If you are planning a Destin vacation, you might have a question or two. In order to make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions so you can get fast answers to your questions. If your question is not on the list, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do I need a fishing license to fish during my Destin vacation?
If you plan on fishing in your own boat or from the beach, be sure to get a fishing license ahead of time. However, if you are going to go on a fishing charter or try to catch some fish from the Okaloosa Island Pier, your license will be provided. On top of that, all your bait and equipment will be provided if you go on a charter, and you can rent equipment at the pier.
Is there a public boat launch in Destin?
If you have a boat, you will have a blast with it in Destin. You can use Joe’s Bayou public boat launch. It’s conveniently located at 800 Beach Drive and only costs $10 to use.
Can I set up a tent and camp on the beach?
You can set up a pop up tent during the day, but it needs to come down before nightfall. Camping is not allowed on the beach, but there are campgrounds in and around Destin. Henderson Beach State Park has one of the top campgrounds in the area. It’s within Destin city limits and it has its own beach. You might not be able to camp on the beach but you can camp close when you stay at Henderson Beach State Park.
Can I bring my dog to the beach?
You can bring your dog to Destin but you can’t bring him to the beach. Due to public safety concerns, animals are not allowed on the beaches. There are pet friendly locations in Destin, though. You can also stay in a pet friendly condo, house, or hotel in Destin. If you plan on going to the beach, though, you will need to arrange for a pet sitter.
Is alcohol allowed on the beach?
You can bring alcohol on the beach, as long as the beach is not located in a state park. You also need to make sure the alcohol is in cans instead of bottles, and you need to pick up all of your trash when you are done. Littering is against the law on the beaches in Destin.
Is there anything to do besides hitting the beach in Destin?
The beach is only one of the numerous things to do in Destin. You can go to the Destin History and Fishing Museum, or stop by the Air Force Armament Museum. You can go to Gator Beach and see an albino alligator, or stop by The Track and race go-karts. You can also find great deals at Destin Commons or the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. This is just a small sample of the things you can find to do in Destin.