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Destin Bayfront Homes

The Choctawhatchee Bay is a 129 square mile body of water that borders Destin to the North and provides a connection from the Intercoastal waterway to the Santa Rosa Sound. Destin bayfront homes line the majestic shores and range in architecture from Mediterranean to Florida Cottage.

View available bayfront real estate in Destin, Florida, or learn more about life on the bay, and some of our favorite bayfront communities in Destin. Search all Destin FL homes for sale.

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1102 Emerald Bay Dr, DESTIN, FL - $1,800,000

Detached Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,275 SQFT
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Enjoy The Most Beautiful Sunrises And Sunsets At This Beautiful Bay Front Home In Emerald Bay. Boat Lovers Will Be In Heaven With The Recently Updated Boat Dock, Which Includes Space For Your Boat And Jet Skis. The Dock Has New Trex Decking And Th...

916 Bambi Dr, DESTIN, FL - $3,450,000

Detached Single Family
  • 8 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 6,383 SQFT
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Unique Bay Front Estate/family Compound Comprised Of A 5bd/5+2ba Bay Front Main House, 3bd/2ba Guest House And An Adjoining Lot. Single Story Main House Offers An Open Concept Floor Plan With Multiple Sets Of French Doors Offering Expansive Bay V...

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783 Bayou Dr, DESTIN, FL - $3,950,000

Detached Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,111 SQFT
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The Ultimate Bayou Home With Guest House, Deepwater Dock And Private Beach. This Prime Waterfront Home Sets Out To Exceed All Expectations With Indoor And Outdoor Living Areas Delivering Stunning Views Across Joe's Bayou To The Choctawhatchee Bay...

3901 Indian Trail, DESTIN, FL - $2,299,999

Detached Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,383 SQFT
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Beautiful Estate Winding Through Established Oak Trees On A Brick Paved Driveway With Over 5300 Sq Ft Of Living Space. An Amazing 2 Story, Brick Home Sitting On 100' Of Choctawhatchee Bay. As You Enter Into The Home, You Are Greeted With Over 19...

4053 Indian Trail, DESTIN, FL - $2,695,000

Detached Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,967 SQFT
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An Amazing Waterfront Playground! With 100' On Choctawhatchee Bay, Almost 5,000 Sf Of Living Space And A 1.06-acre Lot With Large Front And Back Yards, This Fabulous Property Provides Plenty Of Room To Spread Out And Enjoy A Relaxed Emerald Coast ...

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3973 Indian Trail, DESTIN, FL - $4,550,000

Detached Single Family
  • 7 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 9,868 SQFT
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Offered $100,000.00 Below Recent Appraisal! One Of Destin's Finest Estates, Meticulously Upgraded By Its Current Owner! The Ornate Main House Combines The Grace Of A Traditional Southern Plantation Home With Elaborate Interiors Inspired By The Gr...

Which Destin Bayfront Community is Right for You?

Destin bayfront homes can be found in gated communities, have small or large lots, and be as large as 15,000 square feet or more. Some of the most popular neighborhoods are:

Kelly Plantation bayfront homes in DestinKelly Plantation

Kelly Plantation bayfront homes favor Mediterranean architecture and are finished on the luxury end. It’s pretty common for these homes to have a swimming pool, fitness room, media room, and immaculately landscaped lots. Buyers expect to find high ceilings, crown moldings, granites, exotic flooring, and other appointments. View listings for bayfront homes in Kelly Plantation


Regatta Bay bayfront homes in DestinRegatta Bay

Regatta Bay is another gated bayfront community in Destin. Like Kelly Plantation, these homes have the same high end finishes and the neighborhood has around the clock security and residents enjoy access to swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness centers and other amenities. View listings for bayfront homes in Regatta Bay


Emerald Bay bayfront homes in DestinEmerald Bay

Emerald Bay is another gated community overlooking the bay in Destin and is considerably less expensive than Kelly Plantation and Regatta Bay. The lots are slightly smaller but the views are fantastic. View Listings for homes in Emerald Bay


Indian Trail bayfront homes in DestinIndian Trail

Indian Trail bayfront homes are preferred by those looking for an estate.  These lots are close to an acre in size and allow owners to build compounds with guest homes, detached garages, and other accessory buildings. These homes are typically found along Indian Trail and Calhoun streets in Destin. View Listings for homes in Indian Trail


Destin Bayfront Market Stats

# Listings Avg. DOM Avg. Price Avg. Price/SqFt Median Price Median Price/SqFt Avg. % Reduced
Active Listings 6 135 $3,124,167 $549 $3,125,000 $600 11%
Sold Listings (past 12 months) 0 0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0%

Life on the Bay

Amazing sunsets and stunning views from every angle are found from Destin homes on the bay. This provides a perfect vantage point for taking in the natural beauty of the area. Whether you enjoy watching the seagulls swoop down on unsuspecting fish, eagles soaring above, or the menhaden busting the top of the water, these homes are perfect for you.

Since the bay is 6 miles wide or more in most spots, owners of Destin bayfront real estate enjoy panoramic and unobstructed views and often see dolphins playing in the distance, trout feeding in the grass beds or mullet jumping out of the water as they are being chased by redfish.

The water along the shores can become very shallow so bayfront houses in Destin have docks that will only accommodate small boats. You won’t have any problem keeping deck boats, pontoons, or small center consoles in your backyard and nearby marinas are available to keep yachts and cruisers.

Homes on the Choctawhatchee Bay are perfect for those looking for primary residences or second homes and provide a great place for water related activities. Traffic is never an issue as you can jump on your boat, find an amazing private beach to enjoy the day or take a short boat ride to one of the many fine restaurants on the Destin harbor.

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Contact Tim Shepard and the Destin Real Estate, LLC for more information about buying a home on Destin's beautiful bayfront. We'd love to take you on a tour of some of the area to find the best location for your needs. Call (850) 325-0004.

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Listing information last updated on October 23rd, 2021 at 10:00pm CDT.