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Destin vs Pensacola

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Destin vs Pensacola

Which of these two beaches has the greener emerald water? Thoughts?

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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92 reviews
1. Re: Destin vs Pensacola

The gulf water quality is the same, there are simply more gulf front accommodations in Destin to choose from by which to be there (and, as a result, more-crowded beaches).

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121 reviews
2. Re: Destin vs Pensacola

Wind, tides and storms impact clarity. It’s relatively the same in both places. Destin is more crowded with more to choose from.

Tallahassee, FL
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56 reviews
3. Re: Destin vs Pensacola

I second PFoote. If you hit either one on a good day, the water just gleams.

Interesting note: A large part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore runs between Pensacola and Navarre, and then continues near Destin. That's kind of the beach equivalent of a national park, and for whatever gripes you may have about the federal government, they don't tend to make junky areas into national parks. ;)

Edited: 05 August 2018, 21:47
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