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contents COASTAL CURRENTS..................................... 8 BEACH VACAY GEAR................................... 16 ISLE OF CRAB................................................ 20 REAL ESTATE.................................................. 28 LOCAL TIME .................................................. 36 DISHING IT OUT......................,...................... 43 FASHIONABLY GRAYT................................... 44 DESTIN FISHING RODEO................................ 55 VACATION PLANNER.....................................60 FLORIDA VIBES...............................................102 BEACH BEATS: AJ’s GRAY TON....................... 109 GOLF..............................................................113

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coastal currents A beach bucket full of new things you should be checking out on the coast!

SHUNK GULLEY Have you visited this new exciting Santa Rosa Beach restaurant on 30A? Named after the legendary ďŹ shing reef off our coast, Shunk Gulley offers classic coastal cuisine and genuine southern hospitality.

Enjoy live music daily inside at the panoramic bar, featuring great views of our sugar white sand beach. - shunkgulley.com

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RAINFOREST BLACK LIGHT GOLF & ARCADE

Arcade is Destin’s hotest new attraction. Leap into a world of adventure through an amazing rainforest-themed 18 hole indoor blacklight miniature golf course. Check out their unique pay-oneprice high energy arcade area featuring a dodgeball arena, criss-cross basketball, a “BEAM” interactive play projector and the exclusive Chase the Light corral. - rainforestblacklightgolf.com

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ESCAPOLOGY

Looking for a little extra adventure on your vacation? Destin’s premium real-life escape game experience is it! At Escapology, located in the Market shops at Sandestin, up to six players are challenged by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks in order to beat the clock and free themselves from the game room. Adventures range from curing a world-wide epidemic to an out of control submarine. Think you have what it takes to escape?

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SOUTH WALTON FISHING ADVENTURES

Destin based, private fishing boat the War Horse recently hosted an offshore fishing excursion with Bradley Gaskin for South Walton Fishing Adventures, airing on the Sportsman Channel. Bradley is a country music singer and songwriter. He visited South Walton with his family for a day of fishing, going deep with the crew to catch snapper, grouper and more! Watch all the action – come aboard for yourself on our site! - destinsouvenir.com/warhorse

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ISLE OF CRAB

Entering sunny Destin, Florida from the west visitors are greeted with an awe-inspiring view - on both sides of the bridge. To the south the scenic Destin Pass, the rocky jetties, and the bustling Destin Harbor. It is truly a sight to behold, and whether it’s your first visit or you’ve called the coast your home for years, when you cross the bridge, you know you are entering paradise.

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Destin is in fact, not an actual island.

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While being fully immersed in this scenic beauty, it’s easy to overlook a sight that is even more captivating to the north. Here lies a mysterious destination. Chances are you’ve heard whispers of the name. Maybe you’ve always wondered where this place is. Congratulations, you just discovered Crab Island!

Often described as an “island paradise” Destin is, in fact, not an actual island. Just as the aforementioned is a widespread misconception, Crab Island too is not a real island. However, this has not always been the case. Up until the mid-1960s, many locals lovingly referred to this location as “Bird Island” due to an abundance of migratory birds stopping by for a rest and occasionally nesting in the shrubs along its sandy shores. A storm washed much of the landmass away, and the increased velocity of the tides from the installation of the Destin jetties in 1969 sealed its fate.

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ISLE OF CRAB Adding to the allure, the origins of the name “Crab Island” are heavily debated. Many locals claim it’s due to the abundance of crabs, countless of which can still be spotted here today. Others believe it’s due to its shape from the air, as darker waters surround it, and at times, it does indeed resemble a crab. No matter how, where, or when the name was derived - one thing is for certain, if you live in or vacation to Destin, it’s a name you need to know.

Today, Crab Island is an expansive underwater sandbar where depending on the tide, the crystal clear water is knee to waist deep for average adults. It’s among the most sought-after attractions in all of Northwest Florida, and it’s THE destination to be social in the water. From paddleboards to yachters, everyone is drawn to this submerged spectacle.

...From paddleboards to yachters, everyone is drawn to this submerged spectacle ...

Dolphins are everyday visitors, it’s actually unusal if you don’t see a pod or two – whether you’re on the coast or on Crab Island. They are friendly and this is their home.

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As it’s only accessible by watercraft, getting here is half the fun. Deep channels surround Crab Island, and brisk currents eliminate the possibility of walking or swimming to the sandbar. That means you either need to own a watercraft, know someone who does, or you need to opt to rent one for yourself. Fortunately, your options for rentals are as abundant as our jeweltoned water. Nearby, along the Destin Harbor, you can rent a paddle board, kayak, jet ski, pontoon boat, fishing boat, or cabin cruiser. Some services even offer a captain, which can help take your experience to the next level!

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Families LOVE to visit the harbor. There is so much to experience!

Once anchored at Crab Island, you can relax and take it all in, or you can hop off and go exploring. Popular pursuits here include all imaginable water sports, but a few unique vendors really help make this destination memorable and fun for all ages. You can catch the ice cream man and the boiled peanut guy in their rubber dinghies or you can stroll over to some of the varied floating eateries. Snack on fresh fish tacos and consider treating yourself to a frozen daiquiri. Nearby, the kids will love the giant inflatable obstacle course, trampoline, and waterpark. During the busy summer months, local bands and DJs often put on performances, and music can be enjoyed from their floating barges. This is where partiers congregate, so if you are looking for a family-friendly experience, you may want to anchor away from the music. However, if you have a babysitter on board, you still may want to sneak over here and enjoy the tunes. Now you are in-the-know, so hop on board, and let’s head to Crab Island!

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Destin 10221 Emerald Coast Parkway (across from Silver Sands)


at destinrealestatesales.com or call 877.392.6085

PENDING $1,779,000

531 Gulf Shore Dr 5BR/5.5 BA MLS 797177

Amazing canal views, convenient deeded beach access on Holiday Isle make this incredible home the ultimate retreat for boaters who love the beach.

