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Fishing Adventures for Less than $10 in Fort Walton Beach

Looking for some year-round, affordable family fun in Destin-Fort Walton Beach? Okaloosa Island Pier With a wide variety of amenities available for both your fishing and sightseeing experience, Okaloosa Island Pier is a top pick for your fishing adventure. Nothing brings you closer to the water…

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Where to Snorkel in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Have you gone snorkeling yet? There’s nothing quite like the sight of a shimmering school of fish as they whiz by at breathtaking speed, deftly skimming around any obstacle — including you. Enjoy the surprise reveal of a stingray emerging from the white sandy bottom of the Gulf, where it has been…

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Tips for Building a Bigger Sandcastle

There are few more iconic images of a beach vacation than the sandlecastle. At once, whimsical and ephemeral, the sand castle makes the perfect family project for a Gulf side afternoon. Of course, there’s an art to building the perfect sandcastle and even a bit of a science. How does one go about…

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Where is the 2nd Sandbar and How Do I Go There?

Gazing across the Gulf of Mexico waters off Destin-Fort Walton Beach, you’ll see a striped pattern of green just off the shore – light, dark, then light and dark again. Light is where a sandbar is, and dark is where it drops off and the water deepens. That there are two permanent sandbars is a bit…

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What Wildlife to Look for at Spectre Island

Nestled in Santa Rosa Sound, Spectre Island is a tucked away, sandy home to a myriad of birds, fish, and other critters found in its waters and along its shore. Spectre Island is the result of an army dredging project and shares its name with one of the aircraft flown out of Hurlburt Field, a U.S…

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All About Destin-Fort Walton Beach’s Artificial Reefs

Destin and Fort Walton Beach are becoming a snorkeling and scuba destination thanks to the deployment of artificial reefs. Okaloosa County placed 115 reef sites last year that are already teeming with fish and marine life, while an additional 40 reef sites will be placed offshore for scuba…

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The Perfect Balconies for Spotting Dolphins

The waters off Destin-Fort Walton Beach, FL are full of wildlife, but perhaps none is more beloved than the dolphin. World-renowned for their curiosity, intelligence, and grace, these delightful creatures can be spotted playing in the waves from many local beaches and balconies in Destin-Fort Walton…

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5 Adventures You Can’t Miss at the Gulfarium

Are you ready to laugh? To learn something new? To feed a penguin? No, really. When we say there’s something for everyone in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, we mean it. And the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park takes the “adventure” part of its name seriously. Along with gorgeous tank exhibits and fun…

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5 Questions to Ask Charter Captains

If you’re new to charter boat fishing excursions, we have the frequently asked questions (and answers!) as you plan your trip out on the water in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, FL. 1. What do I bring and what do I wear on a charter boat? Regardless of the season, wear loose-fitting breathable clothes…

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