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Things to Know at the Beach

Visiting the beach is a fun and memorable experience.  Whether you've come to simply relax on the beach or want to swim and enjoy recreational water activities, there are some important things to know when visiting the beach and enjoying our local waterways.  Along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, we use the Florida Department of Environmental Protection beach flag warning system to alert beach goers of surf conditions. Conditions in the Gulf can change throughout the day and at times can elevate to  RED or DOUBLE RED Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

Things to Do in Destin & South Walton for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 has arrived! And with it brings our extended family of guests to the beach. As we take time to honor the men and women who have served our country, there are a variety of events including live music in Destin and South Walton to make the Memorial Day Weekend special.  Memorial Weekend Concert at HarborWalk Village . Live music all weekend long and Sunday fireworks over the Destin Harbor. On Saturday, May 27, The Good Looking perform from 7 – 9pm. On Sunday, May 28, Flash Flood performs from 4:30 – 6:30 pm Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

Hidden Dunes Resort Beach Bonfire Experience

White Diamond Beach Service is now offering a Beach Bonfire Experience. Beach bonfires are a popular way to bring together family and friends for celebrations of all kinds. As the sun goes down, the flames go up and a new timeless tradition begins.  Bonfires are available year round and must be reserved 48 hours in advance in order for a beach bonfire permit to be issued. The beach bonfire experience includes:  -          Custom bonfire pit -          Wood (3 hours worth) -     & Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

Author Mary Kay Andrews Returns to Destin to Launch The Beach House Cookbook

Beach vacations are the perfect time to lose yourself in an engaging beach read. And some of our favorite beach novels are written by New York Times Best-Selling Author Mary Kay Andrews . From "Summer Rental" to "Beach Town" to "The Weekenders," her beach reads entertain and delight readers of all ages.  This month Mary Kay Andrews is launching her inaugural cookbook. Appropriately named, “The Beach House Cookbook,” the book is filled with recipes that are ideal for anyone staying in a beach vacation rental.   Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch 2017 in South Walton and Destin

We're celebrating Mother’s Day 2017 and hopefully you’ve planned a special trip to the beach for Mom. Many of our guests have asked about the best places to take Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch or a family meal. Here’s our suggestions to make her day even more special.   South Walton. Marie’s Bistro - In Blue Mountain Beach, Marie’s Bistro is offering a Mother’s Day Buffet from 10am to 3pm with traditional brunch fare.  2260 West Highway 30A, Blue Mountain Beach, FL.  850 278-6856 Vue on 30A - Treat Mom to Mother’s Day Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Plan A Birthday Celebration at the Beach in Florida

Our guests often plan their vacations around a birthday or special occasion so the celebration lasts longer and is even more special. At Newman-Dailey, we love a great celebration and are always happy to provide tips and suggestions for those planning a special birthday celebration in Destin or South Walton. If you’re considering a birthday or special occasion celebration vacation, here are some ideas to get you started: Meal Planning Plan easy to prepare meals that easily feed a group. Or take advantage of the catering menu at area grocery Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Eden Gardens State Park Blends History and Beauty

South Walton is well known for its beautiful beaches, but many travelers to our area are not aware of beautiful Eden Gardens State Park . Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Eva Pickens is an expert on South Walton and 30A real estate and recently highlighted this South Walton treasure. Here's what she shared :  Go back in time 100 years where this site was a hub for the Wesley Lumber Company, operating from 1890 until World War I, on the Tucker Bayou. In 1897, William Henry Wesley built an elegant white column wraparound porch antebellum style Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 8, 2017

Your Florida Summer Vacation is Almost Here - Enjoy Free Summer Concerts at Gulf Place

Your Florida summer vacation to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida is almost here! As you plan your Destin beach vacation, you'll want to plan to take advantage of the free sumer concerts on the green at  Gulf Place on 30A . This beautiful lush green amphitheater at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach is the ideal location to enjoy live music on Sunday evenings after a day at the beach.   Kicking off on May 28, 2017, each week will feature a different local or regional band, ranging in genres. Performances will be appropriate Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 5, 2017

Emerald Coast's Obsession with Wine - Wine on the Menu

Today's blog is the second in a three part series that includes excerpts from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Where you'd rather Be Magazine.  Part I: The History- Wine Festivals a Game Changer featured the early days of wine consumption in Destin and the impact wine festivals have had on our coastal wine culture. Today, we uncover how the movement has translated at our local restaurants, which now boast impressive wine menus, some of which are recognized with an Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. Wine tastings have become a way Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017

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