Miramar Beach (Destin)

White sand beach
Miramar Beach Regional Access, 2396 Scenic Hwy 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA
46 miles from Panama City Beach, FL
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
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Beach amenities

  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • Gear rentalsEquipment for rent
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Parking is extremely difficult in high season – arrive as early as you can.

No RV's allowed in the parking lot.

No dogs allowed.

Miramar Beach is a small town on the Gulf of Mexico east of the city of Destin. In fact, it’s a resort area with a long white-sand beach and plenty of condos that receives a great number of tourists in summer and on holidays. You can also see a lot of retirees here – they come to live in Miramar Beach from all over the United States.

This beach town with its scenic beach roads, beachfront homes and resorts, and fabulous restaurants gives the feel of the beach town of your childhood. Apart from that, Miramar Beach offers its visitors quite modern activities including parasailing, jet-skiing, and shopping in a huge designer outlet center.

Location and Access

Located close to Destin, Miramar Beach is the place to visit if you happen to stay in the area. The beach in Miramar Beach is public so you don’t have to pay for entrance. There is free limited parking available but it fills up predictably quickly in high season when the beach can be packed with people even early on weekdays – you should arrive early if you want to get a space without problems.


There are no public restrooms or shower facilities. A variety of eateries are within walking distance, which is convenient because you don’t have to move your car and lose your parking space. There is also an ice-cream truck making rounds at the beach – you can pay in cash or with your credit card.

Swimming Conditions

The beach consists of clean, gorgeous, white sand. It’s soft like powder. Come early to occupy a nice spot near the waterline. There are umbrellas and chairs for rent ($40). The water is clear, emerald-and-blue, and bathtub warm. With this gentle surf, children can safely play in it. Overall, this is more of a family area than a hangout for college students. Many visitors bring their children to this family-friendly beach and have a great time together!

Other Activities

In the morning, the beach is a popular place for jogging; in the evening, it’s a great spot for watching sunsets.

Fabulous Shopping

If you have had enough of the beach recreation but still have time and money left – go to Silver Sands Premium Outlets for endless shopping at one of the largest designer outlet centers in the country. Please note that despite a very large parking lot, finding a spot here on a holiday can be an extremely difficult (next to impossible) task.

Driving Time

  • 55 minutes from Panama City Beach, FL
  • 1 hour 30 minutes from Pensacola, FL
  • 2 hours 25 minutes from Tallahassee, FL

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:

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Visitor questions:

Question: Where do you park?
Asked by KJ 8 days ago
Answer: There is a large parking lot on Scenic Highway 98 between Driftwood Road and Newman Drive (30.37826082264783, -86.38746738014594).
Question: Can I bring my own beach chairs?
Asked by Roderick Sims about 1 year ago
Answer: Yes, you can!
Question: Are dogs allowed on the beach?
Asked by Thomas Kreminski over 2 years ago
Answer: Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed on Miramar beach but they are welcome on the neighboring James Lee Park Beach. It is located less than 2 miles west of Miramar Beach (5 minutes drive). You can see the page of this beach on our website.

Miramar Beach (Destin) videos

Miramar Beach Trip
A fantastic video of people having fun on the beach
Miramar Beach Florida - Turquoise waters and sugar-white sand
A picturesque drone made video of the beach

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Miramar Beach, Florida Miramar Beach Regional Access, 2396 Scenic Hwy 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: February 22, 2020