Crystal Sands Beach

White sand beach
2940 Scenic Gulf Dr, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA (48 miles from Panama City Beach, FL)
Cleanliness
Water quality
Crowded
Impressions
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Beach amenities

  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ToiletsPublic restrooms nearby
  • 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!

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 5PM 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. We rented a condo across the street and enjoy the beach for a few days.
  • Snorkeling and paddling
Tripadvisor score
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

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast
How to get there
The beach is located in Destin, Florida
2940 Scenic Gulf Dr, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA (Open on Google Maps)
Crystal Sands Beach
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Crystal Sands Beach reviews and photos
Photos and descriptions belong to their authors
Crystal Sands Beach photo by AndrΓ©s Leonardo Corona
26.12.2018
AndrΓ©s Leonardo Corona
child's play
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Your_avrg_tomboy 🌹
30.11.2018
Your_avrg_tomboy 🌹
Boards on the beach.. anyone up for some waves?
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Bri Frazier
25.11.2018
Bri Frazier
...as free as the ocean 🌊
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Kristin Nickols
21.09.2018
Kristin Nickols
Maybe we could just stay here foreverβ™₯️
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Robin Carlin
24.12.2018
Robin Carlin
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Crystal Sands Beach photo by The RICHARDSON Experience
24.12.2018
The RICHARDSON Experience
Merry Christmas from the beach πŸ– ✌🏼 πŸŽ„
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Elijah
14.10.2018
Elijah
beach w my gal ❀️🀩
Crystal Sands Beach photo by VanessaLopez|HarryNorman
04.10.2018
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
15.10.2018
chaeli jenkins
just getting some vitamin sea 🐚🌊 #fallbreak #gulfcoast
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Malia
19.12.2018
Malia
lil baby makes xmas songs
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Baylee Roberson
07.10.2018
Baylee Roberson
only got into the water for this picture #redtide
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Jojo9
17.10.2018
Jojo9
A morning pic an evening pic a view from our condo
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Abbi
13.10.2018
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
27.09.2018
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
22.09.2018
Alyssa Fowler
Babies and beach πŸ˜˜πŸ’™
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Nicole Stewart
10.11.2018
Nicole Stewart
I want to go back !!!
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Calandra Vargas-Ohanlan
18.09.2018
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
28.12.2018
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
29.09.2018
M A R A L A K B A R I
Making sand mermaids
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Alena Zawrotny
15.09.2018
Alena Zawrotny
Girls having a good time...
Crystal Sands Beach photo by
22.09.2018
Best first day of fall!!
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Mallory Whisenhunt Jorgensen
25.09.2018
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™‘
20.10.2018
trinity β™‘ β™‘
may have swallowed an unhealthy amount of saltwater , but definitely worth it
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Adam Hull
09.09.2018
Adam Hull
Sunrise from destin this morning, this place is awesome
Crystal Sands Beach photo by natalie mazzanti
07.09.2018
natalie mazzanti
My tiny best friendπŸ’›
Crystal Sands Beach photo by Patrik (official)
08.09.2018
Patrik (official)
Crystal Sands Beach - Florida πŸ–