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destin is a beach resort town located on US 98 in northwest florida. this area of florida was originally inhabited by native american about 12,000 years ago. destin is named after captain leonard destin who settled the area around 1850. up until the 1970's destin was a sleepy fishing village. the town of destin was not incorporated until 1984. destin is now one of the most upscale beach resort towns on north florida's emerald coast. destin's beaches are composed of "sugar" sand which are finely ground quartz crystals and give the sand a pure white color. destin is also know for it's excellent off shore sport fishing. in october each year destin hosts the "fishing rodeo" fishing contest and a seafood festival. for the tourist destin has a collection of beach front resort hotels, numerous good restaurants and bars, and a couple of golf courses. also near by are several state parks. destin is one of the nicest beach resort towns in northwest florida.

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