on the Emerald Coast is a special time, and guests of all
ages are sure to enjoy their time here. Perhaps that's why
Southern Living readers have voted this area the "#1
Family Destination and the Best Beach in the South"
three years running.
Directions: Take I-85 South to 98 East.
Features: Covered Pavilion, Restrooms, Boat Ramp, Gear
Rentals, Grills and Picnic Tables.
Beach State Recreation Area
activities at Henderson Beach State Recreation Area offer
something for the entire family. Swimming, surf fishing
and picnicking are popular pastimes. Visitors wishing
to try their luck in the surf may catch popular species
such as pompano and whiting.
Directions: 98 East to 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway,
Features: Lifeguards, Picnicking, Surf Fishing,
Sandwich Pavilion, Bathhouses with showers.
Beaches of South Walton
Beaches of South Walton is a quiet collection of 19 beach
communities, including Seaside, The Resort at Sandestin,
and Grayton Beach - located between Destin and Panama City.
Directions: I-10 to U.S. Highway 331 South. Follow 331
South to U.S. Highway 98.
Features: Covered Pavilion, Restrooms, Showers, Boat
Ramp, Gear Rentals, Grills and Picnic Tables.
between tall shady oaks and the Santa Rosa Sound, Navarre
Beach is your family's perfect beach destination! Snow white
sands and emerald green surf define the setting and accentuate
all local amenities. Play by day at over one-mile waterfront
boardwalks, the Panhandle Butterfly House or children's
Directions: From I-10 take Exit 4 to Highway 98 East
or Exit 10 to Route 87 South to Navarre Beach.
Features: Covered Pavilion, Concessions, Restrooms,
Showers, Lifeguards, Volleyball, Boat Ramp, Gear Rentals,
Grills and Picnic Tables.
100 Miles of
Pristine Northwest Florida Panhandle Beaches!
visitors discover what permanent residents already know;
what a wonderful place it is to bring a family.
No longer a well-kept secret, the "Miracle Strip"
as the area is also known, offers natural, unspoiled, sugar-white
sandy beaches that are some of the most beautiful in the
Okaloosa County encompasses an area of 1,300 square miles,
including 59 miles of inland waters-all dedicated to your
"fun in the sun."
Walton County, bordering the state of Alabama and spanning
an area of 1,028 square miles, is unspoiled land dotted
with lakes, rivers, streams, trees and 28 miles of white,
sand Gulf beaches.
Average of 343 Sunny
Days Per Year
- Summer Average Temp |
High 88° 31C | Low 62° 17C
- Spring Average Temp
| High 82° 28C | Low 56°13C
- Winter Average Temp
| High 70° 21C | Low 48° 9C
- Fall Average Temp |
High 84° 29C | Low 54°12C
Emerald Coast's balmy subtropical climate is one of the
area's most valued assets. An average annual climate
of 67.2 degrees provides just enough of a change in the
temperature to mark the passing of four mild seasons.
High temperatures in the summer range from 80 to 91 degrees,
and winter highs range from 50 to 75. Rainfall averages
between 50 and 60 days per year, so few days are without
sunshine for year-round outdoor activities.