Many vendors offer 1/2-day or full-day paddle board & kayak rentals for exploring the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and 1/2 hour or hourly Jet-ski and Pontoon Rentals. Renting a boat and visiting Crab Island is a popular activity for visitors and locals alike! If you’re interested in Parasailing, head over to the beach in front of Pompano Joes, sign up and set sail!

You can also explore fishing or a dolphin watching chartered excursion leaving from Harbor Walk Village in Destin. There’s no fishing like fishing on the Gulf! We’re happy to recommend some local partners if this interest you, just ask!


Whether it’s coastal casual by the beach, world renown Asian cuisine, Italian comfort food or fine dining fare, Miramar Beach’s restaurant scene is bursting with world-class restaurants, fresh Gulf flavors and incredible wine lists.

No matter if you’re a seasoned foodie or just looking for an quick bite to eat, let South Walton’s chefs impress you. You don’t have to look too far for a breathtaking view, so sit back, relax and enjoy a local meal. Check out our Local Dining Guide section for some recommendations!


South Walton is also known for its collection of championship golf courses. The courses were crafted by some of the most well known course designers, from Love Golf Design and Robert Trent Jones Jr. to Tom Jackson and Rees Jones. Our golf courses are consistently featured and praised by the likes of Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Golfweek. Indian Bayou, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, Emerald Bay, Seascape and Sandestin’s 5 courses are all located in Miramar Beach.


South Walton’s unique neighborhoods are home to an amazing collection of talented artists, performers and musicians. The art scene in South Walton is as diverse as the destination itself. Showcasing everything from art galleries, digital art festivals to live music and on-stage theatrical performances.

There’s always something going on in or near Miramar Beach. It’s not just a beach town, endless local events go on throughout the year! We host wine and food festivals, farmers markets, marathons, artist showcases and more! Explore our Locals Event section to view the annual monthly calendar.


Hang out beach side among one the most beautiful stretches of beach you’ll see in the United States. The emerald green water will captivate you with it’s beauty, no photo filter needed.

You’ll find that many of our properties have their own beach access, however, there are also many public beach accesses throughout Miramar Beach to explore!


You have 3 premier shopping destinations just within a minutes drive. First you have the Silver Sands Factory outlet featuring more than 100 designer labels for you to shop. Then there’s Grand Boulevard, an upscale shopping center featuring boutiques, upscale clothing, home goods and fine dining options. Lastly, you have the Village of Baytowne Wharf. The Wharf features an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries, and night clubs.

Visit the Shopping Guide section for a more detailed description, address and links.