There is a land in the southeastern U.S., nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, that proves paradise really does exist. The coastal breezes drift along with the salty air, crystalline white sand squeaks quietly beneath your feet, and the jewel-tinted waves flow smoothly to and from a magnificent shore. Three of the best places to visit on Florida Beach and what makes them amazing. Take a look at my list of Florida Beach Vacation Spots.
In this slice of heaven, there are not one, not two, but three separate beaches huddled right next to each other. For three times the coastal fun, of course! Each of these awesome vacation spots – Destin, Miramar Beach, and South Walton – is a great way to get away from the bustling city and the stresses of everyday life.
The beaches themselves are reason enough to visit. Soft, white sand covers your toes, and emerald-green waters stretch beyond what the eye can see. The noonday sun gently kisses your skin, while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. And speaking of views, the sunrises and sunsets are worth watching each and every day! You can spend the day experiencing every activity the coast has to offer, including swimming or snorkeling in the calm waves, building castles in the sand, paddleboarding, and kayaking, running on the beach, or simply relaxing.
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Each of these three beach vacation spots also offers its own unique experiences for you to enjoy.
In addition to its gorgeous beaches, Destin is a hotspot for vacationers of all types. Fishermen love to visit this location, affectionately dubbed the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, and many come in October to participate in the annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. Besides its amazing fishing opportunities, Destin also boasts premier resorts and vacation rentals, recreational activities, and other fun opportunities. When in Destin, be sure to check out shopping in the Destin Commons, explore HarborWalk Village, and participate in seasonal activities at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Miramar Beach is perfectly situated between Destin and South Walton, and it is a flourishing center of coastal amusements. A stay in Miramar puts you close to a variety of beach boutiques, art galleries, top-notch restaurants, wine outlets, and family-friendly fun. It is located near the world-renowned Silver Sands Premium Outlets, which is a large discount shopping center with over 100 name-brand outlet stores. After a day of shopping, you can enjoy the great nightlife scene, perfect for those who like to stay out a little later!
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South Walton is a stretch of 26 miles of pristine beach that includes 30A and its small, quaint beach towns, including Grayton Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, and more. This awesome vacation spot is more walkable than Destin and Miramar Beach, with a greater focus on the outdoors. Miles of nature trails meander through South Walton, and visitors are encouraged to explore these trails by foot or by bike. Paddleboarding and kayaking on the coastal dune lakes is another great way to enjoy this beautiful area. Attractions also include galleries of local art, boutiques, and popular restaurants. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can also experience unique seasonal events, from the annual Thanksgiving 30a10k race to the incredibly popular 30A Songwriter’s Festival.
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If you have yet to visit these three Florida vacation spots, it is about time to put one (or all three) on your bucket list. Find your perfect vacation rental with Ocean Reef Resorts and book your stay. It is always a good time for a beach vacation!