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Our Guide: Things to do in Miramar Beach

16 Jan 2020
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Miramar Beach is a quaint and quintessential beach town. You’ll find quiet pockets of pristine nature as well as plenty of fun activities and things to do for the whole family. Miramar Beach is about 20 minutes from the center of Destin down Scenic Highway 98 and is less than 10 minutes from Sandestin.

When you book a stay in one of our Miramar Beach vacation rentals, you’re within access to so much that the Emerald Coast has to offer.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

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Baytowne Wharf

Located within the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the Village of Baytowne Wharf is home to shopping, dining, and entertainment, and it’s host to a number of festivals and events throughout the year. This one-stop hub is located along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay. You’ll find tons of local boutique stores that sell all the odds and ends you’ll need for vacation, as well as gifts to bring home for loved ones-- or yourself! Attend events like the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival at Baytowne Wharf.  

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Just a little past Sandestin is the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, a 1,600-acre Florida State Park that offers three miles of white-sand quartz beaches. This park features freshwater dune lakes, old-growth pine forests, sand dunes, wetlands, scrubland, and 13 imperiled wildlife species. Activities in this park include birdwatching, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, biking, fishing, and more. 

Emerald Bay Golf Club

Located in nearby Destin, Emerald Bay Golf Club is a beautiful 18-hole golf course along the Choctawhatchee Bay. This golf course was designed by Bob Cupp and includes challenging water features, lush tropical landscape, and stunning fairways. Beginners and experienced golfers alike will find this course fun and challenging. There is also a newly renovated clubhouse and restaurant on-site.

Fishing Charters

When you're on vacation in Northwest Florida, you can't miss out on a fishing excursion to explore the area's waters. Some nearby companies include Dead Fish Charter, Lil' Lucky of Destin, and Legacy Boating Club. All of these companies are within easy access to our Miramar Beach rentals and offer a variety of different options for excursions. Bottom fishing, surface fishing, cobia fishing, inshore fishing, and more are offered at area charters. Call ahead to see what is offered when you're visiting. 

Paddleboarding & Kayaking

Paddleboarding and kayaking are great ways to explore the waters of Northwest Florida and enjoy a little calm. YOLO Board + Beach and Paddle Tribe Company are both local and offer daily rentals. Paddle Tribe offers guided tours and lessons for newbies, as well as special tours like sunrise and sunset excursions. They also offer SUP yoga classes by appointment. Whether you're an experienced paddler or you're getting on the board for the first time, these local companies offer tailored experiences for you and your group. Paddle Tribe also has kayak rentals

Miramar Beach Restaurants

After a day out in the sun and sand, visit one of the best Miramar Beach restaurants for a delicious meal. Grab oysters at ACME Oyster House, pub food at Roberto's Pizzeria & Sports Bar, delicious smoked meats at Lillie's Q BBQ, or a perfect cut of meat at Seafar's Prime Steaks & Seafood. There are also several breakfast spots if you prefer to start your day with a filling meal. 

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Ready to book your Miramar Beach vacation? Our Miramar Beach rentals suit all types of groups, big or small. If you can't quite find what you're looking for, contact us directly so our team can help you find the perfect place. You can also stay up to date on new specials, offers, and more when you sign up for our monthly newsletter.