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5 Best Places to Shop in Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach Abbott Martin Group February 22, 2024

Miramar Beach, a gem on Florida's Emerald Coast along the Gulf of Mexico, is a paradise for beach-goers and a haven for shoppers. In fact, from the city of Destin to 30A's easternmost enclave of Inlet Beach, the region's best shopping is concentrated in and around Miramar Beach. From high-end designer outlets to unique local boutiques, this vibrant area offers a diverse shopping experience for every style and budget.

Whether a local resident or a visitor soaking up the sun, you'll always find the best places to shop in Miramar Beach as varied and colorful as the coastline.

Silver Sands Premium Outlets

10562 Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach

Even if you're not a shopping enthusiast or regular visitor to the Emerald Coast, there's still an excellent chance you're aware of our first Miramar Beach shopping destination — the Silver Sands Premier Outlets. Occupying prime real estate in the heart of Miramar Beach, where the Emerald Coast Parkway dips to its closest point to the Gulf between Destin and Rosemary Beach, this collection of over 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores is where Northwest Florida goes hunting for high-end bargains.

Hosting luxe brands such as Coach, Lacoste, Le Creuset, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Off 5th, and Tory Burch, as well as staples including Calvin Klien, the GAP family of stores, Nike Factory Store, and The North Face, this outdoor mall caters to a diverse array of shopping preferences.

Beyond the impressive retail lineup, its covered sidewalks, lush landscaping, children's play area, and dining options, including Carrabba's Italian Grill and Haagen-Dazsher, ensure visitors a pleasant, full-day shopping experience.

Grand Boulevard Town Center

585 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

At first glance, when driving past Grand Boulevard Town Center on the Emerald Coast Parkway, it appears as a non-descript cluster of office buildings hidden behind a thicket of trees. Of course, looks are deceiving, and you'll want to ensure you take advantage of the opportunity to experience the region's latest lifestyle experience. Along the half-mile-long Grand Boulevard and its wide, shaded sidewalks, local boutiques blend seamlessly with well-known national brands, offering a sophisticated mix of retail options.

Several of the Town Center's highlights include the AMC Classic Boulevard 10 Cinema, the Grand Boulevard Farmers Market, which operates every Saturday, the 20,000 square foot Grand Fitness Club, and the Publix at Grand Boulevard grocery store. Shopping features numerous upscale options such as Lululemon, Peter Millar, Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma. Dining includes 15 options, with Cantina Laredo, Emerils Coastal, and P.F. Changs among them.

With its combination of retail, restaurant, and office spaces and proximity to the resorts and beaches of Miramar Beach, Sandestin, and Santa Rosa Beach, Grand Boulevard is an upscale, open-air environment perfect for a day of leisurely shopping.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Sandestin Resort, access via Baytowne Avenue

For those looking for a more intimate setting to shop and dine away from Gulf front crowds, head north to the prestigious Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the Village of Baytowne Wharf. A showcase for more than 60 boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and services, as well as the home of the esteemed Hotel Effie Sandestin, Baytowne Wharf evokes a genuine resort village vibe, on par with the more famous Seaside 30 minutes to the east.

Here, the setting is picturesque, with a more organic vibe along the Choctawhatchee Bay, which offers an energetic backdrop for exploration during the day or evening. The entire village area feels like a coastal village that's been here forever and is accessible via a quarter-mile loop that encircles a serene lagoon. Along with a spirited collection of locally owned clothing and beauty boutiques and art galleries, there's fantastic waterfront dining to be had, including Cannery Lane Cantina and Rum Runners Grill.

Baytowne Wharf is not just about shopping; it's a cultural hub with a busy calendar of festivals and events, making every visit a unique experience.

Smith's Antique Mall

12500 Emerald Coast Parkway

A treasure trove for antique lovers and a staple of the Emerald Coast for more than 30 years, Smith's Antique Mall is a journey into the past. Spread over 25,000 square feet and segmented into individual booths with offerings from over 50 dealers, Smith's features a vast collection of antiques, collectibles, and home décor. Every trip is an opportunity to browse an ever-rotating stock of items, and it's easy to get lost amongst the rare and intriguing wares on display.

For those needing something genuinely bespoke, Smith's is the place for those wanting to eschew modern housewares for unique or eclectic pieces to accent a current or newly purchased Miramar Beach home.

Destin Commons

4100 Legendary Drive, Destin

Finally, while not technically in Miramar Beach, the upscale outdoor mall of Destin Commons, the region's most popular retail destination, is less than a 10-minute drive along the Emerald Coast Parkway from the heart of Miramar Beach. Much more than just your run-of-the-mill shopping center, Destin Commons is a vibrant community gathering place that just wants to shop and dine but linger as long as you like. Home to over 85 stores and over 15 restaurants, it's an easy spot to hang out.

Much of the appeal of the award-winning Destin Commons is its combination of retail and entertainment. The latter features an abundance of experiences, including the AMC Movie Theater and IMAX, a collection of murals painted by local and international artists, an aquatic-themed bowling alley, kid-themed attractions, seasonal events, and the Destin Commons Market on the last Sunday of every month.

Interested in exploring more of Miramar Beach?

With a real estate scene as vibrant as its shopping destinations, Miramar Beach is a stunning locale in the heart of the Emerald Coast you'll want to call home. To discover more about the Miramar Beach lifestyle, contact the Abbott Martin Group today to start your real estate journey and uncover your perfect home in one of Florida's most celebrated and sought-after luxury real estate markets.

*Header Image courtesy of Grand Boulevard Town Center

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