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Charming Destin and Fort Walton Beach bed and breakfasts are homes away from home during a relaxing beach escape. No two are the same, offering pleasant décor, personal touches, and of course, special breakfasts infused with fresh Gulf flavors. Experience famous southern hospitality at a local bed and breakfast.
Old Florida summerhouse style combines with all the newest comforts at Aunt Martha’s Bed and Breakfast in Fort Walton Beach. The home is shaded by majestic oak trees with views of the sound. Downstairs includes a cozy library with a baby grand piano, sunroom and verandah overlooking the water.
A wood staircase leads up to five distinct rooms, named for their themes – blue, ivy, rose, periwinkle, and sunflower. Each has its own bathroom, telephone and cable TV.
Breakfast includes local classics such as crawfish quiche, and egg, ham and cheese grits. For later in the day, waterfront restaurants nearby offer fresh, Gulf-to-Table seafood.
Aptly named, Beachside Inn is only steps away from gorgeous Crystal Beach.
Yet, it’s also in the heart of Destin, just minutes away from some of the area’s top shopping and things to do at Destin Commons, and a smorgasbord of waterfront restaurants, such as Lulu’s, a local favorite.
Don’t want to venture far from your own personal paradise? The inn has two restaurants onsite sharing the name Camille. Camille’s Sidewalk Café features outdoor seating to soak up the fresh beach air and sounds of the surf. Upstairs is casual fine dining at Camille’s, known for some of the finest sushi in town.
Rooms are decorated with coastal flair, all with a kitchenette. More time for relaxation awaits in the two-tier swimming pool and hot tub.
For dog lovers, there’s no reason to leave your best friend behind. The inn has pet-friendly rooms, and there’s no weight limit, so even Great Danes are welcome.
With the best Gulf views in the area, the adults-only Henderson Park Inn is the perfect place to pop the question or celebrate many years together. Each luxury suite is just a few steps from the waves, with a complimentary bottle of wine, fresh grapes and flowers awaiting guests as they arrive and escape into bliss.
Walk hand-in-hand along the quiet Destin shore that blends seamlessly into Henderson Beach State Park, cruise along on a scenic bike ride, or relax under umbrellas and beach chairs.
A breakfast buffet, picnic-style boxed lunches, afternoon snacks and happy hour are included. For even more romance, make reservations for fine dining at the inn’s Beach Walk Café overlooking the Gulf.
An official member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection since 2013, the magazine perennially considers Henderson Park Inn to be Destin’s Best Inn. This is just one of the inn’s many accolades which also includes the 2019 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence in the category Best Luxury Value.