Since 1948, the Destin Fishing Rodeo has welcomed saltwater anglers from near and far to head out onto the Destin Harbor for a fun day of competitive fishing. This Destin fishing tournament welcomes saltwater anglers of all ages and skill levels to participate in the popular month long event during October. The Destin Fishing Rodeo celebrates Destin's unique location and lifestyle right on the Gulf of Mexico with abundant sunshine, water recreation, and fresh seafood.
There are awards for just about all types of fish, including Mackerel, Marlin, Shark, Tarpon, and Red Fish. Some anglers go for the big ones, and reel in fish that weigh in at over two hundred pounds or more, while other saltwater anglers try for smaller Gulf game. Throughout the Destin Fishing Rodeo, over $100,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to anglers for daily, weekly, weekend, and overall winning catches. There are lots of opportunities to win, and with no participation fee, saltwater anglers only need partner with a registered Destin charter boat.
For participants and non-participants alike, the daily weigh-in events on the dock at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar are always exciting, and take place from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. It is always fun to see the fish, both small and large, that the anglers haul in each day.
Throughout October, there are several kids' activities and events, including a kids' fishing day, where aspiring saltwater anglers learn the tricks of the trade. During the Destin Fishing Rodeo, celebrate Halloween on the Destin Harbor, and decorate pumpkins while enjoying tasty Halloween treats. At the end of the month, to mark another great Destin Fishing Rodeo, the community gathers for a stunning fireworks show over the Destin Harbor.
Crystal Sands Destin is a delightful three-story condo located in Crystal Beach, directly on the magnificent white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. There’s so much to do in this part of Destin, there are local dining favorites within a mile and the world-class shopping of the Destin Commons just a couple of minutes up the road.
Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, voted the 9th Best Tennis Resort in the world, is home to the Beach Manor and The Tides. Beach Manor is an inviting vacation condominium complex that is located beachfront, directly on the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico in Destin's Miramar Beach. There are so many pleasing amenities, including complimentary use of the Beach Manor Tennis Courts.
In the magnificent Seascape Resort of Destin’s Miramar Beach sits the luxurious vacation condo rentals of Majestic Sun. These Destin area vacation rentals are situated across Scenic Gulf Drive, steps from the ravishingly beautiful Northwest Florida’s Gulf of Mexico and its sugar white sand beaches. There are stunning views to be had from every floor of this resort style destination. The entire family will enjoy Majestic Sun’s sizable, heated indoor/outdoor pool and full outdoor pool.
A resort like no other, Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort offers 27-acres of stunning nature that gently rest along the majestic white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to some of the finest private beach in Northwest Florida, this loved vacation destination also host six Rubico championship grade tennis courts.
Discover the Tides at Tops’l, a beachfront condominium located in one of the most desirable areas of the Emerald Coast. The Tops’l Resort itself is in Miramar Beach and neighbors both the Silver Sands Outlet Mall and Grand Boulevard, making it only seconds from upscale dining, shopping, events, and entertainment. The Tides is the flagship building of this award winning destination and is positioned beachfront offering stellar views of the Gulf of Mexico and its sugar white beaches.
These picturesque Destin area rental cabins occupy an idyllic spot just across Scenic Gulf Drive from the glorious white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The Sea Cabins townhomes have their own private gulf-front pavilion with one hundred feet of private beach. The nation’s largest designer outlet center is just a mile up the road. Scenic Gulf Drive also boasts several scrumptious options for delectable dining and entertainment.
This exceptional low-rise Destin condo resort is located across Scenic Gulf Drive from the sugar white sand beaches of the Northwest Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. The Maravilla Resort in Destin hosts 2 ½ acres of private gated pristine beach. Accommodations offered by Ocean Reef at Maravilla include value-priced beach view condos. Amenities include two pools, one of which is situated looking out over the gulf, the other is heated and is centrally located on the gated resort.
Centrally located near the heart of Destin, the luxury condominiums at Silver Shells usher you and your family into the enchanting world of Destin resort living at its best. This centrally located beachfront resort boasts upscale dining at Ruth's Chris, a luxurious spa, and an enormous beach-side 7,500 square foot lagoon pool with a waterfall. Take advantage of the fitness facilities and the basketball and tennis courts.
Life is luxurious in these spacious Miramar Beach condominiums located across Scenic Gulf Drive from the stunning beach and Gulf of Mexico. Mediterranea is an upscale gated complex with private beach access and spectacular views of the emerald green waters of the Gulf and its sugar white sand beach sand. Vacation Rentals offered at Mediterranea include 2 and 3 bedroom well-appointed condos.
