Crystal Sands Beach

White sand beach
2968 Scenic Gulf Dr, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA (48 miles from Panama City Beach, FL)
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Beach amenities

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

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
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Crystal sands beach from aboveReleasing the turtleA morning in Destin

Crystal Sands Beach videos

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

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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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Crystal Sands Beach reviews and photos
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Crystal Sands Beach photo by AndrΓ©s Leonardo Corona
December 26, 2018
AndrΓ©s Leonardo Corona
child's play
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Your_avrg_tomboy 🌹
November 30, 2018
Your_avrg_tomboy 🌹
Boards on the beach.. anyone up for some waves?
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Bri Frazier
November 25, 2018
Bri Frazier
...as free as the ocean 🌊
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Kristin Nickols
September 21, 2018
Kristin Nickols
Maybe we could just stay here foreverβ™₯️
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Robin Carlin
December 24, 2018
Robin Carlin
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Crystal Sands Beach photo by The RICHARDSON Experience
December 24, 2018
The RICHARDSON Experience
Merry Christmas from the beach πŸ– ✌🏼 πŸŽ„
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Elijah
October 14, 2018
Elijah
beach w my gal ❀️🀩
Crystal Sands Beach photo by VanessaLopez|HarryNorman
October 4, 2018
VanessaLopez|HarryNorman
First #familytrip for my baby #noahabel. He loved both the salty water & sand πŸ’™πŸŒ΄πŸ–
Crystal Sands Beach photo by chaeli jenkins
October 15, 2018
chaeli jenkins
just getting some vitamin sea 🐚🌊 #fallbreak #gulfcoast
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Malia
December 19, 2018
Malia
lil baby makes xmas songs
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Baylee Roberson
October 7, 2018
Baylee Roberson
only got into the water for this picture #redtide
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Jojo9
October 17, 2018
Jojo9
A morning pic an evening pic a view from our condo
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Abbi
October 13, 2018
Abbi
#4. Go on a beach vacation * We love Destin, Florida. This is the third time Andrew and I have been here together in 9.5 years of marriage. The last time was six years ago, when Beau was just a little over two years old. So much in our lives has changed since then! Feeling very fortunate that we are able to be here with the entire family, especially following the devastation of hurricane Michael just an hour or two east of here. Looking forward to a refreshing week!
Crystal Sands Beach photo by cadence <3
September 27, 2018
cadence <3
honestly can’t decide if surfing is more fun on an actual surfboard or a paddle board πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’› #iykyk
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Alyssa Fowler
September 22, 2018
Alyssa Fowler
Babies and beach πŸ˜˜πŸ’™
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Nicole Stewart
November 10, 2018
Nicole Stewart
I want to go back !!!
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Calandra Vargas-Ohanlan
September 18, 2018
Calandra Vargas-Ohanlan
The moments you never forget! John and I venturing out into the sea...he always holds my hand and makes me smile!
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Stacy Greer
December 28, 2018
Stacy Greer
My little nuggets on their first beach. Destin, Florida for the New Year with cousins. 🌊🏝
Crystal Sands Beach photo by M A R A L   A K B A R I
September 29, 2018
M A R A L A K B A R I
Making sand mermaids
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Alena Zawrotny
September 15, 2018
Alena Zawrotny
Girls having a good time...
Crystal Sands Beach photo by
September 22, 2018
Best first day of fall!!
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Mallory Whisenhunt Jorgensen
September 25, 2018
Mallory Whisenhunt Jorgensen
Had such a beautiful weekend with my little Jorgensens. πŸ– kinda glad to be back home and ready to get back to the grind.
Crystal Sands Beach photo by trinity β™‘ β™‘
October 20, 2018
trinity β™‘ β™‘
may have swallowed an unhealthy amount of saltwater , but definitely worth it
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Adam Hull
September 9, 2018
Adam Hull
Sunrise from destin this morning, this place is awesome
Crystal Sands Beach photo by natalie mazzanti
September 7, 2018
natalie mazzanti
My tiny best friendπŸ’›
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Patrik (official)
September 8, 2018
Patrik (official)
Crystal Sands Beach - Florida πŸ–