Your Guide to Daily and Overnight Parking in Destin

June 14, 2024

Destin is a paradise for beach lovers, offering stunning emerald waters, pristine white sand, world-class fishing, and more! Since you’ll probably be bringing your whole crew to enjoy the sun and surf, you’ll be happy to know we have vacation rentals suitable for groups of all sizes. While each retreat provides ample on-site parking, Destin also boasts convenient public parking options for visiting guests with additional cars, recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers.

We know the secrets to snagging the perfect spot for daily parking near your favorite beaches, restaurants, and attractions. We can also point you in the right direction for long-term parking solutions should you need additional space. 

Spend less time searching and more time soaking up the fun with these daily and overnight parking tips in Destin!

Daily Parking in Destin

Destin might be a world-class vacation destination but it still has small-town roots. With a population of around 14,000, it’s a place where friendly locals and a strong sense of community add to the overall charm. Come summertime, things get a little livelier, and our community swells—think double the people and double the fun! Whether a seasoned visitor or a first-timer, we know you’ll be itching to hit the ground (aka the beach) running shortly after arrival.

Navigating unfamiliar streets and limited parking options doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ll help you find a spot quickly so you can start exploring our charming streets and relaxing on our picture-perfect beaches! 

Destin Harbor District

For a $15.00 daily parking fee, you can park in the Destin Harbor District! Simply call 850-391-5840, give them your parking zone and license plate number, and park at any of the following three locations:

Located just off Highway 98, parking here will give you easy access to several popular restaurants, including Moe’s Barbecue, Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer, and Dewey Destin’s!

Located on the west end of Destin near the Destin Bridge, parking here will land you just across the street from the shops and restaurants at Destin Harborwalk Village and within walking distance of Captain Leonard Destin Park and Clement Taylor Park.

Although reserved for the city and special events between midnight and 7 a.m., community center patrons can access daily parking permits at the front desk. The center is a venue for special events and a hub of activity, with picnic tables and a playground for the littles!

Beyond the Destin Harbor District, you can find additional short-term parking in Destin at the following locations:

Heron Harbor

314 Harbor Boulevard | 844-236-2011

At Heron Harbor, you can choose three options: pay there, use the TextPay app, or reserve your space in advance. For just $10.00, you’ll get four hours of prime parking, and they can even accommodate oversized vehicles for an additional fee. Check the website for locations, prices, and availability before heading out!

Harborwalk Village

34 Harbor Boulevard | 850-424-0766

Head to Harborwalk Village, browse the shops, dine in an open-air restaurant, and catch the sunset over the Destin harbor! If planning a shorter visit, opt for the Emerald Grand parking garage and pay by the hour. For a full day of exploring, the Harborwalk Village parking lot offers a flat rate of $20 daily from March to October 1st.

Parking Near the Beach in Destin

When the sun’s out, the fun’s out in Destin! You’ll undoubtedly spend a good chunk of your trip with your toes in the sand, and Destin won’t disappoint. Multiple beach access points are scattered throughout the area, making finding your little slice of paradise easy. Whether you’re looking for calm waves for the toddlers in your group or a livelier spot with watersports galore, there’s a beach (and parking) with your name written all over it!

Long-Term Parking in Destin

Plan to stay in Destin and soak up the sunshine for an extended period? Destin caters to long-term visitors, too, offering various options beyond the standard hourly and daily rates.

Destin Tow Brothers 

106B Industrial Park Rd | 850-273-8490

Park your small and large vehicles, boats, trailers, and RVs at Destin Tow Brothers, located in the heart of Destin. This gated long-term parking lot offers video surveillance, roadside assistance, lockout service, and gas and diesel fuel delivery! 

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport 

1701 State Road 85 North | 850-651-4612

Convenient vehicle parking options are available for visitor use at the VPS Airport parking lot. Pay with a check, cash, or a major credit card, while veterans with a 100% disability rating can enjoy complimentary parking at VPS.

Geronimo RV Park 

75 Arnett Ln, Miramar Beach | 850-424-6801

You don’t have to stay on-site to utilize Geronimo RV Park’s storage space! Whether you have extra vehicles, need to store your boat and trailers, or have an oversized vehicle or RV, they’ve got the space in a central location!

D & J Dry Storage 

11 Calhoun Avenue | 850-837-5055

Located off Highway 98 by the Destin Bridge, D & J Dry Storage offers nightly and weekly boat and trailer storage rates. With a gated facility next to the ramp and the Choctawhatchee Bay in the backyard, it might be the quickest way to get to Crab Island!

Southern Self Storage

4656 Gulfstarr Drive | 850-389-2091

With locations in Destin and 30A, Southern Self Storage will happily provide secure storage in their spacious 10 x 20 units. Call to check availability and reserve in advance!

Other Ways to Get Around in Destin

Are you expecting extra guests, or is your car overflowing with beach gear? Destin offers many fun ways to get around beyond Uber and ride-share programs. Hop on the Sunshine Shuttle, or take it up a notch and let 654 Limo whisk you around Destin in style! The Destin Water Taxi is your exclusive ride to happening spots on the water. Bikes-R-Us will set you up with two wheels for exploring, and Destin Jeep Rentals offers a fun way to enjoy the sunshine and see the sights. 

Best of all, Scenic Stays has the perfect Destin vacation home or condo near all the action. Book today for a getaway they’ll never forget!


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