here for a weeklong vacation. The town and the area are unmistakable. Alone in its beauty and imaginative properties. Planned communities and carefully designed blueprints of towns line Florida’s famed county highway 30A. Runners and bikers traverse the road and small businesses frame town squares like Modica Market which sells morning mimosas, chicken biscuits and fresh cut… Read More

Coppertone Dreams

Posted on February 10th at 10:05 pm No Comments

Wow..We discovered Seaside many summers ago as if we were meant to find this charming “wish we could stay here forever” kind of place as if it were a tiny seashell on the long beautiful white sandy shore. Its there where my thoughts of life and living life somehow had changed forever. Thank you to the people of Seaside who are so hospitable to so many of us that start out as strangers and can end up being friends at the end of the day. Where else could you possibly… Read More