Destin, Florida, Attractions

Destin, Florida, Attractions
Destin, Florida, with its world-famous, sugar-white sand beaches--- framed with sea oats, scrub pine and windswept dunes---beckons to any visitors who appreciates beauty, but especially those with a penchant for outdoor adventures. Whether you favor fishing, swimming, boating, diving, snorkeling, hiking, historical journeys or nature-watching, Destin offers a number of attractions sure to please the outdoor-oriented traveler.

Destin History Museum

Avid outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the chance to take a break at the fascinating Destin History and Fishing Museum. Destin's storied fishing heritage is recorded for posterity at this intriguing museum, including artifacts such as vintage sport-fishing rods and reels, the only remaining seine fishing boat and even remnants of the old Destin post office.

Destin History & Fishing Museum, Inc.
108 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 837-6611

Destin Sea Blaster

Playful dolphins abound in the crystalline waters off Destin, offering a rare glimpse of these beloved marine mammals in their natural habitat. One of the best ways to find them is to enlist the services of the experts on the Destin Sea Blaster, a 73-foot speedboat with a capacity for 119 passengers. The entire family will enjoy snorkeling, dolphin and sunset cruises aboard the Sea Blaster.

The Sea Blaster
(850) 654-6888

Henderson Beach State Park

Destin's Henderson Beach State Park offers stellar natural beauty and more than a mile of pristine Gulf of Mexico shoreline. Walk among the dunes featuring sand pine and dune rosemary or hike the nature trail, which provides a firsthand experience of this lovingly preserved natural dunes ecosystem. You can also camp at one of 60 sites that include playgrounds, showers and electrical hookups. Enjoy a grilled dinner while watching one of the spectacular sunsets that are a Destin trademark.

Henderson Beach State Park
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 837-7550

Article Written By Fiona Farnsworth

Fiona Farnsworth has been writing professionally since 1987. An award-winning senior advertising copywriter, she's written for major clients in Southern California and Hawaii. As lead writer for a popular Big Island home magazine, she specializes in Hawaii homes and interior design. She has also written for national magazines. Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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