Michael Taylor • 850.585.0763 mtaylor@oceanreefresorts.com

fee structure and pay realtors the highest referral fees in town. South Walton 9961 Scenic Highway 30-A (between Alys & Rosemary Beach)


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PENDING $2,300,000

29 Parish 4BR/4.5 BA MLS 779430

$2,095,000

320 Tang-O-Mar Dr 7BR/8BA MLS 795300

Churchill Oaks Developer Showhouse designed by Savoie Architects - with bay views from every room and features that will leave you breathless.

7 Bedroom beachfront duplex that made $184k in rental revenue in 2017, even with owner usage! Can be rented as a 3, 4, or 7 bedroom vacation home.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Chris Taylor • 850.797.5400

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SOLD $1,425,000

763 Blvd of the Champions 5BR/6BA MLS 796481

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SOLD $1,040,000

53 Hollywood St 5BR/4BA MLS 788489

Newly designed, custom waterfront home situated in a premier location. Stunning panoramic water views from Black Point private island.

A great location, Gulf views, modern decor, light & bright interiors, ample out-door living, and private pool – make this home a perfect vacation rental.

Michael Taylor • 850.585.0763

Michael Taylor • 850.585.0763

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Destin 10221 Emerald Coast Parkway (across from Silver Sands)


at destinrealestatesales.com or call 877.392.6085

$915,000

1200 Scenic Gulf Dr Unit B1202 3BR/3BA MLS 797239

$756,000

36 E. Blue Crab Loop 4BR/3BA MLS 787100

Amazing investment opportunity! Majestic Sun Penthouse 1202B is a three-bedroom vacation rental with stunning views and fabulous amenities!

Own the best pool view in all of Seacrest Beach. Walk right out to the 12,000 SQ FT community pool or continue on to the nearby gated beach access.

Chris Taylor • 850.797.5400

Stacy Lamon • 850.685.7020

ctaylor@oceanreefresorts.com

$649,000

45 Lakeview Beach Dr 4BR/3BA MLS 790643

slamon@oceanreefresorts.com

$624,000

181 Matts Way 4BR/5BA MLS 793338

Second home or primary residence in a low density beach community, this Southern coastal three story home is two totally separate living spaces in one.

Florida cottage in the private community of Lakeside at Blue Mountain Beach is an ideal location for permanent residents or as a short-term rental.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Stacy Lamon • 850.685.7020

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fee structure and pay realtors the highest referral fees in town. South Walton 9961 Scenic Highway 30-A (between Alys & Rosemary Beach)


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$549,000

310 Bayou Dr 3BR/2BA MLS 795029

$520,000

127 Woodbriar Dr 4BR/3BA MLS 797172

Located on Mallet Bayou, just across the bridge from the sugar white sandy beaches of South Walton, the Hospital, shopping and coastal cuisine.

Beautiful 3,000 square foot home with an open floor plan in the heart of Point Washington. Single story home on 7/10s of an acre with fenced in back yard.

Jon Harstvedt • 850.419.3641

Jon Harstvedt • 850.419.3641

$499,000

$499,000

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1213 Shipley Dr 4BR/3BA MLS 800710

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221 Grand Flora Way 3BR/3BA MLS 794102

A spacious home with open concept floor plan for entertaining, is situated on a well-manicured, large lot in Raintree Estates.

Great home on a large lot with an in-ground pool, waterfall and spa in the gated community of Botany Bayou. Stained concrete floors throughout.

Stacy Lamon • 850.685.7020

Stacy Lamon • 850.685.7020

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$469,000

956 Scenic Gulf Dr, Unit 116 3BR/3BA MLS 798240

$449,900

65 Bramble St 3BR/2BA MLS 797613

What an opportunity! Barefoot Dreamers is an exquisite three-bedroom townhome in the gated residential community of Miramar Beach Villas.

Enjoy this newly updated ranch style beach home just minutes from the beach, only 1/2 mile! Large lot, two-car garage – have it all.

Hal Crane + Chris Taylor • 850.585.1637

Jon Harstvedt • 850.419.3641

$372,500

$359,000

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222 Audubon Dr 2BR/2BA MLS 797158

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8527 Turnberry Ct 2BR/3BA MLS 780266

Don’t miss your opportunity to own this quaint cedar sided cottage, located in the quiet Fairways neighborhood of the Sandestin Resort.

This two-story condo in Sandestin’s Turnberry is beautifully furnished and offers a light, sunny living area with a balcony overlooking the golf course.

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

Hal Crane • 850.585.1637

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$334,900

74 Whispering Lake Dr 4BR/2BA MLS 797275

Take a look at this well maintained brick home in the popular family friendly neighborhood of Whispering Lake Estates, and near the beach.

NGHalDUPLEXES FOR SALE Crane • 850.585.1637 hcrane@oceanreefresorts.com EAST DEER RUN, DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

$299,000

Karli Ct 2.2 Acres MLS 794414

Great investment opportunity. Four income producing duplexes just South of DeFuniak Springs city limits, off of Coy Burgess Loop.

Stacy Lamon • 850.685.7020 slamon@oceanreefresorts.com

FOUR 2BR, 1BA DUPLEXES JUST SOUTH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FOR SALE $299,000

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Karli Ct 6.7 Acres MLS 796161

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$295,000

Highway 20 55.9 Acres MLS 739583

Funiak Springs on Deer Run E., off of Quail Ridge Drive. Each duplex has a shared laundry.

This remarkable piece of paradise known as Cowford Subdivision is just off Hwy 20 & on the banks of the Choctawhatchee River with 14 platted lots!

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CHRIS STOYLES PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT,

Charles prepares initial sketches.

ARCHISCAPES ARCHITECTS Pristine white sand beaches define South Walton’s coastline, but it’s worldclass architecture that establishes this sleepy region as a significant destination. A funky yet refined collection of communities dot a quaint 26-mile stretch of beach road, known simply as 30A. Every few miles, there’s a new discovery – a town, a community, a neighborhood, a side street, each with its own masterful take on the good life.

