The pristine beaches of the Emerald coast get a lot of attention, for good reason.
But there’s many great reasons to visit Destin, Florida and the Sea Oats Motel, an original beachfront landmark, that have nothing to do with our famous sugar sand beaches or emerald surf.
Sure, our beaches were recently voted among the Top Ten Most Beautiful Places To Visit by Good Morning America, but if you only take the time to enjoy our shoreline, then you haven’t really experienced what Destin and the Emerald Coast has to offer!
The friendly, knowledgeable staff here at the beautiful beachside retreat Sea Oats Motel, situated on a quiet tract of Old Highway 98 away from all the crowds, know all the amazing places to see and things to do while staying on our coastline.
Here are just a few of the activities that we recommend:
Big Kahuna’s Waterpark: Voted one of the Best Waterparks in America by The Travel Channel, Big Kahuna’s must be seen to be believed! With more than 40 water attractions, including dozens of jaw dropping slides, crazy rides, and one spectacular lazy river with waterfalls, alligators and more, Big Kahuna’s offers something for everyone.
Explore Destin Harbor: With tons of shopping, dining, ziplining across the water, and watching the boats go out or come in with their catches, even the most discerning member of your family will find something to interest them. Be sure to catch one of our spectacular pink sunsets from the docks and while you’re at it, book a Dolphin Excursion on one of our luxury charters. This is a must stop!
Sandestin Golf Resort: For the golfer in your family, this is the attraction. Featuring four courses including Raven, Burnt Pine, The Links, Baytowne, these grounds have been meticulously maintained and designed with lots of water obstacles and heavy bunkering, surrounded by all the natural beauty of our coastal paradise.
Village of Baytowne Wharf: A fun area to come to after a busy day of swimming, this original Destin-ation/boardwalk offers lots of kid-friendly activities such as a zip line, trampolines, ropes courses (one for little guys-preschool- early elementary age, and one for older kids through adults), carnival style games, rides, bounce houses, a carousel, with many restaurants to choose from as well as shopping and an arcade. Sea Oats Motel has a beach shuttle service that will take you to and from this awesome attractions, so feel free to get loose!
So come to the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin, and kick off the end of summer with a bang. We are located on a tranquil stretch of Old Highway 98, away from the tourist traps but still only minutes away from lots of really awesome area attractions. Our rentals are large and cozy, with fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers and private balconies that overlook one incredible view of our unrivaled beaches and tropical lagoon inspired, beachside pools.