Fall is a beautiful time of year at the beach. It is a time when the pace slows; crowds become a distant memory; the water is warm for swimming; air temperatures are pleasantly cooler; events and fall festivals are taking place every weekend; and Monarch Butterflies and dragonflies flitter over the sand dunes—It’s Autumn Tides!
Sound glorious? Consider a mini-vacation. Mini-vacations offer big fun on a tight timetable. With lots of choices for a quick trip to the beach, the joys of a beach stay are within reach. Whether you prefer
Published on Monday, September 18, 2023
Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort has always offered an excellent tennis program, but now Hidden Dunes is quickly becoming known as the best place in the Destin area for pickleball. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America and quickly becoming many family’s new favorite tradition. At Hidden Dunes, we celebrate timeless traditions and we’re excited to be a part of our residents’ and guests’ new favorite pastime. We’re excited to share what’s new at Hidden Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center and
Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Try something new this year and see Destin from a different point of view with Timberview Helicopter Tours !
If you love coming to Destin for the white sand beaches and emerald waters, consider taking flight during your next visit and seeing the coast from a bird’s eye view.
Upon arrival at Timberview Helicopters in Destin, you will be greeted by a friendly staff prepared to help you get ready for your tour. Once your group has been checked in and given brief safety instructions, you will be guided outside to anxiously await your flight.
Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Bears, Birds, Bonnetheads...Oh my! Beachgoers received a surprise recently when a black bear cub was spotted swimming in the crystal blue waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast. CNN Video Report shows the bear cooling off in the crystal blue waters. Wildlife experiences such as this are possible during a Destin vacation. While seeing a bear on the beach is unusual, it is common to see lots of other wildlife during your stay in Destin and Miramar Beach, Florida. Here's a look at the top 5 animal encounters that are common in Destin, Florida:
Published on Thursday, June 29, 2023
Nestled among the live oaks, Hidden Dunes Cottage 212 is a hidden oasis tucked within Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. Located near activities including pool and tennis/pickleball courts and within walking distance of the beach, Hidden Dunes Cottage 212 is the perfect vacation rental for a couple or young family.
The cottage features a fully stocked kitchen with everything the chef in your family needs to create a delicious meal while on vacation. With an open floor plan, the kitchen overlooks a breakfast bar and living space. Enjoy
Published on Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort is a top location for tennis and pickleball in the Destin, Florida area. For the second consecutive year in a row, the Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center has been ranked #1 for Best Game Arranging. The resort has also been named a Silver Medal Resort for 11 consecutive years. While maintaining a successful tennis program, the resort has also added pickleball, which earned the Silver Medal ranking as well.
This is a tremendous accomplishment of the staff, including Director of Racquet Sports Rhett Russell
Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2023
A spring beach break vacation is a time-honored tradition for many. In an effort to help families stretch their travel budget, Newman-Dailey has brought back its Late Spring Fling deal for 10% off stays in a Newman-Dailey vacation rental between April 16 and May 18, 2023.
Plan your late spring fling to include serene natural attractions and adrenaline-producing watersports. Adventurous families can take advantage of a day on the water with Destin boat rentals or schedule a chartered fishing trip and learn why the area is coined the world&rsquo
Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2023
We’ve been welcoming families to the beach for more than 37 years and love seeing and hearing about our guests’ special moments and memories from their beach vacation. As such, we’re excited to announce the winners from our 2022 My Beach Memories Fall Photo Contest.
1st Place: Harry J.
Harry rallied his friends and family to vote for his gorgeous photo of the beach earning him a stay at the recently renovated Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach.
Here’s what Harry shared about their beach vacation in his photo submission entry:
Published on Friday, January 13, 2023
The time has come to say goodbye to 2022 and ring in the New Year! For those staying in Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach and Destin, Florida on Dec. 31, here’s a round-up of New Year’s Eve 2023 celebrations to ring in the New Year in style.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-the-year celebration is an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8 p.m. and midnight. Enjoy a family-friendly evening with face painting, kids activities, and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage with DJ TreVy 6 p
Published on Friday, December 30, 2022
Are you looking for the best places to travel in December and beyond? As locals, we are blessed to live alongside some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. That said, it’s reassuring to know that respected publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living, and Good Housekeeping Magazine also recognize the Emerald Coast among the best places to travel in December and in the coming year. Here’s a look at how our beaches rank:
Best Places to Travel in December - #7 South Walton
Good Housekeeping Magazine recently ranked
Published on Monday, December 26, 2022