Blue Surf is an awesome resort complex in Destin, Florida, a mere 150 steps from beautiful white sand beaches and gorgeous emerald water. Blue Surf features an unobstructed view of the Gulf and is located within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars, a winery and shopping…and just a short drive from the Silver Sands Outlet Mall and numerous golf courses. Blue Surf in Destin offers something for everyone!
Pompano Joe’s, located on the beach across from Blue Surf, is hailed by The Travel Channel as the ultimate beach snack shack & one of the world’s best beach restaurants. The menu features fresh seafood with a Caribbean flavor. Upstairs features a tiki bar and T-shirt shop. The beach level has a tiki bar, features live entertainment and a sand volleyball court open for any age. The restaurant is often on a wait during peak seasons. We recommend sending someone over early to check the wait time to get your name on the list if you do not want your entire group to wait there. The Linders suggest the reggae rolls, coconut shrimp, and blacked grouper.
Destin is a shopper’s paradise! Silver Sands Outlet mall is less than 3 miles from Blue Surf. The outlet boasts over 100 designer name brands such as Michael Kors, Nike, Kate Spade, JCrew, Coach, Johnston & Murphy, Saks, Le Creuset, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic and more. Destin Common features an amazing open air experience with plenty of shops, a playground, train, and fountains for kids, dining, Bass Pro, and more. View more featured shopping at http://www.destininformation.com/destin-retail-and-shopping/malls-and-outlet-centers/
With the city’s website claiming the nickname of “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin is a popular destination for many residents in the south and midwes. According to Wikipedia, the city is located on what is essentially a man-made island, Destin sits between the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay.
According to the Florida website for visitors, these units support an annual migration of nearly 5 million visitors, who love the white beaches and emerald water that gives the area the name, the Emerald Coast. The sand has a sugar quality to it and is unique among Florida beaches. It is made of ground quartz crystal coming from the Appalachian Mountains.
Local businesses offer all the traditional water sports and activities, with many fishing charter options. The city provides a dozen access points to the beaches, including the Henderson Beach State Recreation area and the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
According to the Emerald Coast website, this unofficial designation of Emerald Coast encompasses an area in the northern panhandle of Florida that runs from Pensacola to Panama City and includes Ft. Walton Beach.
In addition to the many water-based tourist activities, Destin has a number of museums, attractions, and even two zoos. The Gulfarium is very popular with both kids and adults, providing a close look at the Gulf ecosystem and how it affects various aspects of life along the coast.