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Destin Public Beach Access

There are multiple options for beach goers in the Destin and Crystal Beach areas. The following locations are listed from West to East beginning at the Destin Bridge.

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Norriego Point

Norriego Point is very popular with the locals due to its close proximity to the Destin Harbor restaurants and activities. One of the most popular ways to visit this location is to rent pontoons or seadoos from various rental companies in the harbor. Norriego Point is second only to Crab Island in terms of boating popularity. There are 26 parking spaces with additional parking along Gulf Shore Drive.


Osteen Public Beach Access

Gulf Shore Drive at Holiday Isle | Crystal Beach | 850.837.4242
Also located along Gulf Shore Drive, this beach is more easterly than Norriego Point so if you have a load of beach gear this is a better option. Osteen is the beach closest to the high rise condos.


Calhoun Beach Access

As you head further east from Destin, Calhoun Access is a nice public beach with large parking opportunities and public restrooms. Calhoun Access is located on the old Scenic Hwy 98 just West of Henderson Beach State Park.


June White Decker Public Beach Park

Scenic Hwy 98 at Restaurant Row | Destin | 850.689.5772
Located adjacent to Calhoun Access, JWD Park also has ample parking facilities, Bike Racks, and public restrooms.


Silver Shells Beach Public Access

7th Street & Scenic Hwy 98 | Destin | 850.837.4242
Silver Shells is the very next public beach to the east of June White, effectively forming a nice trio of options between Calhoun Access, June White Decker and Silver Shells. Amenities include ample parking, bike racks, and public restrooms.


Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy | Destin | 850.837.7550
Henderson Beach State Park is the crown jewel of Destin Beaches, especially if you are looking for serenity. This beach requires a park access fee, and there is ample parking and public restrooms.

Henderson Beach State Park beach access


Shirah Street Access

Scenic Hwy 98 at Shirah Street | 850.837.4242
Located on Scenic US 98 in the Crystal Beach area, this is a nice beach option with a "locals" feel. Take Mathew Street off Emerald Coast Parkway down to 98, then left until you see it. Parking can be challenging during the season, and there are no public restrooms at this location.

Shirah Street Beach Access


The Shores at Crystal Beach Access

2966 Scenic Hwy 98 | Crystal Beach | 850.837.4242
Just slightly further east from Shirah Street Access, this location has a parking area, pavilion, picnic tables and public restrooms. Turn south off Emerald Coast Parkway at Hutchison Street and you will arrive at the location.

The Shores at Crystal Beach Access Photo 2

The Shores at Crystal Beach Access Photo 2

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Crystal Beach Drive Access

Scenic Hwy 98 at Crystal Beach Drive | Crystal Beach | 850.837.4242
Traveling a quarter mile further east from The Shores, you’ll find the Crystal Beach Drive access. This location has limited parking and tends to be the more private and less crowded of the Crystal Beach options.

Crystal Beach Drive Access


Barracuda Street Beach Access

Barracuda & Hwy 98 | Crystal Beach
This public access beach is slightly east of Crystal Beach Drive and very similar, with limited parking and no public restrooms.

Barracuda Street Public Beach Access


Pompano Street Beach Beach Access

Scenic Hwy 98 at Pompano Street | Crystal Beach | 850.837.4242
Another Crystal Beach option, located slightly further east from Barracuda Stree.This location also has limited parking.

Pompano Street Beach Public Beach Access

 


Tarpon Street Beach Access

Scenic Hwy 98 & Tarpon Street | Crystal Beach | 850.837.4242
Located 1 block east of Pompano Street, this public access beach is limited in parking and facilities but tends to be less crowded than others.

Tarpon Street Beach Access


James Lee Park Okaloosa County

3510 Scenic Hwy 98 | Crystal Beach | 850.837.4242
Located about a mile further east from Tarpon Street, this county park has public parking, a pavilion, picnic tables, and public restrooms.


Miramar Beach Public Access

Geronimo Street

Located at the intersection of Geronimo Street and Scenic 98 (old 98). No parking.

Miramar Beach

Located next to Pompano Joe's, 2375 Scenic Gulf Drive (Old 98). Large parking lot, ADA accessible, restrooms, beach wheelchairs, lifeguards (seasonal).

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Norwood Drive

Located on 132 Norwood Drive, two blocks South of US 98.

Open Gulf Street

Located on 2130 Open Gulf Street, two blocks South of US 98.

Sand Trap Road

Located on 253 Sand Trap Road, two blocks South of US 98.

Photo - 1328 Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar Beach Access

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Photo - 1294 Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar Beach Access

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Photo - 1196 Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar Beach Access

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Parking Photos

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Okaloosa Island Public Beach Access

Grab your bikinis or swim trunks, sun tan lotion, umbrella, towels, beach chairs, water, sunglasses and a good book and get ready for some much needed R&R!

