Destin - Fort Walton Beach News

6/19/2019 1:03:00 AM
The Walton Sun
DESTIN — It's not unusual to find seahorses in the Gulf of Mexico. However, finding one at Crab Island is classified as unusual, according to specialists. According to a post in the "Let's Talk Destin ...

6/18/2019 4:19:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
The Mulligans, the Emerald Coast’s premier special events band, will again present their Annual Summer Jam Concert on July 13 at the Emerald Coast Conference Center on Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton ...

6/13/2019 11:30:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
As for the redfish depicted in his design selected for this year’s poster, it is a print of a 26-inch redfish he caught while kayak fishing on Choctawhatchee Bay. “I feel like the redfish is the new ...

6/10/2019 3:24:00 PM
Vacationers hoping to enjoy the sun and surf along the Florida and Alabama coast should pay attention to water conditions today. Rough surf and strong currents means the water is off limits to the ...

5/26/2019 8:00:00 PM
Florida Sportsman
which coincided with the fifth annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin May 18 and 19. That’s a lot of lionfish. The Florida Fish ...

5/24/2019 11:53:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
MIRAMAR BEACH — Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) celebrated the 14th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction on April 27, raising $3.6 million for children in need in Northwest Florida. ...

5/23/2019 12:52:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — A sea turtle that was missing a flipper from a likely shark attack was rescued Wednesday after a Facebook post and calls from the community initiated efforts by the Emerald Coast Wildlife ...

5/22/2019 9:22:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Parking in Destin has been a hot issue lately, especially during its peak season. While some are fine with fighting the crowds to park near the businesses along U.S. Highway 98, others prefer to ...

5/20/2019 3:52:00 PM
Purple flags, indicating the presence of jellyfish, are flying in Panama City and Destin as of Monday afternoon. Destin has also posted red flags indicating dangerous surf and currents. Yellow flags ...

5/20/2019 12:46:00 PM
Frank Szymanski, chef de cuisine at Emeril’s Coastal Italian in Sandestin, was born on the Gulf Coast. During high school, he spent his summer nights washing dishes at Harbor View Cafe in Long Beach, ...

5/19/2019 3:13:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The inaugural Destin Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament continued into Sunday with record-breaking catches. A lionfish measuring 17 inches topped the leaderboard for ...

5/19/2019 11:51:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Brace yourselves, new stores are coming to the Destin Commons. Since February, at least five new stores and restaurants have opened at Destin Commons, with three more already in the works. For the ...

5/15/2019 8:50:00 AM
More than 100 restaurants to offer Coolinary deals this summer ...

5/14/2019 6:44:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
We went where the locals go, to Bay Café. Bay Café French Restaurant, overlooking the southwestern tip of the Choctawhatchee Bay, serves more than a perfect Fort Walton Beach location. This is food ...

5/13/2019 1:41:00 PM
Bham Now
What Birminghammer can say no to shopping and dining out? Not many! Have you ever been to Crab Island? Located in Destin, Florida at the entrance to the Choctawahatchee Bay, Crab Island is one of ...

5/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
On a sunny day in March, the sound of steel drum music floats on the soft, gentle breeze. People sipping frozen cocktails are gathered around a winding pool lined with tall palm trees and Tiki torches ...

5/7/2019 5:03:00 PM
But there’s no question the impact South Walton has had on Birmingham—and vice versa. Last year, more than 4.1 million people visited the beaches of South Walton from all over the country and beyond. ...

5/7/2019 3:12:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
CRESTVIEW — The parking lot at the Okaloosa County-owned James Lee Park in Destin is at capacity every single day, says county Public Works Director Jason Autrey. He shared that observation on Tuesday ...

5/7/2019 1:51:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
“The annual redfish roundup is a fun way to celebrate an amazing sport fish while investing in a healthy future for the Choctawhatchee Bay.” Teams competed on a steamy Saturday, as bands of ...

