The Gulf Coast offers plenty of unique ecosystems and beautiful scenery to explore. When you plan your vacation to Destin, FL, take advantage of the one-of-a-kind location with a little ecosploring. The vacation rental team at Southern Rentals & Real Estate recommends visiting one of these beautiful parks to truly experience all the area has to offer.
3 Destin Parks to Visit on Your Vacation
1. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Topsail Hill lies on the southern coast along Highway 98. The sandy park offers plenty of entertainment, with over three miles of pristine white-sand beaches, sand dunes over 25 feet high, and dune freshwater lakes for fishing. The wetlands, trees, and beaches allow for great birdwatching, hiking, bicycling, and relaxing.
2. Gulf Islands National Seashore
The 40-mile Santa Rosa Island has its eastern-most tip close to Destin, where a section of the Gulf Islands National Seashore lies. The beaches here are well known, and for good reason. This is where the beautiful white sand meets the emerald waters of the Gulf. If you want to enjoy the water, try boating, kayaking or snorkeling. Land offerings include fishing, birdwatching, hiking, and bicycling.
3. Grayton Beach State Park
Grayton Beach is ranked among the most beautiful beaches in the country. This park offers almost 2,000 acres of incredible scenery with different ecosystems, including a coastal forest, salt marsh, and white-sand beaches. There’s both freshwater and saltwater fishing available and a popular nature trail that journeys through the pine flatwoods of the coastal forest.
Whether you’re looking for excitement, relaxation, or a mixture of the two on vacation, you’ll find it in Destin. Contact Southern Rentals & Real Estate at (866) 534-8939 to talk about booking a resort or a beach home for your trip. They have the rental to fit your needs and budget, so start planning a memorable trip today!