Crab Island is one of the top attractions for visitors to Destin, Florida, and is rumored to be the cause of why the area was named one of the top ten places to live by Boating Magazine. In fact, even mega-country star Toby Keith has been seen enjoying some fun and sun at Crab Island. Situated at the entrance of the Choctawhatchee Bay, it is located on the north side of the Destin Bridge.
While the name suggests otherwise, it is no longer an island. Drifting sands from the Gulf of Mexico caused the island to erode from hurricanes and sea level changes over time. Now, Crab Island offers boaters an underwater sandbar that is ideal for anchoring for the afternoon, and reveling in the crystal clear aqua green water that surrounds them. The island is actually only accessible by boat or kayak because of the distance from the shore and currents. But not to worry, there are plenty of boat and jet ski rentals available in Destin for making the trip.
Crab Island boasts a wide variety of activities for visitors to participate in and optimize their vacation experience. Snorkeling, swimming, relaxing on the boat, and enjoying an ice cream cone from a floating shop are just a few of the endless possibilities. The island is ideal for adult couples looking for some entertainment and a chance to cut loose. Local bands often perform on floating stages almost every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Couples can enjoy sampling some tasty alcoholic beverages or indulge in a heavenly pizza in the largest tailgate party ever.
For couples looking for a more relaxing and romantic getaway, the better time to visit would be on a weekday during the summer or weekends any other time of the year. Drop the anchor to enjoy the warm sunshine and the refreshing breeze away from the party scene. Crab Island is more than plenty large enough to accommodate everyone, and all of their individual vacation desires. For all visitors to Destin, it is a must-see experience!
If you plan on joining the rollicking fun on Crab Island, the Henderson Park Inn is the perfect place to stay. With a private beach, a world class restaurant and an incredibly attentive staff, the Henderson Park Inn is the ideal location for honeymoons, anniversaries or couples getaways. Visit our Contact page to send us an email or call us at 866-398-4432. We look forward to hearing from you!