We know the best secluded beaches for family beach portraits, from Crab Island at Destin Pass to Miramar Beach.
Harborwalk Village is a great place to spend an afternoon. Winding along the shores of Destin harbor, the walk is lined with restaurants, shops, and bars - fun for all ages! It’s also a great place to catch a dolphin cruise or fishing charter. The Emerald Grande Resort anchors the walk and is the perfect place to stay if you want to be right in the action.
Right smack in the middle of Destin is Henderson Beach State park, a huge piece of land on the water protected from development. You can camp there, rent a pavilion for the day, use the playground, or just enjoy beaches that aren’t as busy as those behind more developed areas. this is a great place for your family portrait session because the long beach is unspoiled and beautiful.
Nestled just east of the state park is the new and luxurious Henderson Beach Resort. It is the largest full-service resort in Destin. Indulge in the best spa treatments, the multiple pools,and top notch restaurants. Of course, the beach view can't be beat!
On the east end of Destin is Miramar Beach, home of the expansive and diverse San Destin Resort. This community is a perfect place to stay, play, and of course, take family photos! The Gulf side has condos, restaurants, and hotels all overlooking the gulf of Mexico.
The bay side of the San Destin Beach Resort is home to the Hotel Effie, a beautiful hotel with suites, graceful porches with tall white columns, and beautiful green spaces - the perfect spot to start a photo session before heading to the beach at sunset! From the resort, you can take a short walk down a beautiful pathway to Baytowne Wharf, a small “town” inside the resort that is always bustling with events and things to do!
This is a great shopping area with a mix of stores that appeal to all ages. There’s a movie theater, Whole Foods, Bass Pro Shops, Chipotle, and many clothing and accessory shops. It’s right across the street from the beach so you can make a day of it and still catch the sunset over the Gulf.
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