Oh, Destin, you stole my heart the moment I met you. Miles of sugar-sand beaches, crystal clear Gulf waters, fantastic seafood, plus lots of beachy local bars, and water activities.
The Florida Panhandle city of Destin is a longstanding vacation spot for beach lovers of all ages. All the beaches in Destin are sugar-white and soft. "The unique sand of the beaches in the Destin area is among the whitest and most homogenous of the world. Consisting of small quartz particles, this sand came from a process involving the Appalachian Mountains and the Apalachicola River 20,000 years ago" (Destin Chamber.com) The beautiful white sand reflects the sun perfectly back through the shallows of the Gulf of Mexico, creating a stunning emerald cast to the water.
Anglers from around the world travel to the Luckies Fishing Village to take advantage of year-round fishing, and get lucky along the way in Destin, Florida. You can fish off a boat, a kayak, a paddleboard, at jetties, or from the shore. There are also plenty of fishing boats ready to take passengers on a fishing trip. According to Boating magazine., "Destin offers snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, light-tackle fishing, trolling and deep-sea bottom-fishing" Boatingmag.com
With its charter fleet bringing in thousands of pounds of fish daily, Destin is famous for enjoying a wide variety of local catch like red snapper, grouper, wahoo, cobia, and sweet Gulf shrimp. And that is where you find the best locally-owned restaurants and bars in Destin.
And, the best thing to do in Destin is, of course, is enjoy the beautiful sand beaches and play in the water on a kayak or a paddleboard.