Public Beach Access Points

Destin is not only the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” but also home to some of the best public beaches in the world. The sugar-white sand and crystal clear emerald water make the perfect combination. The beaches along Florida’s Emerald Coast are consistently ranked 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

“Find your beach” is not just a slogan in Destin. We have plenty of beaches for you to choose from. Here you will find, state parks with beautiful beaches, swimming beaches, snorkeling beaches, hidden beaches, and not so popular with tourist beaches. You’ll even find some public beaches in Destin with plenty of parking. Come explore the beaches below to find your perfect beach and enjoy that much-needed vacation in paradise.

Kids getting ready to swim in Destin Florida

Shores at Crystal Beach Park

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


Henderson Beach State Park

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


Miramar Public Beach

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


James Lee Park

Large pavilion, picnic tables, playground, ADA accessible, showers and restrooms. Walking distance to restaurants and bars. $99 or Less


O'Steen Public 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, ADA accessible, and parking. Within walking distance to bars and restaurants.

ople playing in the water at Crab Island, Destin Florida

Crab Island

America's Favorite Sandbar! Fun for the whole family.


Norriego Point Beach Park

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. Facilities, ADA accessible, and parking.


Grayton Beach State Park

Voted Best U.S. Beach for 2020. ADA accessible, facilities and parking.

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Topsail Hill State Preserve

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

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Princess Beach Access

Arguably, one of the most secluded beaches along the Emerald Coast.

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