View this Destin Fl Map to find your way around one of the most beautiful cities in the Florida Panhandle. Located in Okaloosa County along a stretch of sugar while sand and emerald green water known as “The Emerald Coast”, this city and surrounding area hosts over 4 million visitors per year.
Crystal Beach is the most sought after neighborhood in Destin to stay. The pristine beaches and quaint family beachside feel, make this exclusive beach community an ideal family vacation destination.
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Destin is located on a peninsula of land that separates the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. A Destin Fl Map shows how in the 1940’s Destin technically became an island with the completion of the Choctawhatchee Bay. It comprises approximately 8.2 square miles and is serviced by three main airports: Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola, Panama City.
It’s central location and easy accessibility are just two of the reason’s Destin is so desirable. With outlet mall shopping, water parks, fantastic dining options, outdoor sports and fishing, among many other things. Trip Advisor calls Destin one of the “Top 25 Destinations in the United States” of 2011. National Geographic calls Destin one of the “Top 10 Fall Travel Destinations” of 2011.
There are over 24 miles of sugar white sand on the beaches of the Emerald Coast. The sand is made of Appalachian quartz and it remains cool in the summer. The Destin Fl map shows there are many public access points throughout Destin to access the beaches. Dogs are not allowed on destin beaches, but there is a newly built Dog Park by City Hall that is a popular spot for canine family members.
The public beach access points in the City of Destin are:
Destin was originally names after Captain Leonard Destin, a fishing master from Connecticut that settled in the area around 1850. The first condos were built in Destin in the 1970’s, although Destin was not incorporated until 1984 as a municipality. This charming seaside city has given itself the title of “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Destin boasts the largest charter fishing fleet in the state and the harbor is a highlight of the city.
The fisherman bring back red snapper, grouper, scamp, triggerfish, and amberjack. In addition boats also troll near the coast, finding cobia, barracuda, black fin tuna, king mackerel, bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Further offshore, trollers can find white and blue marlin, wahoo, and sailfish.