Destin Beaches & Resort Pools

Dive Into Your Florida Beach Vacation 

The beach at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is part of a stretch of coastline in South Walton that is considered one of the world’s most beautiful. For one, the sand is nearly pure quartz crystal, the result of the wearing down of the Appalachian Mountains over time. Almost blindingly white, it is soft, fluffy and looks like sugar.

In an effort to provide enough space on our private beach for all guests to enjoy themselves, we are no longer permitting tents of any kind on our beach.

“The largest full-service beachfront resort on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast.”

The Gulf of Mexico here boasts some of the country’s clearest water. Its crystal clarity allows sunlight to penetrate, and when the light reflects off the sand at the bottom, the effect is water that is a gorgeous, emerald-green color. Also, the water is calm and warm, which makes our resort particularly popular with families. As does the fact that our sand is known to make wonderful castles and sand sculptures.

Hilton Sandestin Beach is the largest full-service beachfront resort on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, which puts us in a class above our competitors. Here, our guests can have their toes in the sand or the surf within minutes of leaving their rooms and suites. They can watch beach sunsets from their private balconies, as each guest room and suite offers full or partial Gulf views. Our Barefoot's Beachside Bar & Grill and the Sandbar are both beachfront, so our guests can dine and drink while gazing out at the Gulf.

Destin Beach Amenities and Activities

We can provide anything you might need for a great beach day – beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and sunscreen. Beach setup may be reserved online. We also offer kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, beach volleyball and beach bonfires. For a beach excursion off-property, check out the quiet and peaceful shores at Grayton Beach State Park and at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, both nearby. Topsail Hill, for example, is home to more than three miles of secluded, unspoiled beach, plus dunes that are higher than 25 feet and three rare coastal dune lakes.

Outdoor & Indoor Pools

As a salt- and sand-free alternative to our Gulf of Mexico beach, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa offers guests the use of three pools, one indoor and two outdoor. We also have two whirlpools and a toddler pool.

Outdoor Pools

The two large outdoor pools are located on each side of Barefoot's Beachside Bar & Grill. Palm trees dot the pools’ borders and there are plenty of chaise lounges and tables poolside. Because the pools overlook the beach, they provide quick beach access to those who prefer to spend their days alternating between pool and gulf. While the larger of the two outdoor pools ranges from three to eight feet deep, the other outdoor pool ranges from three to six feet deep. 
Hours: Outdoor pools are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Indoor Pool

The indoor pool at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort is a luxurious oasis in any weather. The pool is housed in a spacious, tropical-themed atrium adjacent to the lobby and features a variety of comfy chairs and seating options, plus a whirlpool.

Ranging from three to six feet deep, the indoor pool at Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort is the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Its stunning surroundings and ample amenities are sure to be a highlight of your vacation..

Hours: The indoor pool is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Pool Amenities

Adjacent to our outdoor pools is our vast beachfront deck, perfect for sunbathing, as well as our poolside cabanas for those who seek some shade. We provide complimentary pool towels, so there’s no need to pack your own. You can also rent water sports equipement at the Beach Services Hut, located between the pool deck and the beach or pick up sunscreen and other items needed for fun in the sun at our Pool Hut on the pool deck.

In addition to Barefoot's Beachside Bar & Grill, the resort’s Picnix Poolside Market is a convenient dining option for guests. Picnix offers grab-and-go options that you can take back to your poolside lounge chairs and tables. It’s great for families with kids who don’t like to take time away from swimming for anything, especially meals and snacks.

Beach and Pool Chair Reservations


Destin Voted “Best Beach” by the readers of USA Today!

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (2021)

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Four Diamond Restaurant (2000-2019)

Four Diamond Restaurant (2000-2019)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

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