Explore Florida’s Emerald Coast

Florida’s Emerald Coast provides outdoor enthusiasts with year-round activities. Destin has plenty of outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy, from award-winning beaches and world-class fishing to miles of scenic biking and hiking trails.

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Relax at some of the
World’s Best Beaches

Destin is known for the soft, white–sand beaches and sparkling, emerald green waters that draw savvy vacationers and locals to its scenic shores. The area features five beachfront parks and 12 beach accesses. Each features a variety of amenities, including pavilions, picnic tables, playgrounds, and volleyball nets.

National/State Parks

Hike the Destin Nature Trails
and Explore the area’s
Lush Coastal Wilderness

Though best known for its remarkable beaches, Destin is also known for its state parks that preserve its spectacular coastal wilderness. In fact, the area boasts five state parks and Point Washington State Forest. Together, these preserves offer miles of scenic trails to hike. As you trek, you may come across some unique terrain, like a rare coastal dune lake—a natural wonder found in only four places across the globe.
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The Clear Waters are Perfect for Paddleboarding

There is no better way to enjoy northwest Florida's natural scenery than on a paddleboard or kayak. Along Destin's shores, you will appreciate the clear waters and the gorgeous natural views that are best appreciated up close and personal from a kayak or paddleboard.


Get Wet & Have Fun!

In Destin, The Gulf of Mexico provides a wide variety of ways to get wet and have some fun. From parasailing to jet ski rentals to scuba and snorkeling trips, every day here is bound to be a waterfront adventure.
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