Destin Attractions


If you have a question about your Destin vacation, you probably aren’t alone. A lot of travelers have the same questions, so we have compiled the most common questions for your convenience. Browse through our frequently asked questions for answers to common questions. If you still have a question after looking through our FAQ, please contact us.

 Are dogs allowed on the beach in Destin?

You can’t bring your dog on the beaches in Destin. However, Destin does have some pet friendly areas that you can bring your dogs to, as well as pet friendly vacation rentals. While the beach may be out with your furry friend, that doesn’t mean you have to leave him behind on your Destin vacation.

Can I camp on the beach?

While you can use a pop up tent on the beach during the day, you cannot camp overnight on the beach. You can camp at the various campgrounds located in Destin and the surrounding areas, though. Henderson Beach State Park is located right at the beach and has campgrounds close by. This is a great option for people who want to camp as close to the beach as possible.

Can I bring alcohol on the beach?

You can bring alcohol on the beach, except for beaches located within state parks. Keep in mind that glass bottles are not allowed on the beach, so bring your alcohol in cans.

Can I drive on the beach?

You cannot drive any type of vehicle on the beaches in Destin. That means you need to leave your dune buggy parked at your vacation rental.

Is there anything to do in Destin besides going to the beach?

Yes! Destin has something going on year round. From golfing to going to museums to hitting some of the fun parks, there is never a dull moment in Destin. In act, you can find something to do in Destin in the dead of winter.

Do I need a license to fish in Destin?

If you go on a charter fishing boat, your license will be provided for you. The same is true if you fish from one of the piers on the panhandle. However, if you take out your own boat or if you fish from the beach, you will need to get a license.

Where can I find a boat launch in Destin?

If you’re bringing your own boat to Destin, take it over to Joe’s Bayou public boat launch when you are ready to get into the water. The launch is located at 800 Beach Drive. You can use it every day, from dawn until dusk. It’s important to note that it costs $10 to use the launch.