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While visiting us at the Destin West Beach and Bay Resort, make sure to do some shopping in Historic Downtown Fort Walton Beach and Destin. This area boasts a variety of unique, locally owned shops, and you will be sure to find a gift for everyone in the family (even the fur-babies). From antique shops to clothing to handmade treats and knick-knacks, you may even find a little something for yourself to take home. Read on for some information on a few of our local gems for the ultimate Local Gift Guide.

The Destin West Beach and Bay Resort is conveniently located next to the the top local attractions including Crab Island, The Harborwalk, and the Panhandle's best shopping.  With nine heated pools and hot tubs, a 700-foot lazy river, a private beach, and exclusive access to The Grotto Swim Up Bar, Destin West Beach and Bay Resort is the perfect place to warm up during the winter.  Book directly with Destin West Vacations for exclusive access to amenities at The Island Hotel and premier vacation rental suites.

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Shopping in Historic Downtown Fort Walton Beach, FL


Buccaneer Gift Shop

Hours: Mon-Sat: 10AM-6PM; Sun: 12-5PM

Address: 152 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Established in 1972, the Buccaneer Gift Shop in downtown Fort Walton Beach is a locally owned and family operated memorabilia, antique, and souvenir shop. 

Artesano Boutique

Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-5PM

Address: 180 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

The Artesano Boutique opened in 2010 and is a locally owned gem that houses hand crafted items by local artists. This Boutique also hosts a variety of artist events, classes, and gatherings.

3 Dogs and a Chick

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10AM-5PM; Sat: 10AM-5PM; Sun: Closed

Address: 130 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

3 Dogs and a Chick was established in 2008 and is a locally owned bakery and boutique for dogs. This unique bakery serves a variety of healthy dog treats, snacks, and various accessories. All treats are made with natural, human-grade ingredients and are baked fresh in their store kitchen.

Shopping in Destin


Bella Vita at Destin Commons

Hours: Mon-Sat: 11AM-7PM; Sun: 12-6PM

Address: 4121 Legendary Dr Suite F-107, Destin, FL 32541

Tourists turned entrepreneurs opened this stylish boutique after falling in love with the Florida panhandle.  They felt called to Destin after many family vacations in the area, and wanted to open a boutique to showcase local designers, artists, and jewelers.

Lizard Thicket

Hours: Mon-Sat: 10AM-9PM; Sun: 11AM-7PM

Address: 4131 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Enjoy this local clothing boutique.  Located conveniently at the Destin Commons.

Destin Outlets: Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Hours: Mon-Sat: 10AM-9PM; Sun: 11AM-7PM

Address: 10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Fashionistas travel from near and far to enjoy this high end outlet mall.  Located outside with covered walkways, you will enjoy the salt air and cool breeze of the Gulf of Mexico.  Whether shopping for yourself or spoiling friends and family with gifts, Silver Sands is worth the trip.