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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Destin FL

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Why Visit Destin, Florida?

Here’s our take on the Top 10 Reasons To Visit Destin Florida and of course this is just the opinion of There are actually hundreds of reason to come visit this amazing place!

1. Sugar White Beaches

Destin Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world with crisp white sandy shores, surrounded by emerald green waters! These one of a kind sugar white beaches stretch from Pensacola to Port St. Joe, and are truly unique. The sand is so clean and soft if you listen carefully enough you will even hear it squeak as you walk to your destination!

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2. Crab Island

Crab Island is unlike any other place in the entire world, it is truly one of a kind. Crab Island at one point was an island, but drifting sands from the Gulf of Mexico eroded it over time, which left us with what is now a sandbar where thousands of boats tie up to. Depending on where you park your boat the water can range from waist deep to as low as your calves! Crab Island has become so popular that there are even a variety of restaurants, pizza delivery, waterslides, and watersport rentals available on spot for all to enjoy!

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3. Great Restaurants

Destin offers a wide variety of dining options, many of which offer waterfront dining, were you are able to enjoy spectacular sunsets.  Most restaurants offer fresh local seafood caught right off the boat! In fact, Harry T’s offers a service where they will prepare your very own fresh catch for those who want to fish, but not cook!

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4. Deep Sea Fishing

Destin Florida has been coined “The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village”, and for good reason! Deep Sea fishing in Destin offers the widest variety of catches in the Gulf with 20 species of edible game fish! Throughout the year there are many fishing tournaments that bring competitive fishermen to the area. Most fishing boats offer full service trips with licensed crew, tackle, licenses, bait, and ice. Another great thing is that once you have docked up after a fun day of fishing, the crews will clean, filet and bag the fish that you caught!

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5. Big Kahuna’s

With more than 40 water attractions, Big Kahuna’s offers a wide variety of fun in the sun for every age. Whether you enjoy the thrill of a waterslide, or want to relax in the lazy river Big Kahuna’s will be a hit for everyone. There is even a half pipe for those surfers at heart, with 36,000 gallons of water flowing per minute.  Big Kahuna’s has been Destin’s one and only water park for over 25 years.

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6. Gulfarium

Who doesn’t love dolphins and sea turtles! The Gulfarium offers a wide variety of exhibits where you are able to interact with the animals. Several unique exhibits are snorkeling with stingrays, or giving a smooch to a harbor seal! The Gulfarium also offers a sunset camp which provides parents with an evening out while their children have an unforgettable experience that includes a dolphin encounter, sunset beach exploring, ocean themed activities, scavenger hunts and even a dinner with the seals!!

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7. Harborwalk Village

Harborwalk Village is your one-stop-shop for fun.  Young, or old Harborwalk offers anything you could expect from that downtown harbor “hot spot”.  There are a wide variety of waterfront restaurants, shopping, watersport rentals, parasailing, concerts, fishing boats, dolphin cruises, nightlife, and even weekly fireworks across the Destin harbor!

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8. 30A

Scenic Highway 30A is a small stretch of paradise that is nestled along Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast. 30A is unique in that it still offers that laid back beach lifestyle. On any given day you will see families riding their beach cruiser bikes, hanging out at the world famous Red Bar, or shopping in the trendiest of boutiques. 30A is unlike any other community, and it is truly a special place.

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9. Watersports

Destin offers a wide variety of water activities, such as playing on the beaches, jet skiing, boat rentals, parasailing, dolphin cruises, pirate ships, kiteboarding, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, skim boarding, and even tubing. So depending on what you are in the mood for Destin should please any watersport fan!

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10. Beachfront Condo’s

Destin Florida offers an exquisite selection of beachfront condos and homes available for you to stay in, offering views of the emerald water and breathtaking sunsets.  Interested in visiting this one of a kind place? Destin truly offers that memorable beach vacation you and your families have been waiting for.  Check out some of our beautiful condos at to book the vacation of your dreams!

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