O'Steen Beach


O’Steen Beach is where you will find the Destin jetties which are huge boulders stretching out into the water. The jetties serve as man-made reefs with plenty of marine life and are great for snorkeling. O’Steen Beach is also good for swimming. The jetties protect the waters from the larger waves that can be found on Gulf-front beaches. It’s a little bit of a hike from the parking area to the beach, but worth every step. A beach wagon may not be such a bad idea if you have a lot of gear.

O’Steen beach is close to Norriego Point Beach but not really accessible by walking along the beach. Both beaches are picturesque and great for photos.

O’Steen Beach faces the East Pass. If you’re an early riser, you can watch the fishing boats leaving Destin Harbor headed for the Gulf in the early mornings. Since this is also the beach for the Emerald Grande, it can get busy in the mid-morning and late afternoons.

You will need to download the parking app to pay for parking. Arrive early as there is limited space. There are no facilities at this beach. Also, be aware that it is a bit of a hike from the street out to the beach. Bring lots of water and sunscreen.



There are a total of 50 curbside spaces available along Holiday Isle's Gulf Shore Drive. There is an outdoor shower and a bike rack.


Located near the west end of Holiday Isle at 320 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541

O'Steen Beach from the Gulf

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