Top selling beachfront condos for 2023

Beachfront condo sales in Destin and the Gulf Coast is one of the hottest real estate markets in Florida.  Great vacations go hand-in-hand with waterfront properties, and the city of Destin has everything you could want in a holiday or retirement destination. The soft, white sand beaches beckon with their Gulf of Mexico playground. Whether it's water sports, world-class fishing, beachcombing, or simply relaxing in the sun, it doesn't get much better than Destin.

Owning a beachfront condo and everything you could desire is right at your doorstep. This sought-after setting is perfect for vacations, retirement, or a lucrative investment rental. A beach condo is an excellent investment that can be self-sustaining. In 2023, sales of beachfront condos near Destin and along the Scenic 30A held their own in a challenging market with overall Average Sales Prices at 12%.

Below, we'll take a look at some of the most popular and desirable beachfront condos on the market right now. You'll be amazed by what you can find in these prime locations. This is your ultimate guide to  beachfront condo sales in Destin and the surrounding Gulf Coast. It's the perfect place to get started when researching your own  condo purchase or sale.

Below you'll find:

Beachfront Condo Stats & Trends

We've started off with a preview of some quick stats for 2023 beachfront condo sales. This will answer some of your common questions about condo sales and 2023 trends.

Following this, are detailed sales numbers for Destin and nearby Gulf Coast beachfront condos. You'll see a year-over-year comparison of Number of Condos Sold, Sold Volume, Average Sales Price and the Percent of List Upon Sale. Enjoy, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Tim Shepard for any questions or information.

Destin Beachfront Condos - Quick Stats 2023

How many beachfront Condos were sold from January 1 - December 31, 2023 in the Destin & Gulf Coast area?

# of Condos Sold in 2023: 544


What was the average 2023 list price for Destin & 30A beachfront condos?

Average list price: $1,173,651


What was the average 2023 sale price for Destin beachfront condos?

Average sale price: $1,126,544


Did beachfront condo prices drop in 2023?

Not at all. In the areas covered here on the Florida Gulf Coast, condo prices increased by 12%.


On Average, how long did Destin beachfront condos remain on the market?

Average Days on Market: 71


What was the Highest Selling Price for a Destin area beachfront condo in 2023?

$9,000,000 was the highest selling price for a 3 bedroom condo in The Selene & Easterly in Alys Beach. This impressive new beachfront condominium features lovely Gulf views from a spacious 2,485 square foot residence. Newly constructed in 2023, The Selene & Easterly features spacious, open floor plans, framed by massive glass expanses, allowing for a seamless indoor/outdoor living experience. The building also sits adjacent to the exclusive private beach club and plaza.

Highest price beachfront condo sold in 2023, Alys Beach, Florida


2023 Beachfront Condos Stats and Trends

After coming off of a more balanced market in 2022, beachfront condo sales in Destin and 30A were a bit more subdued in 2023. The decrease in activity was direct reflection of the market and overall response to higher interest rates. While the volume of sales may have decreased, the Average Sales Prices for Gulf front condos have maintained a healthy increase at 12%. 30A East saw the biggest change at 39%, mainly in response to high sales in a new Alys Beach condo, The Selene & Easterly.

2022 beachfront condo sales in Destin and surrounding Gulf Coast


This data is obtained from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (ECARMLS)


Beachfront Condo Guide

This is of the most extensive lists of beachfront condos for Destin and the surrounding 30A. Get average 2023 listing prices for each, and link to available condos for sale. While many are focused on finding a beachfront condo in popular areas such as Destin, Santa Rosa Beach or Miramar Beach, there are several nearby communities with an increasing Gulf front condo market that may be worth a second look. Some of these include Alys Beach,  Navarre Beach and Fort Walton Beach. 

Beachfront Condo List

Hottest Selling Gulf Front Condos in Destin & the 30A

Below is an extensive list of the top Gulf front condos in the Destin and 30A area. Sorted by price, the guide includes the city, Average Selling Price, and whether the properties accommodate Short Term Rentals, No Rentals, or have a Minimum Rental Period. You can also click through to information pages for each, including current listings. If rental capability is important, it's always best to verify with your real estate agent as terms can change.

Condo Community

City

Average Selling Price

Short Term Rentals

No Rentals

Min. Rental Period

 

Over $2 Million

Thirty One on 30A Santa Rosa Beach $5,775,000      ✔
The Selene & Easterly Alys Beach $5,666,613    ✔  
Watersound Beach Watersound $3,226,250  ✔    
1900 Ninety Eight Destin $2,800,000    
Turtle Beach Santa Rosa Beach $2,650,000      
High Pointe Inlet Beach $2,535,833    
St.Thomas at Silver Shells Destin $2,246,666    ✔  
Villa Coyaba Destin $2,200,000    
Bella Vita Santa Rosa Beach $2,200,000     ✔ 
Grand Dunes Miramar Beach $2,196,364    
Regency Towers Destin $2,112,000    ✔  
 

