Welcome to Sandestin
Private, lush enclave with all-inclusive amenities
For genuine Southern hospitality, there's no better place than Sandestin. This sophisticated enclave boasts powder-white beaches, towering oak trees, and abundant wildlife on Florida's Emerald Coast. The area’s natural beauty blends perfectly with Sandestin's convenient amenities, from high-end shopping and world-class dining to top-tier golf courses and racquet sports.
Whether you come to lounge on the beach, paddle on the crystalline waters, or perfect your golf swing, there's always something fun to do in Sandestin. An incredible festival lineup in The Village at Baytowne Wharf offers great entertainment year-round, with a highly acclaimed concert series and exciting local gatherings featuring the area's best seafood, craft beers, and more. Private home sites with easy access to the best Sandestin has to offer makes this area a wonderful place to call home.
What to Love
- All-inclusive amenities in a walkable area
- Private, lush grounds and beautiful coastal landscaping
- Elegant location with upscale offerings
Sandestin offers a world-class lifestyle on the stunning Emerald Coast of Florida. The sophisticated vibe of this lush enclave makes it a wonderful place to call home, and residents enjoy privacy and access to all-inclusive amenities in The Village at Baytowne Wharf. Here you'll find locals riding their bikes into the Village for a laid-back brunch, enjoying the thriving nightlife after hours, or perfecting their golf swing at one of the excellent area golf courses. Conveniently, Sandestin is a golf cart community — golf carts and bikes are the preferred method of transportation (even some seasonal rentals come with golf carts). Altogether, Sandestin is an ideal place to unwind.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The heart and soul of Sandestin, The Village at Baytowne Wharf offers endless opportunities for dining, shopping, and entertainment throughout the year. You’ll find easy access to excellent golf and a beautiful beach, along with a village full of high-end boutiques, wonderful restaurants, and a vibrant festival calendar.
Step inside James Beard Award Winner Chef Hugo Acheson's restaurant at the upscale Hotel Effie, where creative and inspiring seasonal menus highlight modern twists on Southern cuisine and Gulf Coast seafood plays a starring role. Get up early for a walk on the beach, then head to brunch at Another Broken Egg Cafe, where the brunch cocktails are not to be missed, and indulgent dishes give you the energy for a full day in the Florida sunshine.
The nightlife here is great too, and locals frequent The Village Door, a two-story restaurant and dance club known for its world-class music and celebrity appearances. Whether you come to dance the night away or to sample the top-notch barbeque and freshly caught seafood, it's a great place to meet up with friends after hours.
Things to Do
With so much to do in The Village at Baytowne Wharf, it's easy to stay busy in Sandestin. Choose from one of four incredible golf courses where you can enjoy the beauty of the Emerald Coast while perfecting your swing. Adventurers of all ages will enjoy the Baytowne Adventure Zone, where a ropes course and zip line provide stunning coastline views, and a rock climbing wall offers an excellent spot for a full-body workout. On Saturdays from mid-July through December, stop at the farmers market for the freshest produce in town, along with fresh-caught seafood and local honey.
Perhaps the highlight of Sandestin springs, the Sandestin Wine Festival will occur for the 36th year this April. It is no fluke that Destin Magazine named the festival the region’s best annual event. Over four days, patrons taste hundreds of different wines with opportunities to learn about winemaking. Each year brings a new roster of featured chefs to the festival, who prepare dishes you can pair with your wine.
Shopping abounds in this beautiful area, where locals love stopping in to see what's new at the Rockwell Tharp Ladies Boutique, which won the Southwest Designer of the Year award, and Island Clothiers, an upscale menswear boutique. Art lovers flock to the Emerald Coast Fine Art Gallery, where contemporary art highlights the beauty of this area of the country. Whether you come for the high-end boutiques, the incredible golf, or the stunning beaches, there's something for everyone in beautiful Sandestin.