Destin - Fort Walton Beach News

7/11/2018 5:47:00 AM
KLFY News 10
DESTIN Fla. - Crab Island is an underwater island that has been a well-known hot spot for tourists in Destin. Like many places along the panhandle coast. The water has not always be very safe. On Jun. ...

7/10/2018 9:38:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The deeper and wider mouth of the Destin Harbor, which was enlarged during the first phase of the Norriego Point stabilization and recreation project, looks pretty terrific, said charter boat ...

7/8/2018 2:34:00 PM
The News Herald
DESTIN — It was a unique catch, that's for sure. The crew aboard the Backdown 2, with Capt. Phillip Blackburn and first mate AJ Niemiec, recently came in from a two-day trip with a 60-pound white Wars...

7/7/2018 2:21:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — More than 50 people gathered at the Boathouse Oyster Bar on Saturday for the inaugural East Pass Slacker Field Day, where they competed in games to help raise money for the Panhandle Welfare ...

7/7/2018 9:11:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
They do whatever they want to do, and we just watch.” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates there are around 175 bottlenose dolphins living in Choctawhatchee Bay, and around 51 ...

7/6/2018 4:06:00 PM
al.com
Hurricane Beryl is churning closer to the eastern Caribbean but isn't expected to impact the Gulf Coast. That's good news for weekend visitors to popular tourist destinations such as Panama City Beach ...

7/5/2018 10:23:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — A brush fire near the west jetty burned almost two acres of Eglin Air Force Base land Thursday night. "It was pretty difficult to fight the fire because of the dense brush," Okaloosa ...

7/5/2018 4:54:00 PM
New Orleans
It also happens to be less than a day’s drive away. The jewel of Florida’s Emerald Coast, Destin, continually ranks as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, drawing over 80 percent of the Em...

7/3/2018 3:28:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Okaloosa County’s newly renovated beach accesses No. 4 and 5 will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, just in time for visitors celebrating the Fourth of July, according to county officials. T...

6/30/2018 8:24:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — A lifeguard began patrolling the popular Norriego Point on Friday, and city officials have ordered safety markers for the new swimming areas on the point’s East Pass side, according to Destin City Manager Carisse LeJeune. At its meeting that ...

6/28/2018 8:52:00 PM
al.com
Good news out of Pensacola - the Purple flags have been taken down in Pensacola, indicating lessening of sea lice. The green flags there have switched to yellow indicating the presence of high surf and strong currents. Purple flags indicating the presence ...

6/27/2018 3:20:00 PM
al.com
The lice haven't been reported in other Gulf Coast beaches; Panama City, Destin, South Walton and Gulf Shores are all flying yellow flags, indicating the presence of potentially dangerous surf but no dangerous marine animals. Sea lice actually aren't lice ...

6/26/2018 1:18:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
When you have a line in the water, you just never know what’s going to come over the rail. Such was the case aboard the party boat Swoop with Capt. Nick Price last Friday. While out bottom fishing like customers do most every day on the Swoop, angler ...

6/23/2018 12:13:00 PM
FOX10 News
The U.S.Coast Guard rescued nine people from a sinking boat approximately 115 nautical miles south of Destin on Saturday. A Coast Guard news release provides the following account: Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call at about 9 p.m ...

6/22/2018 12:45:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The development order for HarborWalk Village, including the Emerald Grande, required the developer to provide parking spaces for the general public. The 2003 order, however, “doesn’t provide that they have to be free,” Deputy City ...

6/21/2018 12:59:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — People with disabilities now will be able to experience the beach a little easier. Okaloosa County Beach Safety announced Wednesday that it had acquired six new beach wheelchairs to use on Okaloosa Island. "We are very excited about ...

6/20/2018 8:23:00 PM
WMBB
Okaloosa Island, Fla. - Accessibility to the beach is not always available to everyone but, a new initiative, called "S.E.A," which stands for Safety, Environment and Activities is changing that. A local group is making it easier for everyone to get on the ...

6/19/2018 3:51:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — An osprey is recovering at Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge after it was plucked from rough surf Monday near the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. A lifeguard paddled out for the bird after being notified by someone on the pier that the bird ...

6/14/2018 4:22:00 PM
The News Herald
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is actively searching for a person possibly missing in the water near the Okaloosa County Pier in Destin. It has not been confirmed that a person is missing, but Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., received a report about 1:20 ...

6/12/2018 9:16:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
A fishing trip aboard the charter boat Mighty Fine was cut short Monday morning when the boat was struck by lightning. Twice. “We were on our way to go out fishing and while we were underway we got struck by lightning,” said Capt. Bud Miller of the 50 ...

6/11/2018 12:52:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Two sea turtles washed ashore onto Okaloosa Island this week. On Sunday, a Kemp's ridley sea turtle washed up near Beasley Park. Shelby Proie, marine mammal stranding coordinator for the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, said Kemp's ...

