Explore Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Destin-Fort Walton Beach is a natural playground for water adventures. The emerald waters and pristine white sands are a highlight for travelers who consider vacation synonymous with beautiful beaches.
There’s so much to explore―swimming, snorkeling, SNUBA and paddleboarding, in or on the water. Rent a pontoon boat you can captain yourself, or catch a ride on a charter boat, many of which are great for families with young children.
Beachgoers can lay out on the sand, letting time slip away and break up their days on the boardwalks. Stroll down Destin’s HarborWalk Village and savor plates of Gulf-to-Table seafood served at restaurants just steps away from the fishing boats that just pulled them from the water.
No matter what time of year you visit, Destin-Fort Walton Beach has something for everyone. What will you do in Destin-Fort Walton Beach?
Tap in to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Breweries!
Tap in to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Breweries! The pitcher perfect day in Destin-Fort Walton Beach includes craft beer, outdoor seating, live music and of course good friends. Check out our list of the best breweries and taprooms from Destin to Crestview: Destin Brewery Their name says it all, so if…Read more
Experience Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Beautiful beaches, calm Gulf waters and tons of things to do make Destin-Fort Walton Beach perfect for families.
Animal encounters await at the Gulfarium
With more than 10 unique animal encounters, your family can get up-close and personal with fascinating sea life.
While beachgoers can lay out on the sand, shoppers can stroll down the HarborWalk Village and savor plates of Gulf-to-Table seafood. What will you do in Destin-Fort Walton Beach?
Where to See Sea Turtles in Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Where to See Sea Turtles in Destin-Fort Walton Beach Destin-Fort Walton Beach is home to some amazing wildlife, including our four species of sea turtles! You can see Loggerhead, Green, Kemp’s Ridley, and Leatherback sea turtles in our crystal-clear Gulf waters. Our flippered friends are active and…Read more
Destin-Fort Walton Coastal Team Deploys Nearly 40 Artificial Reefs
Destin-Fort Walton Coastal Team Deploys Nearly 40 Artificial Reefs Okaloosa County’s Coastal Resource Team is gearing up to deploy 38 prefabricated artificial reef modules off the coast of Destin-Fort Walton Beach, an exciting initiative that highlights the community’s dedication to marine conservation. The project, made possible through funding provided by…Read more
Adapting water activities for kids of multiple ages
Adapting water activities for kids of multiple ages This post was written by Sara McCarty, founder of Run Wild My Child, in partnership with Destin-Fort Walton Beach. If you have more than one kid, you know that it’s often hard to find activities that keep multiple kids of…Read more