Premier Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife at the Village of Baytowne Wharf

October 2nd 2023
Mike Fisher
Premier Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife at the Village of Baytowne Wharf

Visiting the Emerald Coast and looking for a fun, family-friendly destination with a rockin’ after hours scene? The Village of Baytowne Wharf has a little bit of everything for even the most skeptical of travelers.

This massive beach community located within Sandestin Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, offers activities for all ages; games, toys, sweet shops, and extreme attractions for the children, and dining, drinks, entertainment, events, and nightclubs for the grown-ups! Enjoy a day with family and friends at the waterfront shops of The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and find out why millions of beach vacationers choose to include this exciting destination in their beach vacation plans.

Table of Contents

  • Shopping
  • Dining and Nightlife
  • Events





shopping in sandestin

Shopping is one of the top things to do in Sandestin, so be sure to grab some comfortable shoes before shopping the Village of Baytowne Wharf


If you’re looking for things to do in Destin, first you need things to wear! Searching for some new beach wares, or rummaging for that perfect dress before hitting the Destin Harbor is made simple at the shops of Baytowne Wharf.

Aloha Surf Company features brand name surf clothing, accessories, swimwear, and more for adults and children, and bluCALYPSO provides custom jewelry, interior designs, and custom pieces designed by the owner, Mayra Casillas. Dozens of unique shops give browsers more than a full days worth of fun during their Destin, Miramar Beach, or Santa Rosa Beach vacation.


Dining and Nightlife


sandestin fine dining dinner and dancing cruise

Pictured above is Sandestin’s dinner cruise through Solaris, offering a unique dining experience at the Village of Baytowne Wharf


Spectacular fresh Gulf seafood, nourishment with nuances of New Orleans, magnificent Mexican meals, and everything in between is easy to find on the cobblestone streets of Baytowne. Venture onto the docks for a special meal aboard the Solaris Fine Dining Dinner and Dancing Cruise. Spend the evening on a luxurious yacht dining on seafood, while listening to a live band and taking in the sites of the bay. With so many restaurant options, it’s not hard to imagine a daily visit during your Emerald Coast vacation!

Once dinner is over, and the sun sets over the bay-side Wharf, it is time to experience the night time sights, sounds, and tastes of this town within a city. Some of the areas most popular bars, music venues, and dance clubs reside in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, including such popular establishments as John Wehner’s Village Door Nightclub and Rum Runners. Head to the Village for world-class nightlife and entertainment, delicious drinks, and plenty of room on the floor to dance the night away!




concerts at baytowne wharf

Baytowne Wharf events include everything from concerts to magic shows


Family fun is the name of the game at the Village of Baytowne Wharf! Events run year-round, and feature local and regional culture at it’s finest. Some of the largest annual celebrations include the Village’s Memorial Day Celebration, 4th of July Fireworks Show, Beer Fest, Wine Fest, and the region’s premier arts and crafts festival (Artquest).

The FREE Monthly Sandestin music performances known as the Wednesday Night Concert Series take place weekly starting in March and showcase talent from around the country, and with popular acts like Heritage and I’MAGENE, you won’t want to miss a show! If visiting Destin, Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach, or any other Emerald Coast communities in 2021 and beyond, be sure to visit Baytowne for some of the great events taking place!



The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin is truly a place to behold. If you’re not careful, a whole vacation can be spent exploring the shops, tasting the food, and visiting the many attractions of this waterside community. From unforgettable scenic dinner cruises, to dancing the night away at Rum Runners, there is something for everyone at the Village of Baytowne Wharf! If searching for more family fun places to stay and things to do in Miramar Beach, be sure to visit TripShock for the best rates on activities and attractions!



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