Destin, Florida Feast of Tabernacles

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Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, Florida 32541-1532

Festival Coordinator: Stan Roberts

Festival Dates: 19-26 September 2013

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Destin Florida is located east of Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island and west of Sandestin/Seaside Florida. The Destin/Emerald Coast area is know for it's sugar white sand beaches, golf courses, deep sea, off shore, bottom, pier, bay and lake fishing, boating, windsurfing and an unlimited number of additional water reaction activities. Play in the harbor, east pass, the Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay, our buoys and rivers, the Intercoastal Water Way or just swim in one of our many resort pools or at one of our many beaches.

100 Miles of Pristine Northwest Florida Panhandle Beaches!

Newcomers and visitors discover what permanent residents already know; what a wonderful place it is to bring a family.

No longer a well-kept secret, the "Miracle Strip" as the area is also known, offers natural, unspoiled, sugar-white sandy beaches that are some of the most beautiful in the world.

Okaloosa County encompasses an area of 1,300 square miles, including 59 miles of inland waters-all dedicated to your "fun in the sun."

Walton County, bordering the state of Alabama and spanning an area of 1,028 square miles, is unspoiled land dotted with lakes, rivers, streams, trees and 28 miles of white, sand Gulf beaches.

Why is the Sand White along the Beaches in Destin Florida?

The sand here on the Emerald Coast is among the whitest, cleanest and softest in the world. What you might not know, is that when you walk on the beaches here, you are actually walking on the mountains - the Appalachian Mountains, that is.

The sand on the Emerald Coast beaches is comprised mainly of quartz washed down from the mountains by the Apalachicola River, 130 miles east of Ft. Walton Beach. It is this quartz, ground to a perfect oval in each grain of sand, that makes the beach "squeak" when you walk on it.

Normally, such quartz has a rosy pink tint because of it's iron oxide coating, but the sugary-white quartz of the Emerald Coast lost it's coating somewhere along it's watery journey thousands of years ago. No one knows exactly how or why.


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