Breakfast--Emerald Coast style can take on many different faces and places.  A great breakfast is a great way  to start your day at the most beautiful beach in the world.

The Donut Hole (both of them) -- Whether you like yummy donuts from the Beach Bakers or a hearty breakfast , the hole's the place.  If you are lucky in the summer time you'll get a visit from "Santa" who has stopped by during his fishing vacation.  This is always a treat for the kids.

 Another favorite is Another Broken Egg cafe in Baytowne Wharf in the Sandestin area (there's one in downtown Destin, too). The Another Broken Egg in Destin has moved to the shopping center adjacent to Target and there is a second Sandestin location at the Linkside.

Up on Highway 98 in the Miramar Beach area is the Pancake Creperie and Bakery.  Yummy goodness can be found there, too.

But, in reality, when you're at the beach, even a Pop Tart and orange juice while sitting on your balcony waiting to head down to the beach can feel like 4 star dining.