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emerald coast beaches

The Emerald Coast is renowned for its sugar-white beaches, clear turquoise-green water and expansive and numerous beaches. Thus, making the Destin and Okaloosa Island area an exceptional destination for beach bums. We would know—it's why we live and work here. To help you experience the...

Destin, Okaloosa Island, and Fort Walton are great spots to visit during spring break. Take advantage of annual events like the Emerald Coast Volleyball Week, Kitty Hawk Kites Festival, and the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village live concerts.

winter beach festivals

Winter in Destin, Florida is naturally a bit quieter than the spring and summer months, but it's far from sleepy thanks to several awesome don't-miss events and festivals. Paired with mild temperatures (64°F) and discounted vacation rental rates, these January, February, and early March events and...

Beach vacations, in January, in Florida? That’s right! You heard correctly; beach vacations in January! The New Year is fast approaching us, and we are here to tell you that January is one of our favorite months to be at the beach.

Winter has set...

While visiting us at Destin West Vacations, make sure to do some shopping in Historic Downtown Fort Walton Beach. This area boasts a variety of unique, locally owned shops, and you will be sure to find a gift for everyone in the family.