Boating Magazine has picked Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, which includes the laid-back beach towns of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, as one of the 10 Best Places to Live & Boat.
The area is a veritable boater’s paradise, with miles of sheltered bays and inlets as well easy access to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which incidentally has the best red snapper fishing in the Southeast United States.
The Emerald Coast also has great scuba diving, sailing, sea kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. But don’t believe me. Go check out the “emerald” waters yourself. To learn more, click here.