Perfect place to live and vacation with kids – Emerald Coast!

Kid Friendly Vacation

Imagine a childhood where you get to go outside and play every day, not just during spring and summer.  Where seeing the ocean, forest and unspoiled nature is the norm.  Going to the beach for a swim happens at least once a week.  Forget about being snowed in every day during Winter Season.  This is the life of an Emerald Coast kid in Florida Panhandle, a great place to raise a family, to live, and simply enjoy every second of your life.

Tropical Weather

The daily forecast along the Emerald Coast is generally around 80-90 degrees and sunny (April – October), and 60-70 degrees (November – March).  Gone are the days of layering clothes and bundling up for the bitter cold.

Outdoor Activities

Our children love to play outside. They frequent nature preserves like Gulf Island National Seashore and Henderson Beach State Park, or hiking trails like Deer Lake Trail or Eastern Lake Trail and many more. (Did you know, that with more than 40 percent of South Walton’s county (located along the Emerald Coast) total acreage dedicated to preservation, hikers and bicyclists can explore hundreds of acres of forests with breathtaking views of unspoiled natural vegetation, rare coastal dune lakes, and some of the nation’s most endangered bird species.)
Playgrounds at Children’s Park at Morgan Sports Center and Clement Taylor Park have little ones enjoying time outdoors every day of the year. Click here to view more parks with playgrounds.


It is always amazing to see how responsive locals are to not just little ones, they are waiving hello to everyone and always smiling.  We’re always impressed at how kind and helpful people are to other people along the Emerald Coast.


Luckily Emerald Coast has been a safe haven. Crime here is laughably low compared to any major city. The closest thing to major crime we’ve heard of was dumb kids stealing Yeti coolers out of tourists’ truck beds over the summer. So if you have a Yeti, go ahead and strap it down and lock that thing up. Otherwise, you’re probably golden.  Some of us were born and raised in the area and have never seen, heard, or been a victim to any crime along the Emerald Coast unless you count reckless driving and criminally awful traffic during tourist season.


My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

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