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Located off the Scenic 98 Highway is the family-friendly community of Paradise Retreat. Featuring modern, single-family homes and private beach access, this tranquil neighborhood is in the perfect location to do it all on any Gulf getaway.

Paradise Retreat is a gated community within walking distance of Miramar Beach, offering its guests security, the comforts of home, and the convenience of a no-car trip to the shoreline each day. Most homes also feature private pools and multiple bedrooms, perfect for family trips and large groups looking to enjoy the Gulf sun in a relaxing and secure atmosphere.

Not only is the community a dream, but its location to Scenic 98 allows for quick access to food and fun! Walk down to Captain Dave’s on the Gulf and enjoy a great seafood meal right on the shoreline or hop in the car and explore the area with local favorites such as Bad Ass Coffee, Pompano Joe’s, and The Whale’s Tail Beach Bar & Grill, all located within 5 minutes of your rental door. From this prime neighborhood, you can cruise to the local hotspots right on the shoreline and eat at a new restaurant each night! With so many farm-to-table options and Destin favorites, you’ll never get bored of this coastal area.

While there is incredible food at every turn, there is also so much to do and see throughout Destin. When it comes to any Gulf getaway, especially a first-time vacation, a trip to The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a must! Located 15 minutes away from the neighborhood, you’ll find a vibrant, open-air marketplace filled with food and fun for all ages. Take the kids to the adventure park or take the adults to The Village Door for great music and stellar drink specials. With boutique shopping, spa amenities, and live events featuring fireworks displays, this will be a group favorite, for sure. For more family fun, check out the various museums and aquariums, stop by the Rainforest Black Light Golf & Arcade, take a day trip to Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, or explore one of the many state parks in the area for a day of hiking and bird watching.

For the shoppers in your group, the Silver Sands Premium Outlets is only a 10-minute drive from the Paradise Retreat community and features over 100 brand name stores! Not only will you find some of the best deals on the Gulf, but the marketplace has great food options to refuel for a full day of retail therapy. On a trip to Silver Sands, keep heading down 98, and a few minutes away, you’ll arrive at the Grand Boulevard, another incredible retail complex. Featuring luxury outlet stores, casual and high-end dining options, and a premier movie theater, get out of the heat and into some new clothes at this lux establishment.

With so much to do, you’ll never want to leave this tropical paradise. Have a catered bonfire on the beach, rent a boat and take a trip to Crab Island, or simply hang with your group on the sugar-white sands of Miramar Beach. The possibilities are endless when you come to the Gulf, so stay in Paradise Retreat and enjoy it all right at your fingertips.