Destin Waterfront Real Estate

Destin's unique position at the end of a peninsula offers residents splendid access to both the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and the protected waters of Choctawhatchee Bay. The waterfront properties also come in an appealing variety to meet virtually all tastes and price points. This ranges from modest, old-Florida style bungalows to luxury condos in resort-style communities and large, beachfront estates. No matter what the needs of you or your family are, a Destin waterfront home is sure to provide a lifestyle you've always dreamed of.

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The Destin Waterfront Real Estate Market

What better way is there to enjoy the sunny northwest Florida climate, than with your very own piece of Destin waterfront real estate? We've got stunning bayfront views of Choctawhatchee Bay, the glimmering emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and the highly unique dune lakes. Steps from sublime sandy white beaches, communities like Destin Pointe offer gated protection and highly desirable luxury homes, whereas neighborhoods like Kelly Plantation and Indian Bayou offer unrestricted access to some of Destin's best golf courses. You'll even find direct, deep-water access in communities like Indian Bayou and Regatta Bay.

At the high end of the market, Destin real estate truly is what dreams are made of. There are few limits as to what these properties feature in terms of luxury. Many of these estates are positioned on lots that provide unhindered views of the ocean, reaching up to a couple of hundred feet of lush, sugar-white private beach. These luxury Destin waterfront homes for sale have airy, spacious floor plans that are accommodating for more than one family at a time. The average square footage in this market is around 6,000 square feet, offering 5 bedrooms and bathrooms.

Since the Destin waterfront attracts people from around the world, the styles are full of variety. You will find ultra-chic contemporary pads, to more traditional Mediterranean beachy villas, and plantation homes with extraordinary views from the porch. The homes typically come with a pool, even though The Gulf of Mexico is right in your backyard. If you have a boat or other water sports crafts, some Destin waterfront real estate has harborfront lots, homes with canal access and bayous with boat slips. These lots back up to deep enough water and will accommodate up to 50 feet long vessels or more. Some luxury estates in Destin not only have exceptional views an access to the best beaches in the nation, they also have private amenities such as:

  • Bowling alleys
  • Tennis Courts
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Steam rooms and saunas
  • Carriage houses
  • Rooftop patios

You don’t have to spend millions to enjoy Destin waterfront real estate. There’s a plethora of condos and apartments that are located close to the ocean, canals or lakes. Destin condos are your best bet to enjoy beach access at a lower price point in comparison to luxury estates in Destin waterfront real estate. Waterfront condos in Destin come with excellent amenities which include pools, cabanas, parking, common areas, 24-hour concierge, security, and boat slips. Condos with waterfront access in Destin boast great value for a vacation property or an income generator. With a steady influx of tourism, your rental could be lucrative.

If condos aren’t for you, you’ll be happy to find many reasonably priced and well-appointed single-family detached homes for sale too. And talk about variety! Home buyers will be pleased with selection in styles of homes. Some have the traditional American single-family appeal, while others are ranchers with acreages and private lake access. Older properties found here are also excellent DIY projects for those who’d like to flip a house in the Destin real estate market. Destin waterfront homes for sale are moderate in size, averaging at 1,500 square feet, reaching up to 4,000 square feet. These properties are perfect for years to come offering families 2 to 5 bedrooms and bathrooms. Depending on the price, if the property is below $800k, they’re typically located on canals and lakes. 

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Listing information last updated on December 16th, 2017 at 5:00am CST.