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Welcome to EmeraldCoast.com!

We have some of the best beaches in the world, and now we hope to connect you to the best information and activities that this area has to offer.

7 local places for free outdoor movies

Movies don’t have to be an indoor activity. Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and enjoy movies at these community events.

August Happenings

The summer may be winding down for a bit, but there are still plenty of fun things to do in August here on the Emerald Coast.

Destin Magic

And now it’s time for some slide-of-hand; A new show has come to Destin; the Bart Rockett Magic Show.

Views from Emerald Coast beaches

Take a trip along the Emerald Coast to see the many views of paradise provided by our readers. Have one of your own? Put it on our Facebook or Instagram pages to be published.


Welcome to Valparaiso!

Known as the “vale of paradise,” the city was named after Valparaiso, Indiana, and has roots all the way back into the early 1900s.

City of Valparaiso Contacts

Key addresses, phone numbers and websites of officials and city services for current and future residents of Valparaiso.

Parks & Recreation

There are numerous outdoor spots to accommodate a host of activities for families in Valparaiso.

Welcome to Shalimar!

Shalimar, which is said to mean “by the beautiful water,” was originally referred to as Port Dixie in the early 1940s.

City of Shalimar Contacts

Key addresses, phone numbers and websites of officials and government services for current and future residents of Shalimar.

If safety counts, Shalimar’s your place

The incorporated town of about 740 people was recently named No. 9 in The 10 Safest and Most Peaceful Places to Live in Florida by the website Only in Your State.


No lack of golf course destinations across coast

Looking for a place to tee it up? We've got you covered across the Emerald Coast.

Beach Communities of South Walton: WaterSound

On a quiet stretch of County Road 30A between Seagrove and Seacrest, rests WaterSound Beach.

Beach Communities of South Walton: WaterColor

Today, WaterColor is almost completely built out at 1,000 homes.

Beach Communities of South Walton: Seaside

Regarded as the birthplace of New Urbanism, Seaside stands as the model to show the way for traditional town building.

Seaside Neighborhood School: A model for all the rest

Read the history of Seaside Neighborhood School that began with thirty-six students in 1997.

Beach Communities of South Walton: Seascape

Seascape Resort is a 300-acre golf, beach and tennis resort, known as the “best kept secret in Destin.”


The Food Trucks of Navarre

Navarre also boasts several unique food trucks that are worth the drive to check out!

The Food Trucks of Seaside

The food truck scene is alive and well in Seaside. With it’s roots beginning in 1996, Seaside has added food trucks to it’s Airstream Row line-up for 20 years.

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery

Just as the name suggests, Ye Olde Brothers Brewery in Navarre serves up its own craft beer, and is owned by local twin brothers.

How far does your beer travel?

We have compiled a list of some of the most exotic brews that have traveled thousands of miles to make it to your local pub on the Emerald Coast.

5 myths about Florida breweries and restaurants

Nothing goes better with fresh brewed beer than a fresh cooked bratwurst — or pizza, or a burger. So why don’t more Florida breweries have restaurants attached?

Emerald Coast brewery breakdown

With eight breweries within an hour from Destin, you are sure to discover a new delicious drink.
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