While parts of northern Florida are under tornado watch until 5 p.m. local time, a waterspout touched down near Destin on Wednesday morning.
About 11 a.m., according to Northwest Florida Daily News, the waterspout formed and grazed the coast for several miles.
Locals took video from balconies and cars as what they thought was a tornado made its way around the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Northwest Florida Daily News reported damage done in nearby Mary Esther, as the waterspout tore off part of a roof and twisted off thick tree branches.
Parts of Alabama and Georgia are also under tornado watch.