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Destin Waterfront Homes

Destin is a popular Florida panhandle community that has been called the best place to live in the Florida panhandle. With a thriving nightlife downtown, miles of beautiful beach, and high-end resorts Destin has everything you could want. Destin also has plenty of family-friendly areas and great schools, so families that settle here can raise their kids in a gorgeous community where they will get a great education.

Waterfront property, which is hard to find at affordable prices in other areas of the Emerald Coast, is still available in Destin. If you want the best beachfront living in the Florida Panhandle, then Destin is the destination for you.

Nathan Mcintosh is a longtime resident of the Panhandle, and owns multiple vacation properties up and down the coast. There are few real estate professionals with the intimate knowledge and local connections that he offers.

Destin is surrounded by water on three sides, so there’s a stunning white sand beach accessible no matter where in Destin you are. Destin beach homes, condos, and townhouses are priced less than you’d expect for beachfront living on the stunning Gulf of Mexico. Affordable, beautiful, gulf front, and filled with activities, it’s no wonder why Destin is the most popular city in the Florida panhandle.

The most desired gulf front homes are quickly snatched by hungry shoppers as savvy buyers recognize the growing value of this strip of sand. We’re the beachfront real estate brokerage that will help you capture this exclusive piece of heaven.

Things To Do Near Destin, Florida

You won’t get bored when you live in Destin, nor will your kids or grandkids. Destin offers residents and tourists opportunities to enjoy some of the activities that are only available in a community that sits on an ocean basin.

  • Dolphin Cruises: There’s nothing as breathtaking as seeing dolphins close up in the wild. It’s an experience that you and your family will never forget, but you can have that experience daily on a dolphin cruise in Destin.

  • Fishing Charters: Destin has some of the best fishing in the world. It’s an easy boat ride from Destin to the 100 Fathom Curve, a dip in the ocean where large fish gather. You can catch a huge range of fish on fishing charters in Destin, including Red Snapper.

  • Golfing: If you’d rather play a few rounds of golf than be out on the open water, you can find world class golf resorts in Destin.

  • Kayak Rentals: You can get a different view of Destin from a kayak. There are plenty of kayak rentals all over the city so that you can get out into the open water and explore. You can even kayak to Crab Island to spend an afternoon or kayak around the Choctawhatchee Bay.

  • Jetski Rentals: If kayaks don’t move fast enough for you try a Jetski rental and spend a couple of hours ripping up waves on a sunny Destin day.

  • Swimming: Destin is a swimmer’s paradise. Almost all of the resorts that have condos and townhouses have stunning luxury pools as part of their amenities but there’s no shortage of beautiful emerald waters in the Gulf of Mexico to swim in also.

  • Beaches: Destin has the best white sand beaches in the Florida panhandle. The ultra-fine sand mixed with quartz stays somewhat cool even in the dead of summer so that you can enjoy time on the beaches without burning your feet.

  • Ocean Access: Destin sits in the ocean basin with easy access to the ocean for ships and boats.

  • Theatre/Movies: When the weather is rainy or it’s too hot to hit the beaches there are lots of state of the art movie theaters and performing arts theaters in Destin where you can catch fantastic performances and the best new movies.

  • Diving: Diving is a popular hobby for Destin residents and tourists. There are plenty of diving charters that offer classes and full excursions where you can get a fish eye view of the life teeming below the surface of the emerald water.

  • Parasailing: You can see almost all of Destin by parasailing on the beaches that surround the city.=

Destin Florida Beach Front Houses For Sale

A serious search to purchase real estate requires continuously working with island realty associates. In this market, when listings hit the multiple listing service (MLS), the best listings go quickly. Nathan Mcintosh can help you find the best listings on the MLS. He has local contacts throughout the FL real estate industry and works to give the earliest possible information on new listings to his clients.

Things To Do Near Destin
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Short-term Rental Restrictions

Short-term rental owners always are busy in Destin. Destin is one of the premier tourist destinations in Florida, and short-term rentals are in high demand. But, short-term rentals are not allowed in all of Destin. The only communities where short-term rentals are allowed within Destin are:

  • Bay Resort Mixed Use (BRMU)

  • Crystal Beach Resort (CBR)

  • Calhoun Mixed Use (CMU)

  • Gulf Resort Mixed Use (GRMU)

  • Holiday Isle Mixed Use (HIMU)

  • North Harbor Mixed Use (NHMU)

  • Residential, Office Institutional Tourist Development (ROI-TD)

  • South Harbor Mixed Use (SHMU)

  • Crystal Beach Neighborhood (CBN)

  • Low Density Residential-Holiday Isle (LDR-HI)

  • Medium Density Residential-Holiday Isle (MDR-HI)

  • High Density Residential-Holiday Isle (HDR-HI)

Short-term rental owners in the Destin area must register with the city, and have a City of Destin local business tax receipt, dwelling license, and a State of Florida resale tax certificate.

Disclaimer: While we try to provide the most up-to-date short-term rental restrictions available, laws may change. All the information provided above was information deemed reliable at the time of writing. Please let us know if you are seeking a short-term rental, and we will customize our searches for you. Nathan Mcintosh owns and operates multiple short-term rentals and can offer first-hand insights into management and profitability for his clients.

Life In Destin, Florida

Now that you have a good overview of the many benefits of living in the Destin area you should know that Destin is surprisingly affordable for a city that is gulf front on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s possible to find beautiful single-family homes in neighborhoods with great schools for a median price of around $600,000. And you can find beachfront condominiums and townhomes in Destin for under a million dollars.

If you are looking for investment property in Destin or vacation rental properties in Destin, you can still find those. And if you want to live in a condo directly on the beach or in a resort community with state-of-the-art luxury amenities, we can show you the best beachfront living properties in Destin.

Destin, Florida, offers a wide selection of condos available for buyers looking for a luxury, gulf front vacation or beach home. Buyers also can find condos facing Choctawhatchee Bay.  If you are interested in purchasing a vacation condo as an investment, our agents would like to show you all the exceptional properties that are available today. Try our map search to find properties by location.

Communities Near Destin


  • Kelly Plantation

  • Villages Of Crystal Beach By Vacasa

  • Destiny By The Sea

  • Admirals Club In Emerald Shores

  • Destiny East

Condos Near Destin, Florida

  • Holiday Surf And Racquet Club

  • Destin On The Gulf

  • Maravilla Condominiums

  • Pelican Beach Resort Destin

  • Destin Gulfgate

  • Ariel Dunes

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Zip Codes Near Destin, Florida

  • 32548

  • 32579

  • 32550

Locations Near Destin FL

  • Miramar Beach

  • Fort Walton Beach

  • Shalimar

  • Valparaiso