Topsail Hill Preserve is also considered a major bird sanctuary. We heard birdsong constantly along our walk and saw a few birds in the open although most of them remained quite shy. There was also a sign warning about bears but fortunately we didn't see any of those.
After leaving the forest area, a long boardwalk takes you to the beach. Sandy dunes with wildflowers dotted them.
The city of Destin in the distance.