Which are the best ones to go to?
Pretty much all of the Destin beaches have the most beautiful snow white sand you will find within a thousand miles. The sunrises and sunsets can be absolutely breathtaking.
Destin and the surrounding area has many beach options. The larger beaches have good parking, boardwalks, restrooms and lifeguards. Most of these have a "beach service" where you can rent a chair & umbrella. Expect to pay $35-$50 to rent them or you can bring your own of course. The smaller beach locations may lack some amenities, but not the beauty.
Destin Beaches with Amenities
James Lee Park (A)
My absolute favorite beach!
Crystal clear emerald green water on snow white sand, what's not to love? Full amenities with a seafood restaurant on the Boardwalk.
Henderson Beach State Park (B)
Enjoy unsurpassed scenery.
The unspoiled beauty at this tranquil park will sooth away the stresses of living. Very nice facilities, perfect for a relaxing picnic at the beach.
James C. Beasley Park (D)
Great for families of all ages!
This family favorite provides plenty of amenities, great beach access and soft white sand.
Newman Brackin 'Wayside' Park (E)
The Party Beach!
This beach has everything: Wide beach, volleyball nets, bars, restaurants, shops, playgrounds and picnic tables.
Destin Beaches without full amenities
Gulf Islands National Seashore Park (F)
Also located on the inland side of Okaloosa Island, which is a kiteboarder's dream spot. Large area of shallow water and good wind.
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