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Alternatives to Boating at Crab Island

While Crab Island is a hot tourist destination, the water around the sandbar can get very crowded and potentially dangerous, due to its popularity. The good news is that Destin is not lacking in less crowded, just as sandy beaches. So, if you find yourself feeling cramped, here are a few spots that…

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3 Snorkel Tours in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

If you love wildlife, especially the marine kind, odds are you are going to love snorkeling in the Destin - Fort Walton Beach area. With calm clear waters, pristine beaches, seagrass forests, and abundant marine life, Destin snorkeling is unparalleled. Tour providers have insider knowledge about an…

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Handicap Accessibility at the Beach

The mantra of going to the beach is “Leave only footprints.” Wheelchair tracks are part of that, too. Ramps, free beach wheelchairs, and friendly lifeguards make experiencing the quartz sand, iconic emerald waves, and stunning sunsets along the Gulf in Destin-Fort Walton Beach accessible to…

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4 Ways to Order Your Gulf-to-table Fish

Whether you reeled it in yourself, or boats delivered their bounty to the docks, fish is never more mouthwatering than the day it’s pulled from the water – and you can experience that EVERY DAY in Destin-Fort Walton Beach. With more than 20 types of edible fish in the Gulf of Mexico, there are…

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7 Tips for Finding Your Perfect Place to Stay in Destin

You’ve already found the perfect place to visit. Now it’s time to find the perfect place to stay! Whether you’re taking a solo trip, escaping with your sweetheart, giving the family something to remember forever, or hanging with your besties, Destin-Fort Walton Beach has accommodations for everyone…

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What is a Fish Aggregating Device?

Destin, aptly nicknamed “the world’s luckiest fishing village,” is now luckier with a brand-new network of “Fish Aggregating Devices” or FADs. While Hawaii and the Virgin Islands also have FAD networks, this one comes with big bragging rights, with it being the first in the continental United States…

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Camping and Catamarans in Destin, Florida

Welcome to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, where adventures of every size are waiting for you. If staying connected to nature is on your adventure to-do list, camping at Henderson State Beach Park like RV Family, Crazy Family Adventure is a must! Henderson Beach State Park has more than 6,000 feet of…

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Thanksgiving Dinners in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Let our local restaurants take care of the cooking (and the mess) this Thanksgiving! Whether you’re visiting the area for the holidays or you’re a local, these 2020 Thanksgiving dinners in Destin-Fort Walton Beach are sure to please your palate. Beach Walk Cafe Join Beach Walk Cafe for a…

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Tips for Surfing in the Gulf from a Surf Instructor

If learning how to surf in Destin-Fort Walton Beach isn’t on your itinerary, we suggest you add it now. The Gulf of Mexico may not have the reputation of Oahu’s North Shore or the rich surfing history of California’s Huntington Beach Pier, but do you know what it does have? Clear waters, soft, white…

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Ways to Fish if You Don't Own a Boat

There’s a saying about boats: The best boat is a friend’s boat. But what if you don’t have any boat friends in Destin-Fort Walton Beach and want to go fishing? No worries. The locals know the best spots to go — with or without a boat. Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier The Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier…

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