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Crab Island: One of Destin's Best Tourist Locations

Updated: Sep 26

With glowing, emerald, green waters Crab Island is one of Destin’s must-visit tourist locations. A former island eroded by weather and sand, it is now a sandbar that is only one to four feet deep, making it perfect for a leisure-filled beach day.

What makes this destination so special?

Crab Island truly has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a chill vibe or are an adventure junky, you can find an activity that suits your fancy. The island is a magical oasis to enjoy a boat ride or float in the tranquil water. You can do a variety of water activities like renting paddleboards, snorkeling, or even fishing!

Let's take a deeper dive into this unique tourist location and find out why it's soon to be on the top of your Florida attractions list!




Relax and Refresh


Grab a float and a cold drink, and let the sun wash your cares away. You can rent a boat if you want to putter around the island or want to take a snooze on a pontoon. While you can catch a water taxi to the island, renting a boat is a great idea if you don't want to rush your day and have easy access in and out of the island.

Floating food vendors can be found scattered around the island to curb your hunger or satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s always a good idea to pack your coolers with plenty of drinks and food. Be sure to include plenty of bottled water!

Most people will encourage you to get there for high tide when the water will be crystal clear, bright blue, and super fun to float!

Adventure and Adrenaline

If an afternoon of fun is more your speed, there is no shortage of activities to get your fix. Whether you are an individual, a couple, or a family, everyone can find something they will enjoy.

If you enjoy water sports, rent a paddleboard or kayak, or get in on a game of water volleyball or frisbee.

Want to sit back and relax while learning something new? Book an adventure tour that will sail you around the island on a catamaran and provide floats, snorkeling equipment, and much more.

No matter what you are hoping to get out of your visit to Crab Island, we are sure you will leave wanting to go back!

Book Your Trip to Crab Island Now

Crab Island is such a popular tourist attraction, it's important to book your rental pontoon early unless you are bringing your own boat. With neighboring areas like Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach, staying in Freeport will allow you to be close to other beach attractions in addition to Crab Island.

Reserve your RV campsite by visiting our calendar and secure your spot! We can't wait to host you soon.

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