Welcome to the Destin Harbor Boardwalk!

The City of Destin's Harbor Boardwalk stretches nearly a quarter of a mile along beautiful Destin Harbor, providing increased access to the waterfront and preserving the harbor’s unique character.

The boardwalk project was completed in June 2012 and is the vision of the 2003 Harbor Community Redevelopment Area Plan. It includes new decking and pavers, landscaping, lighting and seating. Multiple property owners along the harbor participated in the project to add continuity along the harbor with easy access to local fishing charter boats, great restaurants and a multitude of water activities.

DSC_3359_01 c.jpgThe future home of Captain Royal Melvin Heritage Park (map it) is located in the center of the stretch of boardwalk. Plans for this park are underway that will add a gateway to the harbor.

Check out the Destin Harbor Boardwalk Facebook page to see what is going down at the harbor and along the boardwalk!


There are four public parking lots on or near Hwy. 98, providing access to the Harbor Boardwalk. Parking in all of these lots is on a first-come, first-served basis and is free. The public is encouraged to use these lots when visiting the Harbor Boardwalk.

Public Parking Lots

(See Map)

There are three designated crosswalks along Hwy. 98 (east to west): Marler St.; across from AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar; and Stahlman Ave. Please use these crosswalks to cross Hwy. 98.


Important Harbor District parking tips

  • Destin Community Center parking is available on weekdays and weekends. The lot is occasionally closed for special community center events. Closing signs will be posted.
  • Destin Library weekend parking is available after hours – Saturday after 1 p.m.; all day Sunday
  • The Zerbie Street parking lot is open weekdays and weekends.
  • The Marler Street parking lot is a Pay-for-Parking lot. The cost is $1 the first hour and $.50 each additional hour. Parking can be purchased via the Passport Parking App, downloadable from most online app stores. 
  • Parking is allowed in rights-of-way unless “No Parking” signs are posted. Do not park on sidewalks. Do not park in bike lanes.
  • No overnight parking is allowed in city parking lots with the exception of purchased parking in the Marler Street lot.
  • All parking in the Harbor District is within a 5 to 10-minute walk to the Harbor Boardwalk.
  • There are a number of private parking options in the Harbor District. Some charge a fee.

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Harbor Festivities

The Destin Harbor Boardwalk is home to the annual

Destin Seafood Festival held the first weekend in October and the annual

Destin Fishing Rodeo held the entire month of October. Find out more about these events and visit the Destin Harbor!