CHRIS STOYLES: OWNER @ ARCHISCAPES

Boldly unique, yet each a vital contributor to the collective, these areas are gar nering inter national acclaim for their structures which are inspired by our raw natural beauty that cannot be created, but only enhanced by mere mortals – championing these designs, they are rule-breakers, and defenders of tradition – architectural visionaries. The most profound of these visionaries is Archiscapes Architects.

9:00 AM CLIENT MEETING

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SOUTH WALTON FLORIDA’S ARCHISCAPES

MEET THE CREW

9:30 FIRST HAND SKETCHES

Guided by husbandand-wife team Chris (Principal Architect) and Amy (Co-Owner/ Business Manager) Stoyles, Archiscapes is a motley crew of open-minded dreamers, who are not afraid to push the envelope and are recognized for thinking outside the box. Creative yet disciplined, in addition to the founders this monumental firm includes four full-time, in-house architects: Lance Baxter, Charlie Mitchell, Francisco Simmons and Adrian Looney.

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From design to construction this modern home is a work of art

CREATIVE FAMILY This family of creators was created itself way back in 2004 with Chris’ dream to establish his own firm on the coast. With Amy by his side to provide encouragement and a business management mindset, the duo moved from Birmingham, Alabama and fully committed to helping others achieve their architectural dreams here in South Walton. With them from the very beginning, Lance was the first to join. Both Charlie and Francisco have been with Archiscapes for a decade and Adrian is now in his fourth year. They’ve been together through marriages, the birth of kids, and more – so it’s easy to see why they consider themselves a family oriented firm. It’s this dynamic that enables Archiscapes to create lasting relationships with their clients, and it’s this same dynamic that empowers them to achieve greatness for each and everyone one of them. The process of achieving this greatness is meticulous, detailed, and a combined effort. The first step is the initial client meeting. This is when the dream is born or at least put down on paper. Chris, is at first influenced by the client’s vision and it’s here he often does his preliminary sketches. Inspiring to see in action, Chris’ brilliance pours out as he works with the client to create the underlying concept in real time. Of course, this is a jointbrainstorming session and the initial plan sketch and final sketch are to follow.

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Frank builds-out and adds definition to a new 3D rendering. Lance working on preliminary 3D models.

11:00 AM STARTING 3D MODELS

AUTO CAD & 3D Once the sketching phase is concluded, it’s time to draft AutoCAD plans for both the exterior and interior of the property. This process allows people to visualize and simulate the entire project using real-world parameters without a need to build any models or physical structures. A full 3D computer rendering follows, and this is where the concept really comes to life.

After the 3D model has been reviewed, an additional number of detailed AutoCAD plans follow. These moredetailed plans include sections, which are cut-through views that show specifics of the inside components of the structure. Following this step, the project manager connects with the neighborhood design review board (if necessary). Then it is time to finalize interior details and selections.

12:00 PM MAKING NOTES TO 3D

12:45 PM BUILDING CAD

Adrian manipulates multiple floor sections in CAD.

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1:45 PM REVIEWING HOME PLANS

THE BUILD OUT When the design phase is complete, the team coordinates with civil and structural engineers as they determine how the property will hold up to gravity, wind, and other forces. Then it is time to find a builder, and fortunately, the folks at Archiscapes can assist here too. This is followed by permitting, and finally, construction. The end result is a significant home, tailored to you and designed to enhance your life, and your surroundings. Owning a home of this stature is an achievement in itself; it’s a testament to your legacy, and a gift to your future self, your family, and generations to come.

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Chris checking up on the progress of this 4 Bedroom, 6000 SQ FT Beachfront masterpiece.

3:00 PM BUILDING ON THE BEACH

Archiscapes work can be seen all along 30A - Dotting the coast like a string of pearls.

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4:30 PM REFLECTING ON THE DETAILS

5:00 PM FAMILY TIME

EVERYDAY CUSTOM DESIGNS D ue to su r gi n g d e m a nd , A rc his c a p e s unv eil e d a n e w fa c e t of t he ir b us ine s s , earl i er t h i s y e ar. D u b b e d “ H ous e p la ns B y A rc h i sc ape s” the t e a m now p rov id e s rea dy - to - bu i l d de t a ile d p la ns a v a ila b le around th e c o unt r y ins t a nt ly, a nd at a su bstan t i al l y lowe r p r ic e t ha n a tradi ti o n al se t o f c u s t om p la ns , s a v ing the c l i e n t bo th t im e a nd m one y. A rchi s c ape s i s al so ha p p y t o m od if y t he pl ans f o r an h o u r ly f e e , e na b ling t he addi tio n o f th o se m u s t - ha v e s . Ready to build your dream home? Contact Archiscapes Architects at (850) 835-0404 or visit them online at archiscapes.com.

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DISH’N IT OUT, served in every issue, features a special coastal recipe from the kitchen of Destin’s most-loved gourmet chef - Sarah K.

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Location: Grayton Beach, Florida

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Free-spirited with a laid-back attitude, Grayton Beach is the heart and soul of South Walton. This whimsical bohemian beach town has style - it’s quintessential coastal, with a rock n’ roll attitude, and a vibrant artistic flair. So get dressed up, have a little fun, and don’t worry about your shoes...


