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A Guide to Public Beach Access Points in Destin

If you are staying in a Destin, FL vacation rental that is not located directly on the beach, it is important for you to know where to access the beach! We have listed below the beach access points in Destin to help you discover your favorite beach on the Gulf Coast!

Beach Access Points in Destin

Norriego Point

Norriego Points is a very popular beach access because of its proximity to restaurants in Destin and activities available for the kids. If you would rather boat to the beach, Norriego Point is a great place to dock for the day!

Gulf Shore Drive (Holiday Isle)

Destin, FL 32541

O’Steen Beach Access

O’Steen Beach Access is another location off of Gulf Shore Drive (Holiday Isle).

Pompano Street Beach Access

Scenic Hwy 98 at Pompano Street in Crystal Beach

Destin, FL 32541

Shirah Street Beach Access

Another Crystal Beach option.


Shirah Street & Hwy 98 (Crystal Beach)

Destin, FL 32541

Shores at Crystal Beach Access and Park (Gulf Front)

Here you will find a limited parking area, pavilion, picnic tables, showers, and public restrooms.


2966 Scenic Hwy 98 (Crystal Beach)

Destin, FL 32541

Silver Shells Beach Access

This beach access features ample parking, bike racks, and public restrooms. Located on what is known as “Restaurant Row.”

7th Street & Scenic 98

Destin, FL 32541

Calhoun Beach Access

Calhoun Beach Access features ample parking and public restrooms.

Scenic Hwy 98

Destin, FL 32541

Tarpon Street Beach Access

This beach access in Destin tends to not get overcrowded but does have limited parking available.


Scenic Hwy 98 & Tarpon Street (Crystal Beach)

Destin, FL 32541

Barracuda Street Beach Access

There is limited parking available at Barracuda Street Beach Access.

Barracuda $ Hwy 98 (Crystal Beach)

Destin, FL 32541

Henderson Beach State Park

There is a fee required to enter Henderson Beach State Park, however, when you arrive you will discover tons of things to do on the beach in Destin! Henderson features ample parking, multiple pavilions, and picnic tables, a playground, boardwalk, nature trail, and so much more.

Visit their website to see up-to-date pricing of entry.


17000 Emerald Coast Parkway

Destin, FL 32541

James Lee Park

This is another beach access with tons of parking, pavilions, picnic tables, playgrounds, and more!


3510 Scenic Hwy 98

Destin, FL 32541

June White Decker Beach Park

Here you will find bike racks, parking, and public restrooms.

1950 Scenic Hwy 98

Destin, FL 32541

We hope you find this guide to the many different beach access points in Destin helpful! Before going to the beach, make sure you are caught up on all things beach safety! Visit our blog, Destin Beach Safety – What Do the Flags Mean, for more information.

Click here to find the perfect vacation rental in Destin for your vacation to the Gulf Coast!

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