Welcome to The Emerald Coast...
The beachside cities of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island beckons travelers with the lure stunning sugar-white beaches, vibrant emerald green waters and an abundance of dining options focused on the Gulf-to-Table philosophy. Accommodation options include budget to luxury, hotel rooms to condominiums and the quintessential beach house as choices. Whether you’re looking for adventure and watersports or a relaxing trip to re-energize and recharge, you’ll find it here. Named as one of the top 10 “Best in the US” for 2017 by Lonely Planet, the beaches, parks, places to stay and lifestyle drive our popularity as a new Florida destination to discover. Known throughout the Southeastern United States as the best beach getaway for couples, families, groups and weddings – we are yours to discover. Easy to reach, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), is your gateway to this exciting Northwest Florida gulf coast destination and just 8 miles from the Emerald Coast. We look forward to welcoming you to our sunny shores.

#EmeraldCoasting is sugar-white sand
and emerald-green water.
It’s dolphin cruises, open-air shopping and fresh, local seafood restaurants. It’s fun family vacations and a romantic spot for couples. Get a little sand in your soul in Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Start planning.

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Events

Island Dance Party

February 11, 2017 6 PM - 12 AM

Tickets - $10 per person or Buy 4 Get 1 Free or $20 at the Door.  For more information, please visit www.islanddanceparty.com

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Events

11th Annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction

January 28, 2017

The 11th Annual Gumbo Contest and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 11 am. to 2 pm. 

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Events

Bayou, Bay & Beach Run/Walk

January 28, 2017 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Destin's 7th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & 15K sponsored by Shoreline Church is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017! The 10K course is USA Track & Field-certified, and the 15K course is new to the event this year. 

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