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Destin Area Beaches

Destin Florida - Destin FloridaSummer on the Emerald Coast is a special time, and guests of all ages are sure to enjoy their time here. Perhaps that's why Southern Living readers have voted this area the "#1 Family Destination and the Best Beach in the South" three years running.

Directions:
Take I-85 South to 98 East.

Features:
Covered Pavilion, Restrooms, Boat Ramp, Gear Rentals, Grills and Picnic Tables.


Henderson Beach State Recreation Area

Destin Florida BeachesRecreational activities at Henderson Beach State Recreation Area offer something for the entire family.  Swimming, surf fishing and picnicking are popular pastimes.  Visitors wishing to try their luck in the surf may catch popular species such as pompano and whiting.

Directions:
98 East to 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin.

Features:
  Lifeguards, Picnicking, Surf Fishing, Sandwich Pavilion, Bathhouses with showers.


Beaches of South Walton

Destin Florida BeachesThe Beaches of South Walton is a quiet collection of 19 beach communities, including Seaside, The Resort at Sandestin, and Grayton Beach - located between Destin and Panama City.

Directions:
I-10 to U.S. Highway 331 South. Follow 331 South to U.S. Highway 98.

Features:
Covered Pavilion, Restrooms, Showers, Boat Ramp, Gear Rentals, Grills and Picnic Tables.
 


Navarre Beach

Destin Florida BeachNestled between tall shady oaks and the Santa Rosa Sound, Navarre Beach is your family's perfect beach destination! Snow white sands and emerald green surf define the setting and accentuate all local amenities. Play by day at over one-mile waterfront boardwalks, the Panhandle Butterfly House or children's playground.

Directions:
From I-10 take Exit 4 to Highway 98 East or Exit 10 to Route 87 South to Navarre Beach.

Features:
Covered Pavilion, Concessions, Restrooms, Showers, Lifeguards, Volleyball, Boat Ramp, Gear Rentals, Grills and Picnic Tables.


100 Miles of Pristine Northwest Florida Panhandle Beaches!

Newcomers and visitors discover what permanent residents already know; what a wonderful place it is to bring a family.

No longer a well-kept secret, the "Miracle Strip" as the area is also known, offers natural, unspoiled, sugar-white sandy beaches that are some of the most beautiful in the world.

Okaloosa County encompasses an area of 1,300 square miles, including 59 miles of inland waters-all dedicated to your "fun in the sun."

Walton County, bordering the state of Alabama and spanning an area of 1,028 square miles, is unspoiled land dotted with lakes, rivers, streams, trees and 28 miles of white, sand Gulf beaches.

Average of 343 Sunny Days Per Year

  • Summer Average Temp | High 88 31C | Low 62 17C
  • Spring Average Temp | High 82 28C | Low 5613C
  • Winter Average Temp | High 70 21C | Low 48 9C
  • Fall Average Temp | High 84 29C | Low 5412C

Climate

Destin Florida BeachesThe Emerald Coast's balmy subtropical climate is one of the area's most valued assets.  An average annual climate of 67.2 degrees provides just enough of a change in the temperature to mark the passing of four mild seasons.

High temperatures in the summer range from 80 to 91 degrees, and winter highs range from 50 to 75.  Rainfall averages between 50 and 60 days per year, so few days are without sunshine for year-round outdoor activities.