Destin is in the Florida Panhandle, on the Gulf of Mexico.  It grew from a small fishing village to a resort town, and officially became a city in 1984.

Now popular with tourists from all over the country, Destin has established itself as the ideal vacation destination for those who desire gorgeous emerald waters and sugar-white sand …. right here in the states, no passport needed!

Air Travel:

Sterling Shores is located about 35 minutes from the Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport (VPS), or about 90 minutes away from the Pensacola International Airport (PNS).

Driving Distances:

  • About 250 miles (4 hours) from Birmingham, AL or Meridian, MS
  • About 300 miles (5 hours) from Jackson, MS, Baton Rouge, LA, or Atlanta, GA
  • About 750 miles (11 hours) from Dallas, TX or St. Louis, MO