Avalon Beach Blog
In the secluded oasis of Avalon Beach Estates, you can have it all. Although it is conveniently located in the Destin's Miramar Beach, it embodies the peace, relaxation, and tranquility of a private paradise. As a luxurious destination that beckons travelers from around the world, Avalon Beach Estates is a place of sunny adventures and never-ending beach days. It offers guests great amenities, including a pool, tennis courts, and of course a stretch of private beach. However, that’s not all guests have to look forward to when they visit.
Although the vacation homes in Avalon Beach Estates feature expansive kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of room for cooking, sometimes it is nice to escape the mundane chore of making dinner and instead go out to eat. Fortunately, there are a few options for beachfront dining right near Avalon! This is convenient for guests, making it easy to hop from relaxing on the beach to hanging at the vacation home to enjoying a delicious seafood dinner (that you didn’t have to cook)!
If you are planning an excursion to this perfect stretch of beach, be sure to check out these great restaurants that are only a stone’s throw away.
Pompano Joe’s Seafood House is a favorite of both visitors and locals. It was even featured on the Travel Channel as the ultimate beach snack shack and one of the world’s best beach restaurants. Yep, you read that right. Not just one of the best beach restaurants in Florida, but in the world! This Gulf-front restaurant is known for its seafood – and not just any old seafood. Here, the locally caught Gulf seafood is prepared with a Caribbean flavor. While every dish at Pompano Joe’s is delicious, the restaurant is famous for its gumbo. It has won the Sandestin Gumbo Festival not one, not two, but three times! If you’re looking for the best gumbo around, this is where you will find it. Wait, that’s not all. Not only is the food amazing, the incredible location adds to the dining experience. Situated right on the sugary shores of the beach, you can enjoy dinner and the best coastal views. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Captain Dave’s on the Gulf Restaurant has captivated this beach neighborhood for more than 50 years. Throughout all this time, it has built a reputation and become a must-visit restaurant. Generation after generation dine at this fine establishment, many of whom grew up going to Captain Dave’s. Why is it so well-loved? The menu consists of traditional seafood but with a Gulf Coast twist. This way, all patrons can have a pure Gulf-Coast experience. The daily specials, full-service bar, and spacious lounge provide an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Everything about this joint says, “Come in, stay awhile.” Of course, the floor-to-ceiling windows that face the Gulf offer impressive views and adds to the character of the restaurant. Whether you are in the area for a day, a week, or a month, you definitely don’t want to miss out on dining at Captain Dave’s.
The Crab Trap
The Crab Trap Seafood and Oyster Bar is an Emerald Coast staple, not just for locals, but for tourists as well. The seafood served here is always fresh and always local. No imported fish here! From hot crab dip to bronzed grouper, there is something here for everyone – even the kids! The food isn’t the only awesome aspect about the Crab Trap, though. This fun restaurant is a true beachfront establishment. With open air windows, guests will feel as though they are actually eating on the beach. The smell of the ocean, coastal breezes, and beach views are the best. Finally, the tiki bar, sun-bleached wood, and local art are butter on the crab (see what we did there?)!
Vacation at or near Avalon Beach Estates? Give these restaurants a try. You will not be disappointed!