Beach & Boat Launch Passes

These passes are only available to Destin residents. It is the responsibility of the pass purchaser to verify their residency is within the city limits of Destin. See city map. Note: Not all “Destin” addresses are within the city limits.

Henderson Beach State Park

Option 1 – All City of Destin residents are eligible to purchase an annual resident pass from the city for $30 (valid Jan. 1-Dec. 31). The fee for senior citizens age 65 and up is $25. This pass is only valid at Henderson Beach State Park. Limit of one pass per household. Limit of 8 people per vehicle. Passes must be affixed to the driver’s side windshield to be valid. Residents must provide proof of residency at the time of purchase. Passes may be obtained at Destin City Hall or the Destin Community Center.

Option 2 (Must use Option 2 for Walker/Bicycle Pass) – Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, Destin residents have another option for obtaining an annual beach pass. Residents may purchase a Florida State Park Annual Pass (individual or family) directly from Henderson Beach State Park or online, present the receipt of purchase and reimbursement request form at Destin City Hall or the Destin Community Center, and receive a $30 rebate* from the city (rebate not available if a Florida State Annual Pass is received for free). Proof of residency applies.

*Rebates will be processed during the city’s next available check run. Check runs are completed each Thursday and mailed each Friday.

There are additional benefits for Option 2: 

Joe's Bayou Boat Launch

Free annual Joe's Bayou Boat Launch passes are available for Destin residents (limit of one pass per household). Passes can be obtained at Destin City Hall or the Destin Community Center. Residents must provide a valid driver license showing Destin residency, as well as their boat and trailer registration information. Residents may purchase additional boat launch passes for $50 each. The daily fee for non-pass holders is $20.

Non-residents may purchase annual Joe's Bayou Boat Launch passes for $205 each.

Pump Out Fee: free for Destin residents; $5 for non-residents.

Check to see if you live in the city limits of Destin - City Map.