With emerald green waters and soft, white sand beaches, the Emerald Coast is an ideal destination for your next getaway. To change up the scenery, spend some time outdoors away from the long stretches of silky sand and experience nature on the tiny island of Jolee.

A Picturesque Natural Environment at Jolee Island Nature Park

Stroll along the serene nature trail at Jolee Island Nature Park in Destin Florida, where the people are few and the views are plenty. A cool breeze often blows off of the water, which you can enjoy while watching fish jump about. Find a quiet place to rest and soak in the bay views or explore and discover all that nature has to offer. Jolee Island Nature Park can be accessed via a picturesque wooden bridge along the island’s eastern edge. Alternatively, rent kayaks or canoes from the marina for an enjoyable paddle over. Either way, be sure to pack snacks and drinks for the day, as there are no amenities available on Jolee Island. This little getaway spot is a great place to bring the whole family. Kids will love the playground which features swings, a pirate boat, playhouses, and tree houses. Bring along a Frisbee, a kite, or some other outdoor play items to extend your day of fun. This is a great spot to spread a blanket to enjoy a family picnic or use one of the picnic tables provided. There are also several benches located throughout to pause for a rest. Bring along your swimsuits to splash and play in the water or explore the tidepools! 

Planning Your Excursion

The Jolee Island Nature Park in Destin Florida is situated along Choctawhatchee Bay in Walton County and is accessed from the grounds of the Sandestin Resort. The Sandestin Resort is located in Miramar Beach at 9300 US-98 West. 

Nearby Attractions and Activities to Enjoy

When scenic beauty and off-the-beaten-path fun are calling your name, there’s truly nothing better than time spent at Jolee Island Nature Park. As tranquil as it is inspiring, it’s a place that likely has guests longing to stay even longer than they originally planned. Fortunately, it’s also a destination that keeps you within reach of alternative options for fun as well. For those travelers that value a well-rounded itinerary, there are plenty of exciting stops to add when you’re looking for a day that includes all the best of the area.

Silver Sands Premium Outlets

When you’ve traversed across the bridge and back towards Miramar Beach after a day of fun at Jolee Island Nature Park, there’s much waiting in the form of sensational shopping at Silver Sands Premium Outlets! Located at 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway W., the Silver Sands Premium Outlets is a one-stop-shop for all things apparel, jewelry, home goods, souvenirs and beyond at reasonable prices! Open from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm daily, the Silver Sands Premium Outlets are a great place to pop into storefronts featuring everything from Kate Spade and Columbia to Vans and Disney.

The Golf Garden of Destin

When you’re in the mood for following a scenic afternoon with some friendly competition alongside those you love most, head over to The Golf Garden of Destin. Located at 12958 US-98 in Miramar Beach, The Golf Garden of Destin is a family-friendly stop where visitors can spend time where golfers of all ages and abilities are welcome to come fine-tune their talents on the greens. The Golf Garden of Destin hosts a putt-putt course perfect for little ones just learning how to handle a club to a delightful driving range for those looking to refine their long-game. Ready to take on the pro’s? Book a tee time on the Executive Course which features 9 holes that promise to be as fun as they are challenging. If you happen to be stopping by in the summer, this destination stays open late and adds a fun twist to a game of golf by illuminating the course for visibility but also with color!

Miramar Beach

It’s hard to make a trip to Miramar Beach, Florida without simply taking some well-deserved time to soak up the sun from a vantage point on the sand. Settle into a lounge chair or tuck in under an umbrella and listen to the sound of the blue waves lap the sugar-white shoreline.

Contact Us

At Five Star Properties, we offer only the most exceptional properties for your vacation in Destin and along 30A. We hand select the finest beachfront homes to ensure that you enjoy a luxurious escape. Our vacation planners are dedicated and personable, providing a personal greeting upon arrival, in-house concierge services, and free passes to daily activities and attractions throughout your stay on the stunning Emerald Coast. From picturesque beachfront cottages to lavish estates with private pools, we have a wide range of stunning properties to choose from. Please contact us with any questions at (850) 374-6032 or info@fivestargulfrentals.com, or browse our listings to book accommodations for your Emerald Coast getaway today!

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