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31 Jul 2020
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Summer is here, and the August temps are setting in for the 30A beach communities. When a dip in the Gulf just isn’t enough, sometimes you’ve got to head inland for backup. Beat the heat with some of the area's finest ice cream shops and creameries. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or are looking for something a little more savory, these stops have the variety and flavor that every palette will love! Here’s the scoop.


Pecan Jack’s Ice Cream and Candy Kitchen (Rated 4.5/5)

This gourmet ice cream shop offers options for all ages. Their ice cream line ranges from the old classics – like Banana Pudding and Peach Cobbler – to their adult favorites, Kahlua Espresso and Cherry Amaretto. But Pecan Jack’s doesn’t stop at just ice cream. They’re known for their line of southern pralines and chocolates infused with a variety of fine liquors. Whether you’re stopping in with the kids or looking for a place to grab a cone with friends, this shop has a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Kahve & Cream (Rated 4.9/5)

Located just outside Seagrove Beach, this family-owned cafe is a local favorite when it comes to their ice cream selection. Next time you’re in the area, stop in for a cone of their fan-favorite “The Life,” an Oreo classic loved by both kids and adults alike!

Blue Mountain Beach Creamery (Rated 4.6/5)

Food sensitivities or restrictions? No worries! This creamery offers both gluten-free and dairy-free options for everyone looking to get their sweet fix. Voted as South Walton’s 2020 Diamond Award Winner for Best Sweet Treats, this creamery has been a long time favorite in the 30A community. Stop by The Creamery for some classic cones and sorbet, or head out back to their Shake Shop to grab a milkshake, donut, or frozen custard!

Marble Slab Creamery (Rated 4.5/5)

If you’re in Rosemary Beach, this ice cream chain is the perfect one-stop-shop. Their long list of flavors and variety of treats make them a favorite in the Rosemary Beach community. And if their flavors aren’t enough, their locally sourced ingredients and hand-rolled cones add an even sweeter element to their menu!


Wherever you find yourself, 30A has plenty of ice cream to beat the heat and keep you going during these warmer summer months. Still looking to plan your next trip? Head over to our list of cottages to find the right fit for you!