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My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners Fall/Winter 2020

While 2020 was a tough year, we were able to celebrate the silver linings with our guests through our fourth My Beach Memories photo contest. We’ve been accepting submissions from August 2020 through December 29, 2020 of our guests’ favorite beach vacation memories and we’re excited to announce the winners!

From stories of COVID-blessings and first visits to the beach to weddings and favorite activities, our hearts were warmed sharing in our guests’ joys, celebrations and beach vacation traditions.  We’re honored to help make dreams come true and provide our guests much needed rest, relaxation and a change of scenery with our pristine beaches as the backdrop.

Our first and second place winners earned the most points through their online votes and social shares. Our third-place winner was selected by the team at Newman-Dailey. Our staff pick was the result of reviewing the entries and narrowing it down to 10 and the team voted for their favorite submission. View all the fantastic submissions in our My Beach Memories Photo Contest. Featured below are our fall contest winners: 

1st Place Winner 2020

1st Place Winner – Favorite Things

My favorite things my boys and the beach @newmandailyresort!🐬🐬 – Chessica G

Congratulations, Chessica! You’ve won a 4-day / 3-night stay in a three-bedroom Newman-Dailey vacation rental!

2nd place winner 2020

2nd Place – Dolphin Cruisers

Seablaster Dolphin Cruise from Newman Dailey was awesome!!!! Can't wait to do it again!” – Patty C

We felt like we were home....but with a better view! The beach access was amazing and the condo was so peaceful and relaxing! We got to bring our fur babies so our vacation was the best ever!

Congratulations, Patty! You’ve won a $300 gift certificate toward your next Destin vacation and a welcome gift at check-in.


Shannon P

3rd Place (staff pick) Jumping for Joy

“After 5 hours in the car, this girl couldn't wait to get her toes wet in the ocean! She ran straight to the water, kicking her flip flops off along the way. This sums up how much we all love Destin!”

Congratulations, ! You’ve won a $300 gift certificate toward your next Destin vacation and a welcome gift at check-in.


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Honorable Mention - COVID-19 Blessings

“My husband and I both work in the hospital and after months of intense stress and worry we decided not to cancel our vacation because we needed the break. We didn’t want to stay home but we wanted to stay safe. We decided on renting in Destin, we’re so glad we did. We spent hours on the beach, we took bike rides, boated, watched dolphins and parasailed! We tried to capture every moment but our boys and granddaughter were in a world of their own, they chose to live in the moment! If they weren’t on an adventure, digging in the sand or just relaxing on the beach, they were in the water. Our oldest son pictured, we thought he would never get in the water again after his near-drowning. We were wrong. He entered the water slowly by the end of the trip he went all the way, it went well. This trip taught me, regardless of what life throws you my outlook on the situation will determine the outcome. Destin will now be a vacation spot for our family and we’re grateful for our accidental find.” –Angelica T.

Congratulations, Angelica! You’ve won a $300 gift certificate toward your next Destin vacation and a welcome gift at check-in.


Plan Your Next Destin Vacation & Enter our 2021 My Beach Memories Photo Contest

Ready to book your next Destin vacation? View our collection of South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652.

Be sure to take plenty of photos during your beach escape and enter your favorite in our 2021 My Beach Memories Photo Contest. The deadline for entries is Aug. 31, 2021. Good luck! 

See you @ the beach!