Sandestin GuideBook

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Sandestin GuideBook

Sightseeing

Enjoy a majestic shoreline anchored by 30-foot, snow-white sand dunes where basking in the Florida sun or wading into warm Gulf waters is the order of each and every day.
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Henderson Beach State Park
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
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Enjoy a majestic shoreline anchored by 30-foot, snow-white sand dunes where basking in the Florida sun or wading into warm Gulf waters is the order of each and every day.
Scenic Highway 98 Trail is the original beach cruising spot in South Walton. This paved path is perfect for biking, jogging or even longboard skateboarding. The path runs right by Miramar Beach Access which offers expansive views of the coastline. It's also a local favorite for surfing and sunsets. Trail Distance: 3 Miles Easy - Flat and Paved Trails Restrooms Available Parking Available Wheelchair Accessible Pets Allowed on Leash
2384 Scenic Gulf Dr
2384 Scenic Gulf Drive
Scenic Highway 98 Trail is the original beach cruising spot in South Walton. This paved path is perfect for biking, jogging or even longboard skateboarding. The path runs right by Miramar Beach Access which offers expansive views of the coastline. It's also a local favorite for surfing and sunsets. Trail Distance: 3 Miles Easy - Flat and Paved Trails Restrooms Available Parking Available Wheelchair Accessible Pets Allowed on Leash
This concrete pier is one of the top fishing destinations in Northwestern Florida. Located in Destin, also known as “the luckiest fishing village,” the Okaloosa Island Pier is famous for its large saltwater fish. Anglers can catch tarpon weighing over 100 pounds, tuna, king mackerel, cobia, redfish, and bonito, just to name a few species. Even rare sailfish have been known to swim off the pier. Typical catches include Spanish mackerel, whiting, and bluefish. Guests who don’t have the necessary fishing rods and other gear with them can rent one at the on-site tackle shop.
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Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
1030 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
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This concrete pier is one of the top fishing destinations in Northwestern Florida. Located in Destin, also known as “the luckiest fishing village,” the Okaloosa Island Pier is famous for its large saltwater fish. Anglers can catch tarpon weighing over 100 pounds, tuna, king mackerel, cobia, redfish, and bonito, just to name a few species. Even rare sailfish have been known to swim off the pier. Typical catches include Spanish mackerel, whiting, and bluefish. Guests who don’t have the necessary fishing rods and other gear with them can rent one at the on-site tackle shop.
Florida Scenic Highway 30A is the rural road that hugs the coastline along the Gulf in south Walton County. It travels along some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.
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30A Beaches
4042 East County Highway 30A
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Florida Scenic Highway 30A is the rural road that hugs the coastline along the Gulf in south Walton County. It travels along some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.
Bikes / Scooters / Kayaks / SUP Boards rentals.
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Coastal Cruisers
12605 Emerald Coast Pkwy
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Bikes / Scooters / Kayaks / SUP Boards rentals.
Come experience the sights and sounds of the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, also known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Experience things to do in Destin’s most prized destination, and explore infinite opportunities and events that make your time here an unforgettable one! -DOLPHIN CRUISES & TOURS -FAMOUS CRAB ISLAND -CHARTER FISHING TRIPS -SNORKELING EXPEDITION -PARASAILING -BOATING ADVENTURES
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Destin Harbor Boardwalk
102 Harbor Boulevard
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Come experience the sights and sounds of the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, also known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Experience things to do in Destin’s most prized destination, and explore infinite opportunities and events that make your time here an unforgettable one! -DOLPHIN CRUISES & TOURS -FAMOUS CRAB ISLAND -CHARTER FISHING TRIPS -SNORKELING EXPEDITION -PARASAILING -BOATING ADVENTURES
Crab Island is a sandbar that is located just South of the Marler Bridge in Destin, FL. Crab Island started to gain in popularity as boaters used the area to anchor their boats to catch some rays and wade on the sandbar. Now Crab Island has erupted into a popular social scene where locals and tourists congregate for fun and sun. Crab Island is just minutes from the Destin Harbor with several companies offering cruises; -SunVenture Cruises -Crab Island Cruises -Destin Crab Island Adventures
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Crab Island
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Crab Island is a sandbar that is located just South of the Marler Bridge in Destin, FL. Crab Island started to gain in popularity as boaters used the area to anchor their boats to catch some rays and wade on the sandbar. Now Crab Island has erupted into a popular social scene where locals and tourists congregate for fun and sun. Crab Island is just minutes from the Destin Harbor with several companies offering cruises; -SunVenture Cruises -Crab Island Cruises -Destin Crab Island Adventures

