Beach Conditions

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Coastal Resources

Making life in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, whether you live here, work here, or visit here, more valuable for all.

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Coastal Resources is a one-of-a-kind team dedicated to conserving Northwest Florida’s natural beauty, protecting native wildlife, and developing world renowned coastal tourism adventures.

Whether you’re scuba diving one of our latest artificial reefs or wanting to learn more about sea-turtle-friendly lighting on the beach – our staff is here to support tourism in a sustainable and community-first way.

Ready to explore our Artificial Reefs in 3D?

Downloadable GPX and Excel lists and an interactive map for our Artificial Reef program at your fingertips.

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Research and collaboration

Report a Devil Ray sighting to Mote

Our team is collaborating with the Mote Marine Laboratory to study Devil Ray migration in Northwest Florida. Have you seen a Devil Ray? Let us know!

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Emerald Coast Open

Lionfish are an invasive species to our area and our team collaborates to host the Emerald Coast Open Lionfish tournament each year to help eradicate them from our waters.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Our team works very closely with FWC to ensure we are complying with all regulations.

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A Hawksbill turtle in the water


Sea Turtle conservation efforts

Our partnership with the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. center is part of our overall strategy to educate tourists and locals about sea turtle conservation efforts - like using red flashlights on the beach at night!

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Coastal Resources

Learn more about our area and what we do.


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Plant life

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Natural areas

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Nature and parks

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Need more information? We are here for you. Reach out via e-mail at [email protected] or use the form here and we will get back with you.

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