Destin - Fort Walton Beach News

9/16/2018 7:42:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Blink and you’ll miss it. The new 1835 Porch Bar beside Dewey Destin’s Harborside Restaurant is kind of a secret garden, but bar manager Tarra Wixom said it’s time to get the word out about t...

9/16/2018 3:16:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa County officials plan to keep sacrificing Okaloosa Island's public beach to give sand to Destin's Holiday Isle private beach. If you treasure Okaloosa Island's beautiful public beaches, we ne...

9/15/2018 8:00:00 PM
WJHG
DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Veterans wounded in combat spent the day fishing on the water as part of the annual Soldiers on the Water event Saturday. The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, along wi...

9/15/2018 12:56:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
There are many significant dates in Destin's history. We have compiled a list of many of these dates. Click on the interctive timeline below and see where Destin started and what it has become. July 1...

9/14/2018 5:53:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Jump for joy at the soon-to-open Urban Air Adventure Park. The new business will be a trampoline park and then some, according to franchise owner MIke Blech. “It’s more than just trampolines, ...

9/9/2018 5:45:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — On Sunday, the Emerald Coast Convention Center celebrated art, food and culture by hosting Hispanic Fest. According to organizers, the 5th annual event is the largest indoor Hispanic ...

9/9/2018 12:51:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — If you used the Joe's Bayou boat launch recently, you probably noticed the new no-wake zone. In December, the Destin City Council approved the adoption of an ordinance to establish a boating ...

9/8/2018 12:52:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
EDITOR’S NOTE: For the next few weeks leading up to the Destin Fishing Rodeo in October, The Destin Log will take a look back at the Rodeo over the last seven decades — from how it got started to some ...

9/6/2018 2:39:00 PM
al.com
There's good news for visitors to the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast. Double red flags have been removed from most beaches, meaning the Gulf is back open to swimmers. Yellow flags, indicating moderate ...

9/5/2018 12:40:00 PM
WNYW
The bayou empties into Choctawhatchee Bay and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico. It is roughly 70 miles east of Pensacola. It was finally caught by two men and a boy on August 24. Dalton Morrison, a ...

9/5/2018 8:33:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Staff continues to replace deteriorating deck planks on the Mattie Kelly Pier. This pier, which overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay and the mouth of Joe’s Bayou, is part of the 10-acre Mattie Kelly Park and ...

9/5/2018 3:38:00 AM
WUWF
Destin’s Harbor District is a hotspot for entertainment, but finding a parking spot is a bit of a headache. The city has four public parking lots, but not enough spaces to accommodate the growing numb...

9/4/2018 12:46:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Have you ever dreamed of driving down U.S. Highway 98 with the wind in your face and the sun on your back? If so, a new business in Destin has a unique way to make that happen. Slingshot Tour...

9/4/2018 9:38:00 AM
WVUE FOX 8 News
DESTIN, FL (WVUE) - Dangerous surf and high winds approach Destin as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the coast. The hurricane warning flags are posted prompting beachgoers to head indoors. there’s no ...

9/4/2018 6:34:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — If you look around your neighborhood, you’ll most likely see sago palms. And although they look harmless, one woman leaned they are extremely toxic and can kill a dog. One Monday last month, ...

9/3/2018 2:44:00 PM
WEAR-TV
The park would sit on approximately six-acres of land and would include a boat access to Hogtown Bayou that leasds to Choctawhatchee Bay at the site of the Old Town Santa Rosa at the end of 13th ...

9/3/2018 7:19:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND —The water was rough and the wind was strong, but people still came to the beach to soak up the holiday sun on Sunday. That was after a restaurant storage shed at The Boardwalk on Okal...

9/2/2018 2:54:00 PM
al.com
Labor Day beach goers will want to keep a close eye on beach conditions. The National Weather Service in Mobile is advising people of a high risk of rip currents along the Alabama and northwest Florid...

8/31/2018 4:17:00 PM
Houston Chronicle
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — On a blistering day in June, more than 100 people stood in line to board the Hannah Marie dolphin cruise on Destin Harbor. One of several dolphin cruise boats in Destin, the Hannah ...

8/29/2018 8:40:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Brothers Ian and Sean Blaise are bringing island life to Destin by way of a floating tiki bar. The new business, Cruisin’ Tikis Destin, offers a unique experience to those wishing to visit Cr...