Food scene

Outdoor mall with restaurants such as Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Emeril's, PF Chang's China Bistro, and Grimaldi's Pizzeria.
Grand Boulevard
Outdoor mall with restaurants such as Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Emeril's, PF Chang's China Bistro, and Grimaldi's Pizzeria.
French coastal cuisine / full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Open for dinner seven nights a week, they feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive award winning wine list and specialty martinis.
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Bijoux
9375 Emerald Coast Parkway
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French coastal cuisine / full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Open for dinner seven nights a week, they feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive award winning wine list and specialty martinis.
Casual eatery with a sushi bar offering up creative rolls, plus other Japanese fare.
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Sushimoto
11394 U.S. 98
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Casual eatery with a sushi bar offering up creative rolls, plus other Japanese fare.
Let the airy ceilings and lush tropical interiors put you in an island state of mind! Relax and recharge as you savor their chef's fresh, island-inspired fare, or simply unwind with one of their signature cocktails.. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.
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Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store
525 Grand Blvd
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Let the airy ceilings and lush tropical interiors put you in an island state of mind! Relax and recharge as you savor their chef's fresh, island-inspired fare, or simply unwind with one of their signature cocktails.. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.
Live music and home of the 102 foot bar including 32 beers on draft. Specialties include little neck clams, freshly shucked raw oysters, New England style clam chowder and jumbo shrimp cocktail! Check back soon to see our specials, and full menu. Austons on 98, of Nashville roots, also features its very own “Real Deal Nashville Hot Sauce”!
Austons on 98
125 Poinciana Boulevard
Live music and home of the 102 foot bar including 32 beers on draft. Specialties include little neck clams, freshly shucked raw oysters, New England style clam chowder and jumbo shrimp cocktail! Check back soon to see our specials, and full menu. Austons on 98, of Nashville roots, also features its very own “Real Deal Nashville Hot Sauce”!
My personal favorite restaurant. It's a tad far from Sandestin but the ambiance and vibe is worth it! Contemporary American cuisine served al fresco. Their menu utilizes fresh, local ingredients to showcase the Gulf Coast flair with craft cocktails, wine, and beer to match.
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Caliza Restaurant
23 Nonesuch Way
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My personal favorite restaurant. It's a tad far from Sandestin but the ambiance and vibe is worth it! Contemporary American cuisine served al fresco. Their menu utilizes fresh, local ingredients to showcase the Gulf Coast flair with craft cocktails, wine, and beer to match.
Located next door to the condo, The Beach House is the newest and most fun spot to relax, drink, and eat! They offer live music several nights a week and the game is always on one of their large TV’s.
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The Beach House
4009 S Sandestin Blvd
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Located next door to the condo, The Beach House is the newest and most fun spot to relax, drink, and eat! They offer live music several nights a week and the game is always on one of their large TV’s.
Vue on 30a showcases one of the best views for dining in all of South Walton. The restaurant is open to the public and serves lunch, dinner and happy hour throughout the week as well as Sunday brunch. Voted “Best Waterfront Dining” by Florida Travel + Life Magazine and “Best Place to Watch a Sunset” by Emerald Coast Magazine, Vue on 30a offers the ultimate dining experience.
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Vue on 30a
4801 W County Highway 30A
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Vue on 30a showcases one of the best views for dining in all of South Walton. The restaurant is open to the public and serves lunch, dinner and happy hour throughout the week as well as Sunday brunch. Voted “Best Waterfront Dining” by Florida Travel + Life Magazine and “Best Place to Watch a Sunset” by Emerald Coast Magazine, Vue on 30a offers the ultimate dining experience.
SHUNK GULLEY OYSTER BAR is a seafood and casual fare restaurant on 30A. Named after the legendary fishing reef off our coast, Shunk Gulley offers classic coastal cuisine and genuine southern hospitality. There is live music daily located inside the panoramic bar area, featuring views of the sugar white sand beach.
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Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar
1875 S Co Hwy 393
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SHUNK GULLEY OYSTER BAR is a seafood and casual fare restaurant on 30A. Named after the legendary fishing reef off our coast, Shunk Gulley offers classic coastal cuisine and genuine southern hospitality. There is live music daily located inside the panoramic bar area, featuring views of the sugar white sand beach.
Basmati’s Asian Cuisine sources fresh, local fish and vegetables, many of which are organic, to create a flavorful menu that offers pleasant surprises. Dine inside or outside on the lakeside porch.
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Basmati's Asian Cuisine
3295 West County Highway 30A
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Basmati’s Asian Cuisine sources fresh, local fish and vegetables, many of which are organic, to create a flavorful menu that offers pleasant surprises. Dine inside or outside on the lakeside porch.
An elegant, culinary adventure led by acclaimed Georgia chef Hugh Acheson, Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and impeccable classic French technique. At Ovide, every dish is fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor unlike anything you’ve tasted before. Hotel Effie.
Ovide
1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard
An elegant, culinary adventure led by acclaimed Georgia chef Hugh Acheson, Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and impeccable classic French technique. At Ovide, every dish is fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor unlike anything you’ve tasted before. Hotel Effie.
Pizza!! Dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Miramar Beach 850 353 2284
Lost Pizza Co.
10859 Emerald Coast Parkway
Pizza!! Dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Miramar Beach 850 353 2284
Founded in 1998, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood is a renowned New York style steakhouse and one of the finest dining destinations along Florida’s Gulf Coast located in South Walton near Destin. Extolled for an award-winning 600-label wine list, original fresh seafood dishes, and the finest aged Prime USDA steaks, Seagar’s is a salute to the good life. Intimate, indulgent, unhurried, a dining experience in Seagar's is unlike any other. Whether the occasion is a private event, corporate reception or a quiet evening for two, the Seagar's team will cater to each individual experience with unparalleled service. Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa 4000 Sandestin Blvd. South
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Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood
4000 South Sandestin Boulevard
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Founded in 1998, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood is a renowned New York style steakhouse and one of the finest dining destinations along Florida’s Gulf Coast located in South Walton near Destin. Extolled for an award-winning 600-label wine list, original fresh seafood dishes, and the finest aged Prime USDA steaks, Seagar’s is a salute to the good life. Intimate, indulgent, unhurried, a dining experience in Seagar's is unlike any other. Whether the occasion is a private event, corporate reception or a quiet evening for two, the Seagar's team will cater to each individual experience with unparalleled service. Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa 4000 Sandestin Blvd. South
If you drive down scenic Highway 30A to Rosemary Beach you won't want to miss this! Pescado offers a dining room, inside bar & outside rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Expect extraordinary service & cuisine by Chef Ken Duenas.
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Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar
74 Town Hall Rd
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If you drive down scenic Highway 30A to Rosemary Beach you won't want to miss this! Pescado offers a dining room, inside bar & outside rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Expect extraordinary service & cuisine by Chef Ken Duenas.

