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Destin Central


Destin Central refers to the area of Destin along U.S. 98 that lies between the Marler Bridge and Airport Road. The locals call this area �Old Destin,� because at one time that�s all there was to this small fishing village. Despite the eastward expansion of Destin, Destin Central remains a focal point of the town because of its location along the Destin Harbor, which is lined with docks that house the Destin Fishing Fleet. Restaurants along the harbor offer unbeatable views all day, especially in the late afternoon when the sun is setting.  

Jetty East Condominiums
Phone : (800) 368-0222
            (850) 837-2141
500 Gulf Shore Drive
E-mail: rentals@jettyeast.net

A spectacular combination of location, amenities and accommodations. Nine hundred feet of pristine gulf beaches, a large beachside pool, deck, covered picnic pavilion and lighted tennis courts. Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 bedroom units or duplex suites, all fully furnished with completely equipped kitchens. Destin's best snorkel area is just a walk down the beach. Map

Inlet Reef Club Condominiums
506 Gulf Shore Drive
Phone: (800) 367-1801
           (850) 837-2767
E-mail: inletreef@emeraldcoast.com

Inlet Reef Club is located directly on the beach on Holiday Isle in the heart of Destin, within walking distance of shopping and dining venues. Two- and three-bedroom Gulf front and Gulf view units are available, and include full-size kitchen, washer and dryer, and wet bar. Amenities include gated entry, security guard, sauna, hot tub, tennis courts, arcade, weight room, shuffle board, heated pool, covered parking and beach service.

Silver Dunes Condominiums
1030 Highway 98
Phone: (800) 231-6729
            (850) 837-6104

Silver Dunes offers family-oriented accommodations on the beach in central Destin, close to shopping and dining. Amenities include an outdoor pool (heated in winter), 2 lighted tennis courts, children's pool, shuffleboard, a private beach, barbecue areas, full beach services and a security guard.

Destin Gulfgate Condominiums
1180 Scenic Highway 98
Phone: (888) 234-4853 
(850) 837-3556
Fax: (850) 654-7828
E-mail: rentals@destingulfgate.com

Destin Gulfgate is a luxury beachfront resort property located in the heart of Destin. Destin Gulfgate offers two-bedroom, two-bath, gulf front units that sleep six to eight and have a private 30' balcony, full size kitchen, and a washer and dryer. The beachside pool and gated entrance provide an excellent family vacation location.

Breakers East
1010 Highway 98 East
(850) 837-1010
toll free (877) 470 -1010
E-mail: breakerseast@destin-condos.net 

Breakers East is situated in the heart of Destin within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and family entertainment. The two bedroom, two bath units, which are the largest in Destin, feature large, private Gulf Front balconies accessable from the living room or master bedroom. Other features include spacious kitchens, full size washers and dryers, two lighted tennis courts, heated pool and barbeque grills. Map

Holiday Surf & Racquet Club
510 Gulf Shore Drive
Phone : (850) 837-6108
             (800) 833 -6108
E-mail: reservations@holidaysurf.com

From its location on Destin's renowned Gulf Shore Drive, Holiday Surf & Racquet Club offers guests a choice of one and two bedroom Gulf front accommodations with private screened-in balconies and fully equipped kitchens. We are a family oriented resort with amenities that include 2 resurfaced tennis & shuffleboard courts, pool, videos/arcade games, and much more. "The Best on the Beach!"

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Reel Tee
Phone: 800-203-3637
Cell Phone: 850-974-8690 
E-Mail: capco@reeltee.net

Charter boat offering night and day trips, as well as overnighters. Brand new 41' Infinity can run at 30+ knots and has Sonar, AC, & satellite TV. Book the boat for the weekend and you can stay on it (in the slip). The captain and the mate are commercial fishermen and know where the fish are at all times of year. Rates and more information are available on the website.

