Destin is among the most popular beach destinations in the United States. Offering an array of options such as diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing and more, it offers absolute delight to the visitors. What is more, attractions in Destin are not limited to sea shore.
Destin, located in the Florida Panhandle, welcomes millions of tourists every year, due to its long beaches, with amazingly fine and soft white sand. Visitors love to relax in the fine sugar-like sand and enjoy the emerald green and crystal clear waters. A visit to mesmerizing Destin coast will make an indelible mark on your memory.
Beaches are the top attraction of any Destin visit. The Emerald Coast of Florida offers miles long idyllic milky beaches stretching along the Gulf of Mexico. The sand that makes up the beaches of Destin is made up of Appalachian quartz, remains remarkably cool even in the heat of summer. It gives the ocean waters here their trademark emerald-green color by reflecting the sunlight. The fusion of white sand beaches with the emerald waters is a mesmerizing sight to behold.
Pristine beaches of Destin will delight your senses. Discover miles of sand-carpeted land for sand castle building, sun bronzing and shell seeking. You can spend hours here doing soul searching or sun bathing. Just lay down on the refreshing sand reading your favorite book or just soaking in the sunlight.
In evenings, watch the sun going down the waters. It is an amazing sight, to say the least. There are several beachfront parks as well such as Marler Memorial Park, Beasley Park, James Lee Park and Wayside Park with facilities such as showers and bathrooms.
You can enjoy an array of activities such as diving, snorkeling, boating and fishing. Snorkeling would let you enjoy world-renowned underwater shelling. Green finger, aqua and purple sea whips, basket sponges and reef clusters flourish here underwater. A wide array of marine species is attracted close to shore, thanks to deep waters, enabling divers to see yellow angelfish, dolphins, manta rays and migrating mackerel, amberjack and cigar minnows. One can see 350-pound loggerhead sea turtles as well.
When it comes to fishing, Destin is really an enjoyable experience. Sailfish, marlin, wahoo and many more await you offshore. You just have to charter a boat and go fishing. Even if you do not go far out to sea, you can cast after bluefish, tarpon, cobia and mackerel. You can also enjoy some freshwater fishing in Destin.
The sea offers you the most spectacular deep-water access on the Gulf. April through October for sailfish, white marlin, blue marlin, dolphin and wahoo. Boating is also a favorite activity of the visitors here. You can opt from simple small boats to luxury sailboats. Boats can be used for sunset wine cruises, snorkeling trips, barrier island hopping, dolphin or manatee expeditions and moonlight rendezvous.