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“Emerald Postings,” the official blog of the Emerald Coast tourism industry, was created to provide visitors with insider information on all there is to see and experience on the Emerald Coast. Posts are organized into categories to make it easy for you to find the information that interests you most.

Discover the Hidden Gem of Florida

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The are few places in the United States that are undiscovered golf destinations that the masses of golf travelers have yet to discover. Along the Florida Gulf Coast between the the capital city of Tallahassee and Pensacola which borders Alabama is one such place, The Emerald Coast.

5 Ways to Enjoy a Beach Vacation Under Cover

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For a variety of reasons, you may want to spend the day inside. Whether it is because of a rainy day or you just need a little break from the sun, the Emerald Coast has a lot of indoor activities for families, groups, or just the two of you. Below are just few ideas for you and your family. Is something missing? Let us know your favorite indoor activity in Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island!

Undersea beauty & Golf on the Emerald Coast

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The emerald is noted by jewelry specialists of late as an underrated gem and so it is with the Emerald Coast of Florida, so named for the beautiful hue of the water contrasting with the crystal white sandy beaches. It is actually one of the most inviting water scenes in the world.

The Perfect Clubs in the Perfect Place in Perfect Condition

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It’s finally time. Your next golf getaway is on the horizon and you’re looking at the Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island area. Whether it’s only a couple days or a couple weeks, it’s going to be nothing but clear skies, calm winds and hole-in-one after hole-in-one the whole time. But, what about your clubs? You know. Your clubs. The single most important thing in the world to you when your loved ones aren’t in earshot. How will your perfect set of clubs get to the perfect golf destination? Luckily for you we’ve put together some tips to make sure the only thing you’re bending this vacation are the rules.

Emerald Coast Road Trip

Avoid the Long and Whining Road. Ten Tips for your Emerald Coast Road Trip.

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Believe it or not, parents used to travel with their kids in the days before iPads and nobody got hurt. How’d they do it? With a little creativity, a lot of humor, and the knowledge that they weren’t just logging miles, they were making memories their kids would be talking about with their kids twenty years later. Here are some tips to help you make getting there at least part of the fun.


Golf on the Emerald Coast

When you think golf – think the Emerald Coast. We are a little known golf paradise with a variety of picturesque settings for challenging play. It’s all about 261 holes spread across Destin and Fort Walton Beach dispersed among nine courses. Choose from public, semi-private and military/public courses.

Top Florida Winter Getaways: Places to Stay on the Emerald Coast

Lessons to build the ultimate sand castle. Glass-bottomed boat rides that provide a closer look at local sea life. City tours atop a Segway. All that and more is available along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Finding accommodations that satisfy all of your wants and needs will only enhance your stay, and the Emerald Coast is not short on variety. Choose fromposh beach houses or luxury beachfront condominiums, or opt for a fabulous hotel or charming bed & breakfast.You can stay in DestinFort Walton Beach or Okaloosa Island, and each location has its own unique qualities. But no matter where you rest your head each night, you’ll have easy access to some of this country’s most beautiful, sugar-white sand beaches and sparkling, emerald green water. Sold.

Emerald Coast, Florida: A Perfect Winter Getaway

Once the holidays end and that first, fresh snowfall turns into a dirty, melting mess, wintertime up north begins to lose a bit of its luster. And as the Christmas lights come down, the laptops open up, and that search for a perfect winter getaway destination begins. If you a looking for a warm winter diversion with friends or a family getaway over Spring Break, Florida’s Emerald Coast is the ideal winter getaway destination—for so many reasons.  


Sea Turtles released from Okaloosa Island

Sea Turtles on the Beaches of the Emerald Coast

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I arrived at Okaloosa Island’s Public Beach Access #7 at 9 a.m., quickly grabbing my camera and hurrying to the beach. A crowd had already formed on the sugar-sand, lined up behind ticker-tape and creating a large “V” out into the Gulf of Mexico. We were waiting for the sea turtles. Watch our video and read more...

paddle board fishing along the Emerald Coast

Fishing Along the Emerald Coast

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Destin is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village, a designation that Shawn Purvis came to believe first-hand while on vacation here. While out paddle boarding the crystal clear flats of Choctawhatchee Bay, Shawn spied a school of tailing Redfish. Fishing rod in hand he cast ahead of the school - so as not to spook them - and waited for one to take his offering. Read the entire article here....

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