Starting off your journey at Mile 1, you’ll encounter Topsail State Park. For just a $2 fee per person or $6 a vehicle, we highly recommend exploring Topsail State Preserve as it provides miles of paved bike trails and wonderful views of rare coastal dune lakes and untamed state forests. If you time your ride just right, you can end up at the boardwalk that climbs over giant sand dunes and provides an almost perfect vista for one of the best sunsets on 30A.
Make sure to stop and read the informational signs about the unique local ecosystem. Also make sure to spend some time exploring the back of one our rare coastal dune lakes. Coastal dune lakes can only be found in 4 places in the world - Australia, New Zealand, Oregon and here in Walton County.
Coastal Dune Lakes - https://www.co.walton.fl.us/97/Coastal-Dune-Lakes