Everyone loves the sight of dolphins frolicking in the surf. From their perpetual smiles, to their friendly dispositions, to their wacky antics… what’s not to love?

Countless dolphin pods call the warm, crystal clear waters of Destin Florida home and there’s no better destination to being the future marine biologist in your family, than Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, the premier resort on the Emerald Coast, where you are just steps away from our pristine beaches and unforgettable coastal adventures.

One of the most popular ways to spot these famous cetaceans is by visiting our amazing Gulfarium, where your family can get up close and personal with our native sea creatures. Watch a dolphin show and marvel at their unbelievable high flying acrobatics and astounding wit. Or enjoy the humorous performance of the resident sea lion as he works through his act with one of his skilled trainers. There’s also a petting zoo of sorts, where your family can touch sting rays and sea stars.

Another fun way to see dolphins and other marine animals in their natural habitats is by spending the afternoon on board a dolphin excursion. Besides dolphins, your family will see manatees, sea turtles and maybe even a shark. Glass bottom boats, also, provide the perfect opportunity to see some of the sea life that is a little harder to see from the surface, without having to get wet!

After you return from your exciting forays into our spectacular water wonderland, you’ll be pleased as punch to be heading back to the Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa to relax. Sit on your private balcony as you watch the sun go down listening to the sounds of the surf mingling with the live music drifting up from our seaside Sandbar, serving yummy handmade cocktails and light bites.

Our suites are appointed with fine furnishings, spacious living areas, cozy bedrooms and oversized bathrooms as well as fully equipped kitchens for cooking up an intimate meal of freshly caught seafood, private patios overlooking breathtaking views of the Gulf, access washer/dryers, high speed internet, and large, flat screen televisions with movies on demand and more!

Spend the time between the beaches and other activities, lounging around our unbelievable tropical lagoon inspired pools, with dancing waterfalls, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant flowers of jasmine or magnolia. Or spend a day being pampered at our cutting edge Spa where you can arrange for a private massage right on the sand.

There’s so much to see and do that you may not know where to start, but you will know that you started off your visit right when you choose to stay along the shore at the Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa. Call today to learn more or to book your stay. 877.44.RESORT

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2012-06-20 Summer Solstice Best tag smallerIf you’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is warm gulf breezes, dazzling sugar fine sand and the gentle caress of perfectly clear, azure waters; then a stay at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa is just what you need in your life!

At Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, one of the top resorts on the Emerald Coast, we offer luxury and beachside accommodations complete with the unmatched service and amenities you crave when you need to take a beach break!

Centrally located in the heart of Destin, Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa is the epitome of comfort and convenience.

Our suites are designed to therapeutically rehabilitate your idea of luxury and titillate your senses. Fine furnishings, plush beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms combined with a marvelous view of our beaches from your own private balcony, will soothe both mind and body.

Our legendary beaches are the jewel of the Gulf and you will lose track of time as you soak in the sun or splash around in our blue surf. The sand is special for many reasons and besides being cool to the touch, also is perfect for a professional lesson on building enormous sandcastles (yes really!). Our beach services are unmatched and can provide you will not only all the necessities for a great beach day but also hook you up with jet skis, parasailing, and much more.

SignTake the time and lounge around our tropical lagoon inspired pools in one of our private cabanas or enjoy a handcrafted cocktail from our Sandbar while pampering yourself with a beachside massage. Our spa is state of the art and will recharge your mind, body and soul.

Other nearby activities our concierge service recommends and can arrange include anything from shopping at our Silver Sands Outlets stores, exploring the natural beauty of Henderson State Park, a round of golf at some of the most visually stunning links in the nation or at a course more suited to the ‘mini’ variety, deep sea fishing charters, jet skiing, parasailing, dolphin excursions, Big Kahunas Extreme Water park and much, much more!

Come fill your prescription for fun in the sun this warm fall with a stay at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa. We guarantee to leave you feeling revitalized and rejuvenated! Call today to learn more or to book your stay!



Just because you are staying in Destin, doesn’t mean you have to stay in Destin!

While our city offers something for just about everyone, some of our most important assets are our neighboring communities.

Road Trip!

Well, day trip at least.

From Niceville to 30A, Ft. Walton Beach to Santa Rosa Beach, there are many nearby towns and communities which make for a wonderful day trip during your stay at Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa!

Here are a few suggestions for quaint towns, cities and hamlets you may want to check out during your stay for some old school charm, nature escapes, or special events:

Our Biggest Neighbors:

Inland Towns to Check Out for Special Events, History and Shopping:

Communities Full of Natural Wonders, Trails, and Outdoor Adventures:

For Architects, New Urbanist City Planners or Just Fans of The Truman Show:

State Parks and Other Natural Preserves to Explore:

Looking for more off-the-beaten path roadtrip ideas for your stay on the Emerald Coast?

Our concierge staff are always ready with ideas and tips for exploring all that our little corner of the Gulf of Mexico and Northwest Florida have to offer.

Let us arrange for maps, transportation, reservations and anything else that you may need to spend the day checking out all that the communities of Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Bay or Walton County add to the Destin vacation experience!

Call us today 877.44.RESORT to schedule your stay here at the Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa!