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The 6 Most Instagrammable Spots in Destin, Florida

Henderson Beach STate Park shoreline

The beautiful green waters of the Emerald Coast are enough to fill your entire Instagram feed with gorgeous views of the water. However, there are so many great Insta-worthy spots up and down the Emerald Coast to make your followers wanting even more. With so many reasons to be outside, especially in Destin, you’ll want to check out these six most Instagrammable Spots on the Emerald Coast on your next visit to the area: 

Henderson Beach State Park 

If you’re looking for crystal clear water, beautiful white sandy beaches, and not a lot of people look at stopping by Henderson Beach State Park in Destin. A small entry fee will get you access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the area along with picnic tables to eat at and clean bathrooms. The beach is meticulously taken care of and any picture of the beach will turn out great! Include the beautiful water and try taking a picture at sunset to capture the full majesty of Henderson Beach State Park. 

The Crab Trap at the Boardwalk 

Offering freshly caught seafood offerings as well as amazing Alaskan crab, The Crab Trap at the Boardwalk on Walton Beach offers amazing food paired with beautiful views of the beach. Visitors will enjoy a very laid-back atmosphere with views of the nearby sand volleyball court as well as a beach playground for the little ones. Known for their seafood gumbo and hot crab dip, The Crab Trap has many locations throughout the Emerald Coast as well.

The Donut Hole Café & Bakery 

Whether you are looking for a full-service breakfast any time of day, or wanting to take some baked goods to catch a sunrise on the beach, The Donut Hole Café & Bakery is the place to visit. Their friendly staff will serve you with a smile along with enough food to hold you over until dinner. The freshly baked goods are amazing and easily Insta-Worthy with their many different options and flavors available. Don’t worry about the line out the door as it moves fast and will be well worth the wait. 

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier 

Visitors come to the Emerald Coast for a lot of fun in the sun which includes the chance to catch the biggest fish of your life. Many fishing outlets are available in the area but Okaloosa Fishing Pier offers easy access to those waiting to catch a big one. Try your own hand a fishing from the pier and make sure to document what you catch with a quick pic. Take your catch to one of the area chefs who will prepare what you caught for dinner.

Sand Castle Lessons 

Yes, you read that right. If you have always wanted to build the most epic sandcastle, but always fell short, look no further than this fun company that offers sand castle lessons to the young and old. Beach Sand Sculptures offers lessons in building the best sand castle on many beaches throughout the Emerald Coast. Not only will learn how to build a great sandcastle, but then you can take that knowledge and continue building them to create an Instagram feed full of your own creations.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park 

Learn more about the amazing animals and creatures that are found right here on the Emerald Coast. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park which is located in Fort Walton Beach. Marine wildlife like dolphins, stingrays, seals, penguins, turtles, and reptiles are all featured in this wonderful research facility that educates about the importance of wildlife protection. Up close and personal interactions with some of the animals are available for additional purchase as well.

Plan Your Destin Vacation to Visit These Instagrammable Spots  

There are plenty of beautiful photo ops to capture while visiting the Emerald Coast. From sandy white beaches, to animals, to great food there is always something to add to your Instagram feed from the area. Check out these six most Instagrammable Spots on the Emerald Coast during your next visit and/or discover some of your own. Start planning your Destin vacation by viewing Newman-Dailey's premier vacation rentals online or call one of their vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. 

This blog was contributed by Raymond Poole, an organic cooking and gardening fanatic. He spends his free time trialing and testing different growing techniques to make his beloved fruit and vegetable garden to flourish to full flavor. He is affiliated with LawnStarter.com, the trusted source for lawn care.  

Monday, August 27, 2018

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