Public Beaches in Destin, Florida

and nearby areas

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Destin and the Emerald Coast have some of the best beaches in the world. They consistently rank in the top 10 Best Beach list by nearly every travel magazine. Don’t take our word for it. Come explore the Sugar-white sand beaches for yourself.

“Find your beach” is not just a state of mind in Destin. We have plenty of beaches for you to choose from. Here you will find, state parks, snorkeling, and swimming beaches, beaches with lots of parking, hidden beaches, and not so popular with tourist beaches.

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Shores at Crystal Beach Park

One of the most scenic beaches in the area. Pavilion, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and limited parking.

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Henderson Beach State Park

More than 6,000 feet of natural shoreline. Camping, hiking, showers, restrooms, and ample parking

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Miramar Beach

Ideal for families with kids of all ages. Ample parking, facilities, and walking distance to bars and restaurants.

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James Lee Park

Large pavilion, picnic tables, playground, showers and restrooms. Walking distance to restaurants and bars.


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O'Steen Beach

Protected by the jetties, this beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Usually has calmer water and less waves.

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June White Decker Beach

Great Beach with facilities and parking. Within walking distance to bars and restaurants.

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Crab Island

An underwater sandbar!

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Norriego Point

Good for snorkeling and swimming.

Beasley Beach Park Weddings on Okaloosa Island near Destin Florida

John Beasley Park

Okaloosa Island's favorite beach wedding spot

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Grayton Beach State Park

Voted Best U.S. Beach for 2020

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Topsail Hill State Preserve

Three miles of pristine beaches, a bird-watching, and hiking paradise

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Grayton Beach State Park

Voted Best U.S. Beach for 2020