Why Destin-Fort Walton Beach?

Destin-Fort Walton Beach is surrounded by water–making it the easiest place to try a new water adventure. We have the fastest access to deep sea fishing in Florida. Our sand is made out of quartz–making it bright white and super soft. We have dolphins, sea turtles and a ton of other marine life that will make your kids (and you) squeal with delight. And if you want even more reasons to choose Destin-Fort Walton Beach, chat with a Scout, our local experts on everything to see, do and discover in the destination.

"Make sure to check out Oasis on the Boardwalk. It’s a great place to grab coffee and they have edible cookie dough for the kids."

– Chelsea W., Little Adventure Scout

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27 Bite-Sized Adventures for Kids from 3 to 13+

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Whether you’re here in the summer, winter, spring or fall, Destin-Fort Walton Beach has something for everyone.

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"One of the best places to see sea turtles is the Island Pier. They have an observer pass for $2/person for the whole day. You can come and go as you please and see a ton of wildlife in the clear water below."

– Amber M., Little Adventure Scout

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