Why You Should Visit Sandestin

When you imagine paradise, what do see? Maybe you picture miles of pristine beaches of dazzling white sand. Or, you might envision swimming in waves that glisten under the tropical sun. Perhaps you see yourself sipping a cold drink as the warm coastal air kisses your skin. No matter how you imagine paradise, chances are you will find everything you are looking for on the Emerald Coast.

Located in the Florida Panhandle, the Emerald Coast is a miles-long stretch of shoreline that looks and feels like a heaven on earth. While this area encompasses numerous beach towns with their own unique personalities, there is one place you should not overlook.  

Sandestin is a resort community located along the Gulf Coast between Destin and Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton. This oasis has it all, from world-class accommodations and recreation activities to fun festivals and adventure.

Check out these great reasons to add Sandestin to your bucket list:


Of course, like other areas along the coast, the gorgeous beach is the number one reason to visit Sandestin. The white sand is so fine that it literally squeaks beneath your feet. The emerald green waters are clear and warm, perfect for a day floating on the waves. The sunrises and sunsets are unrivaled. A day spent relaxing on the beach under the coastal sun is always a day well spent.


Sandestin offers a variety of recreational activities for guests. These include championship Golf courses, tennis facilities, swimming pools, and on-site fitness centers. Visitors also have access to paddle boarding, kayaking, biking, tennis, and more. Geared towards those seeking a little bit of adventure while on vacation, these activities are perfect for families, kids, and kids-at-heart.

Baytowne Wharf

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is located along the Choctawhatchee Bay, just opposite from the beach. With its variety of venues, Baytowne Wharf is the heart and soul of Sandestin. Stroll through the village to shop your heart out at the quaint boutiques and retail stores. Try something new at one of the many popular eateries. And do not miss out on any of the seasonal festivals, like ice skating in the winter and fireworks over the Bay during the 4th of July!

Grand Boulevard

Everything is grand at Grand Boulevard! This luxury retail center is home to a number of fashionable shops, fine wining and dining, a movie theater, and a fitness center. A leisurely walk through Grand Boulevard is a welcome break after some time at the beach. Drop in at shops like Anthropologie or Lily Pulitzer, or get your wine on at Vin’tij Food and Wine. Events such as the Farmer’s Market, live performances, and art festivals make Grand Boulevard a must-visit.


Baytowne Marina in Sandestin is open to the public. It can accommodate large boats and yachts, and allows stays ranging from just one night to monthly and annual leases. The marina also includes fishing charters and pontoon boat rentals. Looking for a way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the shore? This is your chance!

Ready to book your vacation to paradise? Simply your planning and check out these Sandestin vacation rentals. Happy vacationing!

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  1. Dorothy Boucher says

    This place looks amazing and any place for me by the water is awesome!! Its been so long since i’ve taken a vacation, definitely wouldn’t mind this one.

  2. I never knew that Sandestin had so much to offer! I have to admit I’ve never thought of going there on vacation. The water and sand sound beautiful! My husband would like playing on the golf courses. This definitely is pin worthy! Thank you for sharing!

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