In this guide, we’ll dive into why March is the perfect time to visit one of my favorite places on Earth, Destin!
We’ll cover the average temperatures, fun activities, and the unique charm that sets this month apart.
From the beautiful beaches of nearby Miramar Beach to the lively atmosphere of the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Destin in March offers a delightful escape with fewer crowds and pleasant weather conditions.
Spring Break In Destin
How crazy is spring break in Destin? While Destin does get travelers coming for spring break, it’s known for being more of a family getaway and doesn’t have the reputation of being a party destination like nearby Panama City Beach.
However, Crab Island is a shallow underwater sandbar and becomes busy with visitors during spring break.
HarborWalk Village and Destin Commons also see an increase in traffic during this time.
Miramar Beach, located just east of Destin, is known for its sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters.
With pleasant temperatures in March, Miramar Beach provides an ideal setting for beach strolls and relaxation.
My favorite spot in Miramar Beach is the public beach next to Pompano Joe’s.
Henderson Beach State Park
March offers comfortable temperatures for exploring the park’s nature trails and enjoying the solitude of the beach.
The park’s unspoiled beauty and clear waters make it a perfect spot for nature lovers. It’s also my favorite spot in Destin to see the sunset.
Henderson Beach State Park is a pristine natural area with a mile of undisturbed beachfront.
Best Destin Activities In March
Take a dolphin cruise to see these playful marine mammals in their natural habitat. Many operators offer tours departing from Destin Harbor.
Check Out This Private Sunset & Dolphin Cruise Here!
Check Out This Cruise With Snorkeling & Paddleboarding
Go on a fishing charter to experience deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. March in Destin offers a good time for fishing, and you might catch a variety of species.
Or you can try your luck fishing on the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Check Prices On This Inshore Fishing Adventure Here!
Play a round of golf at one of Destin’s scenic golf courses. The mild March weather makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities, including golfing.
A couple of the best golf clubs in the Destin area include Emerald Bay and Kelly Plantation.
Shopping At Destin Commons
Explore Destin Commons, a shopping and entertainment center with a variety of stores, dining options, and even a movie theater.
Scenic Highway 30A
Take a drive along Scenic Highway 30A, which passes through charming coastal communities.
Explore unique boutiques and art galleries in Santa Rosa Beach and enjoy the scenic views along the way.
Visit Local Restaurants
Indulge in the local cuisine at Destin’s diverse restaurants. Try fresh seafood dishes and experience the culinary delights of the Gulf Coast.
Daytime temperatures often reach a range where wearing shorts is comfortable, especially in the afternoon when it tends to be warmer.
However, it’s advisable to check the specific weather forecast for the dates of your visit, as March can still have cooler evenings.
Packing both shorts and some light layers, such as pants or a light jacket, would be a practical approach.
Where To Stay In Destin In March
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You could spend all day just relaxing at the resort and enjoying the pool but if you’re looking to explore all that Destin has to offer, Henderson Beach State Park is Destin’s most well-known beach.
Book The Palms Of Destin
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There are several tennis courts, swimming pools, restaurants, and more on-site – not to mention the location is near the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Miramar Beach Regional Access.
Book the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa
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My family and I enjoying a beach vacation in Destin! ☀️
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Booking a last-minute trip to Destin?
If so, we have you covered. Here are some top recommended tours and experiences!
Top Tours in Destin
Crab Island Sandbar Adventure (Crab Island has been my favorite experience in Destin!)
Crab Island 12 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rentals (Half or full-day rentals)
Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise (one of the most beautiful cities to catch a sunset)
Tikis Harbor Lights Cruise (Fantastic Destin Harbor Nighttime Cruise)
Dolphin-Watching Speedboat Ride (Dolphin Watching Off The Coast of Gulf Mexico)
Top Hotels In Destin
Hotel Effie Sandestin – (Top Rated Hotel With Lots Of Activity Options)
The Grand Sandestin – (Best Rated Hotel In Destin)
Hyatt Place Sandestin – (Hotel Near Miramar Beach Destin)
Holiday Inn Express Destin E – (Highly Rated Budget To Mid Range Hotel)
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