Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, voted the “Finest Resort” on the Emerald Coast, has announced a new look to the world of retail and fashion in South Walton. The introduction of the new spring fashions combined with a fresh rebranding of its signature stores in the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf is bringing a new meaning to fashion, fun and the boutique shopping experience.

Known by many for her energetic smile and trendy fashion sense, Sara Becnel has been named the new director of retail sales for Sandestin. With more than 10 years of experience in retail sales, including an award winning career at Bloomingdales, Becnel brings a fun and infused passion for clothing and customer service to the South Walton area.

 “We want everyone to feel welcome and important,” said Becnel. “We understand our customers want a great shopping experience as well as access to the latest designer fashions at an affordable cost for men, women and children. As a result, we are excited to unveil our new spring lines to our resort guests and local community.”

From designer clothing brands like Amanda Uprichard, Ella Moss, Southern Tide, Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer to fun whimsical children’s toys and resort logo wear – Sandestin’s Retail Exclusive Shops offer a little something for people of all ages.

•The Sandestin Retail Exclusive Shops are among a dozen shops and restaurants located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. No matter what your age or your budget, people can find a treasure in one of these charming stores including:

•Barefoot Princess – A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store offering the largest selection of Lilly Pulitzer apparel, shoes and accessories, for ladies and children in the Destin area. 

•Island Clothiers – Carrying the latest in men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry and footwear, it is the Emerald Coast’s best kept secret. From resort casual to a glitzy night on the town, Island Clothiers offers the perfect outfit for any occasion.

•Coconut Kids - A fun, whimsical store featuring the latest children's resort wear, infant layette and specialty toy lines.

•Toys and Treasures - A store for the young and the young at heart. Children find themselves surrounded by mounds of Ty plush, limited edition collectibles and magic tricks Merlin would envy. Beach and water toys, an Animaland station for children to build dolphins, alligators and more, this store is a must for kids.

•Sandestin Clothing Company - The resort’s only signature logo shop for men, women and children. Popular items include collectables, gifts, beach necessities, keepsakes and much more.

•Sandestin Gear – The new online store makes ordering Sandestin's logo merchandise a simple process, especially for out of town guests wishing to remember their time on the Emerald Coast. Sandestin Gear allows individuals and families the ability to conveniently purchase items online and have logo resort wear no matter where they are. For more information or to view what's in stock, visit

In addition to great finds, the staff at Sandestin’s Retail Exclusive Shops are committed to providing friendly, excellent service.  With a more personalized approach, the staff is always ready with a smile to assist customers find the perfect outfit or even call you back when your favorite piece has arrived – making for the ultimate shopping experience. 

For more details on the Sandestin Retail Exclusive Shops and view a full list of clothing lines visit, like them on Facebook (Shop Sandestin