We have stayed at Coastal Classic several times and it is, by far, our favorite beach property. We have just returned home and can't wait to go back.
Coastal Classic is such a short walk to the beach. Our family spends so much time at the beach and it is an easy, quick walk back to grab lunch, use the restrooms, grab more sunscreen, etc.
There is always so much room to spread out on the beach since this neighborhood has a private beach access. Most beaches close to Destin are overcrowded and noisy. We always have more room than we need on the beach when we stay at Coastal Classic. We fish, build sand castles and play football, soccer, baseball and volleyball easily without intruding on another family's beach space.
The sand is beautiful white and we always find great shells (10 sand dollars in 1 day!)
Another nice feature is the large, private pool at Coastal Classic. Our kids love to cool off in the pool and it is difficult to find a home in the Destin close area with a good sized, private pool. Plenty of chairs to lay by the pool as well!
Our family tends to eat out about 1/2 of the time and make our own meals 1/2 of the time. Coastal Classic is in a great location to suit both. Publix and Wal-Mart are a short drive so it is easy to stock the kitchen and fridge. When we feel like going out to eat, our favorite restaurants are within a 5-10 minute drive (Red Bar, Goatfeathers, Nicks, House of Klaus, Stinky's, Café Tango (date night!).
When we get the itch to shop, the outlet mall in San Destin is about 15 minutes away and the shops at Water Color and Seaside are 5 minutes.
We highly recommend Coastal Classic for your family vacation.