Beach Conditions

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 natural shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico and is the perfect spot to enjoy the beach and explore. The 200-acre park is home to a nature trail where you can take a walk or leisurely bike ride, making it a perfect spot to camp, RV, or just visit.

Pro Tip: bring along your paddleboard to explore one of Destin-Fort Walton Beach’s artificial reefs, located directly offshore the state park’s beach access.

The Gulf of Mexico’s crystal clear water makes getting out on the water a must while visiting Destin-Fort Walton Beach! Captain Pam at Smile ‘N Wave Sailing Adventures makes that easy for you, offering a catamaran experience you won’t forget. Join Captain Pam on her trimaran aptly named Nice Tri. Nice Tri is a large catamaran with three hulls, mesh nets for lounging on and an up-close view of marine life in the water, and plenty of space for your family. On your cruise, you’ll have the chance to swim, snorkel, and even spot dolphins! Pam likes to call them her “dol-friends” and has been sailing alongside the same pods for years.

After your catamaran trip, head over to Crab Trap in Destin to grab a bite to eat. The food is always delicious, and you can’t beat the views. Relax and take in the Gulf-of-Mexico while enjoying locally sourced favorites like mahi-mahi or grouper. The Crab Trap has its very own fishing commissary located at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island and is the key reason for the delicious seafood you see in the Crab Trap and all of their sister restaurants.

For more activities and things to do in Destin, check out Crazy Family Adventure’s list of 41 things to do in Destin or follow along on their ultimate Florida Road Trip!

Events in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

It’s always the best time of the year to visit Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Mild temperatures and warm gulf waters make the area enjoyable no matter the season. And with a running lineup of exciting local events and festivals, there’s always something to do in Destin-Fort Walton Beach!

C.A.R.Eing for Turtles Talk

June 12, 2024 - September 25, 2024

C.A.R.Eing for Turtles Talk

Participants will learn about sea turtles, their nesting habits, and…

See details