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Tabatha: Ruffle Wrap Midi in White/Gold Print by Krisa $255

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All in One Bag in Bermuda Blue Embossed Python by GiGi New York $125

Turquoise Bracelet Stack by Kristalize Jewelry $95

Rosary with Triangle Earring by Love, Poppy Jewels $45 Small Triangle Necklace in Gold by Kenda Kist $50

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All in One Bag in White Italian Calfskin Leather by GiGi New York $125

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Amy: Ronan Romper in Watercolor Stripe by Marie Oliver $268 Georgia Earring in Champagne by Sheila Fajl $38 Tiny Bar Necklace in Gold by Kenda Kist $65 Short Spike Necklace in Gold by Love, Poppy Jewels $55

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Jasmine: Karlie Boyfriend Short in SoCal by DL1961 $118 Berkeley Top in Stripe Cotton by Crosby $172 Briley Hammered Cuff by Ann Paige $30

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Melissa: Kiera Wrap Maxi Dress in Multi Tropical Print by Hutch $300 Koro Shell Earring by Sylvia Benson $55

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Souvenir STYLE Traveler Necklace in Gold By Sylvia Benson $75

Chelsea Crossbody with Removable Chain Strap in White Gold Metallic Goatskin by GiGi New York $195

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70 Y E A R S O F TH E L U C K IE ST FI SH IN G RODEO O N EA R TH

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ust as Destin, Florida has grown from a small fishing village into a thriving tropical destination, so has the historic three-day Destin Fishing Rodeo grown into a month-long festival of fishing fun that attracts visitors from around the world. This year, Destin is celebrating the 70 TH anniversary of this established tradition dating back to May of 1948. With a rich fishing history and long considered the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, it is no surprise that Destin continues to host this ultimate fishing tournament for salt water anglers of all ages.

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The Destin Fishing Rodeo began as a way to bring more visitors to Destin, and with 70 years of history behind it, it has been an obvious success. Today, the Rodeo runs through the entire month of October, extending the tourist season and adding more excitement to this already world-renowned paradise.

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As a volunteer-based non-profit organization that aims to promote recreational fishing in Destin and foster good sportsmanship and safe fishing among the public, the Destin Fishing Rodeo provides a fun, annual competition for recreational fishermen. With over 2,000 available hours of volunteer service, the support of members, sponsors, local businesses, volunteers, and the fishing community are the reason the Rodeo has succeeded over the years and will continue to succeed.

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Until 1991, Rodeo entries were recorded and calculated by hand. At the end of each day, entries were calculated by division and a daily winner was determined. The Rodeo director would stay after the weigh station closed to calculate the winners, type a daily report, and transmit the results to the newspaper for the next day’s edition. Today, the Rodeo reporting methods have matured with improvements in technology. All catches are entered into a computer program and automatically calculated, and reports are generated and emailed to the press for publication. Leaders in any category may be viewed online at any time.

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the crowd reaches “standing room only” status. The Rodeo has become a true spectator sport for local and visiting fishermen.

Fishermen & women from around

the world travel to Destin for this event to do what they love best – fish! Catching fish, participating in weigh-ins, and joining in the many other festivities promotes a sense of unity and friendly competition among the worldwide fishing community.

Since its inception, the number of species of fish that may be entered into the competition has increased from 15 to 33. Today, fisherman of all ages compete in 29 divisions for bragging rights and prizes sponsored by local businesses. Participants may register private and charter boats at least 24 hours prior to weighing a fish, or shore fisherman may participate by bringing their catch to the scale for weigh-in. Of course, the young and aspiring anglers out there will not be forgotten. Each child who enters a fish into the Rodeo that weighs 1lb. or more receives a rod, reel, and certificate! Weigh-ins are every day on the docks at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 am until 7 pm. Hundreds of eager onlookers gather to watch the daily weighin. When a shark, big grouper, or tuna is on the scale,

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IN 2015 36,518 ANGLERS FROM 27 STATES & 5 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED IN THE RODEO


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In addition to daily weigh-ins, a variety of other festive activities are available to add to the fun. Shark Saturdays that include epic shark hunts occur every Saturday throughout the duration of the Rodeo. On Halloween, participants don their costumes and take part in the largest and best Halloween party in Destin. For the kids, Destin Harbor hosts a Kids FallFest with entertaining events like face painting, arts and crafts, and pumpkin decorating. Aside from being a wonderful event for locals and tourists, the Destin Fishing Rodeo provides a significant economic impact on the Destin community. In 2015, an estimated 36,518 anglers from 27 states (including locals) and 5 countries participated in

the Rodeo, brining in over five million dollars of revenue into the community. Additionally, fishermen provide nearly four million dollars of income to the local charter boat industry in October. With these tourist-related industries thriving during the Rodeo, nearby restaurants and shopping facilities are likely also seeing an influx of business during this time. Ocean Reef Resorts is a proud sponsor of this time-honored tradition and exciting event and is excited to provide vacation rentals to participating fishermen and families to help take their Rodeo experience to the next level. October cannot come fast enough!

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Northwest Florida’s intimate beach paradise which stretches from Okaloosa Island to Destin and South Walton, concluding with Panama City Beach, is collectively known as the Emerald Coast.

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Vacation Planner Helping families build a lifetime of memories for over 36 years, Ocean Reef has established a reputation as Northwest Florida’s vacation rental company for distinctive properties. Locally owned and operated by Tim & Rebecca Taylor, the company founders set out to create a full service hospitality business that revolutionized short-term rentals. By leading their organization with a commitment to extraordinary service, meticulous standards and a relentless pursuit of greatness, the original vision has been sur-

passed and Ocean Reef truly stands out as an industry leader. The company now consists of 30 full-time team members as well as an additional 200 part-time staff for seasonal housekeeping duties. Operating out of the 16,000-square foot company headquarters in Miramar Beach, Ocean Reef continues to evolve the local hospitality trade and mold this intimate coastal region into a world-class beach destination. In addition to the main ofďŹ ce, Ocean Reef features a second location

among the most prestigious developments along the east end of Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton. Steeped with a rich Destin heritage, and well positioned on each end of Scenic 30A, Ocean Reef welcomes happy families and more-thansatisďŹ ed homeowners to an experience like no other. We invite visitors and property owners alike to explore our company and our genuine benchmark style of warm hospitality.

