This site provides journalists and travel writers with the latest news and information about Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Unpretentious, uncomplicated and breathtakingly beautiful, the Emerald Coast is famous for 24 miles (38 km) of sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green water. And unlike many beach towns, there is much more to do here than just worship the sun. Emerald Coasting is deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, Gulf to Table seafood, open-air shopping and so much more. If you need any assistance getting your story or have any questions, please contact us at or (850) 651-7131.