There are plenty of shopping areas on the Emerald Coast including an indoor mall, outdoor malls, a premium outlet mall, shopping centers, and plenty of independent stores. Try not to be too closed-minded about your shopping destination, because there are so many stores hiding away in shopping center corners and on Hwy.98 that become a blur if driving by too quickly.
Turn your head and look around when you are at stoplights instead of staring at your phone, and you might see a store you never knew was there and that you never knew you wanted to visit. Many independent merchants may not have a big social media presence because they concentrate on satisfying their customers rather than on how many “likes” and “followers” they can accumulate.
850-837-4355 620 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Banana Bart’s is located in one of the first vacation homes built in Destin during the 1930’s. Bart & Anne Coleman opened Banana Bart’s in 1985 and the shop has an ever-changing collection, filled floor to ceiling, of jewelry, t-shirts, nautical decor, Christmas ornaments, eclectic fashion and more. This “last little piece of old Destin” where the counters are vintage and the wooden floors squeak is quite an experience for both old and young alike. Make sure to stop in and say hello to Bart & Anne. Open Monday – Saturday.
Emerald Lady Jewelry
850-424-3823, 34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin. Located in the Best Buy Plaza behind Cracker Barrel on Hwy. 98. E-mail: email@example.com. Extensive selection of quality Sealife Jewelry. Australian Opal and Mother of Pearl Inlay Jewelry by Kabana, Larimar Jewelry by Marahlago and Alamea, Fine Swiss Watches by Classique, Ancient Coin Jewelry, Top Engagement Ring and Fashion Jewelry Designers, including Verragio, Gabriel & Co. NY, Amavida, Claude Thibaudeau, Demarco, Supreme, Love My Romance and more! Major Credit Cards Accepted.
Best Little Shop on the Beach
850-837-6711, 9818 Hwy. 98, Miramar Beach. Located near Sandestin, 3 blocks east of Silver Sands Factory Stores. Open Mon.-Sat. Closed on Sun. The Best Little Shop on the Beach for 35 years. A beach-themed store carrying tropical gifts, shells, condo accents, and more. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-243-9040, 642 Beal Pkwy. NW, Fort Walton Beach. For over 20 Years HOT SPOT Cigars & Coffee is the only Full Tobacconist on the Emerald Coast. Our Full Coffee Bar with Latin inspired coffee recipes, is the local choice for gourmet lattes. Stop by and visit our Walk-In Humidor with premium hand-made cigars. Experience our 4000 sq-ft retail area with a wide selection of accessories like Zippo and butane lighters, humidors, briar pipes and pipe tobacco just to name a few. Grab a cigar and enjoy the waterfront view at one of our decks. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
Kitty Hawk Kites
850-837-2800 Destin • 850-796-0102 FWB, Destin: 34 Harbor Blvd. (located in HarborWalk Village at Emerald Grande). Summer hours: 9am-10pm daily; Winter hours: Sun.-Thurs. (10am-6pm), Fri.-Sat. (10am-8pm). Fort Walton Beach: 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy., #101 (located in the Boardwalk complex on Hwy. 98 on Okaloosa Island just east of the Gulfarium). With two locations on the Emerald Coast, Kitty Hawk Kites offers the area’s most unique selection of kites and kite accessories, wind art, clothing and apparel, footwear, toys, gifts, and more. Kayaks and paddleboards are also available for sale and rent at the Destin location. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-269-0700, 34 Harbor Blvd. (located in HarborWalk Village at Emerald Grande, Destin). Life is Good Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe is your destination for optimistic apparel and accessories featuring refreshingly positive messages and comfortable fits for men, women and kids. Our diverse product line features casual tees, lifestyle apparel, headwear, bags, home accents, beach gear, organic wear and more. Giving Life is Good products to someone is a positive and unique way to spread the power of optimism. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-249-6446 7157 W. Hwy. 98, Panama City Beach. Website: Lindseysfurniture.com A premier furniture store offering high quality furnishings for low prices, specializing in outfitting households with the most popular brands and styles. From living room and kitchen, bedroom furniture and mattresses, office furnishings and accessories, you’ll find everything you need under 1 roof.
Ron Jon Surf Shop
850-203-6555 400 Quietwater Beach Rd.,
Pensacola Beach. Web Site: ronjonsurfshop.com. Established in 1959, Ron Jon is the “World’s Most Famous Surf Shop”, offering the best selection of surf brands, swimwear and beach gear.
Experience our Ron Jon Surf Shop in Pier Park in Panama City Beach as well.