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REEF REWARDS

We consider ourselves artisan crafters of the vacation experience. With our Reef Rewards Program, we’ve taken the time to identify the finest (and funnest!) services and activities in our area and provide theam complimentary (or discounted) to optimize the comfort and enjoyment of your stay. From the simple to the sublime, everything in our program

REEF REWARDS: We’re proud to say that ours is the most comprehensive, inclusive program of its kind – evolving as the vacation experience evolves. It’s as unique & remarkable as every single one of our guests.

speaks to our commitment to your satisfaction and surpassing your expectations. The unexpected welcome of chilled champagne, complimentary golf rounds on master courses, a sunset cruise on the Gulf and much more - these are the paints that color the landscape of your vacation. These are things that make your experience vibrant and alive.

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fishecbc.com Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin®. Off the Florida panhandle timed to coincide with the peak of blue marlin season! destininformation.com Fireworks abound throughout Destin and South Walton for the 4th of July and beyond! destinchamber.com/paddle-at-the-porch Paddle your way to happiness along the beach Showcasing the green water and white sand of Destin, Florida, south of the Back Porch restaurant.

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destininformation.com Dine, drink & dance into the New Year in HarborWalk Village at the Village Street Party & Live music! 30asongwritersfestival.com Established and emerging artists come to South Walton’s 30A 100 singer-songwriters in fabulous venues. sandestingumbofestival.com The 9th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival: sample gumbo from the area’s best chefs. Food, fun & entertainment.

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snsrun.com (Seaside) Hit 30A for a half marathon 13.1 mi or a quick 5k. Goodie bags from Vera Bradley and the best scenery you’ve ever seen. sowalwine.com Simply the best event in South Walton • Fine Wine and Food in a Festival tasting environment – huge wine auction. 4/26 - 4/29 digitalgraffiti.com (Alys Beach) welcomes painters with open arms and white walls for projectors and laptops rather than spray cans.

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Le Sable Chateau

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Villa Vittoria

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Sterling Shores

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Silver Shells

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Sterling Sands

Waterscape

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1 BR

Emerald Towers

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Silver Dunes

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Downtown Destin & Okaloosa Island oceanreefresorts.com/downtown-destin The heart and soul of Destin is its vibrant harbor. Adorned by the boardwalk, this destination is home to a community of local charter fishing boats, water activities, beach shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. Off the harbor, Downtown Destin hosts family fun at both Big Kahuna’s Water Park and the Destin Track. Accommodations in Downtown Destin are comprised primarily of condos and town homes, conveniently placing guests just moments from the most sought-after attractions in the area.

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Holiday Isle oceanreefresorts.com/holiday-isle A peninsula located south of the Destin Harbor, Holiday Isle parallels Downtown Destin. This community is a private, water-surrounded oasis that is just seconds from all the excitement imaginable, yet manages to maintain an ideal, laid back communal ambiance. Accommodations offered on Holiday Isle range from intimate canal-side cottages to impressive beachfront estates.

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The LoneStar Sandcastle

Holiday Sunrise

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Blue Haven

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Harbor Seahorse

6 BR

Blue Water Escape

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Magnolia Dreams

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Waterview Towers

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Shoreline Towers

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Crystal Beach oceanreefresorts.com/crystal-beach Crystal Beach is home to colorful classicstyled beach cottages, intimate condominium buildings, white picket fences, meandering sidewalks and quaint eateries. This community is family-centric and here the unwinding is easy! But don’t think excitement isn’t on the

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menu as this area features the Destin Commons – home to upscale shopping, multiple dining options and venues ideal for entertaining the entire family. Additionally, two of the most highly rated golf courses, Kelly Plantation and Regatta Bay, are just seconds away.


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Casa Verde

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Salt Water Taffy II

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Beach Basket

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Always Summer

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Sting Ray

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Crystal View

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Barracuda

6 BR

Good for You

Seaclusion

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At Last

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Remember When

5 BR

Beachy Keen

4 BR

Flamingo Breezes

4 BR

Orange Beach

4 BR

MIA

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Crystal Cove

4 BR

Perrywinkle Palms

3 BR

Villa Coyaba

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Britannia

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Grand Caribbean

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Destiny oceanreefresorts.com/destiny Positioned along Scenic Gulf Drive between Crystal and Miramar Beach, Destiny is host to the most prestigious gated developments in Destin, each offering unique amenities. Destiny Shores and Destiny West share a pool, hot tub, fitness center and tennis courts. Destiny East is home to Club Destiny, offering a greater selection of activities centered on their clubhouse. Destiny by the Sea is a beachfront neighborhood and, in addition to the private beach, it hosts a pool and 24-hour security.

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Destiny’s Retreat

Crystal Cabana

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La Mer

Blu Sky

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5 BR

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Beach Blessing

5 BR

Good Vibrations

4 BR

Amazing Grace

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Beach Beauty

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Tranqui-la

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Caicos Cay

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Beach Castle

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Port Royal

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Frangista Beach oceanreefresorts.com/frangista-beach As the most sought-after beachfront community in Miramar Beach, Frangista Beach is the definition of laid-back beachside sophistication. Home to the largest collection of beachfront vacation homes with private pools, this exquisite community is ideal for travelers seeking privacy and close proximity to fellow traveling friends and family. Additionally, classically styled coastal homes located just off the beach ensure quality accommodations are available for every budget. Frangista Beach is also home to a handful of small, locally owned businesses, including Emerald Coast Wine Cellars and the Bad Ass Coffee Company. If you venture just minutes further, you’ll discover luxury and discount shopping, live entertainment, event venues and award-winning dining establishments.

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Sunset Over Seas

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B-Happy

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Seaduction

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La Fortune

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Aqualina

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Sun of a Beach

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Life is Good

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Oceania

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Third Day

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Frangista Costas

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Le Neptune

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Frangista Retreat

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A Beachy Blast

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A Shore Thing

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Alegria

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Frangista Royal

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Shangri-La

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Down Time

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Seacret Spot

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Pet Sand

Good Times

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Emerald Waters

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Miramar Beach oceanreefresorts.com/miramar-beach Northwest Florida is home to two distinctly different world-class beach vacation destinations. The first is Destin – filled with excitement, family attractions, shopping, dining, fishing, vibrant nightlife and, of course, white sand beaches. The other is South Walton – home to

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the same breathtaking beaches but with greater focus on the preservation of nature and with intentionally less development. Miramar Beach is positioned between Destin and South Walton, making it the ideal destination to experience the best of both worlds.


