Forest Hills at TOPS’l
Forest Hills at TOPS’L is part of a tranquil beach and racquet resort located in Miramar Beach, South Walton just 10 miles east of Destin, in the Miramar Beach area of Northwest Florida. It offers the peace of a location off the beaten path, while still having the conveniences of city attractions just a few minutes’ drive away. This full-service resort is situated on a 52-acre resort community bordered by the Topsail Hill State Preserve to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south — so without ever leaving the resort, guests here can choose from beach fun, tennis time or outdoor recreation exploring the area’s natural beauty.
This award-winning resort offers onsite fine and casual dining. Enjoy dinner and refreshments at the beachside Blue Dunes Grille or hand crafted beverages and appetizers at Club Tiki next to the tennis courts. The tennis center has certified professional tennis instructors and programs, a fitness center, a racquetball court, an indoor-outdoor pool and a sauna with massage therapy. Families can take advantage of an array of entertaining children’s activities, and there is also meeting space available for those who want to mix business and pleasure. A short drive around Destin will bring visitors to thrilling watersports from parasailing to snorkeling and scuba diving, championship golf, deep-sea fishing and boating charters, plus additional shopping and dining. For more resorts and vacation rentals check our other areas
INFORMATION ABOUT DESTIN
Located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, the Destin area really is a treasure. Soft sand, crystal-clear water, pleasant weather, and a charmingly relaxed pace all make Destin an amazing place to visit. What began as a fishing town has now become a much-loved vacation spot for families and friends. Here is some background information to get you started as you plan to visit this enchanting spot:
Claims to Fame:
Destin was voted ‘Best Beach in the South‘ and ‘Top Family Destination’ for nine years running by Southern Living Magazine readers. Also picked as the ‘Best Beach in America’ by USA Today readers.
Destin has been inhabited for hundreds of years; first by American Indians as early as the year 600 A.D. and then by Spanish explorers. The modern Destin got its real beginnings in about 1845, when Captain Leonard Destin came here and lead the way for Destin’s major fishing industry. Though people have been visiting and vacationing here for more than 150 years, Destin did not become an official city until 1984. This fact may have a lot to do with the quaint, peaceful atmosphere here. The small fishing village became a tourist resort because of its amazing natural beauty and charm. The residents of Destin pride themselves in the fact that Destin has maintained this environment so well, yet has become a prosperous and enjoyable resort area.
The city is located on a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. The peninsula was originally a barrier island. Hurricanes and sea level changes gradually connected it to the mainland. In the 1940s, it technically became an island again with the completion of the Choctawhatchee-West Bay Canal. Destin is east of Pensacola between Fort Walton Beach and Panama City.
With an average temperature of 67.2 degrees, you will find the sub-tropical climate just perfect for many of your activities. The Southern winds create comfort and warmth that gently surrounds you. Destin has very few weather extremes and is moderate and beautiful year round.