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A Family-Friendly Guide to Crab Island

Summer is here, and soon the Florida Panhandle will be buzzing with families and friends seeking a sun-filled beach adventure. You and yours are more than welcome to join in on the fun this year. “Where should we go?” Destin, Florida, is the perfect destination along the Gulf Of Mexico where your beach vacation can truly begin! Our beautiful beach town is home to emerald green waters, white-sand beaches, and endless family-friendly fun—such as the famed Crab Island. Before jumping into all the Destin excitement, you must find the ideal accommodations. That’s where we at Gulf Tide Vacation Rentals come in! Your family can select from a wide variety of luxury condos, cottages, and beach house rentals in and around Destin, Florida, all equipped with incredible amenities. This summer, let our meticulous team help you plan a memorable family getaway and continue reading for a family-friendly guide to Crab Island.

An overhead view of family-friendly Crab Island in Destin, FL.

6 Family-Friendly Activities at Crab Island 

Crab Island, one of the biggest attractions in Destin, draws in tons of visitors every year and, believe it or not, is a phenomenal family-friendly location! This great sandbar was once just a tiny island and has now blossomed into the area’s top summertime destination. There’s something for everyone, from swimmers and paddlers to anglers and other adventure-seekers. You and yours will love the following family-friendly activities. 

  1. Spot our local wildlife during a Crab Island dolphin boat cruise or jet ski tour 

  2. Try your hands at some Floridian fishing with the help of knowledgeable guides

  3. Rent a pontoon and enjoy a delicious picnic on the water with Harbor Docks takeout

  4. Book an Adventure Tour, complete with unlimited inflatables, shelling, and more

  5. Lounge on the waist-deep waters alongside your little ones with personal water floats

  6. Come prepared with cash (in a waterproof pouch) and venture on a floating food vendor tour

Every family-friendly trip to Crab Island is unique, allowing you to make it your own. We highly recommend bringing nutritious snacks, water, life vests, and whatever else your family needs for a successful sunny day. Find your little corner of Crab Island and get ready for a world of fun! 

Your Beach Vacation Starts with Us! 

Now that you have our family-friendly Crab Island guide, you just need to finalize your Destin vacation rental plans. Gulf Tide Vacation Rentals has various beach vacation homes that are suitable for every family, budget, and travel needs. Join us on the Gulf Coast this summer and book your family vacation home online today!

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