The Destin Boardwalk

The Destin Boardwalk

The Destin Boardwalk

The boardwalk project, completed in June 2012 includes new decking and pavers, landscaping, lighting and seating. Many of the property owners along the harbor joined together to add continuity along the harbor with easy access to local fishing charter boats, great restaurants and a multitude of water activities.

The history of Destin is a colorful one with many significant events taking place right here along the harbor. Founded in 1830 by Captain Leonard Destin, the little fishing village went on to be known as Destin. Captain Destin enticed people to settle in the area by offering fishing jobs to young men.  The total population of Destin back then was not more than 100 people, with the majority of them employed in the fishing industry.

The geography of the land here is what helped to make this an ideal fishing location. Destin’s East Pass is the only waterway connecting the Choctawhatchee Bay to the Gulf of Mexico for approximately 60 miles in either direction. This however was not of Mother Natures doing, originally the Gulf and the bay were not connected. In 1926, the Melvin, Marler and Destin families took it upon themselves to alter the coastline. Without the use of any large excavating machinery, four men, using only hand shovels, cut a drainage ditch two feet wide across Okaloosa Island.  Within two hours, the ditch was grew to over a 100 yards wide. eventually unleashing a torrent of rushing water that created the East Pass into what you see today. Today the Army Corp of Engineers, periodically dredge the East Pass to keep it safe for boat traffic to move through safely.

The first bridge connecting Okaloosa Island to Destin was constructed around 1933. Just north of the Destin Bridge is known to all the locals as Crab Island, one of two islands created by the dredged up sand from the East Pass. A year later US Highway 98 was completed, opening up Destin for all to enjoy.

Today the Destin Harbor is home to the largest  fishing fleet in Florida with about 150 charter and party boats in operation.  Fishing trips are run daily throughout the year drawing avid sportsmen and tourist from all over the globe.  The daily catches can be enjoyed every afternoon along the docks, as well as the fishing stories that abound. Destin, also known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village” and the “Billfishing Capital” of the northern Gulf is the home of many world record titles. Destin is home to some of the largest fishing tournaments in the world, such as the Destin Fishing Rodeo, established in 1948. This tournament “lures” in over 30,000 anglers competing for hundred of thousands of dollars in prize money. A sport fisherman can fish for sailfish, white marlin, blue marlin, Wahoo, king mackerel, and a variety of tunas, year-round in Destin.

Just south of the Destin Boardwalk are located the East and West Jetties, offering a perfect spot for snorkelers and divers.

In addition to fishing, other recreational activities along the Destin Boardwalk  include going to the beach, water sports such as jet skis and pontoon boats. And do not forget the excellent dining and retail specialty shopping found here such as: Aj’s Seafood, Fisherman’s Wharf, and local fav The Boathouse Oyster Bar, just to name a few. With the addition of the new boardwalk, many additional establishments are either nearing completion or are in the planning stages. This is a time of amazing growth and excitement for all, as the Destin Boardwalk is fast becoming one of the highlight attractions in Destin for the whole family to enjoy.

 

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january, 2017


Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill

123 Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541

21jan8:00 am– 11:00 amShelter House to Host Brunch & Bowl

Event Details

Shelter House presents Brunch and Bowl on January 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill at Destin Commons. This family-friendly fundraiser

 

Event Details

Shelter House presents Brunch and Bowl on January 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill at Destin Commons. This family-friendly fundraiser includes an indulgent breakfast buffet, unlimited bowling, silent auction, music and more. 

Corporate teams are encouraged. Registration is $500 for teams and covers six bowlers, food and lane sponsorship for your business. A very limited number of spots are available for individual bowlers at $40 per person. 

Registration for Brunch and Bowl is available at www.shelterhousenwfl.org. More information can be found on the Shelter House Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ShelterHouseNWFL

 

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Location

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill

123 Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541


 

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Clement Taylor Park

131 Calhoun Ave., Destin, fl

28jan7:30 am– 10:30 amDestin’s 7th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/WalkDestin

Event Details

Destin’s 7th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & 15K is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017! The

 

Event Details

Destin’s 7th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & 15K is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017! The 10K course is USA Track & Field-certified, and the 15K course is new to the event this year.

 

Race Times
7:30 a.m. – 15K begins (2.5-hour time limit)
8:30 a.m. – 5K/10K begins (2-hour time limit)
10:30 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

Registration
Registration is open on RunSignUp.comThe 5K is $30 through Jan. 27, and $35 on race day. The 10K and 15K are $40 through Jan. 27, and $50 on race day. Registration is available online until Jan. 25, at midnight. T-shirts are guaranteed to first 500 registrants.

On race day, registration will also be available at Clement Taylor Park, from 6 – 7 a.m., for the 15K, and from 6 – 8 a.m., for the 5K and 10K.

Course Maps
15K
USATF-Certified 10K (FL12080EBM)
5K/10K Combined

The start/finish line is at Clement Taylor Park, located at 131 Calhoun Ave., in Destin.

Please note that no bicycles or pets will be allowed on the course.

Awards
Awards will be presented to the winners, male and female, in multiple age categories.

Packet Pick-Up Party
Race packets may be picked at Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill, in Destin, from 5 – 7 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 27. Come pick up your package, and enjoy the festive atmosphere! Packets may also be picked up at the Destin Chamber of Commerce, located at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, in Destin, on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 1 – 5 p.m., or Friday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., or the day of the race at Clement Taylor Park, from 6 – 8 a.m.

Let us follow your race experience! Use hashtag #BayouBayBeach when you Tweet or post race photos to Instagram.

Sponsorships
For sponsorship information, please contact Events Coordinator Bryce Trafford at (850) 6241 or bryce@DestinChamber.com.

Location:
Start/Finish Line at Clement Taylor Park
131 Calhoun Ave.
Destin, FL 32541
Date/Time Information:
Pre-Race Packet Pick Up Party
Friday, January 27Race
Saturday, January 28
Contact Information:
(850) 837-6241
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Time

(Saturday) 7:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Location

Clement Taylor Park

131 Calhoun Ave., Destin, fl


 

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