Florida Panhandle
Beaches

Click the city of interest on the map for a list of the public beaches

Follow the for pet-friendly beaches.



Pensacola area

Perdido Key State Recreation Area
12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, FL 32507 904/492-1595
a 247-acre barrier island near Pensacola on the Gulf of Mexico. Pristine wide, white, sandy beaches with sand dunes covered and sea oats. Off S.R.292.

Swimming, Showers, Picnic, Fishing

Johnson Beach
Perdido Key, near Gulf Beach. S.R. 292


Big Lagoon State Recreation Area
12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, Florida 32507
904/492-1595
Sandy beaches, salt marshes on Big Lagoon. Plenty of wildlife and waterfowl. Five picnic areas with shelters. Crabbing and castnetting for mullet in the lagoon.

Full Facilities Camping, Canoeing, Swimming, Boat Ramp, Picnic, Nature Trail, Fishing, Boating, Visitors Center

Langdon Beach
Near Gulf Island National Seashore

Unnamed Beach
Pickens Park Rd, Rt. 399, Fort PIckens State Park

Quietwater Beach
Rt. 399, Santa Rosa Sound

Casino Beach
Rt. 399, Pensacola Beach

Santa Rosa Recreational Facility
Rt. 399, Santa Rosa Island

Navarre Beach
Shoreline Park
Rt. 399, on Santa Rosa Sound

Liza Jackson Park

Santa Rosa Blvd., on The Narrows, Santa Rosa Sound

Fort Walton Beach
Ross Marler Park
Rt. 30, on Choctawhatchee Bay/the Intracoastal

Okaloosa Area
Rt. 30, on Choctawhatchee Bay/the Intracoastal, near Eglin AFB

Okaloosa Island Pier
Rt. 30, on Choctawhatchee Bay/the Intracoastal, near Eglin AFB

John C. Beasly Park
Rt. 30, on Choctawhatchee Bay/the Intracoastal, near Eglin AFB

Destin
Silver Beach Wayside Park
Emerald Coast Parkway, Rt. 2378, Moreno Point

Grayton Beach State Receation Area

Box 6600, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
904/231-4210
400- acre park offers rolling sea oat-covered dunes with wide, white sand beaches tapering to the emerald green Gulf. full-size slash pines and southern magnolia trees pine flatwoods and scrub. Scenic Western Lake is stocked with both fresh and saltwater fish and is surrounded by extensive salt marsh.

Full Facilities Camping, Swimming, Boat Ramp, Picnic, Nature Trail, Fishing, Boating, Visitors Center

Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach & Pier
Rt. 30, Panama City Beach

Bay County Pier and Park
Rt. 30, (near Miracle Strip Amusement Park), Panama City Beach

Saint Andrews State Recreation Area

4415 Thomas Drive, Panama City, FL 32408
904/233-5140
A 1,260-acre park offers camping, nature trails with wading birds, alligators and wildife, swimming and extensive fishing. Located three miles east of Panama City Beach, off S.R. 392 (Thomas Drive).
Full Facilities, Camping, Showers, Fishing, Swimming, Boat Ramp, Nature Trail, Concession

Port St. Joe
Cape San Blas
Rt. 30E, Cape San Blas, next to St. Vincent Naional Wildlife Refuge

Indian Pass Beach
Dolphins, pelicans, lots of sand and privacy on this remote beach
850/227-1223
At the end of County Road 30B - park at the small boat launch.


T.H. Stone Memorial

Rt. 30E, St. Joseph Peninsula, next to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Apalachicola
Dr. Julian G. Bruce Beach
A1A, Rt. 300, St. George Island, near St. George Island Sate Park

Carrabelle Beach
A1A, Carrabelle Beach
850-697-2585
Dogs are allowed on this beach, but the following rules apply. Dogs must be on leash when near sunbathers. In areas where there are no sunbathers, dogs can be off-leash, but must be under direct voice control. Picnic areas and restrooms are available. The beach is located 1.5 miles west of town.

Public Access Beaches
Gulf Beach Drive, St George Island, 850-670-8167
St. George Island beaches have been consisently ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in America. One third of the island is Florida state park land which does not allow dogs. But the rest of the island offers Franklin County public beaches, which do allow dogs on a 6 foot leash or off-leash and under direct voice control.



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