Places to Go

ANTIQUES

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De France Antiques & Flea Market

230 Eglin Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (Get Directions)
850‑314‑7500
defranceantiques.com

Over 80+ vendors, lots of unique items to choose from.

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Smith’s Antiques Mall & Interiors Market

12500 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 (near Silver Sands) (Get Directions)
850‑654‑1484
www.smithsantiquesmall.com

Smith’s the favorite with decorators, locals and tourists for over 20 years. Voted Best of the Emerald Coast for 14 consecutive years, Finest on the Emerald Coast, and Best in Destin…need we say more? Mon.‑Sat., 10 AM‑6 PM; Sun., 11 AM‑5 PM.

BEACH SCIENCE

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Emerald Coast Science Center

31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (Get Directions)
850‑664‑1261
www.ecscience.org

A unique museum home to hands‑on, interactive exhibits for all ages, with over 35 exotic animals and SMALLab Learning.

GOLF

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Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club

465 Regatta Bay Blvd, Destin, FL 32541 (Get Directions)
850‑337‑8080
www.regattabay.com

This award‑winning 18‑hole course offers an extraordinary golfing experience for players of all skill levels and was named one of Golf Digest’s Top Places to Play. Equipment rental available.

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Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

334 Golf Club Dr, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Get Directions)
850‑267‑2229
www.santarosaclub.com

Referred to as the “Purest golf in the Florida Panhandle” by Golf Magazine, this 18‑hole, par 72 course offers five sets of tees and a challenge for every skill level of handicap. Situated on 80 pristine acres in the heart of Santa Rosa Beach, this course has a unique character only found around the Highway 30A corridor. Holes three through five wind around a complex of dunes, all within a few hundred yards of the Gulf of Mexico. Dining, driving range, putting green and club rentals available.

MARINE PARKS

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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (Get Directions)
850‑243‑9046
www.gulfarium.com

Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, seals and penguins during interactive programming (advance reservations required). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful Gulf views. Open daily at 9 AM.

MUSEUMS

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Destin History & Fishing Museum

108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541 (Get Directions)
850‑837‑6611
www.destinhistoryandfishingmuseum.org

Open year round, Tuesday through Saturday from 10  AM to 4  PM Call for holiday hours of operation. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military and $3 for children.

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Indian Temple Mound Museum

139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (Get Directions)
850-833‑9595
www.fwb.org/parksrec/page/indian-temple-mound-museum

Artifacts and displays showing the rich Indian history of this area.

MUSIC STORES

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Fort Walton Vintage Records

217 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 (Get Directions)
850-384‑6654
www.fortwaltonvintagerecords.com

Full service record store with over 20,000 vintage vinyl records and new music releases on vinyl. Audio systems, CDs, cassettes, record cleaning supplies, posters, pins, phono cartridges. Gift certificates, rewards program and limited repair service for turntables, speakers and receivers. Open Mondays and Wed.‑Sun., 11 AM‑7 PM; Tuesdays, 11 AM to 4:30 PM.

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Leitz Music

99 Eglin Pkwy NE #5a, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (in Uptown Station) (Get Directions)
850-863‑1099
www.facebook.com/LeitzMusicFWB

Guitars, bass, drums and keyboards, plus recording, DJ and PA equipment. Sales, repairs and lessons. Gibson, Fender, PRS, Taylor, Martin, Ibanez and more. Open Mon.‑Sat. 10 AM‑7 PM, Sundays noon‑5 PM.

PARKS & PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

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Blackwater River State Park

7720 Deaton Bridge Rd, Holt, FL 32564 (NW of FWB off Hwy. 90, Milton) (Get Directions)

You can catch sight of lots of wildlife while camping, canoeing, hiking, and fishing.

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Blue Mountain Beach

Blue Mountain Beach, Florida 32459 (Get Directions)

Public parking for this access is located at the south end of CR‑83 and Scenic Highway 30‑A.

