Recreational activities, which include golfing, tennis, and water sports such as diving, jet skiing, and snorkeling, are prevalent in Destin. The city has twelve beach access points, which are extremely notable for having the whitest sand in the world due to having finely ground quartz crystal from the Appalachian Mountains. Destin has an annual rodeo and a seafood festival every October and the population of 12,000 grows to 40,000 during the peak of tourist season. Other popular events include a USA Track and Field-certified running event and a paddle race that offers a cash prize. The new Destin Harbor Boardwalk is a quarter of a mile long and reaches down the Destin Harbor to provide locals and visitors waterfront access. People can access fishing charter boats, water activities, and restaurants.
Destin, Florida, is a city located in northwestern Florida, on the Emerald Coast peninsula, which is known for white beaches and emerald green waters. Also known as the Florida Panhandle, the strip of land has the Gulf of Mexico as its southern border. Now a popular tourist destination, Destin traces its roots back to its origins as a fishing village but currently boasts the largest fishing fleet in Florida. High rise condominiums and single family homes are the most common types of residences found in this area.SHOW MORE