Celeb Sightings In and Around Destin, FL

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A lot of people have never heard of Destin, FL.  They have no idea about our little coastal towns called Seaside, Watercolor, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seahaven, and Watersound. 

We locals know all about how so many celebs not only vacation here, but also call it their home away from home.  Here is just a smattering of the famous names and faces that are frequently seen on our beaches and in local shops and restaurants.  If I could find a published story tying the celeb to the area, I included the link (click on thier names to read more).

britney.jpg  Britney Spears  (Owns a home here and is spotted around town, along with sister Jamie Lynn frequently.)

  Sheryl Crow (Owns a home here.  Also, back in the days of Sheryl & Lance, our babysitter saw them shopping in Home Depot)

  Lance Armstrong(I don’t have a link for this but can give a first hand account of the day he gave my children Livestrong Bands while we were out on a morning walk!)

  Faith Hill (Owns a home here with Tim McGraw)

Tim McGraw

  Amy Grant (Owns a home here with Vince Gill)

  Vince Gill (along with the fact that he and wife Amy Grant own a home here, my friend also was on a treadmill right next to Vince one early morning at Gold’s Gym)

  Bette Midler (Owns a home here)

  Jessica Simpson

  Tony Romo

  Goldie Hawn (a friend saw her eating at Bistro Bijioux and shopping at Bark Avenue at Sandestin)

  Michael Jordan

rosie.jpg  Rosie O’Donnell

  Tiger Woods

  Tim Allen

30A CELEB SIGHTINGS from the website www.30A.com:

Both Nicole Richie & Joel Madden and Usher  have been rumored to plan their nuptials here, although to date, neither wedding has transpired on our beaches.

sources : DPA; stltoday.com; dailyceleb.com; unknown; timmcgrawlyrics.com; christianmusictimes.com; top40db.net; freshdames.com; askmen.com; thestarceleb.com; askmen.com; politics360.com; askmen.com; eonline.com

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10 Responses to “Celeb Sightings In and Around Destin, FL”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    My family and I used to go to Destin in the summer (with it being fairly close to Atl and all, it was an easy trip.) I had no idea all these celebs lived there now! How cool!

  2. Brinn66 Says:

    And to think I moved from there, what was I thinking?

  3. Jessica Says:

    How fun! Having grown up in Orlando (& now living in Tampa) I’m always a little surprised at how many celebrities have homes in Florida. I’m sure Destin is appealing since its unknown to so many!

  4. Larry Says:

    Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, also has a home here just east of Sandestin.

  5. Jenny Says:

    My aunt whom owns a home in Sandestin has told me that Emeril has a home in Sandestin and has been spottes shopping at the Publix there early in the mornings!

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  7. Helms Says:

    I Love the way you write…thanks for posting

  8. Debbie Says:

    There was an article a few years back telling of celebs living in the area. You may want to contact the NW Florida Daily News they may direct you there., Its been several years, but I doubt it is online.

  9. Rob Says:

    I also know that Ricky Cahrmichle, has a home here also, 10 time AMA motocross champian

  10. Tahlia Says:

    I had no idea so many celebs had places in Destin! I don’t know why that would surprise me though, it’s paradise and for all of it’s beauty, it’s not over-hyped. Which is refreshing. You mentioned Rosemary Beach too, which is my favorite! Great post!

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