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James Lee Beach

James Lee

Location: 3510 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541 US

Parking: 166 parking spaces

Amenities: Restrooms, 3 pavilions, 41 picnic tables, playground, showers


James Lee Park is near the beach on the Walton/Okaloosa County line. This park has 3 pavilions, 41 picnic tables, 9 dune walkovers, a playground, restrooms with changing rooms, and 166 parking spaces. It is owned and managed by Okaloosa County. Open dawn to dusk. 

This park is the perfect location to take any size family. With a playground on the beach, kids who don’t want to get in the ocean still have plenty of things to do. The soft white sand beach is the perfect place to throw down a set of chairs or towels and enjoy the day. The park also has over 40 picnic tables for you to enjoy a packed lunch with a view of the water. No need to leave the beach come dining time!


The park is open dawn to dusk, and with everything you need on site, you might just want to stay that whole time!


Before heading to the beach, know the surf conditions by taking note of the colored flag system.

Double red flags mean the water is closed for swimming due to powerful rip currents that can sweep even the strongest swimmers out to sea. Stay safe, check today’s conditions on our Beach Safety page.