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What is Crab Island?

Crab Island isn’t an actual island – it’s a submerged sand bar next to the Destin Bridge. Because of its festive atmosphere and crystal-clear waters, Crab Island is a popular destination for boaters, tourists, and locals alike.

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, tourists, and locals 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!

Crab Island is one of Destin’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 in 2020 Boating Magazine named Destin one of the ‘Top 10 Places to Live and Boat’ in the United States.