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Brackin Wayside Park

1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (Gulf side of Okaloosa Island on Hwy 98W) (Get Directions)

Facilities include restaurants, saloons, children’s playground, beach volleyball, three beach accesses, showers, public restrooms, and picnic table.

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Camp Helen State Park

23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 (12 miles east of 331, seven miles west of Hwy 79) (Get Directions)

Offering hiking, birding, beachcombing, swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking along with nine historic buildings.

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Chas E Cessna Landing

Hog Town Bayou Ln, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Get Directions)

Picnic tables, parking, rest rooms and boat access.

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Clement E. Taylor City Park

131 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL 32541 (Get Directions)

This park is named after one of Destin’s early settlers and is on Choctawhatchee Bay. Chock full of shade trees, there are picnic areas and restrooms, but no camping.

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Dune Allen

5707 County Rd 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Get Directions)

In Dune Allen beach this access has parking, but no bathrooms, showers or picnic area.

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Ed Walline

4447 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Intersection of Hwy 30A and CR-393) (Get Directions)

A large public beach access in South Walton, providing handicapped parking, picnic tables, restrooms and showers.

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Eden Gardens State Park

181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (on CR 395 N, off Hwy 98 in Point Washington) (Get Directions)
850-231-4214

An historic homestead under majestic, moss-draped oaks with a home surrounded by lawns and seasonal gardens. Tours of the home are Thursday through Monday hourly beginning at 10  AM with the last tour at 3  PM The park and picnic areas are open daily from 8  AM to sunset.

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Grayton Beach State Recreation Area

357 Main Park Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Access from S. Hwy 30A) (Get Directions)
850-267-8300

Camping, picnics, hiking, swimming, saltwater fishing, and boating. Showers and electricity are part of the amenities.

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Grayton Dunes

Behind the Red Bar in Grayton Beach. (Get Directions)

Handicapped and public parking plus beach access.

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Gulfview Heights

186 Gulfview Heights St, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (at the end of Gulfview Heights St, behind Goatfeather’s restaurant) (Get Directions)

This access offers parking, picnic areas and restrooms.

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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541 (Get Directions)
850‑837‑7550

This park has it all: camping, swimming area sheltered picnic areas, grills, and restrooms. But there is no boat ramp and jet skis and other personal watercraft are prohibited.

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Inlet Beach

438 W Park Pl Ave, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 (Get Directions)

This area offers handicapped and public parking, restrooms and dune walkovers to the beach.

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John Beasley Park

1550 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (Gulf side of Okaloosa Island, Hwy. 98W) (Get Directions)

Picnic tables, public beach area, barbecue grills, bathhouse, and restrooms.

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Legion Bay

119 Crest Dr, Destin, FL 32541 (at the intersection of Ponce de Leon and Crest Dr) (Get Directions)

Picnic tables, public parking, boat ramp and restrooms.

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Ross Marler Park

1275 Santa Rosa Blvd, Okaloosa Island, FL 32548 (Bay side of Okaloosa Island) (Get Directions)

Public beach area, picnic tables, barbecue grills, boat ramp, restrooms and bathhouse.

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Miramar Beach Access

2375 Scenic Gulf Dr, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 (Scenic Hwy 98 and Driftwood Road, adjacent to Pompano Joe’s) (Get Directions)

Parking with public beach access.

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Santa Clara

3468 E County Hwy 30A, Seagrove Beach, FL 32459 (Get Directions)

Public restrooms, handicapped and public parking.

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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

7525 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (Get Directions)
850-267‑8330
www.floridastateparks.org/topsailhill

Offering a wide variety of natural resources, including 3.2 miles of public beach access with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Our 1,600 acre preserve includes rare coastal dune lakes, old‑growth long leaf pines and sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk,or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe or beachcomb. Topsail Hill offers weekly ranger programs for all visitors to enjoy. A park store offers a variety of camping items, as well as souvenirs and bike, kayak, canoe and SUP rentals. Topsail Hill offers weekly ranger programs for all visitors to enjoy. Gregory E. Moore RV resort features a (non‑heated) swimming pool and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays.

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