The Best Beaches in Destin

Posted by Karrie Rose on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 8:55am.

Destin is a great place to enjoy the beach as a visitor or as a resident. Understanding which beaches are the best will help you choose the right place for your next beach excursion. Here are the top beaches found in and near Destin, Florida.

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James Lee Park


This beach isn't always found in the travel guides or named as the top, but if you ask the locals, they'll tell you it's awesome. The blue-green waters are clear and offset the white sand perfectly. Enjoy the beach, along with a seafood restaurant and many other amenities here.

Henderson Beach State Park

Probably the most popular beach in Destin, Henderson Beach State Park is unspoiled and provides a tranquil environment. You can enjoy the full facilities, take a picnic to the beach or just spend time letting your stress melt away with the sound of waves crashing into the beach.

Newman Brackin "Wayside" Park

If you love to part, this is the beach for you. It's active and known as the beach for the younger crowd. IT features volleyball nets, plenty of bars, shops and restaurants. Of course, it's family-friendly, as well, with picnic tables and playgrounds.

John C. Beasley Park

A great choice for a family outing Beasley Park provides all types of amenities, white sand, chair rentals and excellent beach access.

Gulf Islands National Seashore Park

A lack of amenities keeps this from being one of the best beaches in the area, but it is the top choice for kiteboarding. There's always good wind and a very large area of shallow water.

These are just some of the many beaches in Destin you can enjoy. Many other beach areas are found throughout the area and provide amenities, events and more throughout the year. Whether you're looking for the perfect place for a picnic or a more active beach, there's something for everybody in Destin.


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