destin with it's stunning white beaches, challenging golf and world-famous fishing define the Emerald Coast city.
Snuggled against the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, Destin is rightfully famed for its sugar-white sands and emerald-hued waters.
And due to its plentiful and always hungry underwater population, Destin is widely known as the "world’s luckiest fishing village."
Scenic 30A is a sensational two lane county road in South Walton that meanders along the shores of the Emerald Coast, which is famous for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! This scenic corridor hugs the forested sugary shoreline offering spectacular views of crystalline white sands and the luminescent glowing waters of the jewel toned gulf. Scenic 30A begins just east of Sandestin in Santa Rosa Beach where it jogs down to the coast from Emerald Coast Parkway. It crosses through the picturesque charming beach side communities of Dune Allen, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Watercolor, Grayton Beach, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Watersound, Alys Beach, Seacrest and Rosemary Beach. Many of these relatively new coastal villages were preplanned to perfection creating their own unique individual personality with architectural designs and lifestyles.
WHEN TO VISIT
Peak travel is summer (Jun–Aug), when beaches are bustling and golf is a popular activity, although it can be hot and humid. There are tastings and winemaker events at the Sandestin Wine Festival (Apr). The Destin Seafood Festival (Sep–Oct) is held at the Harbor Boardwalk. Hurricane season is Jun–Nov.