BEACHES of the Emerald Coast
The beaches along the Emerald Coast are commonly written about in national publications, featured in national news stories, and recognized around the world as
America's Best Small Beach Town.
Explore the links below to find the perfect beach.
BEACHES OF SCENIC GULF DRIVE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Are fireworks allowed on the beach?
A: Fireworks are NOT ALLOWED on the beaches in Destin.
Q: Can I camp overnight on the beach?
A: Overnight camping is NOT ALLOWED on the beaches in Destin.
Q: Can I take my dog on the beach?
A: Dogs are NOT ALLOWED on the beaches in Destin/Okaloosa County. Dog Permits are available for the beaches in Walton County (click here). We encourage you to visit dog parks located along the Emerald Coast (click here).
Q: Are fires allowed on the beach?
A: Destin is in Okaloosa County and according to County Ordinance 79-41 fires are illegal on the beach between the water’s edge and mean high water mark or vegetation line, whichever is further. Fires are allowed in Walton County according to County Ordiance 2003-7.