Shopping

Shop more for less at outlet fashion brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Michael Kors & more.
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Silver Sands Premium Outlets
10562 Emerald Coast Parkway West
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Shop more for less at outlet fashion brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Michael Kors & more.
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin offers upscale shopping, dining, entertainment & events, with top retailers such as Anthropologie, Biilabong, and Chico's.
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Grand Boulevard
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Grand Boulevard at Sandestin offers upscale shopping, dining, entertainment & events, with top retailers such as Anthropologie, Biilabong, and Chico's.
Local shopping, unique dining and entertainment.
The Market Shops
9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Local shopping, unique dining and entertainment.

Beach Chairs & Umbrella Rental

Beach Services. Look for the yellow hut in front of The Beach House restaurant to rent beach chairs & umbrella by the day, 3 days, or a week. Tell the attendant you’re friends of the condo owner to receive discounts. Discount rate per day is about $50 (850) 267-8171
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Beach Services. Look for the yellow hut in front of The Beach House restaurant to rent beach chairs & umbrella by the day, 3 days, or a week. Tell the attendant you’re friends of the condo owner to receive discounts. Discount rate per day is about $50 (850) 267-8171

Entertainment & Boating

Features an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries and nightlife -- not to mention a jam-packed schedule of outdoor festivals and special events for the entire family. This spectacular setting, all within the gates of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
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The Village of Baytowne Wharf
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Features an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries and nightlife -- not to mention a jam-packed schedule of outdoor festivals and special events for the entire family. This spectacular setting, all within the gates of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Experience a majestic fusion of ambiance, food and live music aboard the SOLARIS yacht. The SOLARIS is a 125 yacht with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces, including panoramic windows throughout the elegant indoor dining rooms and the open air sky deck. Cruising year-round from the the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, offering unforgettable experiences, breathtaking settings and sweeping views for all occasions, including year-round dinner cruises, holiday parties, weddings and events.
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Dining and Entertainment Yacht
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Experience a majestic fusion of ambiance, food and live music aboard the SOLARIS yacht. The SOLARIS is a 125 yacht with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces, including panoramic windows throughout the elegant indoor dining rooms and the open air sky deck. Cruising year-round from the the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, offering unforgettable experiences, breathtaking settings and sweeping views for all occasions, including year-round dinner cruises, holiday parties, weddings and events.
Snorkel trips, dolphin tours, Jetski rentals, banana rides and parasailing. Winner of the WSIA Parasail Operators Award of Excellence!
Miramar Beach Parasail Destin
2217 Scenic Gulf Dr
Snorkel trips, dolphin tours, Jetski rentals, banana rides and parasailing. Winner of the WSIA Parasail Operators Award of Excellence!
