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Destin is a city located on the Emerald Coast of Florida, in Okaloosa County. The city styles itself “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, and claims to have the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald-colored waters. Originating as a small fishing village, it is now a popular tourist destination – according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, over 80 percent of the Emerald Coast’s 4.5 million visitors each year visit Destin.

Destin is named after Captain Leonard Destin, a New London (Conn.) fishing master, who settled in the area c. 1845 or 1850. He built a New England colonial home at the location of the Monroe Point military reservation. Captain Destin and his descendants fished the area for decades. The first condominiums were built in the 1970s, although Destin was not incorporated as a municipality until 1984. The city has experienced rapid growth since the 1980s. Destin is a principal city of the Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city is located on a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. The peninsula was originally an island; hurricanes and sea level changes gradually connected the island to the mainland. Destin has a total area of 8.2 mi². 17.5 mi² of it is land and 0.6 mi² of it (7.95%) is water.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort HAVE A BLAST AND A SPLASH THIS JULY 4TH Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast Packs in the Fun and Festivities DESTIN, FL, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Sandestin Golf and Beach … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Apalachicola Bay Public Meetings Corexit Poisoning

Apalachicola Bay Public Meetings Corexit Poisoning Dates and locations for the upcoming public meetings.  The meetings will discuss the following topics:  *   Findings of the OSAT I and II reports;  *   DEP’s water/sediment sampling efforts;  *   DOH- discussion on the analysis … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Destin Florida Mayor Sam Seevers

Destin Florida Mayor Sam Seevers Mayor ‘hesitant’ to support oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico by Matt Algarin With a resolution opposing off-shore oil drilling in state waters on the city’s books since December 2009, Sam Seevers is a … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Commander’s Palace Destin

Destin Commander’s Palace Commander’s Palace closes its doors in Destin Commander’s Palace, Destin has closed its doors due to the strained economy combined with the devastation the oil spill had on Northwest Florida’s tourism industry. The adverse impact on the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Destin Florida

Destin Florida Group cries foul over locally bought seafood Matt Algarin Florida Freedom Newspapers DESTIN — BP will pay $20 million to the Florida Agriculture Department over the next three years to help fund enhanced seafood inspections and marketing efforts aimed … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Destin

Destin If the Big Easy can bounce back from tourism woes, so can the Emerald Coast               New Orleans tourism official says local lodgings will field questions about the BP oil spill for years … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Destin Florida

Destin Florida Eye Witness Accounts From Residents by Stuart H. Smith What’s Really Happening Down on the Gulf Coast? Gap Between What Local Residents Are Reporting and Accounts from Outside “Experts” Clouds Truth The Destin Log newspaper out of Florida … Continue reading

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