By Larry R. Ashley, Sheriff Beaches in Okaloosa County are open from dawn to dusk and business is booming. Restaurants and bars are re-opened with limited capacities and boosted cleaning procedures. The Okaloosa Island Fishing pier, fishing charters, dolphin cruises and water sports rentals are available again as well. Tens of thousands of...

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Beaches, restaurants, retailers, vacation rentals, businesses and many Destin Life partners have been opening or reopening and getting back to work! Here’s the latest at the time of this printing: Vacation rentals in the Florida panhandle have been allowed to book guests again and tourists are so happy. Okaloosa, Walton,...
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, Saving Lives, Defying Death By Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite, former Captain USCG Immense Pacific Ocean seas rolled ashore. The frigid salt water swept into the mouth of the Oregon cave at the foot of Cape Lookout with a roar so loud, the Coast Guard helicopter hovering above was...
••••••••• 5 ••••••••• Free Beach Bonfire | 5pm | Royal Palm Grille Locals on the Harbor | 5pm | Boathouse Oyster Bar ••••••••• 6 ••••••••• Farmer’s Market | 9am-1pm | Grand Boulevard Rock The Dock Free Concert Series | 7pm | Harborwalk Village Karaoke | 8pm | World of Beer ••••••••• 7 ••••••••• Women’s Concealed Carry Class...
Just in time for Memorial Day, vacation rentals in the Florida panhandle are allowed to book guests again. As of May 19th, officials have approved the Okaloosa County plan to reopen short-term rentals effective immediately. View the Okaloosa County Short Term-Rental Plan here. Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Escambia, and Santa...
By Lori Leath Smith, Publisher Yes, our world has changed, at least temporarily. Local schools remain closed. Education for students is conducted from home. Many continue to work from home, while others may gradually return to their business as it opens. Stores close early to disinfect. Other stores are gradually opening limiting...
As of May 5, 2020. Please find updates at DestinChamber.com and at MyDestinLife.com. 790 On The Gulf—Open for indoor and outdoor seating and take out. Our hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily. Call (850) 650-4853. Acme Oyster House—Open for take-out and will be opening for indoor and outdoor seating...
Local Eateries Offer Pick Up and Delivery Options (As of March 31; Subject to Change) ALL CUISINE The Beach House — (850) 608-6300 — 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. The Beach House is open for Take Out only. Call in your order or walk up. Beer/Wine/Liquor as well. Bijoux — (850) 622-0760 – Family...
Psalm 91 begins with this message of hope: “He who dwells in the shelter of The Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” These words can infuse you with faith and give you the assurance you need in uncertain times. No insurance company, bank or government...
By Lori Leath Smith Destin, Okaloosa County and the state of Florida have enacted several emergency measures for the safety and health of locals and visitors during COVID-19. At the time of this printing, all beaches within the city limits of Destin and Gulf front in Okaloosa County are closed through...

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