This is a special stretch of the Florida Panhandle that hosts some of the most gorgeous white-sand beaches in America.
The Emerald Coast is a refuge from the fast-paced world that appeals to everybody from sports fishermen to dedicated beachcombers. Folks let down their hair here, enjoying everything from lively musical events to serious eats and plenty of fun souvenir shopping. Whether you’re looking for some campy minigolf fun or ready to sample some of the very best seafood in the country, this is a place that caters to all manner of relaxation among warm azure Gulf waters.
Home to about 50,000 people, the cities of Destin and Fort Walton Beach are the main attractions in these parts. While here, take a look at some of the following popular destinations. Check out the Destin Harbor Boardwalk with its fun shops, fun foods and dolphin-watching tours. Bring your reel and rod to the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier and try your luck casting. Go snorkeling or parasailing in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Explore the pristine dunes of Henderson Beach State Park. Or enjoy some shopping and great eateries at the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf.