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
al.com
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
al.com
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
NOLA.com
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
NOLA.com
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
al.com
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
al.com
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 www.cityofdestin.com 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 ...

4/6/2019 1:07:00 PM
Crestview Bulletin News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Overcast skies at The Boardwalk didn’t stop people from enjoying their day at the beach and the Kitty Hawk Kites Spring Kite Festival on Saturday, where they saw and flew fanciful ...

4/6/2019 12:26:00 AM
Andalusia Star News
The Lower Alabama Arts Coalition is partnering with the Destin Pearl Gallery in Destin to give local artists the opportunity to showcase their talent on the Gulf Coast. Kristy White, who is on the ...

4/5/2019 9:37:00 AM
Miami Herald
Two Florida men got quite an eyeful while out fishing Tuesday morning. Destin resident Scott Burke, posted video on his Facebook page of a too-close-for-comfort encounter with a mako shark. His ...

4/3/2019 1:43:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Next winter, Okaloosa County officials anticipate having pedestrian crosswalks in front of each of the seven beach accesses along Santa Rosa Boulevard. The estimated $280,000 ...

4/3/2019 7:30:00 AM
The Ledger
DESTIN— Most people would stay on the beach if they saw a shark breach with a meal in its mouth. But Destin natives and close friends Scott Burke, 20, and Dylan Sims, 25, grabbed their paddleboards to ...

4/2/2019 3:23:00 PM
Crestview Bulletin News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — The Emerald Coast Convention and Visitor's Bureau deployed Okaloosa Island's first artificial reef Tuesday. The new destination for freedivers, snorkelers and scuba divers lies ...

4/2/2019 3:16:00 PM
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
OKALOOSA ISLAND — The Emerald Coast Convention and Visitor's Bureau deployed Okaloosa Island's first artificial reef Tuesday. The new destination for freedivers, snorkelers and scuba divers lies ...

4/2/2019 2:42:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — A new sushi restaurant will supply the rolls — and the rock — when it opens Wednesday. Rock N Roll Sushi at 4421 Commons Drive E. in Destin is a franchise restaurant known for its themed ...

3/31/2019 1:04:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Urban Air Adventure Park Destin, an indoor trampoline park, will not open this spring. The park was scheduled to open at the Emerald Coast Centre in the spring or early summer, but the ...

3/31/2019 1:04:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Urban Air Adventure Park Destin, an indoor trampoline park, will not open this spring. The park was scheduled to open at the Emerald Coast Centre in Destin in the spring or early summer, but ...

3/30/2019 10:08:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Margaret Mary Doucette and her friend Christine Rolfe had their hands full of swimming and sunning necessities Tuesday as they crossed Santa Rosa Boulevard on Okaloosa Island on ...

3/26/2019 10:19:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Tricking your body into thinking it’s in hypothermia doesn’t sound like a good idea, but that’s exactly what a new business in Destin wants to do. Cryo850 is the only performance and recovery center ...





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