6/4/2018 3:35:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Individuals in search of a taste of the Gulf with views of the bay gained a new eatery this weekend to add to their restaurant list — Dock on the Island. Housed in the former Fudpucker's on the Island building, Dock on the Island is a ...

6/4/2018 3:26:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Louis Svehla, public information officer for Walton County, said there aren't any boat launches into the Gulf of Mexico, but there are 53 launches at parks and around Choctawhatchee Bay that are maintained. In Okaloosa County, there are 15 public boat ...

6/4/2018 8:54:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Northwest Florida is known for its great seafood, but there are plenty of restaurants with great burgers as well. Here are some great burger joints, listed alphabetically, in the Panhandle. Choices were based on many anonymous dining adventures. To focus ...

5/27/2018 8:00:00 PM
WTVM
The updated data suggests a landfall near Destin and Panama City by early afternoon. The system will be a very strong tropical storm at the time of landfall, with maximum sustained wind gusts topping 60 mph. The tropical storm force winds extend out 115 ...

5/27/2018 6:41:00 AM
Crestview Bulletin News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Subtropical Storm Alberto's approach to the Florida Panhandle apparently hasn't scared many tourists away this Memorial Day weekend. With gray clouds looming over Okaloosa Island and yellow flags flying on the beach, people gathered ...

5/22/2018 10:27:00 AM
al.com
The combination of Memorial Day and graduation means Alabama and Florida beaches will be packed this weekend. And people hoping to enjoy the water and sand may have to deal with rains and the potential for rough surf. The National Hurricane Center is ...

5/21/2018 5:20:00 PM
WJHG
DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Enjoying a nice day at the beach can quickly be ruined if you don't pay attention to surf conditions, but a newly added rescue device at a local state park aims to provide beachgoers a safety raft in case they get in trouble.

5/19/2018 12:21:00 AM
WCTV
Associated Press May 19, 2018 DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Lifeguards in Destin, Florida have rescued eight people from a Gulf of Mexico rip current, including four would-be rescuers. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports none of the people rescued were taken to ...

5/17/2018 5:17:00 PM
The Business Journals
DESTIN, Fla., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HarborWalk Village at the Emerald Grande is excited to kick-off the Summer season with 12 weeks of free family-friendly events and activities. Memorial Day Weekend signals the beginning of Summer with two days of ...

5/16/2018 8:20:00 AM
Pensacola News Journal
Sharks battle Destin anglers for 90-pound tuna in Gulf of Mexico Four of five silky sharks were anxiously awaiting for yellowfin tuna to swim Check out this story on pnj.com: https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/2018/05/16/destin-fishermen-lose-90-pound ...

5/13/2018 5:05:00 PM
clickondetroit.com
DESTIN, Fla. - An officer with Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office rescued a dog from the sea, east of Pensacola, Fla. Thursday afternoon. According to authorities, Sgt. Brian Parkton saw what he believed was a sea turtle, but when he took his boat closer ...

5/11/2018 1:55:00 PM
WKRG
DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) - From a distance, an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy thought it was the head of a sea turtle swimming under the Destin Marler Bridge. Once Sgt. Brian Parkton with the OCSO's Traffic and Marine Unit got closer, he saw white fur.

5/11/2018 9:03:00 AM
NBC4 Columbus
DESTIN, FL (WFLA) - Some people may find this picture a little hard to look at, but it comes with a big warning. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office in the Florida Panhandle posted the photo and said the accident landed a tourist in the emergency room.

5/11/2018 5:00:00 AM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
From the western fringes of Miramar Beach to the eastern edge of Inlet Beach, the beaches of South Walton, Fla. - 16 in all - are a sportsman's paradise and a gastronome's dream. And for those wanting just to sit back and relax, there are plenty of places ...

5/9/2018 3:17:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Peyton Scott heaved a large mesh bag over the railing of the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier as a small crowd of anglers appeared with smiles on their faces. The bag was filled with a nest of monofilament line, fishing weights and lures ...

5/9/2018 3:17:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Peyton Scott heaved a large mesh bag over the railing of the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier as a small crowd of anglers appeared with smiles on their faces. The bag was filled with a nest of monofilament line, fishing weights and lures ...

5/8/2018 6:51:00 PM
Dothan Eagle
Presley Blackwell doesn’t so much mind the four-plus hours spent in the car five days a week going back and forth from Headland to Destin. The 20 hours per week spent training there at U.S. Gold Gymnastics and Cheerleading doesn’t really take that much ...

5/8/2018 10:14:00 AM
The Destin Log
DESTIN — A majority of the City Council on Monday agreed that a proposed city resolution on Crab Island regulations should include a prohibition on the distribution/sale of alcohol by island businesses, as well as an eventual ban on the overnight ...

5/8/2018 9:57:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — A majority of the City Council on Monday agreed that a proposed city resolution on Crab Island regulations should include a prohibition on the distribution/sale of alcohol by island businesses, as well as an eventual ban on the overnight ...





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