Destin, Florida

Destin, Florida

Destin is part of Florida’s Emerald Coast, and simply one of the most beautiful beach resorts in the state. The white sand and the distinct hues of the ocean make for such a refreshing vacation that many are tempted to spend all their time by the water and under the sun. The ocean is even more beautiful under its glistening surface. Snorkeling is an enchanting experience off Destin, and introduces divers to a whole new world in the shallow reaches of the ocean.

Road sign and billboard with Welcome to Destin the World's luckiest fishing village in Florida Panhandle. Destin, Florida on April 24, 2018.
Road sign and billboard with Welcome to Destin the World’s luckiest fishing village in Florida Panhandle. Destin, Florida on April 24, 2018. File photo: Andriy Blokhin, Shutter Stock, licensed.

About The Community

Destin is located about 100 miles to the West of the State Capital of Tallahassee and about 40 miles east of Pensacola on the southern portion along the beaches of the panhandle. The city if roughly seven square miles in size and is home to approximately 14,000 residents. Visitors come for its many golf courses and busy district with eateries and shops such as Destin Harbor Boardwalk, the Destin History and Fishing Museum and Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park.


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Harborwalk Village in Emerald Grande Coast in Florida
Harborwalk Village in Emerald Grande Coast in Florida’s Panhandle includes shopping, food and street vendor restaurants. Destin, Florida on April 24, 2018. File photo: Andriy Blokhin, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Destin beaches are precious with water that features a tinge of green on its blue suit. The climate, locales and city organization combine in amazing manner to provide dream vacations to its guests. Destin is not that different from other beach resorts, whether in Florida or elsewhere, but the unique ambience is perceptible.

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Fishing is a special experience in Destin, not just for the photogenic catch that anglers can expect, but also for the peace and tranquility of standing at the surf line or on a pier with nothing particular in mind. You may have encountered many dishes of mackerel, but none of them can measure up to the unique flavors and succulence of a simple grill of your own bounty wrested from the lapping waters of Destin.

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Golfers and beach lovers would also love to vacation together in Destin due to the scenery that many of the courses has to offer. Destin is an accomplished destination for a golfing vacation, and one can have a great time for a week or more with a glance at the sand and surf.

An undated aerial view of Destin Harbor Boardwalk, where the city of Destin started.
An undated aerial view of Destin Harbor Boardwalk, where the city of Destin started. File photo:, licensed.

It is not as though Destin lacks steaks, veggies or even pizza, but you cannot get the oysters and 20 varieties of fish as fresh as in this resort, so it makes sense to keep the food balance table at home and gorge on exquisite seafood everyday of a Destin vacation. Live entertainment and restful views of the harbor add to the pleasure and elegance of fine dining in Destin. Such meals round off a day in the sun to perfection and make vacations all the more enjoyable.

A cruise in a glass-bottomed boat is an exciting Destin event for the entire family. Dolphins and pelagic birds call in strength and seem to enjoy the cruises as much as tourists and children. A trained guide points out the sights and provides details of the marine life on view, for those with inquisitive minds.

The historic Eden State Mansion or Wesley House
The historic Eden State Mansion or ‘Wesley House’ is the focal point of Eden Gardens State Park in nearby Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Guests have the opportunity to view an extensive collection of antique furniture dating from as early as 1790 through the late 1800s. File photo: Jctabb, Shutter Stock, licensed.

The Eden State Mansion is worth a visit for those interested in the architectural style of large estates in this part of the country. The Mansion is set in beautifully landscaped gardens that everyone can enjoy. An outing to this site, like the glass-bottomed cruise, is something to share with loved ones. Destin has homes, condominiums and developed plots from which people can choose for permanent residence in this vacation paradise. Most properties come with the spectacular views that characterize all of Destin, and all of them have the advantage of appreciation due to the bright future prospects of the city.

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