Destin Area & Miramar Beaches

road sign pointing way to Destin Beaches

The Destin area has many lovely beaches.  (Of course we think ours is the best - see pictures below!)  But before we get into beach destinations, first you should know some of the rules.

Destin Area Beach Rules

To keep our beaches safe, beautiful, and sea turtle friendly, Okaloosa County has important beach rules that are strictly enforced.  Here are the top ones:

  • No glass containers
  • No littering
  • No vehicles
  • No bonfires or beach fires

For a full list of beach regulations, see this Beach Guidelines page or the City of Destin FAQ page.

Beach Destinations

Nothing beats a day on the beach in the Destin area, especially Miramar Beach!  If you are renting our condo, then the beautiful white sands of Miramar Beach are just steps away from your front door! The Mainsail community offers quite a bit of this lovely, clean beach (learn more about Mainsail amenities).

For City of Destin beaches, check out the City of Destin Beach Information page.  It has a list of area beaches and beach trails. It also has useful resource links and phone numbers.

Nearby Public Access Beaches

Interested in learning more about nearby natural areas?  See our post on State Parks and Preserves.

Photos of Miramar Beach at Mainsail Resort



Do you want to rent a lovely condo just steps from Miramar Beach? Take a look at ours!

Loved the location... designer mall, great restaurants

Mainsail 131 was as gorgeous as the pictures in their review..the views, furnishings, and amenities were beyond our expectations.

Loved the location...having designer mall across the street and access to great restaurants. Kudos to owner for going over and beyond to return my hanging bag that we left at the condo! We really appreciate all the help by everyone to make our stay the best!

Took our 3 teens... best vacation ever!

We took our 3 teens on our family's first true vacation in years. The consensus was that it was the best vacation ever! The views of the beach and water were spectacular. The area was great! There was ample room that we weren’t on top of each other. We loved how close we were to the beach. We watched our kids play soccer on the beach while we sat on the balcony enjoying a nice breeze and glass of wine listening to the waves.

I seriously didn’t want to leave. It was wonderful to roll over upon waking up and see the beach and waves from the bed looking through the floor to ceiling slider in the master bedroom. The included chairs and umbrella were a dream after getting fried the first day we went to the harbor walk to parasail and snorkel. Kitchen was well equipped, bedrooms were big and had closets and plenty or drawers. The place was clean and decorated lovely.

They had shuffle board and tennis available. The pool looked nice although we spent all our time on the beach. We were right by the grocery and Dollar General for snacks and beach stuff. We can’t wait to return! I barely got home and started looking at the calendar for next year.

-- Teacher, Iowa

True ocean gulf views... convenienly located

This is a beautiful condo. You will not regret staying here. The owners were very friendly and easy to deal with, and the property itself is just perfection. We stayed here with our 2 boys aged 8 and 5 years and they both loved it too. The views are spectacular - if you want true ocean gulf views, this is the condo for you. The beach is in pristine condition, too.

Mainsail condos are conveniently located near shopping and restaurants and outside of the very busy center of Destin proper, and this is the best one we have ever rented. If you are looking for a beautifully appointed condo with amazing views and easy access to the beach, this is the place for you. We have visited the Destin area several times and this is by far the best place we have found to stay.

I wish we could come back every year! We definitely hope to stay in this lovely condo again in the future. It made a wonderful family vacation even more special! Thank you.

-- Happy Mom, Kansas City