Review of Destin, Florida

polluted beach water
Star Rating - 7/29/2008
The beaches are beautiful,the water looks great;don't be fooled,the water is pretty badly polluted.If you get any kind of cut or abrasion on the beach,in the water,or especially on the fishing docks wash & disinfect immediately.I didn't,& two months down the road I'm still trying to get the swollen ulcer to heal.The original wound was a negligible abrasion on the beach.The speculation is that irresponsible boaters are dumping their toilets into the bay & gulf.The medical community in the Destin area is aware of the problem, and mentioned to me a drug resistent staph normally found in hospital settings thats turning up on the various fishing docks. I expect the local biz.people are keeping a pretty tight lid on this story for obvious reasons.
paul | New Orleans, LA
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