As March begins, our winter guests are heading out and the Spring Breakers are counting down the days until they arrive. At the beach we have many things going on this year, Fat Tuesday is March 5th and there are many events around the local area the first week of March like the annual Baytowne Bash parade. It kicks off at 5 pm on March 5th at the Village of Baytowne Wharf and all ages are welcome.

March 17th is St Patrick’s Day, and we are all either a little Irish or want to be. Destin is famous for some of its Grog Marches and Pub Crawls. St Patrick’s Day without a march around Destin harbor and a stop by McGuire’s Irish Pub for one of their famous Wakes or Irish Car Bombs. Or if you’re like us locals just go during the week for one of McGuire’s lunch specials (My personal favorite is Wednesday) and a sweet tea.

March also marks the beginning of the Cobia season. These coastal migratory fish are in our area all spring and if you have never latched on to one of these fish, you don’t know what you are missing. They are a must on every angler’s bucket list. As an added bonus, Cobia is basically sea candy, and many local restaurants will prepare your fresh catch to your liking. One of the best places for a hook we cook special is Brotula’s Seafood House your biggest problem will be deciding between blackened and pan-seared.

By the middle of April, the Destin Spring Break season in emerald coast is ending, and the really nice time begins. Days and the Gulf are warmer, there is abundant sunshine, and the crowds have all but disappeared. The end of April and the first half of May are our favorite times to be here as it’s spring in Florida and they will be yours as well.