Over $1 Million

Dunes of Seagrove Santa Rosa Beach $1,970,000    
Southwinds at Sandestin Miramar Beach $1,810,714    ✔  
Tranquility on the Beach Inlet Beach $1,755,000 ✔     
Silver Beach Towers Destin $1,719,857    
Inn at Crystal Beach Destin $1,656,250    
Bella Riva Fort Walton Beach $1,643,333     ✔ 
Tides of Destin Destin $1,536,125   ✔   
Capistrano Seacrest Beach $1,450,000    
St. Maarten at Silver Shells Destin $1,436,250    
Jade East Towers Destin $1,429,167    
Blu Fort Walton Beach $1,417,000    
St. Croix at Silver Shells Destin $1,396,667    
Whispering Sands Santa Rosa Beach $1,375,000    
Hidden Dunes Miramar Beach $1,366,500   ✔   
Barataria Destin $1,280,304    
Westwinds at Sandestin Miramar Beach $1,271,359    
Waterview Towers Destin $1,266,250   N  
Destin Gulfgate Destin $1,250,000    
Emerald Towers Destin $1,218,779    
One Water Place Destin $1,202,500    
Crystal Dunes Destin $1,185,000    
Emerald Dunes Destin $1,150,000    
Compass Rose Miramar Beach $1,129,167 N   30 Days
Tops'l Beach Manor Miramar Beach $1,079,167    
Beach Colony Navarre $1,078,700    
St. Barth at Silver Shells Destin $1,075,000    
Beachcrest Seagrove Beach $1,031,667    
Sterling Sands Destin $1,017,063    
 

$800k-999k

One Seagrove Place Santa Rosa Beach $992,100    
The Crescent at Miramar Beach Miramar Beach $981,000    
Beachside 1 & 2 Miramar Beach $973,768    
Caribbean Resort Navarre $946,333    
Palms at Seagrove Santa Rosa Beach $940,000    
Navarre Towers Navarre $922,250    
Sand Cliffs Seacrest $906,667   Rental Restricted  
Beach House Miramar Beach $904,333    
Azure Fort Walton Beach $874,500    
Pearl of Navarre Navarre $867,333    
Tides at Tops'l Miramar Beach $857,500    
Mistral Seacrest Beach $853,333    
Navarre Beach Regency Navarre $829,242    
Sides Moreno Destin $813,750 N    
 

$600k-799k

Emerald Grande Destin $794,063    
Two Hundred West Fort Walton Beach $787,500    
Aegean Destin $787,500    
Huntington by the Sea Miramar Beach $785,000    
East Pass Towers Destin $782,500   ✔   
Grand Mariner Destin $782,500    
Presidio Yacht Club Fort Walton Beach $779,000 N    
Summerwind Navarre $778,300    
Inlet Reef Club Destin $776,250    
Gulfshore Destin $775,000 N    
Destin Towers Destin $752,500    
Sterling Shores Destin $750,000    
St. Lucia at Silver Shells Destin $741,667    
Crystal Sands Destin $737,529    
Water's Edge Fort Walton Beach $732,300    
Mainsail Miramar Beach $715,900    
Edgewater Beach Miramar Beach $709,000    
Surf Dweller Fort Walton Beach $702,571    
Coral Reef Club Destin $692,500    
Cabana Club Destin $671,000    
Island Princess Fort Walton Beach $660,500    
Seafarer Destin $659,800    
Shoreline Towers Destin $652,444    
Destin on the Gulf Destin $650,000    
Turtle Walk Fort Walton Beach $650,000    
Holiday Surf & Racquet Destin $647,500  ✔    
Destin West Fort Walton Beach $644,063    
Islander Beach Resort Fort Walton Beach $619,050  ✔    
Windancer Miramar Beach $613,750  ✔    
Breakers of FWB Fort Walton Beach $613,250 ✔     
Waterscape Fort Walton Beach $612,813    
Pelican Beach Resort Destin $610,941 ✔     
 

$500k-599k

 
Nautilus Fort Walton Beach $575,000  ✔    
Gulf Dunes Fort Walton Beach $572,583    
Dune Pointe Fort Walton Beach $566,667    
Pelican Isle Fort Walton Beach $563,333    
Sandpiper Cove Destin $581,450    
Sundestin Destin $558,050 ✔     
Island Echo Fort Walton Beach $557,571    
Sundunes Navarre $554,630    
Jetty East Destin $547,171      ✔
Magnolia House Destin $545,000      ✔
Silver Dunes Destin $530,000  ✔    
Sea Oats Fort Walton Beach $515,333  ✔    
Commodores Landing Fort Walton Beach $504,000  ✔    
Palm Court Yacht Club Fort Walton Beach $502,125  ✔    
 

Under $500k

 
Islander Condo Destin $492,975  ✔    
Poolside Villas Destin $476,667  ✔    
Ariel Dunes Destin $465,000  ✔    
South Bay by the Gulf Destin $460,000  ✔    
Seacrest Fort Walton Beach $445,000  ✔    
Nautical Way Destin $417,250  ✔    
El Matador Fort Walton Beach $411,846  ✔    
Aqua Villa Fort Walton Beach $397,500  ✔    
Seaspray Fort Walton Beach $357,500  ✔    

Mentions - Featured beachfront condos with no sales in 2023, but very desirable locations and may have current listings:


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