James Lee Park Beach

White sand beach
James Lee Park, Destin, FL 32541, USA (47 miles from Panama City Beach, FL)
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ToiletsPublic restrooms nearby
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Arrive early (before 10 AM) to grab a parking place. Only ~150 spots available!

A very family-friendly beach with amazing clean white sand and clear water. Lots of amenities: picnic tables, bathrooms, playground for children, a shower to wash that salt off, and even a beach wheelchair. Chair and umbrellas are available for rent.

Mostly packed, since it's a public beach, so plan for an early arrival. 

Popular things to do include picnicking, beachcombing, and fishing, as well as tanning and swimming, of course. This place is also a popular choice for marriages. No wonder! The views are so romantic...

There's really not much to say, actually – it's simply a perfect place to relax and spend your vacation.

Driving time

  • 1 hour 15 minutes driving time from Pensacola
  • 2 hours from Mobile, Alabama
  • 3 hours from Montgomery, Alabama

What we loved

  • Beach area: swimming and tanning
  • Nice playground for the little ones 
  • The Crab Trap restaurant
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Beach in the evening

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How to get there
The beach is located in Destin, Florida
James Lee Park, Destin, FL 32541, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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James Lee Park Beach reviews and photos
Photos and descriptions belong to their authors
James Lee Park Beach photo by Brandi Polvado
04.04.2017
Brandi Polvado
My way of trying to convince @c_monahas to move here. β˜€οΈπŸŒŠπŸ˜ŽπŸ’™πŸ–πŸ„πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
James Lee Park Beach photo by KarlenSponcel
19.06.2016
KarlenSponcel
Ohhh Anna is be buried by her daddy but she's sure looks happy about it :)
James Lee Park Beach photo by destiny beachhouse
29.10.2018
destiny beachhouse
Nature's beauty
James Lee Park Beach photo by Kevin Burrow
07.04.2018
Kevin Burrow
Just another day at the #beach #brothers #springbreak
James Lee Park Beach photo by πŸ¦πŸ¦„πŸ¦june johnstonπŸ¦πŸ¦„πŸ¦
27.03.2018
πŸ¦πŸ¦„πŸ¦june johnstonπŸ¦πŸ¦„πŸ¦
Beach bum 🌴🌴🌴
James Lee Park Beach photo by Aly
20.04.2018
Aly
On our way for #pbe2018 and had to take a #beachbreak. Love these girls and proud of them.
James Lee Park Beach photo by The South Gal Flair
15.09.2017
The South Gal Flair
It is hard to beat a Destin sunset while eating chipotle with your fiancΓ© on the beach (ps do you see the moon) β˜€οΈπŸŒŠπŸŒ΄πŸ˜‹
James Lee Park Beach photo by DestinShines
08.08.2015
DestinShines
Beautiful day on the beach!
James Lee Park Beach photo by Emerald Coast Pickleball Club
28.07.2015
Emerald Coast Pickleball Club
Jeff's pic of Ashley and Olivia on Destin beach
James Lee Park Beach photo by Lane Mcdanal
26.05.2018
Lane Mcdanal
Today was a good day. πŸŒ…
James Lee Park Beach photo by Jaylyn Bishow
17.05.2017
Jaylyn Bishow
Not excited about cool sand and warm water at all.
James Lee Park Beach photo by Natalia Monreal πŸ‘‘
30.07.2018
Natalia Monreal πŸ‘‘
Salty but sweet πŸŒŠβ˜€οΈ
James Lee Park Beach photo by Lynn D. Aing
05.10.2017
Lynn D. Aing
Celebrating our little girl this week at one of her favorite places.