Every town has its quirky attractions, and Sandestin delivers its own with the World’s Largest Fishing Lure. Standing at ten and a half feet tall and weighing in at 355 pounds, this is no ordinary lure. It was declared the World’s Largest Fishing Lure by Guinness World Records in 2011.

World’s Largest Fishings Unique Sandestin Attraction

Creator David Partridge and Mark Davis teamed up and took ten months to design and create this masterpiece, modeled after a lure used to hook both saltwater redfish and freshwater bass. The lure now sits at the S.S. Spitfire Mercantile, the bait shop located at the Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. It has become a popular spot to pause and snap a photo. The lure features a pink dotted side, silver back, colorful orange bottom, and three sets of treble hooks. The purpose behind creating the lure was to draw attention to the beautiful area and its standing as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Known for its charming Choctawhatchee Bay and quick access to deep water, this area is a major attraction for serious fishermen. Make this your getaway for a casual weekend of fishing or attend one of the popular fishing events held here, such as the Fishing Rodeo held each October or the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, hosted each June and ranked one of the top 10 billfish tournaments in the world. While you won’t make a day seeing the World’s Largest Fishing Lure, it’s an interesting attraction to stop by if you’re in the area. Pick up some bait and tackle at the S.S. Spitfire Mercantile on your way out on the water and pause to admire the lure!

Planning Your Excursion

The World’s Largest Fishing Lure is situated at the Baytowne Marina in Sandestin, FL, located at 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach.

Nearby Activities to Enjoy

Those travelers who love to check quirky and fun stops off their list will undoubtedly view a trip to the world’s biggest fishing lure as a highlight of their Emerald Coast getaway. Once you’ve snapped all of your pictures and enjoyed the fun of this one-of-a-kind adventure, the beauty lies in the fact that a trip this way keeps you close to even more area activities to enjoy and check out. When you want the adventure to continue and can’t wait to expand on the itinerary, the following are a few nearby stops and options worth enjoying.

Book a Session with Gulf Coast Beach Portraits

Maybe you’re just not satisfied with the photos you captured on your own at the world’s biggest fishing lure, or perhaps you’re hoping to put a professional edge on the moment. Either option is reason enough to book a photo session with the staff at Gulf Coast Beach Portraits. Photographers through this company can meet you wherever it’s most convenient and capture photos of solo travelers, couples on a getaway, or families alike when you’re looking forward to commemorating your adventure in style. Gulf Coast Beach Portraits has been in the business for more than 17 years and knows what it takes to deliver incredible photos to customers in the Destin, Sandestin, and entire 30A area.

Enjoy a Fishing Charter

You don’t have to be an expert angler to enjoy time on the water reeling in something spectacularly. This is especially true for those that partner up with the team at nearby Destin FL Charter Boats. Headquartered at 157 Pritchard Road in Miramar Beach, Destin FL Charter Boats is a one stop shop for fun on the water that’s suitable for solo travelers and families alike. From inshore excursions to deep sea adventures, customers can customize their time on the water with the help of a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Gear is included so all you really need to bring with you is a sense of fun!

Have a 30A Beach Bonfire

End your day with a cozy beach experience by booking a bonfire through the professionals at Bonfire at the Beach 30A while you’re in the area. This company handles all of the permits, equipment, and of course, savory s’more extras you’ll need to enjoy an amazing time on the sand and under the stars. All you have to do is make the reservation and the company will drop off the essentials at your chosen destination.

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 in Frangista Beach, Holiday Isle, and more for your Emerald Coast getaway today!

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