#7 - Emerald Promenade Beachwalk

900 Santa Rosa Boulevard | Okaloosa Island

#6 - Doris Jordan Beach Access

820 Santa Rosa Boulevard | Okaloosa Island
Located between Islander Condos and Coquina Isle.

#5 - Okaloosa Island Mini-Beach Access

700 Santa Rosa Boulevard | Okaloosa Island
Located between Emerald Isle and Island Echoes.

#4 - Okaloosa Island Mini-Beach Access

600 Santa Rosa Boulevard | Okaloosa Island
Located between Pelican Isle and The Nautilus.

#3 - Seashore Beach Access

530 Santa Rosa Boulevard | Okaloosa Island
Located between Surf Dweller Condos and Island Princess.

#2 - Emerald View Beach Access

399 Santa Rosa Boulevard | Okaloosa Island
Located between Holiday House and The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach.
One pavilion, a picnic table, restrooms and parking.

#1 - Blue Dolphin Beach Access

372 Santa Rosa Boulevard | Okaloosa Island
Located between Gulf Dunes Resort and Azure Condos.
Two pavilions, two picnic tables, grills, and restrooms.

Newman C. Brackin Beach Park

1300 Miracle Strip Pkwy (the Boardwalk) | Okaloosa Island | 850-837-4242
Open from dawn to dusk.

Beasley Park

1550 Miracle Strip Parkway (HWY 98) | Okaloosa Island | 850.689.5772
John C. Beasley Public Beach Park is a large beach park on Okaloosa Island with 2 dune walkovers to the Gulf of Mexico. This park has 2 large pavilions, 12 picnic tables, an octagonal platform, restrooms with changing rooms and 208 parking spaces.


Beaches of 30A Public Beach Access

Dune Allen Beach Access

5753 Scenic 30A West | Dune Allen
Parking, restrooms, ADA accessible, lifeguards (seasonal)
Located on Scenic 30A about 2 miles west of the Scenic 393 intersection at Gulf Place.

West Allen Loop Beach Access

5605 Scenic 30A | Dune Allen
Located on Scenic 30A about 2 miles west of the Scenic 393 intersection at Gulf Place.
No car parking, bike and cart parking, showers.

Lake Causeway Beach Access

58173 Scenic 30A | Dune Allen
Some parking and a shower.
Approximately a mile West of Scenic 393 (Gulf Place)

Blue Lake Road Beach Access

726 Blue Mountain Road | Blue Mountain Beach
Between Big Redfish Lake and the Gulf, no car parking.

Blue Mountain Access

2365 Scenic 83 South | Blue Mountain Beach
Parking, restroom, lifeguards (seasonal).

Seagrade Road Access

590 Blue Mountain Road | Blue Mountain Beach
At the Intersection of Seagrade Road and Blue Mountain Road, no parking.

Grayton Beach State Park

357 Main Park Road | Grayton Beach | 850.267.8300
One of the most popular parks on the Gulf. Massive dunes, trails, lakes, boat ramp, cabins, camping, tent camping, parking, picnic tables, restrooms, shelters.

Grayton Dunes Access

Located in Grayton at the end of Garfield Street behind the Red Bar.
ADA accessible, showers, parking on the street.
Boat launching from the beach is allowed.

Ray's Multi-Mountain Access

125 Sandy Lane | Grayton Beach
Located in Grayton, access from Hotz Avenue behind the Red Bar. Parking on the street.

Camp Helen State Park

23937 US Hwy 98 | Inlet Beach | 850.233.5059
Beach and lake access, parking, picnic tables, restrooms, shelters

Inlet Beach Access

438 South Orange Street Center | Inlet Beach
Parking, restrooms, lifeguards (seasonal).

Phillips Inlet Access

202 South Walton Lakeshore Drive | Inlet Beach
Beach access, county park.

Wall Street Access

264 South Wall Street | Inlet Beach
No parking, just a walkover.

Winston Lane Access

West end of Inlet Beach. Beach access.

Gulf Lakes Access

8040 Scenic 30A East | Seacrest Beach
Boardwalk, walkover, bike rack, shower, no car parking.

Sea Breeze Access

8286 Scenic 30A East | Seacrest Beach
Boardwalk, walkover, shower, no parking.

Seacrest Drive Access

8520 Scenic 30A East | Seacrest Beach
Boardwalk, walkover.

Andalusia Access

52 South Andalusia Street | Seagrove Beach
Shower, bike parking, walkover, benches, no car parking.

Azalea/Camelia Access

Beach Access | Seagrove Beach

Beachwood Villas Access

3874 Scenic 30A East | Seagrove Beach
Bike rack, shower, boardwalk, no car parking

Campbell Street Access

3694 Scenic 30A East | Seagrove Beach
Beach access

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