Destin is an attractive getaway spot because it offers something for everyone. There is no need to think of the area as a place exclusively for adults or as a place just for families. Some of the best hot spots in Destin are actually fun for all ages.
Explore the best of what Destin has to offer, and keep them in mind as you plan your next coastal vacation in Florida.
If you only make it to one place in Destin, make it Crab Island. On a map, you might not even find Crab Island, because it is essentially a submerged sand bar. The water is waist deep and unbelievably clear, making it a truly beautiful and memorable place to anchor in a boat.
What really makes Crab Island such a hot spot in Destin, however, is the fact that so many people gather there on a regular basis. On weekends and holidays in the summer, dozens and sometimes hundreds of boats convene in this hot spot to anchor and party the day away in a fun, vibrant environment.
Crab Island is so special because it can really cater to all ages. Kids will love the floating vendors where they can get ice cream or cold drinks, and adults will love the floating restaurants and exciting ambience. Feel free to relax, unwind, and see the most exciting side of Destin with a trip to Crab Island.
Waterfront Eateries Boshamps or Harbor Docks
One of the tastiest reasons to visit Destin is the area's fresh, delicious seafood. There is no shortage of great eateries to choose from in coastal Florida, but there is something special about dining at a restaurant that you can arrive by boat.
Destin is the king of waterfront restaurants that accommodate boats, allowing you to charter a pontoon boat and head right to the action.
Places like Boshamps Oyster Bar or Harbor Docks have established solid reputations among locals and visitors alike. Harbor Docks is an elegant dining area with amazing sushi and fresh seafood. Boshamps is relaxed and casual, and it's a spot where children can play cornhole or fish from the docks while their parents kick back with some fried shrimp and a cold beer. What could be better?
Henderson Beach State Park
Destin boasts miles of coastline and countless beaches. While there are plenty to choose from, one of the top destinations is definitely Henderson Beach State Park. You can hike along the dunes, swim in the blue waters, watch birds migrate and nest, or just soak up the sun.
Henderson Beach State Park is such a hot spot in Destin because it offers something for everyone. It is the place for a romantic picnic, but it is also the ultimate place to build a castle from the fine, white, sugar sand that kids love so much. On a calm day boats can be moored just off the beach of Henderson Beach State Park.
Destin Harbor Boardwalk
The Destin Harbor Boardwalk is the hub of tourist activity in Destin. You will find great dining options such as The Boathouse Oyster Bar, Margaritaville, and AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, along with access to retail stores to pick up the best gifts and souvenirs in town.
Just steps from the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin Boardwalk offers access to lots of water activities including parasailing, riding waverunners, and deep sea fishing charters. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy on a visit to the Destin Harbor Boardwalk.
Many of the ultimate hot spots in Destin for all ages are accessible by boat. At Double Fun Watersports, you can charter a double-decker pontoon boat and see the very best of Destin right from the water. Our new pontoons accommodate up to 12 passengers, have two water-powered slides extending off the top deck, and come equipped with Coast Guard-approved life vests, and a Bluetooth sound system.
Dates for the Spring and Summer are filling up quick. Check availability today to book your double-decker pontoon boat.