Top 5 Places to Hide from the Weather

Top 5 Places to Hide from the Weather

Temperatures falling into the 40s overnight may not make for perfect beach weather or sunbathing vibes, even for northerners who left snow in their hometowns. But Destin and the surrounding area offer up plenty to do on a day that can’t be spent on the beach or the...
Spring Break 2023 in Destin

Spring Break 2023 in Destin

Spring Break 2023 is just a few weeks away, with some schools setting students free in late February. But for the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area, March 4 will be the official start of the season. Expect to see some Auburn, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of...
5 Crab Islands Secrets

5 Crab Islands Secrets

Never try to swim to or from the submerged sandbar known as Crab Island. Even the strongest swimmers can't fight the powerful current moving massive amounts of water into and out of the Gulf of Mexico. Get there on a boat. Leave there on a boat. Trust us on this one....
New Addition to Local Reef

New Addition to Local Reef

This 180-foot former research vessel, the MANTA, now lies in 110 feet of water about 16 miles off Destin's coastline. It's the latest addition to the Emerald Coast's reef system. Crabisland.com was there Jan. 15 as officials from Okaloosa County sunk the ship,...
The island of Crab Island

The island of Crab Island

Photo of area around Crab Island, taken around 1960. Courtesy of Florida Memories. As you crawl in bumper-to-bumper traffic across the Destin bridge toward cheaper digs in Fort Walton Beach, you glance to the right, over Choctawhatchee Bay, and witness a festive...