As you arrive on the Florida Emerald Coast, you’re immediately captivated by the shimmering emerald-green waters that gently caress the sugary-white sandy beaches. Indulge in delectable seafood, explore vibrant waterfront communities, and enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities.
Gulf Tide Vacation Rentals offers a stunning selection of vacation rentals in Destin, FL, one of the most charming beach towns on the Emerald Coast. Choose from 2-7 bedroom Destin condo and home vacation rentals with included street-legal golf cart rentals, private pools, and breathtaking Gulf views.
5 Reasons To Vacation on the Florida Emerald Coast
1. The Florida Emerald Coast Beaches Are Spellbinding
The Florida Emerald Coast got its name from the emerald-green waters that shine like precious gemstones. The sugar-white sand is made from quartz crystal that perfectly frames the magnificent Gulf Coast waters. Henderson Beach State Park in Destin is one of the most gorgeous protected Emerald Coast beaches. You can read more in our guide to the Destin beaches.
2. Have a Blast at the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village
Destin is called the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village and holds North America’s largest charter fishing fleet. Explore the Destin Fishing & History Museum to learn more about the area’s rich fishing industry history.
3. Travel the Florida Emerald Coast Scenic 30A Highway
The Scenic 30A Highway is one of the best ways to experience the Florida Emerald Coast. This short stretch of road will take you through some of the world’s most beautiful and charming beach communities. Your journey on the 30A will either start or end in Destin.
4. Indulge in World-Class Seafood
It goes without saying that the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village will have incredible seafood. Nourish yourself with world-class cuisine by reading our guide to the best places to enjoy seafood in Destin. For an enchanting evening with waterfront views and delicious seafood, head to Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House.
5. Have a Blast With Florida Emerald Coast Watersports
The stunning Florida Emerald Coast beaches have no shortage of exhilarating water sports activities. The calm waters from the Destin Jetties are perfect for a peaceful snorkeling trip. Or you could enjoy a hybrid snorkeling and scuba diving experience. Another popular watersport is dolphin cruises. Last but certainly not least, you can get a bird’s eye view of the Emerald Coast on a parasailing adventure.