Find the Perfect Beach for Your Vacation on the Emerald Coast!

When planning your trip to the Emerald Coast, the beaches are definitely on your list of things to do. And, why not, they are full sugar white sand and clear Gulf water! The way to have a perfect vacation, even for your toes! Here is a list of the 19 access points along the main highway. Find one that fits your needs, or stop at all of them!

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JAMES LEE PARK PUBLIC BEACH

3510 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541

Open from dawn to dusk. This park has 3 pavilions, 41 picnic tables, 9 dune walkovers, a playground, restrooms with changing rooms, and 166 parking spaces. Call 850-689-5772 for more information.

TARPON STREET PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

Tarpon Street & Scenic 98
Destin, FL 32541

Open from dawn to dusk. Call 850-837-4242 for more information.

POMPANO STREET PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

Pompano St & Scenic Hwy 98 (Crystal Beach)
Destin, FL 32541

Open from dawn to dusk. Call 850-837-4242 for more information.

CRYSTAL BEACH DRIVE PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

Crystal Beach Dr & Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541

Open from dawn to dusk. Call 850-837-4242 for more information.

SHORES AT CRYSTAL BEACH PUBLIC ACCESS AND PARK (GULF FRONT)

2966 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541

Located on the Gulf of Mexico.  Open from dawn to dusk. The park features a pavilion, restrooms, showers, picnic tables and limited parking. Call 850-837-4242 for more information.

SHIRAH STREET PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

Shirah Street & Scenic 98 (Crystal Beach), Destin
Destin, FL 32541

Open from dawn to dusk. Call 850-837-4242 for more information.

BARRACUDA STREET PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

Barracuda & Hwy 98 (Crystal Beach)
Destin, FL 32541

HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541

The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year and offers a parking area, pavilion, a picnic area, picnic tables and a playground. Fee required. Call 850-837-7550 for more information.

SILVER SHELLS BEACH PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

7th Street & Scenic 98 (Restaurant Row)
Silver Shells Beach Public Beach Access, FL

Open from dawn to dusk. Public restrooms available. Call 850-837-4242 for more information.

JUNE WHITE DECKER PUBLIC BEACH PARK

Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541
850-689-5772

Open from dawn to dusk. Provides public beach access to the Gulf of Mexico from Scenic US Highway 98 adjacent to the Silver Shells Condominiums. Features a beach swim area, bike rack, parking area, and public restrooms. Call 850-689-5772 for more information.

O’STEEN PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS

Gulf Shore Dr (Holiday Isle)
Destin, FL 32541

Open from dawn to dusk. Call 850-837-4242 for more information.

BLUE DOLPHIN BEACH ACCESS #1

372 Santa Rosa Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Located between Gulf Dunes Resort and Azure Condos. This beach accessway has two pavilions, two picnic tables and grills and restrooms.

EMERALD VIEW BEACH ACCESS #2

399 Santa Rosa Blvd
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

Located between Holiday House and The Breakers of Ft. Walton Beach. This beach accessway has one pavilion, a picnic table, restrooms and parking.

SEASHORE BEACHWALK

530 Santa Rosa Blvd
Okaloosa Island, FL 32548

Located between Surf Dweller Condos and Island Princess.

OKALOOSA ISLAND MINI-BEACH ACCESS #4

600 Santa Rosa Blvd, Ft. Walton Beach
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Located between Pelican Isle and The Nautilus.

BEACH ACCESS #5

700 Santa Rosa Blvd
Okaloosa Island, FL 32548

Located between Emerald Isle and Island Echoes.

DORIS JORDAN FREEWAY BEACH ACCESS #6

820 Santa Rosa Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Located between Islander Condos and Coquina Isle.

EMERALD PROMENADE BEACH ACCESS #7

900 Santa Rosa Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

 

Click here to see a map of all locations via EmeraldCoastFL.com.

**Information gathered from EmeraldCoastFL.com and Google.