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25 May 2020
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Our Favorite Views in Destin and on 30A 

Although the world is filled with natural beauty and stunning sights, it’s hard to beat a view of the sugar-white sand and sparkling emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you want a front row seat with your toes in the sand or you prefer watching the waves roll in from the comfort of your beachfront balcony, there are numerous spots in Destin and on 30A where you can take in these serene scenes.

Henderson Beach State Park 

Some of the best views in Destin can be found at Henderson Beach State Park . With pristine beaches, 30-foot white sand dunes and warm Gulf waters, the natural beauty of the Emerald Coast is always within sight. Bring a comfortable beach chair and watch the waves roll in all day long! 

Norriego Point 

Located at the west end of Holiday Isle, Norriego Point is a white sand peninsula that offers views of the Destin Harbor and East Pass, which leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can watch the boats cruise by, look for dolphins and peek over at Crab Island. When you’re ready for a change of scenery, continue walking toward the Destin Jetties where you’ll find people fishing, snorkeling and sunbathing. Pro tip: the color of the water is prettiest at high tide!

Destin Harbor Boardwalk 

For the best view of “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” take a walk along the  Destin Harbor Boardwalk . Stretching almost a mile from Destin Yacht Club to HarborWalk Village, the boardwalk parallels the harbor and offers easy access to local fishing charter boats, outdoor retail vendors, great restaurants and a variety of water activities. It’s a great place to watch boats cruise by, wait for the sun to set or keep an eye out for dolphins. 

Grayton Beach State Park 

In addition to the famous Gulf Coast beaches, Grayton Beach State Park also features four miles of trails through a coastal forest and a rare Coastal Dune Lake. Whether you want to relax on the beach or paddle on Western Lake, the whole family will enjoy the views and activities available at this outdoor oasis off of 30A. 

30A Beach Accesses 

You don’t need to walk on the sand to enjoy breathtaking beach views. Most of the public beach access points along 30A are at a higher elevation than the coastline, so you can take in sweeping views of the turquoise water. 

Rooftop Restaurants

There are several restaurants along 30A that boast beautiful rooftops. Enjoy dinner with a view and sip on a refreshing cocktail as you watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. A few favorites include Pescado in Rosemary Beach, 723 Whiskey Bravo in Seagrove Beach and Bud & Alley’s in Seaside. 

Dolphin Watch

Located on the sugar-white sand in Destin, Dolphin Watch is a gorgeous three-story home that offers picturesque views of the Gulf. Whether you want to watch the waves roll in as you sunbathe on the patio, dine at the outdoor table or relax in the hot tub, beach views can be enjoyed any time of day. 

The Floridian 

With breathtaking views from every floor, you will not want to leave this impressive beachfront home! The Floridian boasts a rooftop sundeck complete with a private pool, lounge chairs, dining table and gas grill. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset or soak in some rays while looking out over the emerald green water. Gulf views can also be enjoyed from the spacious living room, multiple balconies, kitchen and master bedroom. You’re never far from stunning vistas when you stay at this 7-bedroom home.   

White Starlight 

At White Starlight , the best view of the sparkling waves is located right outside your door. Nestled in the heart of Western 30A, this vacation home sits on stilts in the white sugary sands of the Gulf of Mexico. The open concept kitchen, living and dining room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors, so the serene scene of the beach can be enjoyed as you cook dinner, lounge on the comfortable couches or play card games. For some fresh air, just step outside onto the balcony where you can feel the endless rays of Florida sunshine. 

Beachside One 4050

Wake up with a view of the water at this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo! Located on the 5 th floor, Beachside One 4050 overlooks the Gulf, pool deck and lush resort grounds. The large windows frame the amazing scenery right outside your door and can be enjoyed from the living room, dining room, kitchen, balcony and master bedroom. It’ll be hard to go back home once you get used to a view like this!

Want to see these incredible views for yourself? My Vacation Haven is an independent full-service vacation rental management company with a variety of homes and condos stretching from Destin to 30A. With our beachfront properties, you can wake up with the best view in town right outside your window! Contact us today to start planning your next vacation.