The Lucky Snapper
76 East Highway 98
(850) 654-0900
E-mail: manager@luckysnapper.com

A casual oyster bar and restaurant situated high above the water with a commanding view of the Destin harbor, East Pass, and the Gulf of Mexico. Offers a variety of seafood and traditional entrees prepared with a touch of the Caribbean.
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Marina Cafe
404 East Highway 98
(850) 837-7960

A World Class Restaurant offering spectacular harbor views, fine dining and superb service. An outstanding menu that includes an array of appetizers, salads, pizzas, pastas and entrees. Private dining for up to 40 is available. Full menu also offered in the large and comfortable bar area. Recipient of the Dirona award, Florida Trend Top 200 and other fine dining honors.  
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Destin Chops
320 East Highway 98
(850) 654-4944

This classic steakhouse provides a panoramic view of Destin Harbor from its location on the second floor of the Destin Yacht Club. Serving the finest prime meats and seafood, it has been recognized for dining excellence by Florida Trend Magazine, the Wine Spectator and has received the coveted Dirona Award. An elegant but casual atmosphere with excellent service. Happy hour 5-7p.m. nightly.
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La Paz Restaurante & Cantina
950 Gulf Shore Drive 
(850) 837-2247

A Destin legend where boat-fresh coastal seafood is combined with authentic south of the border cooking styles and traditional Tex-Mex entrees to create a truly unique dining experience. Enjoy your favorite beverage in the large and relaxing bar, a favorite meeting place for locals and regular visitors. Gina Lane performs live on Fridays and Saturdays. Open for lunch and dinner.
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Lighthouse Restaurant

908 Highway 98 East
(located in Shoreline Village Mall)
(850) 654-2828

A traditional coastal seafood restaurant serving a variety of selections from the Gulf along with choices of beef and poultry. Seafood choices include shrimp, a variety of fish, scallops, oysters, crabs and combinations. Preparation styles include fried, broiled, stuffed, deviled, boiled and grilled. Most entrees are half-price from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Children's menu available.
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(850) 837-6448
140 Palmetto Street

X-treme night life. Dancing, light shows, glowing beach bar, pool tables, rock music and TV's. Open nightly, 8pm till 4am. The areas largest dance club.

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
(888) 282-2727
(850) 837-1913
116 Highway 98 East
E-mail: wedmond@mindspring.com

Party at Club Bimini overlooking Destin Harbor. Recipient of the Best of the Emerald Coast award. Nightly live entertainment includes jazz, blues, beach rock and reggae. Oyster bar happy hour.

Resort Realty, Inc.
15000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (toll free) 888 650 7711
        (local) 850 650 9999
E-mail: boden@silvershells.com

Resort Realty specializes in new and resale premiere beachfront condominium properties, including Silver Shells Resort, Silver Beach Resort, and an executive high-rise at Sandestin Resort. In addition, Resort Realty offers full service real estate brokerage and consulting.

Destin Pointe
480 Gulf Shore Drive
Phone : (800) 624-6017
             (850) 837-4800
FAX (850) 837-5307
E-mail: info@destinpointe.com

This prestigious Island Neighborhood overlooks East Pass, the Jetties and the Gulf, encompasing over 3000 feet of beach front! Accomodations include 1 or 2 bedroom condominiums with dazzling water views and spectacular 1,2,3 or 4 bedroom homes and beach cottages. The coastal architecture is characterized by high ceilings, shuttered windows, roof overhangs and large porches. Amenities include a beach club, playground, pools and 24 hour security. Map

Sandpiper Cove
775 Gulfshore Drive
Phone : (800) 874 0448
            (850) 837 9121
E-mail: rentals@sandpipercove.com

A 43 acre beachside resort with 1100 feet of sugar white beachfront. Studio, 1,2 or 3 bedroom units available. Tennis courts, 5 pools, 3 hot tubs and a 9 hole golf course. Free amenity package for area attractions, beachside snack bar and pavilion. Close to restaurants, shopping and family attractions. Map

Anchors Resorts Realty
970 Gulfshore Drive,
Destin, FL 32541
Phone : (800) 874 0162
            (850) 837 9163

A strong client commitment and a superior professional staff has made us a leader in providing vacation services of the highest quality. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or the ultimate family vacation we can provide the accomodations, knowledge and personal service to make your vacation goals a reality.

