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Around & About Destin

Become a tourist in your own town. Get helpful tips and info about all things Destin and the surrounding Emerald Coast.

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Sandestin Marina Expansion In Time for the 2021 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Destin fishing

Upgrades to the Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort are looking good for the 2021 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a sought after destination for offshore fishing. The location couldn't be more appropriate. Overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay, boaters have a short ride to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Home to the "big money", Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, this popular event attracts sport fishermen from all over the world.

Within the resort, the Baytowne Marina currently has over 123 active slips that can accommodate vessels up to 140 feet. You can gas up your boat, acquire short or long term dockage, or use the personal marina concierge to book a tee time, or make a reservation

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2020 Holiday Events in Destin, Florida

Destin FL 2020 Holiday event guide

Destin Events from Thanksgiving to Christmas 2020

The list of 2020 holiday events in the Destin area may be slightly pared down from previous years, but there is still plenty to look forward to. Keep in mind that organizers have worked hard to take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and clean environment for everyone involved, let's all do the same. Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and stay safe.

November 2020

22nd Annual Pinfish Classic - Sat., November 7, 2020,
Space is limited and you must pre-register for the event at the Destin Community Center. Last day to register is Friday, November 6th at 5:00 p.m. Time slots are available at 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 9:00 a.m. Participants must bring a pole and staff will provide the bait. The

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Four Mile Village, Miramar Beach ... A Step Back in Time

Four Mile Village, a Beachfront Paradise

Sea Oats by the beach at Four Mile Village, Miramar Beach FL

Just off Hwy 98 amid the bustling malls and resorts of Miramar Beach, Florida is a hidden gem that even some locals have yet to explore. In fact, traveling down the densely forested Village Road and through the gates of Four Mile Village is like taking a step back in time. Four Mile Village is reminiscent of the old Florida before the big hotels and condos. When people came to the area to truly get away from it all, surround themselves in nature and relax. Days were filled with fishing, walking the white sand beaches, and splashing in the Gulf with the kids. 

Designed for quality not quantity, Four Mile Village has fewer than 50 homesites, each sitting on oversized lots with height restrictions to

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2020 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Is On!

Florida sport fishing

So it looks like the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Destin, Florida is a go for 2020. There will be a few changes, fewer or no public events, but still an exciting tournament for all to enjoy. Here is the official announcement as reported on fishecbc.com:

IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT UPDATE
The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic will take place June 17th-21st. We’ve monitored the impact and regulations surrounding the Coronavirus and feel we can hold the tournament safely and responsibly with no social or public events and by asking our participants to follow social distancing and other health precautions.

Over the next week we’ll be modifying procedures and updating the schedule. In the meantime we would like to take this time to thank our

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North Beach Tortilla Company - Welcome!

North Beach Tortilla Company

You can never have too many restaurants to choose from, and now it looks like we have a new addition - North Beach Tortilla Company in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. They've got a dreamy open-air beach bar looking out over the water and right next to a sandy beach.

On their website they boast 100 types of tequila, and describe themselves as a:
"North Florida taco and tequila joint — a hangout where “Tacos Grow on Trees and Tequila Always Wins.”

Their location is at the foot of the 331 Bridge in South Walton, across from The Bay restaurant. 24200 Hwy. 331 South Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 | 850-622-8226

Sounds like a fun spot, will definitely be trying this out. Welcome to the hood!

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North Beach Tortilla Company in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

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2019 Destin Summer Event Guide

Destin summer events 2019

2019 Summer Events in Destin & 30A

We've got another exciting summer in Destin, filled with free concerts, weekly fireworks displays, fishing tournaments, farmers markets and so much more. 

Here is a list of some of the top events going on the summer of 2019 in Destin and the 30A. If we've missed any, just let us know and we'll add them to the list.

June 2019

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin | June 19-23
The 17th annual Blue Marlin Classic begins at noon on June 20. The tournament kicks off on the 19th with the Golf Scramble and Captain's Meeting. Don't forget the Kid's Catch & Release Tournament on June 21. View a full schedule of events and checklist here | Website: https://www.fishecbc.com/

Rock the Docks - Every

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Destin New Construction Report - June 2019

Destin & 30A construction report

New Construction in Destin & 30A

Looking for a new construction home or condo on the Emerald Coast? Here is the June 2019 report of some of the hottest new construction for single-family homes and condos in Destin and along the 30A. For anyone seeking a brand new house, or looking for pre-construction opportunities, this is a good place to start your search. As always, just contact Tim for more information, or view all Destin & 30A New Construction Listings here.

Alys Beach

The Camden & The Whitby at Alys Beach

Everyone is talking about this new development in Alys Beach. Located right in the heart of the city center, and just a short walk to the beach, residents of The Camden and The Whitby will enjoy the very best of Alys Beach, right

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Are You Ready for the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin?

 2019 Blue Marlin Classic

Checklist & Schedule of Events

The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic tournament is coming quickly and will be upon us before you know it. The organizers have created a handy checklist to ensure you're ready to go as soon as the starting horn blows. We've also added some important links, a link to the rules, and schedule of events, just to make sure you don't miss any of the fun. 

It looks like the start time may be postponed due to weather - get details here

Important Dates & Events to Remember

Tournament Dates: June 19-23, 2019

Early Bird Deadline is May 31, 2019

ECBC Golf Scramble Sign Up
Wednesday, June 19, Tee Time 9:00 am

Start of Tournament Fishing
Thursday, June 20 | 12:00pm

Kids Catch & Release Fishing Tournament

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Destin 2019 Spring Event Guide

2019 Destin Spring Event Guide

Here is your guide to spring events in 2019 in the Destin, 30A and Emerald Coast area. Now is the time when many of the weekly events will begin, like the popular farmers markets, or family movie nights.

April 2019

Monday Movie Night at Harborwalk Village - March 18- May 27
Popular movies every Monday night at the mainstage at HarborWalk. From 8pm - 10 pm
https://emeraldcoasthub.com/event/monday-movie-night-at-harborwalk-village/

Downtown FWB Street Fest - April 5: 5 pm-8 pm
Friday night downtown Fort Walton street market with vendors, live entertainment on the 1st Friday of the month, ending in May.

2019 Annual Sandestin Wine Festival - April 11-April 14
Four days of wine tasting, dinners, celebrity chefs and so much more. This is a

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Best Christmas Lights in Destin & the 30A

Christmas light displays in Destin, Florida

NOW UPDATED FOR 2020!

Destin may be short on snow for Christmas, but this area is big on Holiday spirit. You'll be amazed at the dazzling light displays throughout Destin, Niceville and along the 30A. These are just a few of the well known Christmas light showings we know of, if you have any to add, please include them in the comments section below.

Destin Area

Candy Cane Lane in Destin
Probably the "most decorated" neighborhood in Destin, this is a "must add" to your Christmas lights tour. Location: Sea Oats Drive, Destin

Northgate Estates Luminaries
This is another subdivision that goes all out, they even have their own Christmas parade. Location: Northgate Estates, 232 Echo Circle, Fort Walton Beach

Christmas Reflections
Christmas

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