Destin Shrimp Boil

Good ‘Ol Southern Shrimp Boil

At the Sea Oats Motel, we love to pick up a mess of some of our fresh caught, delicious gulf shrimp.

Like Bubba said in Forrest Gump, there are a lot of ways to savor our yummy local delicacy from grilling over hot coals right on the sand, to one of our famed Po’boy sandwiches.

One way to enjoy tasty gulf seafood that we at the Sea Oats Motel really love, is a good ol fashioned Low Country Boil, fixed right in our suites’ fully equipped kitchens.

Besides being really yummy, a low country boil is also fantastic because after you’ve put everything into the pot to cook, you have time to kick back and hang out with those you love, maybe as you watch the sun go down from your own private balcony. The other awesome perk… The cleanup! One pot means that cleaning up after dinner is a breeze!
So the next time you are visiting the Sea Oats Motel on the Emerald Coast, follow these instructions for a meal that is will have your whole family salivating.


  • Crab boil, 2 teaspoons per quart of water
  • 12 red new potatoes 6 (4-inch)
  • smoked sausage link sausage
  • 6 ears corn
  • 3 pounds fresh shrimp, unpeeled but de-veined


Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all of the ingredients. Add the crab boil and bring to a boil. Adjust the crab boil to suit your taste. When the water boils, add the potatoes and sausage. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. Add corn and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for no more than 3 minutes.

Serve with warm, buttered bread, a crisp salad and cool beverages, like a frosty beer or some sweet, tangy homemade lemonade. For dessert, keep the southern theme going with some peach cobbler.

After your meal, head down to the beach to walk the quiet shoreline and count falling stars or take advantage of the Sea Oats central location and beach shuttle service to check out some nearby activities like bowling at Destin Lanes, dancing at AJ’s on the Water, or shopping at Destin Commons where you can watch a movie, or people watch by the fountains.

For more great beach tips and secrets, or for reservations at the perfect, laid back beachfront accommodations, call the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida today 833-803-3320.