It’s A Great Time To Go Fishing On A Destin Pier!

When looking for a Destin Florida fishing pier, Destin has two piers where avid anglers can reel-in a bounty of the very best saltwater fish in the area recognized as the “world’s luckiest fishing village”. Whether you’re a seasoned angler seeking world-class fishing, or if it’s your first time reeling them in, these Destin piers provide year-round fishing opportunities for everyone in your group.

The first of two popular piers is the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier which was destroyed as a result of back-to-back hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 and rebuilt in 2010. Here is information regarding the new Navarre Beach Fishing Pier:

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier

8579 Gulf Boulevard
Navarre Beach, FL 32566
Pier Length: 1,545 feet, 30 feet above water, & the longest pier in the Gulf of Mexico
Phone: 850-710-3239
Hours of Operation: Open Seven Days a Week:
Spring Hours (Generally Mar.-Apr.): 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Summer Hours (Generally May-Oct.): 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Winter Hours (Generally Nov.-Feb.): Sunrise to Sunset

Located exactly between Pensacola and Destin, Florida in Santa Rosa County, Navarre Pier is one of the prime spots for pier fishing. Navarre Pier offers a privately-owned bait and tackle shop where you can rent fishing poles or also enjoy the tasty food at the outdoor restaurant located right on the pier.

Fishing:

Fishing license included in admission.
• Free admission for disabled veterans and those with mobility and/or visually impaired disabilities. The pier has an accessible entrance ramp and 16 handicapped accessible railing locations.
• $7 adults
• $6 seniors & active duty military
• $4 youth (15 & under)
• 5 & under free
• Rod rental and bait available at the pier store.

Spectators/Walkers:

• $1
• 5 & under free

Weekly Passes:

• Weekly Senior & Active Duty Military Fishing Pass $40
• Weekly Adult Fishing Pass $45
• Weekly Youth Fishing Pass $25
• Weekly Walking Pass $5

The second Destin boardwalk pier is the Okaloosa County Fishing Pier, which was originally built in 1972. The nearly one-quarter of a mile current pier opened in 1998 and is known for its saltwater fishing, bird and dolphin watching, and colorful summer fireworks. Here is additional information:

Okaloosa County Fishing Pier

Okaloosa County Fishing Pier

1030 Miracle Strip Parkway (also known as Highway 98)
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Pier Length: 1,262 feet long concrete pier, 4 miles west of the Destin bridge
(850) 244-1023
Hours of Operation: Open Seven Days a Week:
Spring & Summer Hours (Mid Mar. through Mid Nov.): Open 24 hours
Winter Hours (Mid Nov. through Mid Mar.): 5 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fishing:

Fishing license is not required
• $8 adults
• $7 seniors 65+
• $5 children (12 & under)
• 5 & under free
• Rod rental and bait available

Spectators/Walkers:

• $2 each
• 5 & under free

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier offers a privately-owned bait and tackle shop where you can rent fishing poles or also enjoy snacks, ice cream and sandwiches the tasty food at the adjacent beachside grille.

Come get hooked on fishing in beautiful Destin, Florida. And, when you’re looking to stay near a Destin pier, be sure and take a look at Majestic Sun and Seascape Ariel Dunes which will provide you with the perfect location, great convenience with nearby dining attractions, shopping, high-end amenities, and so much more.

Majestic Sun
Seascape Ariel Dunes

Be sure and share pictures of your fresh catch!