Destin Attractions


If you are planning a Destin vacation, you probably have a few questions. We have compiled a list of the most common questions to help you get more out of your Destin vacation. From pet policies to what you can do in Destin, let’s take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Is camping allowed on the beach?

You can’t spend the night on the beach. However, you can use a pop up tent during the day. Even though you can’t camp directly on the beach, you can camp nearby at Henderson Beach State Park. This state park has a beach onsite so you will be steps away from the white sand and emerald waters.

Are vehicles allowed on the beach?

The city of Destin works hard to keep the beaches beautiful. Because of that, you cannot drive vehicles, including dune buggies, on the beach. You also need to avoid the sand dunes while walking on the beach. Keep Destin’s beaches beautiful so they will be around to entertain people for generations to come.

Can I bring my dog on the beach?

In order to keep beachgoers safe, people cannot bring their furry friends to the beach. That doesn’t mean dogs aren’t welcome in Destin, though. Destin has lots of pet friendly attractions and places. In addition, many of Destin’s vacation rentals allow pets. Just do a little planning ahead of time and you can bring your four legged friend with you to Destin.

Can I use my own boat in Destin?

If you have a boat, bring it with you to Destin. Then, take it over to Joe’s Bayou public boat launch at 800 Beach Drive. Just pay $10 and you can use the boat launch from dawn until dusk.

Do I need a fishing license?

It depends on where you plan on fishing during your Destin vacation. If you plan on fishing on the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier or you intend to go on a charter fishing boat, you will not need a license. However, if you plan on fishing from the beach or you are going to take out your own boat, you will need to get a license.

Does Destin have anything to do besides going to the beach?

Absolutely! The beach is just part of the fun in Destin. Destin has some of the best golf courses in the country. It also has shops, including the Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall and Destin Commons. In addition, it has museums, family fun centers, movie theaters, and more. There is always something going on in Destin, Florida.