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Destin & Fort Walton Beach, Florida:

Florida's Emerald Coast

Famous sugar white sands stretch like miles of white satin. Links and links of golf. Seaside celebrations and dancing dolphins. Undeniably fresh seafood.

Fishing village, Southern Sea Towns and Islands--Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island--all make up the Emerald Coast.


"World's Luckiest Fishing Village"

Named, "Number One beach in the South" and one of the top five" Favorite Family Vacation Destinations," by the readers of Southern Living for ten consecutive years.


The track

The fishing pier

Big Kahuna's

Destin Commons- shopping center with Bass Pro Shops

Florida's Gulfarium

Not far away from the Emerald Coast, you can go visit the Zoo, Florida's Caverns State Park, Eden State Gardens, and the Marianna, to name a few places. All of them are a short drive away.


There are more than 450 restaurants for you to choose from ad satisfy your taste buds. Emerald Coast serves some of the freshest seafood in Florida. Also, its specialties spotlight tastes of the south range from authentic Louisiana Cajun crawfish gumbo, beer-battered fried mullet, hush puppies and pecan pie to continental and European cuisine.


There are more than 18,000 beach rooms that have reasonably priced options from seaside cottages and a beachside bed and breakfast to spacious condominiums and popular chain hotels.

Contact: Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.

1540 Miracle Strip Parkway,

P.O. Box 609

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32549-0609

(800) 322-3319 or (850) 651-7131


Canada Free Press, CFP Editor Judi McLeod