Things to Do in Destin Beach

Things to Do in Destin Beach
Destin sits right along the coast of Florida, with views of the Gulf of Mexico. The magazine "Southern Living" picked the area as having the best beaches in the south for several years running. If you are planning on visiting Destin, prepare to see gorgeous views and also stay active with outdoor activities like swimming.


When you visit Destin, you have the chance to rent bikes and spend the day riding around the town and right on the beach. Big Fish Bike Rentals offers several different types of bikes, including mountain bikes, beach cruisers and smaller bikes more suitable for children. You can also rent trailers for towing behind your bike if you need.

Big Fish Bike Rentals Inc.
29 Canal Drive
Vernon, FL 32462
(850) 231-1343

Fort Pickens State Park

Fort Pickens State Park is conveniently located near Destin and has many activities for outdoor enthusiasts. One of the best is the camping, which lets you camp directly on the beach in a tent or under the stars. Guided tours are available if you are interested in learning more about the environment or native animals and wildlife in the area. There is also a fishing pier and a store that sells bait for fishing in the park.


One of the more popular things to do in Destin is visit the area known as the boardwalk. The boardwalk is home to several stores, including those specializing in kites and surfing equipment. You have access to the beach for swimming and surfing, as well as outdoor showers for cleaning off. The boardwalk also has volleyball nets set up and restaurants where you can enjoy a quick meal without straying too far from the beach.

Extreme Sports

XL Kites is the place to go if you're in the mood for extreme sports. It is also the place to go if you have ever wanted to try kite-surfing or kite-boarding. The center specializes in these two sports and paragliding. You can purchase equipment from the center, or take a lesson from a trained instructor. You can even try out boards and other items before committing to buy.

XL Kites
42 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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