The Perfect Gathering Place for Sea Turtles and People Alike.
Every year, baby sea turtles hatch, scramble across the sugar-white sand, and dive into the crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast. Like the groups who gather here, they just can’t wait to get into the water.

But unlike sea turtles, our visitors have much more of our award-winning beaches to explore. The Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast is home to world-class attractions, legendary fishing and golf, and unique restaurants and shopping – not to mention fabulous accommodation options. This rare combination of natural and manmade wonders attracts hundreds of groups to the Emerald Coast every year, all year long.

Things To Do

Events on the Emerald Coast
Activities on the Emerald Coast
Attractions on the Emerald Coast
Beaches on the Emerald Coast
Shopping on the Emerald Coast
Dining on the Emerald Coast
Nightlife on the Emerald Coast

An Award-Winning Destination

  • Best meeting site in the South ConventionSouth Magazine
  • Top Beach in the U.S. USA TODAY
  • Top Place to Visit National Geographic
  • Top 25 Destinations in the U.S TripAdvisor
  • Fodor’s Go List 2015 Fodors.com
  • Best Florida Beaches 2014 - #1 Destin, FL U.S News & World Report