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    Dramatic sunsets, miles and miles of seashore and sugar white sand all make Destin, Fla., the "Most Beautiful Place in America" for "GMA" viewer Terri Rose of Nicevill, Fla. When Rose submitted her description of the seaside town, nestled in Florida's northern Panhandle, we knew we had to find that spot.
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    "GMA" contributor and celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse got the lucky call to explore Destin's dune grass beaches and Caribbean feel. He discovered, however, that it's what lay below the town's emerald green waters that makes Destin a truly beautiful place, a treasure trove of ocean life, from snapper to mackerel to grouper and more! Destin bills itself as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village." Click <a href="/GMA/emeril-lagasse-cooks-delicious-fish-dishes/story?id=14231946" target="external">HERE</a> to see some Emeril's famous seafood recipes!
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    A "GMA" camera captures the shoreline beauty of Destin, home to pure, white sand that makes it consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in the world. Destin is located in Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast making it one of the region's famed "Emerald Coast beaches," along with Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, and the Beaches of South Walton.
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    Destin has a year-round population of just over 11,000, but that number swells in the winter, and even summer, months as tourists flock to the emerald green waters of this once-small fishing village. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection reports over 80 percent of the Emerald Coast's 4.5 million visitors each year visit Destin, making it one of the state's most popular tourist destinations.
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    While Destin offers plenty in the way of shopping, dining, boating and entertainment options, natives never leave, and tourists return year after year, to relax in the beach town's slow pace. Destin has maintained its relaxed, beach feel since its founding in 1850 by Captain Leonard Destin, a New London, Conn., fishing master for whom the town is now named.
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    Check out the rest of the spots on our <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/best_places_USA/good-morning-americas-10-beautiful-places-america/story?id=14235228" target="external">10 Most Beautiful Places list</a>!
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