Activities and attractions in Destin Harbor, FL

Paul Lines By Paul Lines, 1st Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Florida is renowned for its wealth of activity destinations but perhaps one place that is not as well known as others in this context is Destin Harbour

Where is Destin Harbour

Destin Harbour, Florida, is awash with activities and attractions. Languishing on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico is the harbour of Destin. Set in a peaceful and beautiful location, it would be easy to believe that Destin harbour is only a destination that appeals to those who want quiet and tranquillity. Yet nothing could be further from the reality. Within Destin harbour and its surrounding areas there is a range of activities and attractions to suit everyone's entertainment requirements, from the quiet to active.

Attractions

The harbour enclave is designed to meet the needs of all the seafaring community, with mooring facilities for all, from fishing vessels to luxury yachts. For the tourist, activities abound. Whether your desire is to spend relaxing days fishing in the blue-green waters of the gulf or to take a boat trip to explore the marine and coastal attractions that the area has to offer, all of these are on available from the harbour's business community.

Similarly, for the water sports enthusiast there is a wide range of activities. For example, in November 2007, Destin hosted the Offshore Powerboat World Cup series, a seven-day event, which included the offshore races and a host on shore based activities and entertainment. For a whole week the harbour was filled with the noise of roaring engines and the sound and sights of the excited crowds. Another popular sports competition is the Fishing Rodeo, where an early morning start is important if you want to be one of the winners of this October event and hope to secure the $100,000 prize on offer.

However, for those who prefer a more tranquil aspect, Destin can also provide a much more relaxed experience. Steeped in history the town offers tours of historic buildings and museums where one can share the experiences that were enjoyed by those who dwelt here in days gone by. Relax in any bar or restaurant and listen to the fishermen recounting stories of times past and you will find yourself transported into the age of the adventurers and pioneers who helped to create this small coastal harbour town. For example, you may learn about the fishermen who, in the 1920's decided to form a new profit-making business, by offering guided boat tours, or of "Uncle Billy Marler," the man credited with building a hundred boats and also offering free coffin-making and undertaker services.

Destin Harbour - worth a visit

To ensure that you enjoy your stay in Destin, the area offers accommodation to suit all tastes. From the harbour side hotels to the self-catering villas and condos, each is designed to enrich the experience of your stay.

What is guaranteed from a Destin Harbour visit is that, whilst it may be your first visit, it will not be your last as you will almost certainly want to return tot this unique experience.

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Destin, Florida, Holiday Destination And Luxury, Holiday Tips, Vacation, Vacation Places, Vacation Spot

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author avatar Paul Lines
Having spent a large part of my working life as a business consultant, I am now a full time freelance writer offering content for on-line and print publishers, as well as focusing on creative writing

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author avatar Jerry Walch
4th Nov 2010 (#)

I haven't been to Florida in a month of Sundays, but this makes me want to visit again real soon.

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author avatar Roma Lightsey
20th Nov 2010 (#)

I've traveled all over the Caribbean, and this Bama girl will take Destin over anywhere, hands down! It's been my fave vacation spot for about 30 years. This was a great article on what all there is to do in this little fishing village.

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