Just across Scenic Gulf Drive from the white beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Destin are these lovely condominiums. Summerspell offers a relaxing Destin vacation lifestyle. The soft sand of the beach is just a few feet away, and an enticing pool with a hot tub is on the resort. Take advantage of the common grilling area to cook lunch for the family, or walk to the delectable dining at Pompano Joe’s on the beach.
This splendid beachfront condo complex looks directly out onto the sugar white sands of the dazzling Gulf of Mexico. The exclusive private vacation community of Sandestin Beach Resort is an expansive property with miles of jogging, biking, and walking trails in addition to 4 championship golf courses. Beachside I offers an inviting seasonally heated pool, fitness center, and a wide stretch of sandy white beach.
Beachside Towers II soars above the shimmering sugar white sands at Sandestin where it majestically towers over the famed emerald green waters of this special part of the world and is the twin tower of Beachside I. Your first glimpse of these towers is seen as you enter the gated gulf side entrance of this stunning Northwest Florida resort along a palm studded drive that meanders down to the beach next to a lushly landscaped golf course.
Located beachfront on the Sandestin Resort is the towering high-rise condominiums of Westwinds. This premier destination offers guest full access to an array of on-site amenities including a beachside pool, outdoor hot tub, expansive pool deck, cascading waterfalls, fitness center, and an outdoor tiki bar. As a part of Sandestin, Westwinds guests will also enjoy the a vast selection of entertainment and adventure.
The enchanting Beachwalk Villas are located on the south side of the Sandestin Beach Resort- an exclusive, gated beach and golf community. The shimmering emerald waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are within walking distance, as well as a lovely lakeside community pool. The delightful and serene lake, brimful of bass and bream, is nestled at the center of the Beachwalk Villas Community.
Located on the beach side of Sandestin Resort, these marvelous vacation rentals feature flourishing views of the fairways, pool or lagoon. The Tivoli Terrace townhomes are spacious and serene. Enjoy a jog or bicycle ride on the miles of trails that wind through the lushly landscaped streets and golf course. There’s an inviting community pool within walking distance, and, of course, world famous dining and nightlife are situated conveniently inside the sprawling Sandestin resort.
Golf, fish, boat, and enjoy the beach! Turnberry Villas at Sandestin truly offer the best of everything. These spacious condominiums are ideally placed along stocked fresh water lakes and overlook several picturesque holes on the Baytowne Golf course. A golfer’s delight, the club house at Baytowne is located across a charming wooden walkway, making sneaking away for a round ever so easy. In addition to the golf course both the Baytowne Marina and the Sandestin Tennis center are just minutes away. Head a little further and immerse yourself in
If you are planning a special beach reunion in Destin that includes multiple families and friends then this up-to-date, spacious six bedroom vacation home is perfect since it provides separate living quarters for many of its fortunate guests. Abercrabby & Fish is a cheerful three story beach view home that includes a two story Guest House with its own kitchen next to a sparkling private swimming pool. Up to fifteen guests may be comfortably accommodated at this lovely private family compound.
Located on the east end of Scenic Gulf Drive, formerly Old Highway 98, is the gorgeous Amalfi Coast of Florida, a family friendly low-rise gulf view condominium. This gated vacation rental retreat is well-positioned directly across the road from the glistening waters and the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Condos at Amalfi Coast boasts panoramic gulf views, two large pools (one of which is seasonally heated), lighted tennis courts, a brand new fitness center, barbeque common areas, and a private beach pavilion.
Spanish for joy, cheer, and happiness, Alegria is an appropriately titled beachfront vacation home. This elegant property is well-positioned along Scenic Gulf Drive in the prestigious Frangista Beach Community. Frangista Beach is home to a privately gated oasis which has a lushly landscaped courtyard surrounding a lovely pool. Columned arbors on each side give it a classical look and there are full bathroom facilities, dressing rooms and showers.
A rare find in Destin, All About The View is a stand-alone 2 bedroom beach-view vacation home. So appropriately named, this rental property features stunning views of the gulf and its sugar white beaches as well as panoramic vistas of Four Prong Lake of Destiny. As the flag-ship rental at the well established Destin Beach Villas, this property offers the privacy of a home and the convenience of a condo. Amenities hosted at Destin Beach Villas include a refreshing community pool and an underpass to the beach, no need to dodge slow traffic!