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Tackle Box

Seadreams

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Castle in the Sand

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Polka Dot Bikini

Emerald Breeze

6 BR

Dunes Too

6 BR

Anchors Away

6 BR

Shell Shack

Sunset Beach

5 BR

The Grits Carlton

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Pelicans Roost

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Breeze on Inn

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Beach House

6 BR

Open Gulf Oasis

6 BR

Under the Sea

6 BR

Banana Cabana

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Coco Hut

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Sandtrap by the Sea

6 BR

Mellow Yellow

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Little House on the Beach 5 BR

Sea-Esta

5 BR

Seaglass

Tangerine Dream

5 BR

Magnolia Sands

5 BR

Vitamin Sea

Valentine House

4 BR

Sea Winds

4 BR

Sandy Toes

4 BR

Avalon

4 BR

Beachside Bungalow

4 BR

Driftwood Dreamin

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Sandy Dunes

4 BR

Skinny Dippin

4 BR

Emerald Palazzo

4 BR

Villa Paradis

4 BR

Seadreams

4 BR

Ariel Dunes I

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Linger Longer

Chateau Louise

5 BR

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Majestic Sun

5 BR

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Shimmering Seahorse

5 BR

Bellagio

Caribbean Breezes

4 BR

Summer Breeze

Sailors Delight

4 BR

Cape Monaco

4 BR

SurďŹ n Safari

Melomar

4 BR

All 4 Fun

4 BR

Puesta Del Sol

Hideout

3 BR

White Sands Landing

Enclave

3 BR

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3 BR

Beach Baby

5 BR

Treasure Chest

4 BR

Summer Haven South

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Ocean Blue

4 BR

Breakaway

4 BR

Crab Trap

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Aberdeen Beach House

Beachboys & Mermaids

3 BR

3 BR

After Dunes Delight

3 BR

Panorama

3 BR

All Tide Up

3 BR

Fair Havens

3 BR

Snowdrift

3 BR

My Margaritaville

3 BR

Summerhaven

3 BR

Edens Estate

3 BR

Backwards Crab

3 BR

Barefoot Dreamers

Palm Oasis

3 BR

The Empress

3 BR

Island Time

3 BR

Averitts Favorite

The Tides

2 BR

Lemon Drop

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Destination

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Windancer

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Hilltop

Mediterranea

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Jolebo Landing

3 BR

Seaside Getaway

3 BR

Seadreams

3 BR

Alerio

2-3 BR

Ariel Dunes II

1-3 BR

Edgewater

1-3 BR

Costa Del Sol

3 BR

Grand View

3 BR

2 BR

Huntington by the Sea

AmalďŹ Coast

1-3 BR

Mainsail

2-3 BR

Leeward Key

2 BR

Rising Sun

Sand Wishes

2 BR

Beach Manor

2 BR

Maravilla

2 BR

Gulfside Hidden Dunes

2-3 BR

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Destin Blue

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Surfside

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Gulfview

1 BR

Beach Resort

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Sea Cabins

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While the draw of its neighbors is strong, visitors to Miramar Beach may choose not to leave this oasis. Perfectly situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, fishermen and water sport enthusiasts will have plenty of options to indulge here. Off the water, guests will enjoy shopping at the nation’s largest designer outlet mall – Silver Sands Premium Outlets. In addition to Silver Sands, other premier shopping and entertainment options include Grand Boulevard and Baytowne Wharf. Fresh seafood eateries are scattered throughout Miramar Beach and the famed Scenic Gulf Drive offers several locations with exceptional beachfront dining.

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Beachwalk Villas

Luau

Westwinds

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Tuscan Breeze

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Tivoli Terrace

3 BR

Bayside Inn

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Northwest Florida’s premier resort destination – Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – encompasses 2,400 acres stretching between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay. Here at the Emerald Coast’s only beach-to-bay resort, visitors enjoy access to over seven miles of beach and bay frontage. Often referred to as the “Gated City,” this first-class vacation destination features a selection of unparalleled amenities that include four championship golf courses, a world-class tennis center, a bustling marina, multiple entertainment venues, a massive selection of restaurants and two of the top lifestyle destinations in the region – the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard. Accommodations offered within Sandestin include beachfront high-rise condominiums, golf course and lakeside villas, bayside hotel rooms and executive-styled vacation homes.

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Beachside Towers II

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Dune Allen Beach oceanreefresorts.com/dune-allen-beach The gateway to 30A, Dune Allen Beach is the most western community positioned along the famed Scenic Drive. With an unpretentious coastal lifestyle, visitors to Dune Allen will enjoy spending time outdoors, on and off the beach. Of course Dune Allen Beach offers the same pristine white sand found elsewhere in Northwest Florida, but this quaint community also hosts a state park, nature trails, and several rare coastal dune lakes. Dune Allen’s convenient location puts the excitement of Destin and nearby South Walton only moments away.

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Dune Vista

5 BR

Sandpiper

5 BR

Lotsa Fun Too

5 BR

Allen House

4 BR

Dune Allen Delight

4 BR

Sand D Breeze

4 BR

Laffy Taffy

3 BR

Sandy Shoes

3 BR

Splash

3 BR

Beach Breeze

3 BR

Palms of Dune Allen

3 BR

A Suite Life

2 BR

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Blue Mountain Beach oceanreefresorts.com/blue-mountain-beach Blue Mountain Beach is the highest elevated point along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It inherited its name from the early Spanish Conquistadors who caught a glimpse of the native blue lupine flowers high on the horizon. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in hiking through the pine groves of Point Washington State Forest or biking along the Timpoochee Trail. Beachgoers will revel in the sand and enjoy some of the most wide open beaches in all of South Walton. Accommodations offered in Blue Mountain Beach are comprised of intimate low-key beachfront condos, lavish beachside resorts and a selection of vacation homes both on and off the beach.

