The Crab Trap: More Than Just a Place to Eat

Summer is in full swing in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island. Summer time means long days and even longer evenings, with sunsets that stretch out and allow for dinners that languish into night. Here on the Emerald Coast, beach days transition into beach nights filled with playtime under…

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Burgers at the Beach

Fresh seafood is a staple along the Heart of the Florida’s Emerald Coast but our restaurants don’t disappoint in the burger department! A delicious and juicy burger is always a treat so take a moment to experience some of the best burgers along the beach. While exploring Downtown Fort Walton Beach…

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Registration is Open for Paddle at the Porch

Registration is open for the 8 th annual Paddle at the Porch sponsored by Destin ER. There’s opportunities for all ages and stages to get out on Destin’s famous emerald waters with a paddleboard. This year, Paddle at the Porch is on Saturday, Aug. 17, and starts at 9:00 a.m. The races take place on…

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How to Eat Your Catch at a Local Restaurant

You don’t have to live in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island to eat like the locals. Compared to other coastal areas, there are about four times as many types of fish year-round. That means plenty of options for fishing in our pristine emerald waters, for both locals and visitors. But, if…

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Adventures Beyond the Beach

The Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast has stunning beaches but don’t forget to explore the fun things to do beyond the beach too! If you need a break from the sun and the sand take time to enjoy these activities in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island. Are you in search of the perfect rainy…

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Five Ways to Get Outside

The Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast is a great destination to get outside. Here is a list of five ways to keep you out in the sunshine while you’re in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island. Beach Sand Sculptures Learn from the ‘World’s Largest SandCastle Lesson Company’, with a two-hour…

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Three Surprising Facts about Sea Turtles

Among the local population living in the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, are sea turtles. There are four species most common on our beaches: Loggerhead, Green Turtle, Leatherback, and Kemp Ridley’s turtle. They can live to be over 50-years-old and weigh more than 250 pounds! Here are three other…

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Three Things to Know Before You Go…to the Beach

Nothing beats a day of relaxing on one of our gorgeous, sugar-white sand beaches of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island. Whether you’re splashing in the warm, emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, playing on the powder-soft sand, or just lounging in the sun, it’s easy to see why we’re…

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Lionfish Removal & Awareness Festival

The Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast always has something fun to experience and the 5 th annual Lionfish Removal & Awareness Festival is one to add to the list! Head down to the Destin Harbor on May 18 th and 19 th for this free event in conjunction with the Emerald Coast Open. Not familiar with the…

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