Norriego Point is located at the end of Gulf Shore Drive on Holiday Isle. It is protected from the currents of the Gulf of Mexico with Destin Harbor on one side and the East Jetty on the other.
There is plenty of beautiful scenery and areas to walk around and explore. You can watch boats cruising by on the harbor and take in the sights and sounds of Harborwalk Village. There are large sand dunes, sea oats and wooden fences all over Norriego Point which make beautiful backdrops for photos. You are bound to see plenty of blue heron and other birds out here as well.
This is a great beach for nice calm swimming and snorkeling. Norriego Point is also a popular area for boaters who can beach their boats along the shore on the harbor side to hang out for the day. You can also reach Norriego Point by Kayak or Paddle Board from the harbor.
The Norriego Point stabilization and recreation project phase III was recently completed. This project included the addition of recreation improvements, paved parking, public restrooms, an ADA shelter, a boardwalk around the point with three dune walkovers, and a bird habitat is in progress.
Parking can be a challenge so arrive early. You will need to download the parking app to pay for parking.