One of our visitors’ most popular activity is getting ice cream after a hot day the beach. In fact, it’s just as popular on warm days and cold days too.
Here’s a list of the best ice cream shops near 30A, according to the locals:
Pecan Jacks (Gulf Place)
Voted #1 by the vast majority of travelers and full-time residents, Pecan Jacks offers small batch artisan ice cream, pralines, brittles, chocolates, and candies on the north side of 30A across from Ed Walline Beach.
Other amenities close by include Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar (one of my favorite restaurants in the area) and Growler Garage, which sells an excellent selection of craft beers and provides outdoor seating.
Open 12pm – 8pm Sun-Thurs
Open 12pm – 9pm Fri-Sat
4368 W County Hwy 30A, Unit 105
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
Blue Mountain Creamery (Blue Mountain Beach)
Every time I drive by Blue Mountain Creamery, I see a line of people wrapping down the street. Although Blue Mountain Beach is my least favorite public beach access along 30A (mostly because the houses lining the beach are the least attractive of anywhere in the area), Blue Mountain Creamery is still a happening place. It’s directly across the street from Red Fish Taco, a restaurant you should try while in town.
Serving ice cream, frozen yogurt sorbets, and waffle cones.
Open 11am – 10pm (beginning March 1)
2129 S Co Hwy 83
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Kilwins (Rosemary Beach)
For a more upscale outing, check out Kilwins near Rosemary Beach. Open since mid-year 2021, Kilwins offers artisan chocolates, fudge, ice cream, caramel corn, and brittles. Stop by for a free sample of their tasty treats.
Open 10am – 1opm
8 Georgetown Avenue
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
It’s Heavenly (Seaside)
In the bustling town square of Seaside, you’ll find It’s Heavenly ice cream shop. Offering a variety of ice cream flavors, gelato, house-made strawberry shortcakes, and gourmet cookies. Fold your favorite toppings into the gelato or ice cream of your choice.
Open 10am – TBD
63 Central Square,