Crystal Sands Beach

White sand beach
2968 Scenic Gulf Dr, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA
48 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • Gear rentalsEquipment for rent
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • Changing roomsDressing rooms on the beach
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Dogs are not allowed on the beach.

This amazing beach with soft white sands reminded me of the Caribbean. With a very relaxing atmosphere, it is clean and the waters are 100% see-through.

A family beach, ideal for kids or couples, it's a snorkeling paradise. All kinds of amenities are available. Bathrooms are a bit far though. Dogs are not allowed, however. You can rent a sunbed (around $30) or bring your own chairs and umbrellas.

Very busy during peak season so get there as early as you can. If you're an owl, you should come at around 5 PM by the time the majority of people leaves. Finding a parking spot can be challenging, too. 

What we loved

  • Everything. A day was not enough so we ended up renting a condo across the street from the beach and enjoyed our stay for a few more days.
  • Snorkeling and paddling

Driving time

  • 1 hour 15 minutes from Pensacola, FL
  • 2 hours from Mobile, AL
  • 3 hours from Montgomery, AL

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Crystal Sands Beach which you can visit:

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Photos from Google Maps
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Crystal Sands Beach videos

3290 Scenic Hwy 98 - Crystal Sands
A short video of the Crystal Sands Hotel
Crystal Sands Destin Condos Overview
A great video of the condos

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Destin, Florida 2968 Scenic Gulf Dr, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: April 21, 2020