5/6/2019 6:57:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The City Council on Monday adopted an ordinance that requires all public and private pay-to-park facilities to collect parking fees at the exit of the facility or within a designated parking ...

5/3/2019 7:24:00 AM
The Destin Log
The following events will be held during the summer at the Destin Community Center unless noted. Pre-registration is required. Register early, as space is limited, at or at the ...

4/26/2019 2:55:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament has announced the largest cash prize award in the history of lionfish tournaments, according to a press release from Okaloosa County. Participating ...

4/26/2019 2:13:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
But since Crab Island is in the middle of the Choctawhatchee Bay, getting there can be difficult. One local business has decided to help those who don’t own a boat or personal watercraft by creating a ...

4/24/2019 5:04:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Walton County officials are seeking help to restore the Choctawhatchee Bay. County commissioners voted Tuesday to apply for a grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fund ...

4/23/2019 2:16:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
SHALIMAR — Beachgoers who visit James Lee Park in Destin received some good news Tuesday. The Oklaoosa County Tourist Development Council approved an agreement with Destin officials to expand the ...

4/23/2019 12:51:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — The Emerald Coast’s biggest “family reunion” descends upon The Boardwalk this week. We’re talking about Emerald Coast Volleyball Week, of course, affectionately known by the ...

4/18/2019 11:08:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — A new pirate-themed bar offering dinner and a show will open Friday. Captain Jack's Dueling Piano Bar, above Dock on the Island at 1318 Miracle Strip Parkway, is an interactive act ...

4/17/2019 8:02:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
On Monday, City Council members approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require the collection of fees at the exit instead of the entrance of all pay-to-park facilities. The intent of ...

Outdoor Alabama
The recently extended federal red snapper season is good news for anglers. Watch this video for more information about the extended season and the state’s snapper check program.

Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

Lake & River Promotions
Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! This is the only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World by USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over…

Emerald Gulf Coast Promotions
“The purpose of this program is to raise a community of people who understand the risks of the Gulf of Mexico,” said Lindsey Smith, the junior program coordinator for the Beach Safety Division. “We start with these kids learning about how to be safe at the beach and we’re adding to that community of people who know about…

Emerald Gulf Coast Promotions
Destin Harbor is alive and busy these days. The HarborWalk has a lot of events that appeal to a range of locals and visitors and the fishing industry has always been one of the best in the industry.

Emerald Gulf Coast Promotions
"A worker at Destin's new zipline suffered a minor injury Sunday night while helping a rider who was stuck on the line" "The zipline ride has been open since July 4th. HarborWalk officials say there have only been a couple of instances where dangling riders needed to be assisted the last few feet to the platform."http…

Emerald Gulf Coast Promotions
There is a Fairfield Inn on Okaloosa Island, and a second hotel, Towneplace Suites, on Eglin Parkway, that are both on the way to being approved with completion expected between July 2014 and January 2015.Read More at:

Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the awarding of more than $13.5 million in competitive grants to 11 states for 16 boating infrastructure projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards these grants, which will help fund construction of docks, boat slips and other facilities to support recreational…

Amy Han
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week—March 14 - 20, 2011—encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Finding and fixing leaks can save the average household…

Dean Langan
Receive $600 for Participating in Boat Research this WeekendDates: Sunday, February 20th or Monday the 21stLocation: Stuart, FloridaTime commitment: 2.5 hoursOne of the major boat manufacturers is looking for couples who currently own stern drive boats to participate in on-water testing so that they can better understand…

Steve Northington
It’s that time of year once again (I hate starting an article with that line) when we all wonder, will we use our boats anymore this year? We wonder, when is it time to winterize? I wonder if it will be a cold winter as last year was? And, worst of all, the most ridiculous one…. I wonder if I hang that 100 watt light bulb…

Amy Han
EPA's Office of Water launched a new Web clearinghouse of Lake Shoreland Protection Resources,, which provides practitioners with links to key resources to protect and restore fragile lake shorelands and to promote better stewardship by lakeside property owners and others who…

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