The City of Destin, on the Florida panhandle, is home to the most beautiful white silky sand beaches and crystal clear waters along the Gulf of Mexico. This beautiful stretch of Northwest Florida's beaches has become one of America's premier action destinations with an astonishing average of 343 sunny days per year!
Located on the natural beauty of Florida's Emerald Coast, the Gulf waters are aquarium clear and emerald green. The city styles itself "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village", and claims to have the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida.
The beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast beaches provide sunbathers, snorkelers and fisherman with a paradise beyond words. There are twelve public beach access points within the city limits of Destin. The majority are city facilities with one site for the county, and one site for the state.
The sugary-white, powder-soft sand is no ordinary sand. Its amazing color comes from millions of tiny Appalachian quartz that have filtered down from the mountains through the Apalachicola River. It is this spectacular stone, ground to a perfect oval in each grain, which makes the sand squeak when you walk on it.
Destin is known for its outstanding fishing, and fishing in Destin does not require the use of a boat. There is pier, beach, and jetty fishing. If you use a boat there is inshore trolling, deep sea bottom fishing and offshore trolling.
Most of Destins fishing fleet specializes in deep sea bottom fishing. Fishing offshore is like being in another world. The water changes from a turquoise color to a bright deep blue. Fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay and its bayous is good year-round.
Destin, Florida is the most inviting, irresistible, spot on Floridas Emerald Coast. Once you start going to Destin, Florida you will never want to go anywhere else! Welcome to paradise with golf, fishing, white sandy beaches, emerald green waters, and beautiful sunsets!