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Destin’s Beaches Are Opening Up!

Beach Openings in Okaloosa County

It’s finally time! Our Okaloosa County Commissioners have announced beach openings in Destin and Fort Walton Beach beginning on May 1st for limited hours. Here is what we know so far:

  • Okaloosa County extends from Fort Walton Beach to Destin, although the beach openings do not apply to City of Destin beaches.
  • Right now county officials are restricting beach access to limited hours: 6:30 AM – 9 AM and 4:30 PM – 7 PM daily.
  • City of Destin officials will meet on Wednesday, April 29th to discuss opening up the city beaches.
  • Beach-goers are still advised to practice social distancing and to comply with CDC guidelines.

Hours of operation are subject to change depending on how the COVID-19 situation in Okaloosa County pans out. However, this does mean that we are incredibly optimistic about summer travel and are hopeful for some time on the sand! Now that the beaches are opening up, we’d say it’s safe to start planning your vacation to Destin, Florida. We’ve been eyeing some of our favorite Destin, Florida vacation rentals with our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals. Below are some of the best Destin, Florida vacation rentals that we think you will love this summer:

Destin Florida Vacation Rental

Dunes of Crystal Beach 302 in Destin, Florida

For the solo traveler:

If you’re taking a vacation for one this summer, we recommend Beach Resort 205. This classic condo is decorated with a cool coastal finish and can accommodate six guests, though one person will be plenty comfortable as well. With a full kitchen, free WiFi, at-home comforts, and a view of the resort pool as well as private beach access, we can’t recommend this enough.

For the luxury traveler:

Or, if you’re looking for an upscale luxury vacation right on the water, look to Dunes of Crystal Beach 302. Condos at Dunes of Crystal Beach don’t last long for summer, and this one is brand new to Southern, so it’s likely to book up soon. Spacious and luxurious, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and enough space for 12, there isn’t anything like it. You’ll have to see it to believe it!

For the family traveler:

For those who like to travel with family in the summertime, now is a great time to secure a beach home in Destin, Florida. Aqua Sound, located in the highly coveted Destin Pointe neighborhood, is a two-story home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and enough room for 10 people. Just look at that view, too! The kids will love splashing about in the community pool as well, and everyone will love the proximity to fun Destin activities at HarborWalk Village.

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