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5 Reasons to School from the Beach in Destin, FL

Is your family one of the many that now have a virtual classroom and school from home? If so, consider providing your student with a change of scenery and School from the Beach.

Here are 5 great reasons to bring your virtual classroom to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida:

Dolphin Encounter

Edu-tainment Field Trips

Combining education and fun, Destin is home to many attractions and activities that are fun and great for hands-on learning. From Gator Beach at Fudpucker’s where you’ll learn about Florida’s most misunderstood reptile to the Gulfarium, where students will have fun learning about local marine life including dolphins and endangered sea turtles, to hands-on learning with the 30A Sea Life Discovery Center, it’s easy to take a break and bring textbooks to life. CLICK HERE for a list of fun locations edu-tainment in Destin.

Surfing Ride On Surf School

Physical Education (PE) is More Fun at the Beach

Whether you, learn to surf, skimboard, stand up paddleboard, or play tennis or paddle ball, PE is definitely more fun at the beach. The team at Ride on Surf School in Destin is ready to teach students new skills on the water. Ride On Surf School now offers mini-surf lessons between 1 – 5 p.m., which include the surfboard rental, leash and rashguard and 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of surf time for $40. For students to prefer to stay on land, the top-ranked Hidden Dunes Resort Tennis Center in Miramar Beach features some of the region’s top tennis pros who offer tennis camps as well as individual instruction for both first-time and seasoned players. If PE isn't your students favorite class, consider a sandcastle building lesson. The team at Beach Sand Sculptures is ready to meet your students on the beach to teach your family professional sand sculpting tips and techniques and build a 3 ½ ft. tall sandcastle!

Work from the Beach in Destin, FL

Change of Scenery

Not only is it more enjoyable doing school work with a view, the change of scenery can inspire creativity. Professor Kimberly Elsbach, who studies psychology at the University of California, found that people are more creative when they change their environments. While children are already more imaginative than adults, a new environment can really help stimulate their minds. After one summer vacation, 11-year-old Richie Stachowski asked ‘why can’t we speak to each other underwater?’  Richie went on to invent a non-electronic, underwater walkie-talkie, using $267 of his own money. While your student may not invent a new product, we predict their mind will be filled with new ideas after they school from the beach.

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New After School Activities

What do students normally do after school? Eat a snack? Do Homework? Meet up with friends? They'll have lots of new locations to hang out, including miles of white sand beaches to build sandcastles or frolic in the surf. Whether they play in the backyard or go swimming in the private or community pool after school activities are simply more diverse and more fun at the beach.

Spring Break with teens

Make Your Friends Jealous

It’s undeniable that kids want to be popular. And when your student is finished completing their school assignments, they'll have time to take selfies and make TikTok videos. Imagine giving your child cool live backgrounds, enviable locations to chill, and the perfect golden hour lighting on the beach to share with friends. They may even think you’re a cool Mom or Dad for moving their virtual classroom to the beach.

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Book Your Beach Classroom Online

Ready to school from the beach? View our collection of South Walton and Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to find the perfect location to school from the beach. TIP: Book our Break Free special offer and SAVE 10% off your stay. Use Promo Code: BREAKFREE *Some restrictions apply.

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