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Jetty East Beach

Destin, FL
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Ranked #15 of 28 attractions in Destin
Type: Beaches
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Evans, Georgia, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

we went to this beacj with the children to snorkle. The beach is very nice and protected from the Wind because of the jetties but I'm glad we didn't pay a boat trip to snorkle there. There is nothing to see! It's still a perfect place to go with children because there are no waves.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I love the area (Holiday Isle). I love that you can see and walk to the jetties. Beautiful sunset. Very clean. Gated with security. Great swimming pool. My only complaint is the balconies. They are solid walls so you can't see the ocean while sitting inside your condo.

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Atlanta GA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This part of the Destin area is nice now that the beaches are back. (Due to some very serious storms, the beach eroded and was practically non-existent). The sand is back and the dunes are fixed. The water is just a little prettier here because its shallow further out allowing for that emerald green to really show off. Its nice... More

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Destin, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Pretty spot to watch the big fishing boats coming and going. Sunset is breath-taking. No surf but quiet water. Good for young kids. Be careful if you dive off the jetty. When the current is going out you can be swept out to sea. But swimming is safe from the beach.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Beach was nice. Moderate walk from Public access point. Water was off while we were there. Murky, low visibility, dirty. But spoke to people that come every year and they say they had never seen it like this before. When the water is clear/ and at high tide this is the place to snorkel for free!!!!

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Destin, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Do not waste your money to stay at Jetty East or any where else on Holiday Isle. This area was built on what was a nature preserve. Big money came in and put buildings on coastal wetlands. Now the beach in washing away and the homes on what is left of the beach will flood with high surf. Come to... More

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Ripley, Mississippi
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We met up to flyboard at the jetties and the water was a nasty, oily brown! It wasn't pleasant to get in at all! I recommend calling ahead to see what the water is like before I went there.

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jackson ms
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We've been frequent visitors to Jetty East Condominiums over many years, and have never seen the beach look better. Holiday Isle has been battered by multiple hurricanes, losing large portions of its beach, but it is very wide, very white and despite a lot of people flocking there is spacious and not crowded three of four rows deep like some... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Our one summer vacation was for the week of July 13th and the beaches were nothing but brown water: run off from the clay in the rivers up stream due to heavy rains (or so we were told) created a situation where not only the water became dark brown (kids called it "kool-aide water"), but also meant that fresh water... More

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Somewhere Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

First of all, this is a condo not an attraction. I have been staying here for about 10 years and always had a wonderful time...until the first week of July 2013. I understand the beach restoration but don't expect the beautiful view from the gazebo anymore because the sand is piled up around it too high to see anything. Also,... More

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