The city maintains 18 parks throughout the city including eight waterfront parks (view our parks now). Okaloosa County has one public beach in Destin at James Lee Park with a pavilion and minimal parking. Henderson Beach State Park is also located in Destin on Hwy. 98 and offers pavilions, abundant parking and wedding coordination. There are also a number of hotels and condominiums in Destin that offer wedding planning services.
Marriage licenses must be obtained from the Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts.
Okaloosa County requires an event permit to be obtained from the county for organized public gatherings of 50 or more people on all county-owned property. For more information about Okaloosa County event permits, please call the Okaloosa County Public Works Department at (850) 689-5772.
For Okaloosa County beach rules and information, go here. Also, check out the city's Frequently Asked Questions.
The Destin Beach Safety Patrol now has a beach wheelchair caddy. Call (850) 837-8413 during office hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday to set an appointment.
Five days in advance is recommended, but a minimum of 24 hours notice is requested. Meet at the Shirah Street Public Beach Access where handicap parking is available.
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Service is not available on RED FLAG days. Beach safety personnel will assist with loading/unloading the chair FREE of charge.