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4 Fun Things to Do near Crystal Beach in Destin

Crystal Beach is a fun place to stay in Destin. Here is a variety of fun filled things to do near Crystal Beach in Destin


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Emerald Bay Golf Club – Crystal Beach is the place to be if you love to golf.  The Emerald Bay Golf Club is another prestigious golf course community in the area.  It offers a full-service golf pro shop and The Grille, - a full-service restaurant with a bar and indoor/outdoor dining.  If you choose to sit outdoors, you’ll stay cozy by the fireplace as you enjoy the view of the 18th green.  This “Best in Destin” course was designed by Bob Cupp, and includes multiple water features and landforms that are reminiscent of courses in days gone by.  

You will enjoy views of the bay and of the pines as you play through the course that winds its way through the Emerald Bay community.  The Golf Club offers large greens and updated tee boxes, as well as upgraded practice facilities.  

Membership in the Emerald Bay Golf Club entitles you to use the Emerald Bay pool and tennis courts.  It also gives you discounts on beach services and watersports at Seascape Beach and discounts at the Whale’s Tail Beach Bar and Grill.

Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club – You will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot than the Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club.  Set in nature preserves along Choctawhatchee Bay, you will enjoy the 6,894-yard, par-72 golf course, no matter your skill level.  The immaculate course is well maintained, with plenty of bunkers and water hazards to keep the game interesting.  

As you play, you will be treated to chilled apples at the first and tenth tees, and there are on-course circulating beverage carts should you need to quench your thirst.  The friendly, courteous staff keep the pace of play moving on the course.  If you wish to improve your game, you can book a lesson with one of the certified PGA golf pros.  

For those who love to fish, Legendary Marina and Yacht Club offers wet dry boat slips on a short-term and long-term basis. If you plan on bringing your boat on vacation to Crystal Beach the Legendary Marina will be the perfect place to keep your boat.

Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club offer a variety of memberships, including a social & dining membership if golf is not your thing.  Any membership you choose gives you access to the Yacht Club with its amenities and members only events.  

If you fall in love with the Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club, you may want to consider purchasing a home in the exclusive community.

Destin Commons – If you rent a home in Crystal Beach Florida, you will never have to leave the neighborhood!  There is a Whole Foods market right next to the Destin Commons.  
Destin Commons is an outdoor mall built to look like a village. For the best parking, you will be asked to feed a meter, however you can feel good about doing so knowing your coins will go to local charities through the Coins for a Cause program.  

At Destin Commons, you will find your typical mall stores, with some unique boutiques mixed in.  Among these are The Spice and Tea Exchange where you can find 140 spices, and 75+ hand-mixed seasoning blends, as well as countless loose-leaf teas and accoutrements.   Other attractions at Destin Commons include an art studio where you can take lessons, or just enjoy an evening of Tipsy Painting.  Speaking of tipsy, the World of Beer invites you to bring along your faithful canine companion while you enjoy a cold brew.  

Destin Commons offers plenty for the kiddos as well as the adults.  In addition to the AMC Theater which plays the latest block buster movies, there is a play area for kids, including a water area for splash play (bathing suits not included.)  While shopping, you can take in the vibrant, colorful works of art that have been created by artists from around the world as well as local talent.  Destin Commons is also your destination for fun festivals and events such as the Mardi Gras Masquerade, Mac & Cheese Festival and Pet Adoptions to name a few.

Henderson Beach State Park – When you visit in Crystal Beach, you’ll have easy access to Henderson Beach State Park.  You are welcome to swim, snorkel, fish, or kayak in the warm gulf waters as you take in the views of the Gulf of Mexico and the 30-foot white sand dunes that border this protected stretch of beach. While in or on the water, keep your eyes open for tropical fish, dolphins, or even the occasional sea turtle.  There is also a nature trail to wander as you enjoy the last remaining coastal scrub area on the Emerald Coast.

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