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Public Beaches in Destin Florida

Locations and Information

Lets Hit the Beach!

Destin is known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Although famous for being a top fishing destination, Destin's beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Therefore, we know many of you come here to spend long days out on the beach. To help you along the way, we have listed each public beach access point and their specific location. See you out in the waves!

Location

Norriego Point

Norriego Point is a famous area in Destin, Florida that sits between the Destin Harbor and the East pass access to the Gulf of Mexico. Tourists and locals can access the beach from Norriego Point at:

Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, Fl 32541
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

O'steen Public Beach Access

Osteen public beach access is located along Gulf Shore drive as well. Osteen sits closer to the condo complexes and is a great place for those with a lot of beach gear looking to spend all-day on the white sand!

Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, Fl 32541
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

Calhoun Beach Access

The Calhoun Beach Access is located near the famous restaurant the Back Porch! This area provides ample parking and public restrooms, outdoor showers and water fountains.

Scenic 98
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

June White Decker Public Beach Park

June White Decker Public access is located adjacent to Calhoun access. The park has public restrooms and bike racks.

1950 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

Silver Shells

Silver Shells beach access sits adjacent to June White Decker. These 3 sit rather close to each other but provide plenty of public access.

7th Street & Scenic 98 
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

Henderson Beach State Park

Henderson Beach State Park provides a parking area, picnic tables, playground, boardwalk, nature trail, a pavilion, campgrounds, and ADA accessible plus beach wheelchair availability.

17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 3254
Hours: 8 am until Sundown
Cost: $6 per vehicle, max. 8 people per vehicle. $4 for Single Occupant Vehicle. $2 for Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Shirah Street Beach Access

The Shirah Street Access is also known as the Crystal Beach access. This area is popular for anyone staying toward the East end of Destin, especially those staying in Crystal Beach

Shirah Street & HWY 98
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Dusk to Dawn
Cost: Free

The Shores at Crystal Beach

The Shores at Crystal Beach Access offers a parking area, pavilion, picnic tables, public restrooms, showers.

2966 Scenic Highway 98
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

Crystal Beach Drive Access

Another smaller access in the Crystal Beach area is the Crystal Beach Drive Access. About a quarter-mile east of The Shores, this access has a small parking area and is usually a little more private.

Crystal Beach Drive & Hwy 98 (Crystal Beach)
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

Barracuda Street Beach Access

Just East of Crystal Beach Drive, this access offers no public restrooms and limited parking. If you are staying in the Crystal Beach area, this is also a good access to walk to.

Barracuda & Hwy 98 (Crystal Beach)
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Daily, Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

Pompano Street Beach Beach Access

Located in Crystal Beach, East of the Barracuda Street Access with limited parking.

Pompano Street & Hwy 98 (Crystal Beach)
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

Tarpon Street Beach Access

One block East of Tarpon Street. Limited parking but less crowds.

Tarpon Street & Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Dusk to Dawn
Cost: Free

James Lee Park

James Lee Park features 166 parking spaces, picnic area, playground, public restrooms and showers.

3510 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free


Pompano Joes

Located in Miramar Beach, just outside the East end of Destin, this public beach access sits next to Pompano Joes Seafood restaurant. This area offers a good amount of public parking, public restrooms, outdoor showers and water fountains.

2375 Scenic Gulf Drive
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Hours; Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free

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