The Emerald Coast is a long stretch shoreline featuring beautiful beaches and exciting cities such as Fort Walton Beach. Get out and explore the Emerald Coast during your stay in Fort Walton Beach by heading on over to our friendly neighbors in Destin. Exploring this nearby city is not quite as exciting by car or by foot. Instead, get yourself a nice pair of wheels to help you navigate Destin. That is where Coastal Cruisers comes in with their great selection of bike and scooter rentals. You can explore Destin in style on these thrilling personal vehicles.
Bike and Scooter Rentals
The most popular rentals found at Coastal Cruisers are their selection of bikes and scooters. You can choose from beach cruisers that are both stylish and comfortable to ride on the streets or sidewalks. All-terrain bikes will let you take your ride off-road with these vehicles designed for outdoor trails. Scooters are available by the single or double rider space. Enjoy a scooter ride solo or bring along someone to have a blast with you!
Scoot Car and Golf Cart Rentals
Take the kids for a safe and exciting ride aboard one of their scoot cars. These cute vehicles are small sized cars that seat up to three individuals. The scoot cars are safe to drive on the road (and street legal) and go up to 35 mph. This is a great way for your children to see the incredible views of the Emerald Coast with you! You can also rent a golf cart if you need to comfortably seat four people. These golf carts are also street legal and have quite the zip to them. Delivery is available for scoot cars and golf carts when reservations are placed in advance.
Last but certainly not least is their selection of water boat rentals. You can choose from a great selection of kayaks and stand up paddle boards for an enjoyable time in the water. Whether your adventures are taking place on land or sea, checking out the Emerald Coast is always a joy with Coastal Cruisers! You can place your reservations today by calling Coastal Cruisers at 850-543-6146.
Bike Trails to Make the Most of Your Adventure
If you’re the type of traveler that can’t wait to hop on a bike or scooter rented through Coastal Cruisers and get to exploring, knowing where to aim your adventures is a sure way not to waste any precious time. The Emerald Coast is one of the most scenic destinations imaginable and when you’re up for time sightseeing on two wheels, there are plenty of trails and routes to choose from.
Whether you’re starting your day in Destin or Fort Walton Beach, the 7.5-mile route that runs seamlessly between the two locales on U.S. 98 is a must! This pathway leads cyclists across the East Pass bridge over Destin Harbor and makes its way through Okaloosa Island too. While beach access lanes offer up stunning shoreline views, this route also showcases the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay! Travel as far as you like but be sure to have your camera in your back pocket because chances are, you’ll be drawn into multiple stopping points that offer up views you just can’t leave without capturing on film.
Try Out the Timpoochee Trail
The Timpoochee Trail, frequently referred to as the 30A Bike Trail is one of the most iconic routes to discover on two wheels while you’re in the area. This route encompasses more than 18 miles of paved pathway to discover at your own pace and no matter what your cycling skill level may be, you’re sure to enjoy every second of the second adventure! The Timpoochee Trail runs parallel to Highway 30A (hence the secondary name) and spans the distance between Inlet Beach and Dune Allen. While breathtaking shoreline and water views are available along the route in abundance, it might just be the access to captivating coastal dune lakes that makes this bike trail one-of-a-kind. These rare bodies of water are only found in a few places across the planet and the Emerald Coast is one of them! Grayton Beach, Deer Lake, and Topsail Hill Preserve can all be accessed from this bike trail, making it a great starting point for even more area fun to be had. Because the trail also runs through a variety of coastal communities, it’s entirely possible to bike your way to new adventures and of course, try some local restaurants out along the way too. Whether you spend time in Seagrove, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, or Watersound, the possibilities for unforgettable moments are truly endless.
Bike Point Washington State Forest
If you’re up for a really dynamic cycling experience during your time in Destin and can’t wait to pair your time on the trails with some rugged natural beauty, time spent at Point Washington State Forest promises to be a highlight of your stay. Covering 15,131 acres of land, you’re not likely to get through it all in a day, but it’s thrilling to know there’s so much waiting to be discovered whether you set aside a day or two in the name of cycling fun or make the most of a week of adventure! Point Washington State Forest sits in the heart of south Walton County and is a captivating place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors, all while taking in the sights on two wheels. It’s an amazing destination for anyone who is excited to give off-road cycling a try.
While there are plenty of places to begin a ride in Point Washington State Forest, the Eastern Lake Trail System offers up options to customize time on the trails. Pick and choose between 3.5-mile loops, 5-mile routes, or 10-mile loops that are designed with the experienced cyclist in mind! Half the fun of a Point Washington State Forest ride is the opportunity to traverse a collection of old logging roads. Similarly, cyclists can find their way to the Longleaf Pine Trail. This route runs right through the heart of the park and finds a way to maneuver around and over a variety of scenic waterways as well! No matter where you explore, it’s a cycling hot spot that’s sure to inspire the mind and imagination, not to mention providing a fun physical challenge to say you took on.
Emerald Coast Scenic Highway 98
It’s not called a scenic highway just for fun. That inspiring title always comes with justification in the way of natural beauty and wonder! For cyclists, a trip along Scenic Highway 98 is a route that’s not to be missed out on while you’re in the area. This 5-mile road was practically designed with bicycles in mind and makes for a gentle and breathtaking experience from start to finish. Cycling along this highway means getting a waterfront view with every push of the pedal. While pedestrians occupy the north side of the road, there are designated bike lanes making a trip this way that much safer too. While some cyclists may choose to push themselves to new physical levels, others can just as easily make stops at beautiful beaches that pop up along the way. If you’re not in a rush, there’s no reason not to maximize time on the sand before heading forward. Either way, it’s a great way to spend a day on the bike.
More to Enjoy in Fort Walton Beach
The entire stretch of the Emerald Coast is available to you when you vacation in Fort Walton Beach. Choose from our exclusive selection of vacation condos that are just a skip away from the beach. Onsite amenities make sure you have plenty to do during your stay. Contact us today to book one of these amazing vacation rentals!