Beach along Scenic Gulf Drive

Crystal Waters Realty


Destin, Miramar Beach, and the beaches of South Walton County, FL



Destin, Florida

The Destin, FL area is known as the 'Luckiest Fishing Village in the World!' Deep sea fishing is very popular in the region and Destin hosts many fishing tournaments. Fishing isn't the only attraction though! The sugary white beaches, the mild climate, and the clear, Emerald Green to Blue waters give true meaning to the word, 'Paradise!' Destin is abundant with Restaurants, bars, shopping areas, Golf, and water sports. Vacationing here is an annual, sometimes two to three times a year event for many families! You should come too! When you come once, you'll want to come again and again! Some people make this area home after just one visit! Come see why! There are plenty of activities in the Destin Scenic 98 area. Restaurants in Destin include Camille's in Crystal Beach area, The Crab Trap, Captain Daves on the Gulf, and Kenny D's. Those in Miramar Beach include Pompano Joes, The Whale's Tale, Theos Pizza, and Sunshine Charlies. You'll find lots of information about Destin's Scenic 98 area as well as surrounding areas below.


Restaurants     Shopping     Activities     Golf   

  • Pompano Joes on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach.  This casual restaurant and bar is popular with the tourists and locals alike.  It sits on the beach and has tremendous views of the beach and the Gulf!  The bar is fun too!  Don’t miss the beach level bar!  Walk to this restaurant from most of our properties!
  • Capt Dave’s on the Gulf on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach right at the county line.  This restaurant also sits right on the beach with spectacular views!  Walk to this one too from many of our vacation properties!
  • Kenny D’s on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach close to the county line.  This is a Cajun style seafood restaurant just across the street from the beach.  Walk to this one from many of our vacation properties!
  • Whales Tale on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach.  This restaurant and bar sits right on the beach and is a popular place to have a drink and watch the activity on the beach!  It has an outdoor deck for enjoying the Gulf Breeze!
  • Camille’s on Scenic HWY 98 in Destin.  This is a Cajun style restaurant sitting across the street from the beach in the Crystal Beach area. 
  • AJ’s on the Harbor in Destin.  Famous restaurant and bar overlooking the harbor in Destin.  AJ’s is a favorite for Tourists and Locals alike.  Live Music is played in the bar area. 
  • Gilligan’s on HWY 98 in Destin overlooking the harbor.  Gilligan’s is another favorite restaurant for locals and Tourists.  All you can eat popcorn shrimp is a favorite! 
  • Hog’s Breath Saloon is a well known barbecue restaurant and bar with live music and a dance floor located on the north side of HWY 98 in Destin.  Offers take out service too!  Don’t miss the gift shop where you can buy one of their famous Destin Hog’s Breath T-shirts!
  • Back Porch sits on the beach in Destin!  This is a favorite restaurant for Tourists located on the beach in Destin.
  • Harbor Docks restaurant and bar on the harbor off Hwy 98 in Destin.  Famous with tourists and locals alike! 

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  • Destin Commons Mall Outdoor Mall that has become very popular for everyone!  Destin’s number one tourist attraction!  This is the place to see and be seen!  Don’t miss the many stores, restaurants, and bars!  Over 80 well known local, national, and international retail shops.  There is also a Rave movie theater with 14 screens and stadium seating!  The grounds include a playground and dancing water fountain for the kids to enjoy.  Sit at one of the many benches or outdoor restaurants and cafes to watch the kids or the passers by!  Located at the corner of the Mid Bay Bridge and Hwy 98 in Destin.
  • Silver Sands Factory Stores – Over 100 brand name and designer outlet stores.  This is the nation’s largest designer outlet centers!  Located on HWY 98 in Miramar Beach near Sandestin.
  • The Village Shops at the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin -Enjoy outdoor dining, movies, live music, and shopping at the many stores in the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin’s bayside.  Park at the main gate on the north side of HWY 98 and ride the shuttle boat to the Village! 

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  • Big Kahuna’s Water Park on HWY 98 in Destin.  850 837 4061 Spend the day in this huge water park!  Park includes waterfall, wave pool, river ride, go carts, water slides, and miniature golf!
  • Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island 850 243 904Enjoy the marine show and aquarium rain or shine!
  • Glass Bottom Boat Dolphin Cruises – Pick these up at the Destin Harbor.   Several boat charters go out during the day and evening to tour the area in search of dolphins!  Spectacular fun to be had on these double decker boat cruises.  Spend 2 hours cruising the harbor, Gulf of Mexico, Destin Pass, and the Choctawhatchee bay.  See dolphins play in their natural habitat! 
  • Emerald Coast Scuba –  850 837 0955 Learn to scuba dive!  PADI Instructor training center


  • Pontoon Boat Rentals – Several companies rent pontoon boats at the harbor.  Spend a day on the water exploring the area by boat!
  • Scooter Rentals - Enjoy riding scooters, electric cars, & scoot cars along Scenic Gulf Drive.  850 654 7772

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The Destin area boasts many Private and Public Golf Courses in very close proximity to our vacation properties.  Please see the following links for a list of some that you may want to play!  There are also 4 in Sandestin!

Bluewater Bay Golf Resort

Kelly Plantation Golf Club 

Emerald Bay Golf Club

Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club

Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

Seascape Resort & Conference Center
100 Seascape Dr, Destin, FL
Phone: (850) 837-9181
Public course with driving range.
18 holes, par 71, 6100 yards  

Golf Garden of Destin
112958 US Hwy 98 East, Destin, FL 837-7422
Public. Lighted course and ten-acre practice area.
9 holes, par 29, 2455 yards 

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