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5 BR

Forget Me Knot

5 BR

Chateau De LaMer

5 BR

On Point

5 BR

Are We There Yet

4 BR

At Redfish

5 BR

Coast On Inn

4 BR

Sandy by the Sea

4 BR

Redfish Village

3 BR

View of Blue

4 BR

Blue Mountain Villas

1-2 BR

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Santa Rosa Beach oceanreefresorts.com/santa-rosa-beach Often referred to as “the town that began it all,” Santa Rosa Beach was the first established community in South Walton. Attractions include Eden State Garden Park and the Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club. Guests seeking to spend their vacation in Santa Rosa Beach can opt for studio style condos, vacation homes with pools near the beach or custom beachfront homes.  

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9 BR

Still Waters

8 BR

Casablanca

7 BR

OMG! By The Sea

6 BR

Reflections

6 BR

Morning Star

6 BR

Beyond the Sea

5 BR

Blessings

5 BR

Salt Life

5 BR

Gone Coastal

4 BR

Sea Haunts

3 BR

Gulf Place Caribbean

The Legends

2 BR

Inn at Gulf Place

1 BR

San Remo

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Seagrove oceanreefresorts.com/seagrove-beach Seagrove has stayed true to its “roots� by preserving its natural beauty. From quaint beachfront condominiums and lavish beach-side resorts to colorful vacation homes, Seagrove Beach is a quiet oasis.

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Seacrest & Inlet Beach oceanreefresorts.com/seacrest-beach Seacrest Beach - This community features the best of 30A, yet remains quiet & relaxed. The development is centered on South Walton’s largest community pool (15,000 sq ft) and is a family favorite! oceanreefresorts.com/inlet-beach Inlet Beach - The last stop along the magical world of South Walton’s Scenic 30A, Inlet Beach offers a relaxed atmosphere that gives visitors an authentic local experience. Nestled alongside Rosemary Beach, time spent here is easily rich, simple and genuinely rewarding. Only minutes from Panama City Beach – all the excitement imaginable is within a moment’s reach.

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It’s where it all began. By Oliver Richardson

Sitting along the shore, toes in the sand, and a pretty lady by my side. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this “pretty lady” would soon become my wife, my partner for life.  Just as she does, Destin will always hold a special place in my heart.  For us, this white sand paradise is more than just a spot for our annual beach getaway.  This is where we fell in love.

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It seems like only yesterday, although it’s now long ago, that we were two young lovebirds without a care in the world. It was a spontaneous trip, just a half-day’s drive from home.  Our romance was fresh, but it was clear we were both falling hard.  She was finishing her shift at the diner and when she came out I was sitting on the tailgate of my pickup, with a smile on my face.  Giving her a ride home was a new ritual that we both cherished.  Parked out front of her parents’ house, I sprang it on her:  “I booked us a place in Destin for the weekend!”   I say it was spontaneous, but we talked of Destin often, as did most folks in our town.  I guess you could say it was a long time coming.  The next weekend as we crossed the bridge and first laid eyes on the jeweltoned waters, I knew I made the right decision. With us, it absolutely was love at first sight for Destin. 

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We checked in, tossed our bags on the bed, ripped open the sliding glass door, and literally ran to the beach. As we stepped onto the sand, it was cool, even though it was in the peak of summer.  Making our way to the glistening gulf, we laughed as the blinding white sand squeaked beneath our feet.  Reaching the water’s edge, I remember being surprised by just how warm the water was.  It was only my second time in my life to visit a beach; and I can tell you that the Atlantic waters were shockingly cold, and that was definitely not the case here. Our time away was short, although, with her by my side, time stood still.  The days were long and joyous, with much of it spent laying by the shore, listening to the waves and laughing the moments away.  It’s here, on the sand, where I first realized that this is whom I want to spend the rest of my life with.  As the sun set on the last day of our vacation, I made a promise to come back and propose to her at this very spot.

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When we returned a year later, my plan was in place. Since our last visit our love had grown even more intense and it was here that I planned to fulfill the promise I had made to myself on my last visit.  Crossing the bridge in to town, the same views that had instantaneously stole our hearts welcomed us back.  We relived our first vacation together and did many of the same things.  However, this trip was for a full week, and we were able to do much more.  On the third day, we finally rinsed off our feet and ventured off the beach.  We were pleasantly surprised as we explored quaint shops and eateries.  We even went off the beaten path via scooter, and explored the side streets, communities, and anything else we could find.  Although exploring was fun, I was on a mission.  The next day, as we arrived at the small airstrip, I let her know I had a surprise for her.  We were going up in a

helicopter! Today, this is common place in Destin, but back then, helicopter rides were few and far between.  She was ecstatic and a little nervous. Unbeknownst to her, I was even more nervous, but for a very different reason.  I know what you are thinking, I said I was going to propose at the same spot as our first vacation – don’t worry, I am getting to that.  We took off, and I recall being surprised on just how fast we were flying along the coast. The views were simply breathtaking.  We flew for only a few minutes before we were almost above our condo.  My heart was beating fast as I reached in my pocket to retrieve the ring.  I could tell she had no idea what was about to happen as we flew closer to our destination.   I pointed out the building, and, out front, rows of umbrellas.  She tried to make out what it said, but didn’t fully grasp it until we were right over the beach - spelled out in colorful umbrellas, “Will you,” and she turned around as I finished the question.

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Well you already know how the rest of the story turned out. Today, we are married, and have two beautiful daughters who, fortunatly for them, look like their beautiful mother. Each year, we return to our special place in the sand on our annual family vacation.  Destin is our second home, and on every visit we make a new layer of memories that fill our hearts.  Our adventures in Destin are far from over.  Our oldest is off to college soon, and her sister is not far behind.  Just as I promised to return to Destin to make that “pretty lady” my wife, I will return in a few years to make this place my full-time home in retirement.

