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18 Jul 2022
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Why Snowbirds come to Destin West

How do you learn it's getting to be winter in Florida, Fort Walton Beach in particular? Easy as pie, the snowbirds begin appearing. Why do snowbirds flock to Fort Walton Beach? I'll provide you 3 factors:

  • Desirable temperatures

  • The crowds are gone

  • The beaches are beautiful

We adore the snowbirds !! They merely wish to trade in their white fluffy snow for white squeaky sand. Let's take a better look at their factors for spending winters in Fort Walton Beach:

Favorable Temperatures: Our typical high in November and December is around 75 degrees. With the brisk breeze off the Gulf of Mexico, it produces an ideal afternoon walk along the beach. The weather is best for early morning or evening strolls along the white sandy beaches. The cool sand feels perfect in between your toes. A few of the snowbirds delight in the water best this time of year since it is a lot cooler than what it is during the hot summer months. You will not find a lot of residents swimming, but you might capture a snowbird or 2.
The Crowds Are Gone: A lot of snowbirds opt for Fort Walton Beach over locations like Miami and Orlando because the crowds are still there. Areas like Okaloosa Island are quiet throughout the winter season and are always family-friendly. So if the snowbirds wish to bring the kiddos along during the winter months for winter vacation, they can feel confident they are headed to a family-friendly environment. Also, the crowds might be gone, however, most destinations are still open. Be sure to look at their sites for winter hours.
The Beaches Are Stunning: Of course, our beaches are gorgeous any time of year, but when you compare them to all the other beaches in Florida, we believe ours are quite excellent. On the East Coast, the sand is Shelley and not nearly as white as ours. The water is not clear at all, in fact, it tends to be quite dark. Now of course when you get to the Keys, and other locations along the Gulf Coast the sand is white and the water is crystal clear and either light blue or emerald color like ours. Although there are days that we have light blue water as well. A few of our young visitors state it looks like a Baja Blast. We will take that compliment all day long. So our beaches are just as pretty, but remember what we stated in factor number two? The crowds are gone! It resembles having the beach all to yourself! This is why the snowbirds love it a lot.

Make sure to book now to save your spot for the winter!