Destin Water Activities

It is a such an unbelievable time of year along the pristine beaches and charming seaside towns of south Walton County, Florida. Ushered in with the cooler weather, besides the blessed low humidity, yay!, guests to the area can expect to find peaceful, beaches and attractions, and an abundance of water activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Here just a few of the awesome adventures that await your crew just moments from 30-A Suites in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Diving & Snorkeling

What does every diver want? Great weather, great water and an underwater landscape teeming with life. Done, done and done! Experienced divers love our reefs and wrecks, and for newcomers, snorkeling is the perfect introduction to Emerald Coast water sports!

Skim boarding

Skim boarders run towards the ocean, drop into the thin wash of retreating waves, then skim out to sea and ride the breaking waves back to shore. Our sugar-white sands and flat waters make Destin a must-skim destination.

Jet Skiing

Feel the wind in your hair and salt spray on your face as you zip across the Gulf. Personal watercraft, usually called “jet skis,” are a longtime favorite for fun in the sun at Destin whether riding solo or on a 2- or 3-seater

Paddle Boarding

One of the hottest newcomers to Emerald Coast water sports, paddle boarding uses big boards, letting riders stand and gently paddle their way across the water.


Aka “kitesurfing,” this is one of nature’s most zen adventures – just you, a small board and wind to pull you along! In addition to Okaloosa Island, some barrier islands like Crab Island, offer spectacular and serene riding areas.


Part of what makes Destin water sports unique is that there are opportunities for everyone – experts and newbies alike – and surfing is one area where we’re perfect for beginners. With our white-sand beaches, mild climate and mid-sized Gulf waves, entry-level never felt so good!


Fast boats lift parachutes high in the air, and you with them. Go solo, or try our big chutes to share the experience with family and friends. Of all the beach sports you might try, this one that gives you a bird’s-eye view of Destin you’ll never forget.

For more information on the many amazing things to see and do on our silver shores this autumn, make your next reservation at the gorgeous boutique style hotel, 30-A Suites.

Situated amidst the rolling, polished quartz crystal sand dunes and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, 30-A Suites offers guests a luxurious stay with an exclusive feeling, set away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag, along scenic route 30-A, for which the property takes its moniker, in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Ideal for the traveler that prefers a more authentic, laid back vacation, our gorgeous rentals are the epitome of personalized comfort with a modern flare. Each uniquely decorated unit has been designed to be your coastal oasis surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms of jasmine or magnolia.

Our guests will find spacious living areas complete with cozy furniture, fully equipped kitchens, sumptuous bedding, crisp linens, oversized bathrooms with modern luxuries, and private patios overlooking our breathtaking landscape. Nearby activities you will love include exploring the historical grounds of Eden State Park, visiting a preserved plantation, perusing art vendors along the boardwalk, golfing at some of the most prestigious courses in the country, diving, sports fishing charters, and so much more you may not know where to begin.

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at one of many gourmet eateries close by to your rooms, then enjoy a leisurely stroll down the soft white shoreline as you count the shooting stars. Or stay in and wrap yourselves in our Egyptian cotton bathrobes while you dine on freshly caught gulf seafood prepared right in the comfort and intimacy of your suite’s complete kitchen.

Close the night with a movie, snuggled into our down comforters and plush pillows, serenaded by a chorus of crickets, tree frogs, and owls mingling with the steady sound of the surf, just a few steps away from your room.

Take a break from it all and come take advantage of the warm weather and uncrowded beaches, along with all the great outdoor festivities, on the Emerald Coast with a stay at the incomparable 30-A Suites, the most gorgeous boutique hotel in Northeast Florida.

Call today to learn more or to book your stay at (850) 499-5053


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