Fodor's Expert Review Crab Island
Not really an island, nor a beach, Crab Island is actually a sandbar in Destin's East Pass, just north of the Destin (aka Marler) Bridge. A favorite with locals, Crab Island draws water lovers and boaters, who wade to the sandbar or drop anchor in droves on fair-weather days, especially weekends. Several businesses in the area offer boat and Jet Ski rentals. People are friendly, so it's a great place to make new friends, and the shallow waters are good for families. A food barge as well as slides and other water activities are provided on the "island" seasonally. Amenities: food and drink; water sports. Best for: partiers; snorkeling; swimming.