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What is Crab Island?

Actually, Crab Island isn’t an island at all! The area known as Crab Island is a submerged sandbar in the middle of Destin’s East Pass where locals and visitors can anchor and walk around in crystal clear waters that are only 2 to 5 feet deep.

So what is the big deal? Well, it’s basically a party in the middle of the sea! On any given summer day, you will find hundreds of boats and folks hanging out together. The translucent waters at Crab Island instinctively draw everyone’s eyes away from the road as they cross the bridge from Okaloosa Island into Destin.

At Crab Island you can anchor down, walk over and buy a few drinks and hot dogs from the restaurant barge, or find a local selling ice cream meandering through the crowd. There is a huge water trampoline and inflatable water slide for all the kids, or kids at heart!

Be sure to pack a snorkel, football or a Frisbee! Don’t be surprised to find pet lovers with their dogs diving for fish and crabs. This place is a favorite among locals so strike up some conversation and get all kinds of inside tips while you’re out there.

How to get out there:
You can get there by kayak, pontoon boats and more. Contact our friends at Luther’s or Dockside Watersports for more information!