Located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald waters and make it arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sand on Destin's beaches is some of the whitest in the world. The sand comes from the Appalachian Mountains, and is made of finely ground quartz crystal giving the appearance of sugar. Residue flows down the Apalachicola River and is deposited into the Gulf of Mexico. Because of the currents the sand drifts west along the Gulf Coast and settles from east of Panama City to the Alabama coast. Fresh Seafood, local artist, and 12 beach access points make for a serene destination with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.