With more than 27 miles of sugary white sand along the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Beaches of South Walton, including Destin, Seagrove Beach, and the communities along scenic Highway 30-A, make up the ultimate Florida vacation destinations. Rated "Number One Beach" in the 1995 survey of the world's most beautiful beaches, the Gulf Coast of Florida is truly a mainland paradise. If you're planning a Destin beach vacation, be prepared for breathtaking scenery, plenty of adventure and activities, delectable dining, an array of charming beach rentals, and a lifetime of wonderful memories.
South Walton's beaches are some of the most beautiful on the planet, but there's more to the Emerald Coast than just spending time on the beach. Golfers flock to Destin and South Walton for award-winning courses, and the area is internationally known for its prized fishing waters as well. Guests staying in our South Walton vacation rentals and variety of homes along 30A can choose from a wide array of exciting activities, including bike riding, parasailing, helicopter rides, chartered deep sea fishing, diving and snorkeling, jet-skiing, dolpin watching, and sunset boat cruises. Destin and the 30A area neighborhoods offer exceptional shopping as well, with a variety of antique shops, clothing boutiques, arts and crafts stores, and galleries.
The Beaches of South Walton offer many different types of events all year long. From concerts, car shows, and food and wine festivals, to beer festivals, golf tournaments and more—plan your vacation around Destin's exciting events calendar and activities and you're sure to have a memorable time. The charming villages along Highway 30A feature plenty of live music, festivals, theater, outdoor movies, and more.