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Destin & South Walton Area Guide

Destin Florida is truly a spectacular place. World travel experts often remark on how the sand is the whitest on the planet and the softest on the feet. Plus, the sparkling emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico are not only beautiful but are alive with amazing sea life like dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. The natural beauty of the area is so mesmerizing that visitors never forget the panoramic vistas of the Destin coast.

Destin’s eastern neighbor, the beaches of South Walton, has also been gaining notoriety recently as well. Comprised of 16 beach communities that span 26 miles of some of the quietest beaches on the Emerald Coast, each beach town has a distinctive personality. From Seaside — one of the most charming towns in the whole of the U.S and home to filming of The Truman Show to the quirky art galleries of Grayton Beach; each dot on the map offers a unique approach to the beach lifestyle.

Recently, the emerald coast has become a popular vacation in all seasons because apart from its stunning natural beauty, it has something to offer vacationers of all types. Close to 20 golf courses in the greater Destin area including award-winning courses designed by the likes of Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Greg Norman. Epic shopping — which has the nation’s largest factory outlets at the top of its list — and many antique shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques and a handful of outdoor malls send shivers of excitement up shopaholics’ spines. Moreover, the water sports and fishing arenas know no boundaries. Deep sea fishing, shark fishing, shore fishing, spear fishing, kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding… the list of aquatic adventures that can be had is just endless.

Although Destin and South Walton are now known for so much more than their amazing beaches, they haven’t lost that small town hospitality. Destin started with a few families moving here to fish in early 1900’s and their relaxed way of life and happy-go-lucky attitude still permeate the lovely beach town and her neighbors. Everyone is just happier here! Is it because the sun shines almost every single day? Or maybe it’s the sea breeze rustling the palm trees and magnolias? Could it be the sound of the waves lapping the shore? Well, Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals invites you to visit Destin and discover for yourself what makes it so wonderful!

The perfect spot to start your Destin adventure is waiting! Whether it’s a beach home, a condo overlooking miles of emerald water or a quaint cottage, we have just what you need.

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