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Outdoor Adventure in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Twenty-four miles of white sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and blue skies paint the backdrop for an unforgettable outdoor adventure in Destin-Fort Walton Beach.  

Playing outdoors is what we do best, but not all outdoor play looks the same. Maybe your ideal day out calls for golf carts and rolling hills, or perhaps shipwrecks and snorkel gear, or sandcastles and beach umbrellas. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Northwest Florida, golf courses, and marinas, everyone, including your little adventurers, will find outdoor bliss in Destin-Fort Walton Beach.

Land Adventures

With eight courses to choose from, golfers of all levels will delight in the beauty and challenge of a round of golf in Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Tee off right along the emerald-green waters of the Gulf or take your best swing on fairways that bump up against sugar-white beaches. Come for the excitement and views of a professionally designed course and stay for the breathtaking experience.

 

Find other land adventures at beaches and parks in and around Destin-Fort Walton Beach like Henderson Beach State Park and Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. These natural gems offer plenty of activities like camping, wildlife watching, hiking, and biking. If you’re traveling with kids, check out our Little Adventures trip ideas that include camping at Henderson Beach. 

Water Adventures

Destin-Fort Walton Beach is the ultimate destination for water adventurers, whether you’re looking to dive, snorkel, or SNUBA (a 20-ft. dive that’s the perfect combination of the two) or spend an adrenaline-packed afternoon on a windsurf board. You can even strap a water jet pack on and fly above the waves for unbeatable panoramic views of the Gulf coast.

 

Take to the calm local waterways, including the Choctawhatchee Bay and sheltered inlets, to try paddleboarding or kayaking. Those activities offer a great way to explore the area, especially if you have kids in tow. Go boating into the crystal-clear Gulf for a chartered family fishing trip. Join a dolphin tour or a diving or snorkeling adventure that your entire group will love. If you plan on bringing little ones, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to hop on the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise.

 

For a variety of kid-friendly trip excursions, check out the Little Adventure Packs, which include a sunset pontoon picnic and a charter fishing trip that’ll cook your catch.

 

For a day trip, head north to Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Pavillion in Niceville, where you can enjoy activities like swimming and kayaking, plus tubing down the creek.   

In-between Adventures

Find more outdoor adventures at our boardwalks, a playground of a different kind for kids and adults alike. Enjoy restaurants, shops, outdoor activities, and live music at Harborwalk Village or along our Destin Harbor Boardwalk, where you can see boats come and go and the daily catches. Your kids are sure to love it! 

 

The outdoors is the place to be in Destin-Fort Walton Beach.

 

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