I've read conflicting reviews. Many say this is within walking distance to the beach but some say that you cannot walk to the beach. Which is it? Where is the nearest public beach?
The beach is across the street of a busy highway. If your young and don't have to carry a bunch of stuff, and love to walk...there are places about a block or two down where you can cross. We were there in August and the hotel had a great shuttle service that picked you up and took you to a nearby beach, which we appreciated and enjoyed. I understand that the shuttle does stop in winter months so call the hotel, they were always helpful with information.
I could see the beach from my room but not sure if you could walk straight to it.
We did not go to the beech, but as I remember it, it would be a stretch to walk to the coast shoreline from the hotel. I don't know where the public beech is from the hotel. The suggestion by the previous reviewer of renting a bike seems like a good compromise, also a way to avoid the traffic which at times can be hectic.
This hotel is located across front the boardwalk. Does not have access to the beach, unless you walk a few blocks down. I would recommend a rental car if you want to enjoy the Destin beaches, or Aleve least a rental bike if you want to explore the near by beaches in Fort Walton.
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