What is Crab Island?

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Crab Island in Destin, Florida is the perfect combination of sun, sand, and sparkling emerald waters! Once just a tiny island on the south side of Choctawhatchee Bay, the sandbar known as “Crab Island” is now one of the most popular things to do in Destin for boaters, paddlers, and swimmers alike! Large enough for hundreds of boats, kayaks, and waverunners to anchor down and hang out, some of the area’s top events take place at the sandbar all spring and summer long!

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Crab Island is one of our area’s top summertime destinations. It has been photographed and aired on national networks and shows such as HGTV and Good Morning America, published in various travel magazines, and featured in publications across the globe. We venture to say that Crab Island is the main reason Boating Magazine named Destin one of the ‘Top 10 Places to Live and Boat’ in the United States in 2020.

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This site is dedicated to helping YOU enjoy the beauty and fun on and around Crab Island. Crab Island neighbors the Destin Harbor, home of Florida’s largest Fishing fleet. Crab Island is the center of the Emerald Coast, with all it’s shopping, dining, and nightlife. Crab Island and Destin are surrounded by the most powerful military bases in the world, the aquatic beauty and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the spacious Choctawhatchee Bay, and amazing beach cities and towns throughout this paradise.