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Why is Destin called the World's Luckiest Fishing Village?

Known as the “World's Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin boasts the widest variety of fish species in the area, direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, and the nation’s largest commercial fishing fleet. A look at any nautical map will show you that Destin’s quick and easy access to the deepest depths of…

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Which Artificial Reef Should My Family Snorkel?

Artificial reefs in Destin-Fort Walton Beach have become popular snorkel destinations for visitors. These artificial reefs were built to preserve and protect by continuing to provide a rich, sustainable habitat that helps marine life thrive. With many of them only a few hundred yards from the shore…

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Places to Stay Near Spectre Island

Spectre Island is a hidden gem in the Santa Rosa Sound perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and kayaking without the crowds. Also known as Hurlburt Island, the U.S. Army Corps created Spectre Island as part of a dredging project including six smaller spoil islands in the area. Now a free, public space…

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Aquatic Life at the Norriego Point Tide Pools

Located at the end of Holiday Isle and overlooking the Destin East Pass, Norriego Point’s shallow tide pools are ideal for all-ages snorkeling. The area’s pristine waters offer unparalleled visibility of native aquatic life, from starfish to octopus. Here are a few underwater critters to be on the…

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Top 3 Accommodations with Family-Friendly Activities

After the 50th time they’ve asked “Are we there, yet?” and the parental ping-pong of “Go ask your father,” and “Go ask your mother,” you can finally relax and let the family-friendly places to stay in Destin-Fort Walton Beach take the child entertainment steering wheel. Here are the top three places…

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10 Destin Vacation Rentals Directly on the Beach

Aside from all the land + water adventures ready to be had, the best part about vacationing in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida is the beach. Close the gap between you and the beckoning emerald waters with a vacation rental that gives you prime beachfront realty—even if it’s just for a couple of…

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Where to Dine When Camping at Henderson Beach State Park

If camping at Henderson Beach State Park has you envisioning the roar of the Gulf’s waves lulling you to sleep and roasting hot dogs every night—you’re half right. Some of Destin-Fort Walton Beach’s best restaurants are all next door to the state park, offering up some irresistible Gulf-to-table…

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Which Charter Boat Fishing Trip is Right for Your Family?

You may dip your toes into the emerald waters along our shores by surf fishing, or enjoy the camaraderie of fishing from Okaloosa Island Pier. However, if you want a bigger adventure out into the Gulf of Mexico, charter boat fishing is the way to go. Why a Fishing Charter One advantage of choosing a…

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Best Beaches for Shore Fishing

Not only can you fish from boats and piers on the waters along Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida, you can also fish from the shore, wading in the waves with your toes in the sand. The Gulf of Mexico’s water is loaded with fish, you don’t need to cast out as far as possible to get a bite. You only…

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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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