THINGS TO DO IN DESTIN
The Cottages by the Bay provide easy access to all the best Destin, Florida has to offer. Whether you’re here for a corporate retreat or group getaway, there’s something for everyone. From nearby dining to area activities, enjoy the Emerald Coast like a local. Check out our Owner recommendations for some of our Sweet Southern favorites!
LOCAL EATS & DRINKS
KAYAKING & PADDLEBOARDING
Explore the Choctawhatchee Bay just across the street from the Cottages. With access to Clement Taylor Park, launching your own kayaks or stand-up paddleboards is easy. If you are interested in renting, La Dolce Vita is a great choice close by.
FISHING CHARTER BOATS
We recommend these Charter Boats for a deep-sea Gulf Trip, as we personally know and trust each captain to give you a great experience. Check out First Light with Captain Steve Haeusler, Only Way with Captain Curt Gwin and Sea Winder with Captain Chris Couvillon.
Captain Leonard Destin Park
This new park has it all! Explore the beach area, boardwalk, splash pad and more. Captain Leonard Destin Park is located near the Cottages by the Bay and the perfect place to relax and play.
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Henderson state park
Our favorite place to go to the beach! Henderson State Park is a short drive away and the facilities are great. Enjoy 6,000ft of undeveloped shorline. A nominal entry fee applies.
SEE THE DOLPHINS
For your best chance to see dolphins, walk over the Destin Bridge, go to the middle of the span and look toward East Pass. Another option close to the Cottages is at Clement Taylor Park. When there, look toward Crab Island and try to spot the dolphins. For a guaranteed encounter, the Gulfarium offers dolphin and sea lion shows that no one can resist!
Destin Commons is Northwest Florida’s only open-air lifestyle center offering shopping, dining and entertainment. This architechturally unique center has garnered a regional reputation for it’s well-known retail tenants and on-going community events.