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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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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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