Here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, there’s no shortage of ways to get your fresh air fix. Whether you prefer spending the day soaking up the sun on one of our sugar-sand beaches or shopping ‘til you drop, you’ll find the perfect way to enjoy our beautiful weather. One of our favorites is exploring the Destin Harbor Boardwalk! Keep reading to learn more about this family-friendly spot, then be sure to check out our Locals’ Guide to 30A!
Everything You Need to Know About the Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Also known as HarborWalk Marina, the Destin Harbor Boardwalk is the place to be if you’re looking for waterfront restaurants, bars, shops, water activities, and more! This bustling attraction stretches nearly ¼ mile along Destin Harbor and provides visitors with a memorable waterfront experience. The best part? It brings visitors and locals together for one purpose: Enjoying the splendor and charm of Destin Harbor.
What You’ll See
If you’re searching for a good margarita (that you can walk around with!), your sister-in-law needs a new pair of flip-flops, and the little ones are looking to meet some friendly dolphins, you’d better put the boardwalk on your itinerary! There’s a little bit of everything here, including a few photo-op spots—complete with charming Edison bulb string lights in the background. Here are just a few of the highlights you’ll want to check out.
Restaurants and Bars
- Tailfins Ale House and Oyster Bar
- Capriccio Cafe
- Jackacuda’s Seafood and Sushi
- Kitty Hawk Kites
- Aloha Surf Company
- Shops at Destin Commons
- Embarking on Dolphin Tours
- Jet Skiing
- Deep Sea Fishing
Activities on the Boardwalk
- Feeding fish from the dock (at night, there are even lights illuminating the water)
- Attending events (like the Destin Seafood Festival and Destin Fishing Rodeo)
- Watching fishing boats harvest their fresh catches
Before You Go
Before heading out to the boardwalk, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, be prepared to pay for parking (current rates are $10 per vehicle). Next, the boardwalk can become crowded, as it’s very popular among visitors. If you’re trying to avoid the crowds, we recommend sticking to 30A’s beautiful beaches instead! Finally, don’t forget the essentials like sunscreen and water, especially if you’re planning on enjoying an activity in the harbor. You’re in Florida, after all!
When you’ve had your fill of excitement out on the town, come back and unwind in a condo that overlooks the beautiful emerald waters of the Gulf. Our condos have fabulous views, inside and out! All are decorated in light, airy, and beachy colors that invite you to relax from the moment that you step through the door. Best of all? We offer a fabulous selection of top-tier properties in the heart of Destin’s Crystal Beach community. Each of our Villa Coyaba condos includes complimentary beach chair service and access to premium resort amenities like a sparkling pool, fitness center, and garage parking for two vehicles.