Crab Island, Destin
crab island is located in destin harbor near the destin-fort walton bridge. this tiny island is a very popular beach. years ago crab island was alot larger but it's size was reduced by hurricane ivan. you can take a shuttle from destin harbor walk to the island.
This is a neat place. Shallow, so you can walk around in the water. The water is very calm here, so I feel safe having the kids out in it. On the other side of the bridge there is a little beach that is just perfect. Get there early, people do come out later. It's mostly families trying to get away from the huff and puff of the beach. Perfect for picnics, which we did. Found lots of crabs and fish. This place feels like our little hideaway.
Crab Island used to be an island...now it is underwater, making a shallow area in the bay near the Destin bridge. During the summer, it is THE place to anchor your boat (or jet ski) and drink beer, listen to music, swim, and hang out. There is even a floating cafe: a flat-bottomed boat that serves snack food and drinks (non alcoholic). The water is crystal clear and about 4-10' deep. It's super fun, and is INSANE on the 4th of July.
Renting jet ski's is a ton of fun and a great way to enjoy the beautiful waters surrounding Destin! Crab Island is an stretch of water in the Bay (near the Destin bridge) that has very shallow waters (4-10ft), and is THE place to hang out during the summer w/ your boat and jet-ski. You can have fun going super-fast in the ocean/bay, then go to crab island to hang out and swim. It makes for a fun day on the water!
We usually rent a boat and go out to Crab Island located in the Bay near the inlet to the Gulf. The water is shallow and reminds me of the tropics - blue and green with a clear view to the bottom. We throw the anchor overboard and snorkle for hours. There is even a floating restaurant nearby that sells hamburgers!