Ready, Set, Go!
Grab your flashlights and buckets. It’s time for some good ole fashioned family fun. Sea Oats Motel invites you and your family down to the Destin beach for a family sand crab safari. Sand crabs aka “Ghost Crabs” can provide hours of fun chasing them around the beach.
Don’t be fooled by the size of the tiny crustaceans, they can reach speeds of up to 10 mph. These sly little crabs stay buried beneath the sand most of the time to hide from birds.
Ghost crabs tunnel down for about four feet at a 45° angle, creating one to two-inch wide holes. They generally come out more at night to run down to the water and get some oxygen through their tiny gills.
Kids love the thrill of the hunt as they scramble among the beach trying to catch these mini speed racers. Whoever collects the most crabs in their bucket is the winner!
You should keep some damp sand in the bottom of the bucket to keep the sand crabs safe while in temporary custody. Watch for pinching when you handle the crabs. They do not have lobster claws but they are still crabs.
A sand crab safari is guaranteed to have your family rolling in the sand laughing and hunting.
Join us at Sea Oats Motel or any of our other luxury locations in the Destin area and take your family down to a night of fun on the beach.
Sea Oats motel is located apart from all the hustle and bustle of the main drag, yet moments from the area attractions, situated amid the spectacular coastal vistas on a scenic stretch of Old Highway 98. Perfect for a hide-away or action packed vacation, even better stay long enough to enjoy a bit of both!