Destination guide

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.


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.

Natural features

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.

Where to stay around Crystal Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,190 vacation rentals near Crystal Beach. From 685 Houses to 443 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Crystal Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Crystal Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Crystal Beach:

  • Seaside: 914 vacation rentals
  • Watercolor: 1,207 vacation rentals
  • Sandestin: 2,046 vacation rentals
  • Grayton Beach: 1,439 vacation rentals
  • Blue Mountain Beach: 813 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Crystal Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 685 Houses in Crystal Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Crystal Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 443 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available
  • Villas: 12 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Crystal Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,007 vacation rentals with pool available in Crystal Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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