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8 of the BEST Destin, FL, Photo Ops

Mike Fisher

November 14th 2020

8 of the BEST Destin, FL, Photo Ops

A trip to Destin, FL, yields scenic Gulf views, and plenty of interesting buildings and designs providing a perfect backdrop to vacation photos. Whether you get family photos taken professionally by a hired beach photographer in Destin, or choose to wing it with a cell phone camera, you’ll leave with a great set of photos highlighting special vacation memories. Leave your friends and family back home in awe, or in stitches, with photos from these 8 Destin Photo Ops.

Table of Contents

  • Fun at Crab Island
  • Jaws at the Bass Pro Shops
  • Big Catch on a Destin Fishing Trip
  • The Destin Jetties
  • Destin Harbor Hot Spots
  • Heart of Destin Commons
  • The Back Porch Giant Beach Chair
  • Destin Parasailing Adventure



Fun at Crab Island


fun at Crab Island


One of the most popular things to do in Destin, FL, Crab Island is a family-fun destination in the Choctawhatchee Bay! Swim, snorkel, or try out one of the many attractions and games on the massive sandbar. Photo ops are everywhere, from swimming with a school of fish to posing in front of Destin’s Marler Bridge! The only way to get to Crab Island is by boat or watercraft, so secure your ride today with a Destin boat rental.

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Pontoon Boat Rentals Online}


Jaws at the Bass Pro Shops


Jaws at the Bass Pro Shop
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It’s a little known fact that the movie, “Jaws 2” was filmed in Destin, FL, perhaps that’s why the Destin Bass Pro Shops chose to display a massive Great White for fun photos! The giant hanging shark can be seen from Highway 98, and is always accessible for pictures. Besides the Great White, Bass Pro Shops offers plenty of fun exhibits like a marine park-grade salt-water aquarium!


Big Catch on a Destin Fishing Trip


Big Catch on a Destin Fishing Trip


Destin is known as the, “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village" for a reason. Spend the day reeling in Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and more when you book one of the many fishing charters in Destin, FL. Snap a pic of your deep sea fishing adventure, and show the folks back home the spoils of victory!

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Deep Sea Fishing Charters Online}


The Destin Jetties


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Head to the Destin Jetties for a scenic photo op unlike any other! The immense rock wall in the Destin Harbor serves as a perfect setting for beach photos. The best way to access the Destin Jetties is through Noriega Point on Holiday Isle, just remember to watch your step!


Destin Harbor Hot Spots


destin harbor hot spots


The Destin Harbor is bustling with activity. The commercial fishing boats arrive throughout the afternoon, bringing in the day’s catch, and live music, games, and fun displays are found across the boardwalk. A Destin Harbor dolphin tour is a great way to see the sights of the Harbor from the comfort of a deluxe passenger boat.

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Dolphin Cruises and Tours Online}


Heart of Destin Commons


shopping at destin commons
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Destin Commons is an outside mall in Destin, Florida, full of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and things to do for kids and adults. The center of Destin Commons holds the best photo ops, with a glamorous fountain, playground, splash pad, rides, and a children’s choo-choo train!


The Back Porch Giant Beach Chair


back porch destin fl
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Hop on the Back Porch’s mascot chair for a whimsical family photo! The Back Porch seafood restaurant is located directly on the beach, and the over-sized wooden beach chair is situated outside the front entrance. After taking your snap shots, stop into Back Porch for some delicious fresh seafood from a locally-loved eatery!


Destin Parasailing Adventure


parasailing in destin


What’s better than a shot from 500ft in the air?! Fly as a duo or trio while parasailing and sightseeing above the Gulf Coast with your son, daughter, wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, or both your top BFF’s! Secure your perfect shot while parasailing in Destin!

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Parasailing Online}



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