Beach Safety and Accessibility in Northwest Florida

Beach Safety Guidelines

To ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, it is crucial to follow these safety guidelines:

  • Be aware of beach flag warnings and rip currents.
  • Swim only in designated areas and under the watch of a lifeguard.
  • Protect sea turtles by following lighting restrictions and avoiding disturbances to nests.

Beach Accessibility

Beach wheelchairs are available for individuals with mobility impairments:

Okaloosa County

Visit the Okaloosa County website for more information on beach rules and safety.


Due to shifting sands and older Erosion Control Lines, Destin's beach accessibility is limited. To request a beach wheelchair, contact the Destin Fire Control District at 850 837-8413.

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