Talk:Destin, Florida

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Issues with the Introduction[edit]

The whole intro section reads like a brochure from one of the condos around here and repeats some information twice. I'm going to try and clean it up, and find a historical reference for the "luckiest fishing village" description. I'll be editing this in the near future, if you have anything to say about it please post here. Also I've seen references to destin having the largest deep sea fishing fleet within the continental united states, I'd like to track that down as well.


  • Destin is not only known as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" but it is also known for its white sand beaches, which contribute to its status as a popular tourist locale. In particular, Destin draws tourists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

In the mean time, I'm taking out the second paragraph (above) which is basically a repeat. Also, why the states reference? People come to destin from all over. I don't see any reason to single out a few states as the source of tourism.

I'd also like to add a section on hurricanes that have effected the area, specifically Opal and Ivan. --—Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmathies (talkcontribs)

Added paragraph regarding Destin East Pass and Marler myth. Pass several hundred feet wide has always existed in it's current location since first European explorers charted these waters. Added reference to map of 1766 surveyor George Gauld, will work on adding pictures of maps from Library of Congress and University of Alabama. 69.68.3.149 12:13, 13 July 2007 (UTC)MadMike

Thanks! I'd been meaning to track down sources to support that section. I appreciate your work on this! • WarpFlyght (talkcontribs) 04:04, 14 July 2007 (UTC)


External links[edit]

What is it with the spam on this article? Pensacola, Florida doesn't have this problem... —Disavian (talk/contribs) 05:45, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Article rewrite[edit]

I've substantially rewritten the article to deal with some of the complaints voiced on the talk page, and concerns Disavian and I have chatted about. There's one {{fact}} tag in the body because I couldn't find a good reference to support the claim that private homes can be rented. If anyone happens to have a source that'd corroborate that, it would be appreciated! • WarpFlyght (talkcontribs) 03:38, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

"Some of the whitest sands in the world" quote citation under Tourism is dead. Any other lists or studies to back this up? Loganelliott (talk) 04:48, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Notable people[edit]

The notable people section would be improved if re-formatted so the chart was removed, and instead included as a bulleted list. There's a lot of wasted space, and less experienced editors may find it easier to work with. Thanks for your input. Magnolia677 (talk) 19:33, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

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