Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, USA

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Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, USA

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A slice of paradise on Florida's Emerald Coast

Located on Florida's aptly-named Emerald Coast, Crystal Beach is a blissfully unspoiled stretch of pearly white sand, which disappears into an expanse of turquoise water. This tropical paradise is just a short drive from Destin, a once-sleepy fishing village which today draws visitors from far and wide, with its winning combination of lush green golf courses, wild water sports, and irresistible eateries. Crystal Beach vacation rentals run the gamut from cozy condos ideal for a spontaneous romantic getaway, to sprawling beachfront houses where you could host a large family get-together.

Aquatic adventures at Crystal Beach

The Crystal Beach region is widely regarded as one of the world's premier saltwater fishing spots, its sparkling waters teeming with snapper, king mackerel, grouper, bonito, and many other highly prized catches. If you're in the mood for further aquatic adventures, take your pick from adrenalin-pumping pursuits like jet skiing, surfing, kiteboarding, or parasailing. Golf is another perennially popular local pastime, with a lush waterfront courses and sensational weather conditions at most times of year. If you need a break from the sun, you can indulge in a spot of retail therapy in a cavernous, air conditioned shopping mall.

Fun for all the family at Crystal Beach

You'll find a host of arresting attractions within easy reach of your Crystal Beach vacation rental. For an unforgettable family day out, head to Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. Here you'll find an array of twisting water slides, hair-raising flumes, shimmering pools, and a relaxing lazy river. If you'd rather stay dry, there are also colorful carnival rides and a tropical-themed mini golf course. The Track Family Fun Park is another kid-friendly must-visit, with its elevated, multi-level wooden go-kart track and retro amusement arcade. Or, take a trip down memory lane with a few hours at the Destin History and Fishing Museum, where you can peruse beautifully preserved seine boats, and learn why Destin sand is so brilliantly white.

Crystal Beach boasts an enviable climate. It's a great spot for a winter getaway, with dry, sunny, pleasantly mild weather virtually guaranteed. If you're looking to soak up some rays, May and September are also lovely months to stay in Crystal Beach vacation rentals. Temperatures tend to be warm rather than stiflingly hot, and rainfall is moderate. The summer months of June to August can get rather humid, with a higher chance of tropical storms. However, you may find some great deals on sought-after Crystal Beach vacation rentals during this period.

Crystal Beach's mesmerizing marine life

The Gulf of Mexico is home to all manner of marine life. For a truly unforgettable experience, join an expedition and head for the ocean in search of graceful dolphins, adorable manatees or majestic whales. Henderson Beach State Park is a haven for nature lovers of all persuasions. Here you can wander down ruggedly beautiful hiking trails lined with scrub oak and Florida spruce pine, or grab your binoculars and marvel at migratory, shore, and wading birds.