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BEACH BEATS A J’s GRAY TON A l o n g N o rt h w e s t F l o ri da’s E me r a ld C oa s t , th e re i s n o si ng le na m e mo re sy n o n y m ous wit h go o d mu si c a nd a gre at ti m e t ha n th e w o rl d fam ou s A J ’ s S e af o o d & O ys t e r B a r. F ro m S tart i n g out a s a h u mbl e o ys t e r s ha c k o n th e D e st i n H a r b or t o o n e o f t h e t op - r a t e d n i gh t spo ts i n a ll of N o rth A m e ri c a , A J ’ s ha s gro w n i n to a le g e nd a r y de sti n ati o n t ha t i s a m u st - vi si t s e e f o r l o c al s and vi si to rs al i k e .

T H E M U S I C P L AY S O N The AJ’ s k no w n t o mo st is p ro u dly p erched o n t he H a rb o r, ju st st ep s a w a y fro m w h ere it a ll b ega n w a y b a c k in 1 9 8 4 . To da y, i t’s a legenda ry b ra nd, t ha t no t o nly inc lu de s thei r do c k side Sea fo o d & Oyst er Ba r, b u t a ls o Cl ub Bimini, AJs V illa ge, AJ’ s S ea Qu est , a nd the Da niel Web st er Clement s S a ilb o a t . I n ad d i ti on t o t heir ho me b a se, in rec ent yea rs AJ’s has a dded new lo c a t io ns o n Ok a lo o sa I sland and a t Fo rt Wa lt o n Bea c h. Co nt inu ing t o g row t heir emp ire, t he new est AJ’ s st ro nghol d is p o sit io ned right in t he c ent er o f So uth Wa lt o n’ s Sc enic 3 0 A - in Gra yt o n Bea ch. A clear sign for a good time.

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AJ’S BACK ALL RIGHT Tha t’ s ri gh t, A J ’s i s b a c k in G r a yt on B each ! Wai t . B ac k ? Ye s , f or t hos e w i th a go o d m e m or y, you m a y reca l l th e re w as a n A J ’ s he re in t he same l o c at i o n i n t h e e a r l y - 1 9 9 0 s . As a serious storm impacted our coast, AJ’s had to hit pause on the party on 30A and focus all their attention on the Destin flagship location. So in 1995, AJ’s and Pandora’s formed a partnership to become Pandora’s Steakhouse & Lounge at Grayton Beach. Fortunately for both companies, this location flourished and quickly became the go-to hotspot on 30A, and it remained so until the recent passing of local legend, Pandora’s founder Sam

Montalto. Continuing the legacy, never feeling that they truly ever left Grayton Beach, after a 22year hiatus, they knew it was time to return to the heart and soul of S o u t h Wa l t o n . And return they have! S o ye s, AJ’ s is b a c k , a nd in a b ig wa y. They did a serio u s reno v a t io n of t he o ld P a ndo ra ’ s a nd a dded a la r g e st a ge, c lo sed in t he o u t side b a r, and ma de su re t o sho w a s m uc h w o o d a s p o ssib le. They’ v e a ls o fo c u sed o n b eing go o d ne ig hb o rs b y a dding a la r ge b u f fer, a s ound b lo c k ing w a ll, a ddit io na l p a r k ing, a nd elimina t ing t he a f ore ment io ned o u t side b a r.

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FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT YOU’LL BE WEARING SHADES T h e y a re n o t d o n e y e t e i t h e r ; f u t u re p l a n s a re s u re t o e x c i t e a l l and will be unveiled soon. As live music and entertainment have always been the cornerstone, in Grayton Beach you’ll f i n d f o l k s o n s t a g e 7 d a y s a w e e k . E v e r y M o n d a y , t h e re ’ s l i v e k a r a o k e ; o n Tu e s d a y , t h e re ’ s b a n d s a n d a c o u s t i c a c t s ; We d n e s d a y i s L a d i e s N i g h t w i t h a D J d a n c e p a r t y ; T h u r s d a y t h ro u g h S a t u rd a y , t h e re ’ s l i v e b a n d s f ro m a ro u n d t h e c o u n t r y ; a l s o o n F r i d a y a n d S a t u rd a y , t h e re ’ s a c o u s t i c m u s i c i n t h e d i n i n g ro o m , a n d o n S u n d a y ’ s y o u c a n j a m o u t t o T h e Pickled Pickers, their house band (don’t miss the build-yourown Bloody Mary Bar). Let’s not forget the food too. AJ’s Grayton Beach boasts the same fresh, well-priced seafood you’ve come to love down in Destin. In addition, here you’ll enjoy some serious BBQ and fresh rolled sushi. You’ll also want to be sure to try their grouper (or steaks for you land lovers) cooked over an oak pit! T h e p a r t y i s b a c k i n G r a y t o n B e a c h - s e e y o u t h e re !

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GOLF ACADEMY @ SANTA ROSA GOLF & BEACH CLUB There’s no better place to enjoy the unique flora and crisp Gulf breezes than Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. Lock in an 8:00 A.M. foursome or book lesson time with Carter at (850) 267-2229. santarosaclub.com

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TIP: IT’S IN THE FEET

If you want to improve your rhythm, balance and to become a more consistent player…work on improving the use of your feet.

The KEY to creating rhythm and balance is in the movement of & the finish position of the feet. In most cases, players should start with equal weight on both feet, creating increased foot pressure on the back foot during the backswing, ending with the majority of the weight on the front foot at the finish.

Notice the finish position of Sarah’s feet, the right foot is up & turned, balancing on the toe of the shoe, while her left foot is flared to an open position – both allow the body to rotate freely into impact and to a nice full finish! Good footwork – Good form!

Start with your weight balanced, transfer to the front leg during your swing.forward.

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