What Makes Our Sand White?

So what exactly does make the waters of Destin so Emerald green and the beaches so beautifully white?

The reason is the natural filtering process the local waterways go through before reaching the gulf.

Thanks to the Apalachicola Bay the water coming into the Gulf is crystal clear except for micro-algae that when hit with sunlight reflect a beautiful bright green tint. The Destin shoreline also benefits from this naturally filtered waters.

The sand on the beaches are immaculately white. The backdrop of white sandy beaches provides a stunning contrast for the glowing green waves lapping over it.

Destin sand is actually comprised mainly of polished quartz particles from the Appalachian Mountains coming into the Apalachicola Bay through streams. The result is a beach that shines in the daylight and sparkles in the moonlight. And the emerald waters will put on a light show night or day.

We offer some incredible photo ops from right here on your balcony at Sea Oats Motel. We are the last motel located on the beaches of Old 98 in Destin so we offer unique views from our balconies.

From the frame of your private balcony you can take some breathtaking photographs of the beaches with their emerald green waters, the white sandy beaches and your family enjoying life.

For an even better photo try para-sailing. Soar above the beaches for optimum view. Para-sailing, wave runners and several other beach activities are available right here at Sea Oats Motel. Come stay with us anytime and find out why they truly call us The Emerald Coast.

Call 833-803-3320 today to learn more or to book your stay!