Emerald Coasting – Sea Turtles on the Beaches of the Emerald Coast

I arrived at Okaloosa Island’s Public Beach Access #7 at 9 a.m., quickly grabbing my camera and hurrying to the beach. A crowd had already formed on the sugar-sand, lined up behind ticker-tape and creating a large “V” out into the Gulf of Mexico. We were waiting for the sea turtles. Read the rest here!…

Emerald Coasting – Fishing along the Emerald Coast

Destin is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village, a designation that Shawn Purvis came to believe first-hand while on vacation here. While out paddle boarding the crystal clear flats of Choctawhatchee Bay, Shawn spied a school of tailing Redfish. Fishing rod in hand he cast ahead of the school – so as not to spook…