Posted on 5/21/2021
Summer is here in Destin and along the Emerald Coast. There is no better way to spend your days than relaxing on the crystal white sand and splashing in the warm, soothing water. In other terms, we are still in bikini season! Can we get a "Woot Woot"? Having a trusty bikini (or, you know, like fifty) by your side seriously makes the beach experience that much better. We are sure you can agree.
Want to go here? See How to get to Crab Island!
When you hit the beaches along the beautiful Emerald Coast, you are sure to see a colorful rainbow of beach babes rocking bikinis and other swimsuits that you love. Think tropical prints, stripes, and polka-dots, eclectic patterns. Even if you like your current swimsuit, you will be ready to up your bikini game once you see the vibrant styles available on this stretch of shore.
Whether you are a local searching for your next favorite piece, a regular vacationer looking for new styles that you love, or a first-time visitor who (*gasp*) forgot her swimsuit, the local shops in Destin have got you covered. Take a break from gallivanting on the dream-like sand and check out these hot spots for a fabulous selection of bikinis. Be careful, though; you may end up leaving each store with much more than you anticipated… although, that is half the fun. Happy swimsuit shopping!
Ophelia Swimwear is located in Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and has additional locations on Scenic Highway 30A in both Seaside and Seacrest Beach. This means that no matter where you are along the coast, you can get your bikini fashion show on! This shop boasts a huge selection of cute bathing suits from a wide range of designers. We are talking designers like Acacia, L*Space, Boys + Arrows, Montce Swim, Pistola, Seafolly, and more. With such a wide selection of cute and unique suits to choose from, you may find yourself lost in bikini heaven. No joke! Remember, if you find something you absolutely adore but do not end up buying it, you can always check out their online store and get it later—three thumbs up for awesome swimsuit boutiques that also offer online shopping.
You can find Tommy Bahama in the upscale shopping center of Grand Boulevard. This shop is all about making sure you feel those paradise island vibes. And their swimsuit collection does just that. Browse stylish one-pieces, classic "little black suits," and custom colors and prints designed by an in-house team of artists. Tommy Bahama also offers reversible, mix-and-match style suits that help diversify your swim wardrobe and makes it easier to travel light. In addition to featuring the year's hottest swimsuit trends, Tommy Bahama women's swimwear is made from fabrics with UPF 50 to help protect you against the sun's harmful UV rays. As a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation's Corporate Council, many of the fabrics in the Tommy Bahama swimwear collection meet safe and effective sun protection criteria and have been stamped with the Foundation's Seal of Recommendation. Because you shouldn't have to worry when having fun in the sun!
Yes, you read that right. Target has a surprisingly massive collection of in-season bikinis that are stylish and reasonably priced. Located on Harbor Boulevard in Destin, Target is an easy-to-get-to and must-visit store if you are in need of a summer bikini. From boho to modern to tropical, you will find so many styles to choose from that it might be hard to pick a favorite. If so, mix and match to make your own fashion statement. The best part about finding swimsuits at Target? With its amazing selection of styles and reasonable price tags, you can score a major bargain shopping win. If you find yourself walking out of the store with multiple cute tops and bottoms, just know that you have hit a swimwear jackpot!
Related article: 7 Destin & 30A Flip Flop Shops
Does all this talk about bikini shopping have you excited for your beach vacation yet? Good! Lucky for you, a number of Ocean Reef vacation rentals in Destin are located in close proximity to these swimwear shops. Book your stay with Ocean Reef Resorts to enjoy not only the pristine Gulf Coast beaches, but also the swimsuit shopping that is bound to happen. We will see you soon!