Top 5 Ideas for Taking Scenic Photos in Destin Florida
Destin, FL is one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the United States! Situated on the Gulf of Mexico, our charming city is famous for its breathtaking beaches and crystal clear water. With so much natural beauty in town, visitors will definitely want to take plenty of pictures during their getaway. To help you make the most of your escape, the Henderson Park Inn has put together five ideas for taking scenic photos in Destin Florida.
1. Beach Portraits at Henderson State Park
Located adjacent to our bed and breakfast, Henderson Beach State Park is the perfect place to take portraits of Destin’s lovely beach landscapes. The state park boasts over 6,000 feet of pristine shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico for visitors to enjoy. Guests will find a gorgeous beach covered with the Emerald Coast’s iconic sugar white sand. As the most secluded beach in town, Henderson State Park provides an incredibly peaceful atmosphere for photographers. Be sure to keep your eye out (and camera ready) for sightings of dolphins, sea turtles, and shorebirds.
2. Underwater Photos with a Waterproof Camera
If you have a waterproof camera or a waterproof case, there is a whole new world to explore beneath Destin’s emerald green waters! One of our favorite spots for underwater photography is the Destin Jetties. This man-made reef is crawling with fascinating sea creatures, including hermit crabs, blue crabs, octopuses, puffer fish, redfish, and barracuda. The best way to see all of this aquatic life is to grab your camera and go snorkeling at the jetties.
3. Pictures of the Boats in Destin Harbor
Did you know that Destin Harbor is home to the largest fleet of fishing vessels in the state of Florida? When you visit the harbor, you can snap stunning pictures of the boats coming in with their fresh catches. Destin Harbor is also the starting point for many of the city’s boat tours, so you can book a cruise and take even more scenic photos in Destin Florida.
4. Nature Photography at Eden Gardens
Eden Gardens State Park is another one of our favorite photography spots on the Emerald Coast. If you can visit sometime between October and May, you will have the chance to capture the park’s famous azaleas and camellias in all of their colorful splendor. Other highlights of the park include a heritage rose garden, butterfly garden, hidden garden, reflection pond, and an impressive 19th-century mansion.
5. Spectacular Sunset Photos
Destin is famous for its picturesque sunsets! As day transitions to night, vacationers can photograph the sky’s magnificent shades of pink, orange, and yellow. Follow the link to learn about the very best places to watch the sunset in Destin.
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will have the perfect home base for taking scenic photos in Destin Florida. Our adults only bed and breakfast has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. We are also proud to hold the Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence. To start planning your next getaway, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms!