Whether it’s the warm sunshine, the soft sandy beaches or the crystalline aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, chances are something special has been drawing you to the Emerald Coast. From full-time residents to habitual vacationers, the Florida Panhandle truly offers unique reasons for so many to flock to this stretch of coastline, albeit for a week or a lifetime.
Nature continues to be one of the most localized resources in abundance in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, and while the sugar-sand beaches and enchanting hiking trails of the Point Washington State Park could keep one entertained for a lifetime, the back bays, canals and bayous offer additional recreational activities. The rolling gulf waters often draw the crowds, but the serenity of waterfront homes north of the beach provides idyllic locales to relax and enjoy some of the best watersports fun the Emerald Coast has to offer.
Ready to dive in? We have curated five of our favorite waterfront homes with private docks, sure to allow you to soak up sunsets in style.
Situated on 81 feet of water frontage in Fort Walton Beach, this nearly new construction home offers exceptional quality in terms of construction and layout, while the private dock with boat slip and jet ski housing ensures that fun in the sun is never in short supply.
For those in search of a bayfront home with some character, while not neglecting privacy, will absolutely love the unique waterfront offering at the very peak of Hewett Point Road. This gated compound with freshly renovated main house and guest home provides more than 400 feet of water frontage, outfitted with two outdoor patios and a private dock to launch paddleboard, kayaks or your center console.
Style and sophistication are on full display at the sprawling deep water home on Joes Bayou. Expertly designed and masterfully constructed, the aesthetics of this home work flawlessly with the premier location. Perfect for an elevated full-time living experience, the transitional spaces provide endless opportunities for entertaining, while a private pier with boat lift ensures your toys are protected from the elements.
This prime waterfront home exceeds all expectations with indoor and outdoor living areas delivering stunning views across Joe’s Bayou to the Choctawhatchee Bay. The outdoor living spaces, private pool, and deep water access mean that no matter how large your boat might be, it will feel right at home at this expansive coastal contemporary retreat.
Not to be outdone in terms of water frontage or design prominence, this stunning waterfront compound in Panama City Beach provides the perfect combination of elegance and volume, showcasing a gated motor court, multi-level waterfront pool, private pier and more than 9,200 square feet of interior living spaces. European inspiration and imported finishes elevate the experiences both indoors as well as throughout the countless outdoor living spaces, while the privacy and construction ensure peace of mind is high priority.