8/28/2018 12:32:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — An estimated 2,500 gallons of reclaimed water spilled into a ditch after a water main was punctured during construction of the U.S. Highway 98 widening project. Destin Water Users notified th...

8/28/2018 7:06:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND – From its nautical ambiance to its menu, Hightide Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a love letter to seafood purists and locals on island time. Pelicans and canoes hang from the ce...

8/22/2018 8:18:00 PM
WJHG
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Whats the price of safety? That's the question being asked when it comes to keeping you and your family safe at the beach. The Gulf of Mexico can sometimes be dange...

8/22/2018 7:29:00 PM
WJHG
DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Plans to dredge Destin's east pass are stalled once again. Earlier this year, an emergency dredging project provided temporary relief to the shallow boat passage. Now, count...

8/21/2018 8:46:00 PM
WJHG
DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation gave away 15 checks to local non-profits on Tuesday. The foundation raised more than $2 million through its annual wine auction in ...

8/20/2018 2:23:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — A Baker woman got the show of a lifetime when she spotted a large loggerhead sea turtle laying a nest last week. Kaitlynn Kox volunteers for the Jackson Guard by patrolling portions ...

8/19/2018 11:48:00 AM
Fox News
Captain Tim Land of Land & Sea Charters in Pensacola, Fla., caught the giant gator with his crew in the Choctawhatchee Bay on Wednesday night – the day the season kicked off. "Night one is the holy gr...

8/16/2018 4:53:00 PM
KXXV News Channel 25
DESTIN, Fla., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HarborWalk Village at the Emerald Grande is preparing to host a variety of events throughout the Fall that guests of all ages will enjoy! Ranging from holid...

8/16/2018 4:42:00 PM
The Business Journals
DESTIN, Fla., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HarborWalk Village at the Emerald Grande is preparing to host a variety of events throughout the Fall that guests of all ages will enjoy! Ranging from holid...

8/16/2018 12:17:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Little blue creatures resembling jellyfish have begun to wash up on local beaches, but officials say it’s not exactly a marine alien invasion. Blue buttons, as they’re called, are commonly th...

8/14/2018 1:45:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — A mid-afternoon cloud on Tuesday brought a cooling light rain to people fishing on the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. Remoras, sometimes called suckerfish, were a frequent catch durin...

8/13/2018 9:33:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Richard Browning photographed this frigate bird off the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier and shared it with the Daily News on Aug. 11. He noted the bird is rarely seen in this area. According to various o...

8/7/2018 8:32:00 PM
WKRG
DESTIN, Fla. (WMBB) -- Paula Deen and Destin Commons have announced more about plans to open a restaurant at Destin Commons and another restaurant in Pier Park in Panama City Beach. Paula Deen’s Famil...

8/7/2018 1:18:00 PM
WJHG
DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A second Paula Deen restaurant is coming to our area. Paula Deen and the Destin Commons announced Tuesday plans to open a family-style restaurant in Destin. It's expected to ...

8/4/2018 8:04:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN –HarborWalk’s decision to implement a $10 parking fee in June has been a controversial one. Critics say traffic has gotten worse and that the fee applies to locals, as well as visitors. But Har...

8/3/2018 6:21:00 PM
al.com
Dangerous conditions have prompted the closure of waters in Destin. Officials in Okaloosa County, Florida said lifeguards have conducted 28 rescues Friday, with three patients transferred to the hospi...

8/2/2018 3:37:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Nearly a year after reopening, the Destin Aquatic Center is operating in the black and recently welcomed a new high school swim team. South Walton High School started a team for the first tim...

8/2/2018 3:36:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
SHALIMAR — The public health advisory for Choctawhatchee Bay has been lifted, according to Okaloosa County. Okaloosa County’s Water and Sewer Department coordinated with the Okaloosa Department of Hea...

7/31/2018 12:17:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — A water and sewer failure late Monday night led to more than 1,200 gallons of sewage escaping from a manhole and leaking into Veterans Park and Choctawhatchee Bay. According to the F...

7/29/2018 9:17:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — It might not have been the shark most people were looking for during Shark Week, but right on cue, a 20-foot whale shark made an appearance just off the beach of Destin this week. The shark d...





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