About Destin Florida

The history of beautiful Destin goes way back to 1845 when all those who cohabited here were fishermen like Leonard Destin, the founder of our lovely town. Since then, our “small fishing village” has turned into a vacationers paradise, also known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Our area has blossomed into what is now one of the most visited areas on the Gulf Coast.

When traveling to our picturesque town, you will be surrounded by emerald green waters and sugar-sand beaches. Making Destin the true gem of the Emerald Coast. Whether you are searching for your perfect place to stay, the best seafood eateries, or events to keep the party going, DestinFlorida.com is your personal concierge.

Destin Florida is much more than a little fishing town. It’s a place that suits everyone, both young and old. Because of Destin’s fishing roots, many local seafood joints have stood the test of time. Mostly due to the local’s friendly hometown feel and, of course, always being able to serve the freshest catch! Destin is also home to fabulous shopping. If you’re looking to shop, Destin has you covered! From outlets to high-end jewelry stores, boutiques and craft shops, and everything in between. But of course, you can’t come to Destin without burying your toes into the most gorgeous white sand beaches you’ll ever experience, and swimming in our crystal clear waters! With so much to do and experience in Destin, we are confident that guests who visit will return again and again.

The beaches that compare to the Emerald Coast are few and far between. Destin is home to magnificent white-sugar sand beaches that make visiting here unforgettable! The powdery grains of sand make a distinctive “squeak” noise as you walk through to find your ideal spot. But did you know that Destin gets its unique white sand from the Appalachian Mountains? Our sand is made up of bits of quartz crystals that have been washed off the Appalachian Mountains for thousands of years. As it is carried through rivers, it eventually finds its way to the Gulf of Mexico. It ultimately finds its home in Destin, making our beaches something truly majestic. Credit: DestinFlorida.com.

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