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First visit - need advice

Fremont, OH
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First visit - need advice

We will be visiting in May for the first time and the condo choices are overwhelming, kind of like picking a cabin in Gatlinburg lol.

We are older and so many places it is a l o n g walk to the beach.

Looking for something beach front, close to water, and a little on the quiet side. Any suggestions where to start. Thanks in ADvance

Woodbury, Minnesota
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1. Re: First visit - need advice

Try looking at Okaloosa Island, most are beach front, and there is a height restriction on the buildings so they are smaller.

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2. Re: First visit - need advice

During most of May almost anywhere you go will be relatively quiet - things start getting real busy here Memorial Day week. Might want to try Crystal Beach area - Miramar Beach area

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3. Re: First visit - need advice

You could also consider nearby Pensacola Beach or Navarre Beach - both much quieter than Destin, same beautiful water and white sand.

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4. Re: First visit - need advice

Check out the Coral Reef Club. It is a quiet, low rise, smaller complex. Get a one bedroom on the first floor and you will have a very short walk to the stairs that lead down to the beach. It's perfect if you can't handle a long walk.

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5. Re: First visit - need advice

Check out Beach Bums Hideaway on Okaloosa. You can get no closer to the beach.

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6. Re: First visit - need advice

For the quiet side, look into Hwy 30A between Destin and Panama City Beach. beaches of South Walton will work in most searches.

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7. Re: First visit - need advice

Silver Beach is in the center of Destin, has luxurious condos, is gulf-front, and is very close to the water. It should not be too crowded in May. We also like Gulfside 1 at Hidden Dunes but there are are a lot of stairs down to the beach there.

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