Hog's Breath Saloon
(850) 837 5991

Hogs Breath Saloon is located in the heart of Destin and offers an island style atmosphere, great food and some of the areas best live entertainment. Daily lunch and dinner specials are offered along with happy hour from 4 till 7.Ladies night Wednsdays 9pm till 1am. Shop for Hog's Breath t-shirts, accessories, music and more in the store or the web site.

Scuba Tech
(850) 837-2822
301 Highway 98 East
E-mail: scubatech@sprintmail.com

Destin's scuba and snorkel headquarters. Instruction, certification, equipment sales, rentals and repair. "Discover Scuba" program requires no previous experience. Dive boat Sea Cobra (45 ft.) is fast and comfortable. Snorkel Boat Mongose (33 ft.) makes daily trips to the jetty and bay area. Both vessels provide easy exit and entry. Group and advanced classes available. PADI, SSI, NAUI

Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
E-mail: sstar@dolphin-sstar.com


Dolphin and sunset cruises aboard the 76 foot, glass bottom boat the Southern Star, Destin's original dolphin cruise boat. This relaxing 2 hour cruise is a great experience for the entire family and has been featured on CNN and National Geographic. The boat is climate controlled and features snacks, gifts, rest rooms and a sound system.During the narrated trip kids get to steer the boat, feed the birds and all aboard get an up close view of the area's sea life.

Nathaniel Bowditch Sailing

High quality, three hour sailing adventures, including dolphin sightings, sunsets, swimming, snorkeling, shell gathering, and starlight cruises, all aboard a beautiful, classic sailing schooner at really affordable prices.

Sterling Resorts

850 269 8600

4393 Commons Drive East,
Destin, FL 32541

With over a decade of experience in the Florida panhandle, each member of our on-site resort property
management team is dedicated to excellence. From your arrival to your departure, time spent at a Sterling Property is relaxing, exciting and invigorating...with amenities designed to suit everyone. Come experience the Sterling Difference!

Kelly Plantation
800 811 6757

307 Kelly Plantation Drive,
Destin, FL 32541

Imagine a day that starts with 18 holes of golf on the Fred Couples designed championship course. The course stretches over 200 magnificent acres bordering lakes, nature preserves and the bay. This par 72, 7099 yard golf course offers some of the most challenging and enjoyable golf to be found anywhere. Rated one of the top 5% of golf courses in North America by Golf Digest. Map

Real Estate International

4393 Commons Drive East
800 837 5080
850 837 6677
FAX 850 837 9503

Real Estate International is one of the oldest real estate companies in Destin. With six sales offices located throughout Destin, Panama City, Pensacola and Perdido Key, REI is ready to serve you. REI specializes in the development and sales of distingushed residential, condominium and commercial properties on the Emerald Coast. In addition, REI offers full service real estate brokerage and consulting. Map

Holiday Isle Properties
800 837 5102
850 837 0010
E-mail: rentals@holidayisle.net

Experience a vacationer's dream. Holiday Isle Properties specializes in vacation rentals in Destin, Florida. Visit our website now to see fantastic pictures and streaming video of our homes and condominiums available to you on the world's most beautiful beaches. We have something for everyone.

Boogie's Watersports
850 654 4497
Boogie's offers a full range of watersports and rentals including waverunners, pontoon boats, snorkeling, dolphin excursions, a large glass bottom boat and Parasailing. They're conveniently located at the base of the Destin Bridge on the Destin side. Reservations recommended. An unforgettable experience for the entire family!

  Resort Property Management
15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: 1-877-447-3767

Buffering the pristine, natural setting of Henderson Beach State Park, Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa and Silver Beach Towers sprawl across private beachfront in the heart of Destin. Amenities include the only poolside cabanas along the Emerald Coast, a beachside bar and grill, 7500 sq. ft. lagoon pool, kiddy pool, hot tubs, water sport rentals, organized beach activities, The Grille Restaurant, The Market, fitness center, heated indoor/outdoor pool, saunas & locker rooms, a European Spa, tennis, billiards, basketball, a video arcade, and golf packages. Dining, shopping, and recreation are all within walking distance. Map


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