Bikeable Beach Neighborhoods: Get the Most Out of Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach & Seacrest on Two Wheels
We could rattle off the standard reasons you should take a bike tour: it’s nice to get some fresh air, it’s good exercise, it saves money on gas. But the real reason you should hop on a bike and take a leisurely cruise through the beach neighborhoods is that you’ll notice all kinds of details you might have missed in the car. You also might be surprised at how easily you can get from neighborhood to neighborhood with just a short bike ride!
Start your tour at Peddlers 30A in Seacrest, where you can shop for art, candy, donuts or gourmet dog treats before renting a bike from Peddlers Pub (where, as the name implies, you can also indulge in a craft beer).
Hop on and start peddling westward along 30A toward Alys Beach, where you can peruse the boutique fashion at the Alys Shoppe or find the perfect mixer for tonight’s cocktail at NEAT Bottle Shop and Tasting Room. But what we’re here for is a little pick-me-up for the rest of the ride: coffee from Fonville Press. Boasting a gorgeous indoor-outdoor space and a menu with coffee, light meals, pastries and wine, Fonville Press is a fantastic spot to take a break and recharge on your way to more adventures.
Freshly recharged, turn around and head back east; it’s lunchtime! 30Avenue in Inlet Beach has great shopping, from jewelry to gourmet olive oils, but it’s also home to destination dining. If you’re in the mood for a light, fresh lunch, pop into Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar – a sampler platter from the seafood bar is just the ticket for a lunch that tastes great, fills you up and keeps you feeling ready to bike on.
And what goes better with a vacation lunch by the beach than a cocktail? Not much, in our estimation. Bike back to Rosemary Beach and sidle up to the beautiful bar at the Havana Beach Bar & Grill for expertly muddled cocktails, a range of craft beers or a glass of fine wine. And if you’ve just happened to work up an appetite again, don’t hesitate to order a bite – after all, it’s a AAA 4-Diamond Restaurant.