The SunVenture I is a water lover’s 45 foot, custom built vessel for up to 49 passengers. This sporty catamaran offers a personal setting with all seats offering close views of the waters and wildlife on all its Destin cruises. The SunVenture I features a large shaded area, restroom on board, a spacious open-air arrangement, state-of-the-art sound system and a fold down ladder. The SunVenture I is conveniently docked at Heron Harbor, right in the heart of Destin Florida. Heron Harbor is located a 1/2 mile east of the Destin bridge, right across the street from the St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Heron Harbor offers a plethora of things to do in Destin Florida including a marina, waterfront restaurants and bars. Destin cruises from the SunVenture I include: Daily summer Destin Harbor 3-hour Crab Island Cruises (mid-morning) Daily summer Destin Harbor 4-hour Crab Island Excursions (early afternoon) Daily summer Destin Harbor 1.5-hour Sunset Eco-Dolphin Cruise (evening) Weekly summer Destin Harbor 2-hour Dolphin, Sunset and Fireworks Cruise (every Thursday night) Destin private cruises for up to 49 people
Sunventure I Destin Cruises
314 Harbor Blvd
The SunVenture I is a water lover’s 45 foot, custom built vessel for up to 49 passengers. This sporty catamaran offers a personal setting with all seats offering close views of the waters and wildlife on all its Destin cruises. The SunVenture I features a large shaded area, restroom on board, a spacious open-air arrangement, state-of-the-art sound system and a fold down ladder. The SunVenture I is conveniently docked at Heron Harbor, right in the heart of Destin Florida. Heron Harbor is located a 1/2 mile east of the Destin bridge, right across the street from the St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Heron Harbor offers a plethora of things to do in Destin Florida including a marina, waterfront restaurants and bars. Destin cruises from the SunVenture I include: Daily summer Destin Harbor 3-hour Crab Island Cruises (mid-morning) Daily summer Destin Harbor 4-hour Crab Island Excursions (early afternoon) Daily summer Destin Harbor 1.5-hour Sunset Eco-Dolphin Cruise (evening) Weekly summer Destin Harbor 2-hour Dolphin, Sunset and Fireworks Cruise (every Thursday night) Destin private cruises for up to 49 people

Health & Beauty

A dynamically designed, exclusive, high-end 20,000 square foot fitness facility.
Grand Fitness
440 Grand Blvd
A dynamically designed, exclusive, high-end 20,000 square foot fitness facility.
Supercuts offers consistent, quality haircuts at a moment’s notice.
Supercuts
755 Grand Boulevard
Supercuts offers consistent, quality haircuts at a moment’s notice.
Salon 7even Men's Grooming Hideaway offers cuts, shaves, color, and beard trimming.
Salon 7even
12273 U.S. 98
Salon 7even Men's Grooming Hideaway offers cuts, shaves, color, and beard trimming.
Makeup, skincare, & spa.
Bluemercury
500 Grand Boulevard
Makeup, skincare, & spa.
Massage and stretching therapy, facials, and tension relief.
Massage Envy
34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Massage and stretching therapy, facials, and tension relief.

Golf

A classic links-style outing, the original Sandestin course. This is the ultimate in risk-reward golf, offering some game-changing challenges, a great layout, and spectacular views.
The Links Golf Club
165 Sandestin Blvd N
A classic links-style outing, the original Sandestin course. This is the ultimate in risk-reward golf, offering some game-changing challenges, a great layout, and spectacular views.
One of the most sought-after golf experiences in a Northwest Florida golf landscape that is brimming with choices. Excellent for all skill levels.
Baytowne Golf Club
One of the most sought-after golf experiences in a Northwest Florida golf landscape that is brimming with choices. Excellent for all skill levels.
A unique and visually stunning par 71 layout. Masterfully carved through marshes, wetlands, and pines. A modern traditional and a must-play during your stay.
Raven Golf Club
1199 Troon Dr N
A unique and visually stunning par 71 layout. Masterfully carved through marshes, wetlands, and pines. A modern traditional and a must-play during your stay.
Named the "Crown Jewel of Florida Golf" by GOLF Magazine, course architect Rees Jones proves in this 7,000-yard layout why he is one of the most respected architects in the world.
Burnt Pine Golf Club
3300 Burnt Pine Lane
Named the "Crown Jewel of Florida Golf" by GOLF Magazine, course architect Rees Jones proves in this 7,000-yard layout why he is one of the most respected architects in the world.