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22 May 2021
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With the calming sound of the waves, endless sunshine and white sand between your toes, what’s not to love about the beach? If a coastal vacation isn’t already on your 2021 agenda, it should be! Here are 21 reasons why we (and many visitors!) love the beaches in Destin, Florida and along 30A. 

1. White Sand Between Your Toes 

Destin, Florida is famous for its pristine white sand beaches. Made up of small quartz particles, this soft sand offers beachgoers a beautiful spot to relax by the water.

2. Endless Rays of Sunshine

Get ready to soak up some sun! It’s our favorite way to get a daily dose of Vitamin D. 

3. Rest and Relaxation

The beach is the perfect place for rest and relaxation. The serene scenery and fresh, salty air are instantly calming.  

4. Building Sandcastles

Your kids will love the beach because it provides ample opportunity for building sandcastles! There are several companies in the area, such as SandCastle Rockstars, that can teach you how to make stunning sculptures. 

5. Going For a Swim 

The best way to beat the heat is by going for a swim! The Gulf of Mexico’s temperature varies depending on the time of year, but in Destin, Florida and on 30A the water temperature is around 80 degrees during the summer months. 

6. Listening to the Waves

Sit back in your beach chair, close your eyes and listen to the sound of waves crashing against the shoreline. Is there anything more soothing? We think not. 

7. Walking Along the Shoreline

It’s easy to stay active while you’re at the beach. With such a gorgeous view, walking along the shoreline doesn’t seem like exercise. 

8. Seeing Marine Life 

Another reason we love the beach is that there is a variety of marine life to discover! From dolphins and turtles to fish and manatees, these coastal creatures are always exciting to see. 

9. Watching the Sunset or Sunrise 

Early birds will love starting the day by watching the sunrise. However, if you want to sleep in while on vacation, the Emerald Coast also boasts stunning sunsets. There are a variety of great spots to watch as the sky changes color and the sun sinks beyond the horizon. 

10. Water Sports and Activities

Active vacationers will love the beach because there are numerous sports and activities to enjoy, such as stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking and more. Make 2021 the year you step outside of your comfort zone and try something new! 

11. Perfect Place for a Bonfire

End your day with a bonfire on the beach! Roast s’mores, gather around the fire with loved ones and watch the stars twinkle above the water. 

12. Take a Break From Technology

Leave your phone and to-do list at home! Taking time off of work and disconnecting will help you feel recharged.  

13. Gorgeous Scenery

Of course we all love the beach because of the crystal clear water and white sand, but other natural beauty is also nearby. From towering sand dunes to beautiful nature trails with unique vegetation, there is a lot to explore in these coastal communities. 

14. Enjoy the Company of Friends and Family 

A beach day allows you to focus on what matters most—your family and friends. Enjoy their company without the distractions of everyday life. 

15. Free Fun!

Spending the day at a public beach gives you hours of fun without paying a single penny. 

16. Scientifically Proven to Make You Happier 

As this Condé Nast Traveler article explains, studies have shown that being by water makes us happier. It’s definitely worth a try! 

17. Laidback Lifestyle

Life by the beach is casual and slower paced. Enjoy living on “beach time” rather than a strict schedule. 

18. Fresh Air and Beachy Breezes

As you sit in your beach chair, notice the refreshing breeze on your skin and take a deep breath of the fresh, salty air. You’ll instantly feel a sense of peace!

19. Refueling with Fresh Seafood

Work up an appetite? Beach life means lots of fresh seafood! Many Destin, Florida and 30A restaurants feature fish that was caught that day, such as grouper, red snapper and more. 

20. A Picture Perfect Spot 

If you want to take some family photos, the beach offers the perfect backdrop. Hire a professional or take some iPhone snaps to capture your memories! 

21. Coastal Vacation Rentals 

After a day at the beach, there’s nothing better than washing off sunscreen and sand and relaxing at your vacation rental. Unwind as you spend quality time with loved ones, enjoy a home cooked meal or takeout and rest up for another fun day in the sun. Plus, a beachfront rental allows you to take in Gulf views even when you aren’t set up on the sand. 

If you love the beach as much as we do, My Vacation Haven would love to help you plan your 2021 vacation to Destin, Florida or 30A! Known for personalized customer care, excellent homes and exclusive guest discounts for area attractions, we’ll make sure that you have an unforgettable beach trip with loved ones. Find your perfect vacation rental here or give us a call at 850-608-6078.


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