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Destin, Florida is a beautiful coastal city located in the northwest portion of the state. Known for its stunning white sand beaches and crystal-clear emerald green waters, Destin is a popular vacation destination for families, couples, and individuals looking for a relaxing beach getaway. In addition to its beaches, Destin is also known for its world-class fishing, golfing, and dining experiences. Visitors can explore the charming coastal community, visit local shops and galleries, or take part in a variety of outdoor activities, such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, or parasailing. Whether you're looking for a romantic retreat or a fun-filled family vacation, Destin, Florida offers something for everyone.

We hope you find our Destin area guide useful as you begin to plan your Emerald Coast vacation. From the top golf courses to the top beaches, and plenty of restaurant recommendations, we want you to be equipped with everything you need to plan the perfect getaway. We look forward to seeing you on the Emerald Coast!

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What Our Guests Are Saying

Blue house on the block

"The week stay was way to short. However, that's the way it always is when you're enjoying your family. The home was as viewed and any questions or concerns that arose, were handled immediately. I can't say enough good things about this stay. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home."

—Friday, May 26, 2023

Incredible Location and Safe Home

"Vacations should be easy and this home made that happen. Loved the location so close to the beach, convenient golf cart, restaurant, restrooms and beach showers and an abundance wonderful amenities."

—Thursday, May 25, 2023


"The house was immaculate and exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect… just steps to the beach. Thank you for hosting our group as we celebrated 9 of our graduating high school seniors on a final trip to create amazing memories before adulting! Destination Dolphin is a winner!!!!"

—Thursday, May 25, 2023

Keri Russo-Sanguigni and family

"We loved the home and the location of the property. We were sad when it was time to leave, but plan on coming back to the same house in the future!"

—Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Blissful Breeze

"Beautiful new construction with all the amenities for families and great proximity to the beach."

—Monday, May 22, 2023


"I was so excited to stay here from just the photos online.. but somehow the home was even MORE beautiful in person! Every single detail was immaculate and so thoughtfully put together. I also was blown away with how seamless the whole process of staying here was. We were so taken care of. We’re already planning our next stay!"

—Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Absolutely Gorgeous!

"This is a beautiful home with lots of room for the family. Wonderful kitchen and lovely decor throughout home. Pool was plus and the location was perfect, close to everything."

—Tuesday, May 16, 2023

A wonderful week!

"We love this property! We have been to Destin many times and this has been our favorite house yet! Beautiful property, right on the beach, equipped with whatever you need! The kids loved the heated outdoor pool! We had one question when we got there and the management company came right away and showed us! We WILL BE BACK AGAIN!"

—Sunday, May 14, 2023

Spring break

"Dolphin Dreams was so amazing. We had a big crew vacationing together and the space was able to accommodate us all. The kids had a great time and we were really close to the beach. The space was clean and beautiful."

—Saturday, May 13, 2023

Best house we ever stayed at on 30A

"This Gulf front beach house on 30A takes your breath away as soon as you walk in the front door and then continues on every floor until you reach the pool on the 4th floor outdoor deck with unobstructed views of beach and surrounding area. We did not want to Leave. 2 Pools, private beach walkover, bicycles, and within walking/biking distance to Seaside. We will re book for sure"

—Friday, May 12, 2023

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From the Mountains to the Beach: the Story Behind Destin's “Sugar Sand”

What makes Destin's beaches so white? Take one step onto the beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida and you are immediately surrounded by pristine water and sand so white it looks like sugar and so fine your feet sink right in. This unique appearance is exactly why the sand on the beaches of the Emerald Coast is referred to as “sugar sand,&rdquo Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 15, 2023