Destin, FL is a one of the top tourist destinations in the Southeastern United States. Nearly 5 million tourists visit Destin each year, which is no surprise. The beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sugar white sand is said to be the whitest sand in the world. Where does the white sand in Destin come from, you might ask? The white sand on the beaches, which is made of quartz crystal that is finely ground, comes from the Appalachian Mountains. The quartz crystal flows from the Appalachian Mountains, down the Apalachicola River, and eventually is deposited into the Gulf of Mexico where it is distributed by the Gulf currents from Panama City Beach to the Eastern Alabama Coa30st. This beautiful sugary white sand along with the amazing Emerald Green and Blue water of the Emerald Coast makes Destin one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.