From sugar white beaches and airplanes to golfing and unusual attractions, our Emerald Coast has made it on the list of several national travel articles this month. In three recent articles, Northwest Florida’s coast has been touted for beautiful beaches, fun family activities, hidden attractions and more.
Best Florida Beaches
Destin was ranked as the #1 Best Beach in Florida by U.S. News & World Report Travel. Not only were Destin’s beautiful sugar beaches honored, Gator Beach, Henderson Beach State Park and Kelly Plantation Golf Club were all noted as top things to do in Destin. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the Hilton at Sandestin were the top places to stay in Destin.
These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida
Huffington Post’s article includes both Pensacola and Fort Walton as two of the twelve places to visit in Florida. Pensacola is ranked #6 because of the popular Blue Angels flight squadron. While the Blue Angels travel all over the U.S. each March through November, they are based out of Pensacola. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year. Fort Walton Beach ranked #11 for beautiful beaches and golfing. Fort Walton Beach has two 18-hole championshop golf courses, The Pines and The Oaks. Other nationally known golf courses nearby are Kelly Plantation, Emerald Bay and Sandestin.
15 Secret Things In The Florida Panhandle You Didn’t Know Existed
This article featured on Movoto includes 15 secrets about the Panhandle that even some locals may not know. Some features include:
- Carrabelle is home to the “World’s Smallest Police Station”
- Panama City Beach condos sometimes have their own weather patterns
- Coffeen Nature Preserve, just beside TOPS’L and Sandestin Resorts, was previously a missile test launch facility
- North of Panama City is Seascrest Wolf Preserve
- Washintgon and parts of Walton counties are home to cool, clear, lakes, creeks, and rivers fed by fresh spring water. That’s in addition to South Walton’s unique fresh water coastal lakes.
- Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach used to be home to a non-official nude beach
- Santa Rosa Beach, Santa Rosa County and Santa Rosa Island are three separate places