Florida is not just the Sunshine State – it’s the beach state!
With about 1,800 miles of coastline and 1,100 miles of beach, more than any other state in the union, Florida certainly has enough beachfront to go around.
The famous white sandy beaches of pure Appalachian quartz are among the best of the best and are found right here on the Emerald Coast!
With our world famous, white sugar sand coastline only steps from your door, you are sure to enjoy the beaches, sparkling waters and state parks that nature lovers from around the world flock to each year.
Good Morning America named this area one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America,” but there are many ways to bask in the beautiful scenery.
A few places we think you might like include:
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville
An enchanting 357-acre park on the Choctawhatchee Bay that offers hiking trails and one of the best boat ramps for year round saltwater and freshwater fishing. Three nature trails ready-made for birders and nature photographers.
Gulf Island National Seashore in Ft. Walton Beach
Gulf Island National Seashore provides habitat for wildlife and buffers the mainland from storms but it also provides an excellent glimpse at the underlying beauty that makes Northwest Florida so beloved. Shrimp, fish, herons, egrets, crabs, shrimp and fish are abundant here in this pristine location favored by locals and visitors for swimming, boating and picnicking.
Henderson Beach State Park in Destin
A 200-acre precious gem on the Emerald Coast, this nearby park is home to a winding nature trail through some of the last remaining endangered coastal scrub communities in Florida’s panhandle. Home to four endangered or protected plant species and a haven for shore birds, visitors love taking leisurely bike rides on the park’s mile-long paved road or fishing in the surf.
John Beasley Park in Ft. Walton Beach
A large beach and park on Okaloosa Island with two dune walkovers to the Gulf of Mexico, this destination has large pavilions, picnic tables and plentiful parking.
Destin and our surrounding communities have grown into one of the most popular vacation spots in Florida – for good reason!
Located just steps away from 600 feet of our own private beaches, guests from all over the world choose to stay at Silver Beach Towers Resort in Destin for a peaceful escape in the heart of this beautiful countryside paradise!
Call us today to book your getaway at 877-447-3767!