Your Destin Condo

For the Nature Lover

We all know Destin is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but local state parks and nature trails are sure to please the nature lover of the family. From hiking, kayaking, fishing, paddling board and yes! even horse back riding – there is plenty of opportunity to explore more than the white sand beaches. Most parks are just a short drive from Summerspell 205. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch and plenty of water!

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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Three miles of white-sand beaches bordered by dunes over 25-feet tall. With rare coastal dune lakes, camping and picnic areas, this park is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding parks.

RV spaces have full hook-up, swimming pool and laundry. Camping sites and cabins also available. Tram service available to the beach.

Number of Campsites/Cabins: 209
Pet Friendly
Pool Facility
Restroom Facilities

Thomas Pilcher Park

Whether you are looking to drop a line in the Choctawhatchee Bay, launch a boat or wave runner, or just enjoy a breathtaking view at lunch or sunset, Thomas Pilcher Park is just the place.

The newest addition to Walton County’s park system, Thomas Pilcher Park is located underneath U.S. Highway 331 and the Clyde B. Wells Bridge. The park officially opened in April 2017 and is named after Thomas Pilcher, a lifelong Walton County resident who worked for the Florida Department of Conservation as a boating safety officer, as well as search and rescue operations.

Pilcher Park features a 380-foot fishing pier; four boat ramps; six 55-foot docks; three picnic shelters; restrooms; three fishing platforms; plenty of parking for both cars and boat trailers, as well as picnic tables, benches and grills.

21987 US-331
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Point Washington State Forest

Point Washington has three trail systems which are located 1/2 mile S. of 98 on 395 and a horse trail N. of 98 on Bay Dr.

Cassine Trail is located within the Point Washington State Forest and connecting to the Eastern Lake Trail, Cassine Trail offers a variety of terrain and showcases the diversity of Northwest Florida’s ecosystems. The trail is accessed through a rustic camping site in Point Washington State Forest and connects to the 30A corridor, through a Seagrove neighborhood (no parking). Explore this trail year round and take in the scenery at the turnaround point that offers a view of the headwaters of one of South Walton’s rare coastal dune lakes. This is also the connector to other legs of the Eastern Lake Trail System.

Trail Distance: .5 Miles
Easy – Flat and Paved Trail
Great Florida Birding Trail
Pets Allowed on Leash

Alys Beach Nature Trail

The northern portion of Alys Beach is devoted to a 20-acre nature preserve that provides a quiet and reflective getaway. The trail winds its way through the preserve, with most of it on an elevated wooden boardwalk that gives a great view of the varied habitats below. While on the trail, look for slash pines, cypress trees, open meadows, wiregrass and wildflowers. Be sure to look for the carnivorous pitcher plants – their tubelike leaf structure captures and digests insects, giving the plants added nitrogen in this nutrient-poor environment.

Trail Distance: .75 Miles
Easy – Flat and Paved Trail
Parking Available
Wheelchair Accessible
Pets Allowed on Leash